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

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

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

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Member Reviews (185)

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439 Reviews | 117 Followers
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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

267 Reviews | 50 Followers
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Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You’re a caretaker or have a disabled loved one, like myself, or just like plays with human stories! I’ve seen this off-Broadway and am so

Don't see it if Happy to see that Gregg and Katy (the disabled actors) reprised their roles; all 4 actors were phenomenal. There’s really nothing negative Read more

246 Reviews | 38 Followers
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Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You are seeking solid contemporary show about life’s struggles and blessings. Nice comic relief moments too.

Don't see it if You want a single through narrative. This jumps a bit and requires concentration. Could be trimmed.

203 Reviews | 35 Followers
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Upsetting, Thoughtful

See it if you want to understand how a disabled person (physically and mentally) think and act

Don't see it if you cannot handle depressing shows or have recently lost a loved one. Read more

147 Reviews | 212 Followers
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Great acting, Intense with some humor, Pulitzer prize winner

See it if You like plays about relationships and people struggling with their problems.

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment.

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165 Reviews | 26 Followers
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Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see a really great play, with excellent performances.

Don't see it if are uncomfortable by physically disabled people, there is no reason not to see this wonderful show. Only quibbles were a few staging things!

98 Reviews | 31 Followers
86
Great writing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like thought provoking emotional and empathetic theater

Don't see it if If you are looking for a fast oace ir light musical

95 Reviews | 7 Followers
93
Intense, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if a gripping nuanced play about human condition and communication; terrific acting

Don't see it if scared by harrowing emotions

Critic Reviews (18)

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 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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AM New York
October 3rd, 2022

" 'Cost of Living' is a compelling contemporary drama that has enigmatic and vulnerable characters, complex relationships, rising intensity, vigorous argumentation, and an underlying sense of humor and compassion in the midst of endless struggle."
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