Cost of Living (Broadway)
Cost of Living (Broadway)

Cost of Living (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(360 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (360)

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50 Reviews | 4 Followers
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Brillant

See it if You care about disability rights & support disabled people

Don't see it if You are ableist

77 Reviews | 45 Followers
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are a caregiver or have a caregiver yourself .

Don't see it if You don’t want to deal the reality of that one day you might need a caregiver yourself or will be one to someone else

78 Reviews | 8 Followers
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if Wonderful acting ! Great play!

Don't see it if If you are looking for a musical or comedy

75 Reviews | 18 Followers
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant writing brought to life by wonderful performances! Cost of Living is truly exquisite! One of the finest plays I have seen!

Don't see it if If you don't like to see shows with heavy subject matter.

76 Reviews | 25 Followers
Masterful, Great staging, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if you want to see authentic representation of the disability community and the wide variety of circumstances that bring people together.

Don't see it if you prefer a light-hearted musical.

59 Reviews | 6 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Smart, Absorbing

See it if You like seeing plays that really shed light on the human experience. You will never see anything like this.

Don't see it if You're looking for something upbeat and funny. The play has humor but gives you lots to think about.

135 Reviews | 18 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a play that centers, unflinchingly, marginalized communities. exquisite writing, staging, and acting!

Don't see it if you are only interested in white, able bodied stories.

91 Reviews | 21 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you love seeing an ensemble perform with bravery and integrity. Not a weak performance amongst the four of them. Touching. Amazing.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with people living with severe disabilities. Or if you are challenged by a discussion of how unfair the world is.

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 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 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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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 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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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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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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