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 You enjoy Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon.......while Audra is not utilizing her musical talents, she is a wonderful actress.
Don't see it if If you don’t like romantic relationship storiest.....
See it if you want to see a moving, well written, well acted, well directed play
Don't see it if offended by nudity,adult situations--want to see McDonald sing or Shannon be disturbing
See it if Great acting craft. The two actors had great chemistry & propelled the show along. They keep you invested in the outcome.
Don't see it if The story of this romance is modern with no frills. Avoid if you don’t enjoy a “talky” play.
See it if I saw the final performance on 7/28.Both Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon gave OUTSTANDING performances! www.frankieandjohnnybroadway.com
Don't see it if The only reason not to have seen this show, other than that it's now finished it's run, is because there's some nudity & sex which might be
See it if you like a wonderful love s that you can watch while laughing out loud. Frankie resists while Johnny persists and the audience enjoys!
Don't see it if you don't want to see two, incredibly talented actors play middle-aged, ordinary people finding love.
See it if If you're a fan of the actors...however Audra doesn't sing and Michael Shannon mostly plays his character like a scary stalker.
Don't see it if Audra doesn't sing and as much as I wanted to like it, there was no chemistry and I found Johnny to be a crude bully.
See it if If you are a "bruised dreamer" and/or a fan of Terrence McNally's works. It's very relatable. very.
Don't see it if If you've saw the show in the 80's and are expecting the physical vulnerability of Kathy Bates and also if you are offended by nudity
See it if If you’ve ever been single, lonely, over forty, and given up on love...Frankie and Johnny is a must see play!!!
Don't see it if The very beginning of the play is a sex scene that sets the play off. As far as I’m concerned, it’s relevant. This May be uncomfortable.
See it if Can't think of any reason to see it as McDonald's performance was spot on, but Shannon was unconvincing and it was anything but romantic.
Don't see it if you like a good plot, a meaningful script, convincing acting, fine humour and a memorable show, as this production has none of those.
See it if Audra gives probably the most natural performance of a subtle and complicated character I've ever seen. Shannon is also great.
Don't see it if story rambles & at the end amounts to little. Intermission really killed any pace since at no point is there any hook into the next scene
See it if This show really gets by and is elevated due to the exceptional very natural performances from both leads.
Don't see it if The story is kind of slow with several scenes that don't amount to much. Would have enjoyed it better if it were 90min.
See it if You enjoy two great actors working with a beautiful script to paint a delicate picture for you. Two grand performances!
Don't see it if You don’t like wordy plays. Not a lot of action just simple beautiful acting at its best.
See it if McNally's valentine to a blue-collar, hetero couple's baby steps towards romance is both touching and simplistic; heartfelt but maudlin
Don't see it if Leads ok but flawed - Shannon is intense without showing any needed charm; McDonald is vulnerable but lower class background feels forced
See it if gorgeous tone poem/opera-like production shows how extreme optimism/pessimism can reconcile; memorable music; towering Audra/ Shannon leads
Don't see it if repetitious; after volcanic 1st act, we know this couple's MO; starting midway thru 2nd act play drifts until reaching uneasy rapprochement
See it if you like Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. Both are similar in that they’re two-handers about sad individuals who find each other.
Don't see it if you’re looking for something light and uplifting. This is melancholic and may be too real for some people.
See it if two marvelous actors exquisitely directed to perform an exceptional script excites you. "Was ever a woman in this humor wooed?"
Don't see it if you expect theater to be easy to watch. Although there are many laughs the layered revelations & emotions they evoke hit home hard.
See it if You want to see a wonderful 2 hander ! The actors are superb, they draw you in from the very first moment ! Perfect staging !
Don't see it if Only reason not to see this would be if you can’t deal with simulated sex scenes and some male nudity.
See it if Coworkers at an NY restaurant struggle to overcome loneliness and establish a relationship. McDonald and Shannon excellent and well matched.
Don't see it if Brief nudity, sexual language and content. You don’t want to see a two-hander with somewhat dated content.
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