New York | In Previews: Opens May 30

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

From 105 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Romantic, Funny, Absorbing, Great writing

About the show

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.

In Previews: Opens May 30 | Broadhurst Theatre (Midtown W)


“Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

69
During previews
Directionless, Dated, Repetitive, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You must see Audra in everything; you get cheap tix; you want to see the play performed no matter what; you like cute plays that say little

Don't see it if You want to see actors with chemistry; a well-directed show; an overlong repetitive play; you dislike cute, pointless, sad plays

Also This would be a cute off-Bway exercise, but nobody was screaming for a... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Cliched, Great acting, Slow

See it if you like Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon

Don't see it if you want to see a fast paced, exciting show

65
During previews
Slow, Great acting

See it if you love the cast and want to see some terrific acting.

Don't see it if you prefer shows that are fast-paced and have lots of substance.

Also I think I just hate this play. Bland. Long. Slow. Audra and Michael co... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Long, Tedious, Unpleasant

See it if If you love a good set design

Don't see it if You expect star power from these actors. Or if you're bothered by a creep aspiring to be romantic...and failing.

52
During previews
Raunchy, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you like Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon. You'll get to see ALL of them...

Don't see it if you object to shows that are terribly miscast. No one will believe that Audra McDonald is either unattractive or desperate.

50
During previews
Banal, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if If you like nudity, vulgar humor, forced subtext

Don't see it if There is explicit nudity in this show, a LOT of language, and an offensive so-called "love story" that is actually a woman being pressured

Also I am not a prude, nor am I offended easily, but this play was so disap... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Raw-ish, Funny, Intimate, Star actors

See it if You love the lead actors (was worth it just to see them work together), earned comic moments & hyper realism (almost to a boring fault).

Don't see it if You can’t afford great seats. The show is dry &!boring cause it’s super realistic (still great at moments). No Zzz’s but my mind did wander.

61
During previews
Slow, Great acting

See it if If you want to see 2 great actors that unfortunately have no chemistry.

Don't see it if You don't like to see simulated sex or nudity.




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