Cost of Living (Broadway)
Cost of Living (Broadway)
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Cost of Living (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(353 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
3%
Negative
1%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

The Broadway premiere of Martyna Majok's play about two pairs of individuals coming together.

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Member Reviews (353)

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635 Reviews | 237 Followers
87
Great writing, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’d enjoy a beautiful, thoughtful piece about caregiving, told by a diverse cast of remarkable actors.

Don't see it if You don’t love weighty dramas, even when they come with a good side of humor and humanity.

505 Reviews | 729 Followers
87
Profound, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy dramas about real people with real problems. This show is about trust, connection, and survival. Basic, essential needs amplified.

Don't see it if you’re looking to get your mind off human problems. Opt for The Music Man instead. Not judging. Each show scratches a different itch.

543 Reviews | 133 Followers
94
Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing, Moving

See it if You are interested in the problems that might outweigh your own; The cast is terrific and the story is moving and humane; Great acting

Don't see it if You want a light evening of theater. This play had me in tears & I was moved by the four actors and their situations. You're looking for an Read more

485 Reviews | 265 Followers
98
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like thought-provoking plays featuring a superb script and a perfect ensemble of actors. This is a very moving play.

Don't see it if just see it. This is a very rewarding evening in the theatre.

512 Reviews | 79 Followers
97
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like a show about relationships.I love what this has to say about how we need one another.

Don't see it if you are looking for a light, frothy show.This has a lot of humor, but the story is important and touching.

490 Reviews | 135 Followers
91
Unusual, Absorbing, Ambitious, Brilliant acting, directing and staging, Heartwrenching

See it if You ate interested in seeing actors with severe physical challenges playing the part of characters like them. Gripping and hard to watch !

Don't see it if You can’t deal with a heartwrenching play that has no intermission to catch your breath !

468 Reviews | 121 Followers
84
Intense drama about the disabled and their helpers

See it if Sometimes touching, sometimes disturbing play about disability and how it affects the mental state of the disabled and their helpers.

Don't see it if The disabled actors are both perfect in their roles. Both are not wheelchair-bound in real life, but portray the conditions realistically

469 Reviews | 54 Followers
84
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if well acted small play comprised of scenes of two people (in each scene) trying to make a connection. Well staged.

Don't see it if want fluff. This is raw (though hopeful at the end).

Critic Reviews (22)

The New York Times
October 3rd, 2022

"This production either broke or mended something in me...We give nearly two hours of attention, and great theater offers us empathy and humanity in return: riches of which even the world’s wealthiest can only dream."
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Time Out New York
October 3rd, 2022

"Majok's structure of alternating scenes struck me as schematic, with too neat a final tie-in of its two strands of plot."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 3rd, 2022

" 'Cost of Living' is as much about struggling to make financial ends meet as it is about emotional ends, the feelings and impulses that keep us going or hold us back."
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Variety
October 3rd, 2022

"It’s the kind of trick of timing on which the play’s axis turns, and the sort of alignment of storytelling with reality that makes live theater such a thrill."
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Deadline
October 3rd, 2022

"As character study, 'Cost of Living' can be moving, funny and intriguing, but the plot mechanics and string-pulling undercut the drama."
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New York Theatre Guide
October 3rd, 2022

"Majok wisely doesn’t sugarcoat realities in sentimentality, but she also leaves the door ajar for an optimistic glimmer."
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New York Post
October 3rd, 2022

"In zig-zagging away from well-tread paths, Majok arrives at a destination we hadn’t planned to visit, but are pleased to be at nonetheless."
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New York Daily News
October 4th, 2022

"The actors, working under the direction of Jo Bonney, are honest and solid; Mozgala is a veritable forcefield of signals and manipulations."
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