Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and Tony and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon bring new life to the bruised dreamers of Terrence McNally's timely and timeless romance. More…
Director Arin Arbus, in her Broadway debut, directs this portrait of a lonely waitress and a short order cook whose first date turns into a one-night stand – and maybe more.
See it if u want to hear the well-written dialogue of McNally delivered by the always-compelling McDonald & Shannon as broken mid-age potential lovers
Don't see it if you want to see a socially conscious play that befits the current #metoo climate; you are uncomfortable with nudity & simulated sex.
See it if you want to see Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon perform on stage, which they do wonderfully, regardless of how problematic the play is.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a show that comes off as, at best, tone-deaf, and at worst, harmful, in the #MeToo era.
See it if You love McNally. He chose this cast and approved the production. You dont mind odd timing.
Don't see it if You dont like nudity when the actors are self conscious and coy. Deadly. Slow. Gaps in dialogue. Boring silences not building tension.
See it if you are curious to see what a 6 time Tony Award winner looks like naked. I admit it. I was and I'm Gay. NO curiosity to see Shannon naked.
Don't see it if you were hoping for some new revelation to the meat of McNally's play because there isn't any. It's total STUNT CASTING - doesn't work!!
See it if You want to see a solidly performed two-hander. You like tension but don't particularly care about intrigue paying off.
Don't see it if Dislike plays that simply feel like wish-fallfilment from their authors. Have a low tolerance for red herrings.
See it if a very well-acted two hander performed by two great stage actors.
Don't see it if you want a more exciting or action-driven show. This is a dialogue-driven show with two characters and one setting.
See it if You want to see a miscast long version of Frankie and Johnny.
Don't see it if You value your time to sit thru a miscast play. All of the boxes are checked and no one is doing anything wrong but the production is dull.
See it if You want to see Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon who are good actors. It was funny at times.
Don't see it if You don't want to sit through a slow show.
See it if you are a fan of Audra McDonald; if you like seeing naked people on stage; If you like plays without much plot where people talk a lot .
Don't see it if You like actors with chemistry; if you'd rather hear Audra ing; you like plays with a plot
See it if you want to see two excellent actors make the most out of a dated play.
Don't see it if you don't like sexually frank dialogue and situations.
Also This is a play that needs to be rethought for the "me-too" age.
See it if you like shows with just a few (2) characters; you are an Audra McDonald fan; by the way, Michael Shannon is the one who "steals the show"
Don't see it if you don't like two-act dramas that should have been one-act; if you don't like shows where the plot is somewhat repetitive
See it if you love classic plays and the actors involved.
Don't see it if you want a really contemporary or honest grappling of some of what lives in McNally's play, which in 2019 climate struggles to seem real.
See it if You like to see a 2 person play You are intrigued by nudity on stage You like the actors
Don't see it if You are looking for any kind of meaningful message You are looking to CONNECT - because there really is no connection You want fast pace
See it if You never saw Falco and Tucci a few years back in these roles. They made stronger choices and had real chemistry.
Don't see it if You're looking for a fresh take on a dated classic. I mean, is it a classic? Because its a two-hander that has been done so often?
See it if you like a drama that deals with 2 incompatible people and their quirks- and can sit thru it for 2 hours-parts are funny-actors great
Don't see it if you expect a love story-more than just 2 people getting on each others nerves and still are romantic ??
See it if You like great actors stretching past their comfort zones, and plays that address thorny issues of sex and love
Don't see it if You're made uncomfortable by nudity, raw sexuality and the message that No can mean Yes