Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus NYC Reviews and Tickets

(541 Ratings)
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Great acting, Funny, Disappointing, Raunchy, Confusing

About the Show

Three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen star in this world premiere comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow, Taylor Mac.

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58 Reviews | 6 Followers
Raunchy, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great writing, Funny

See it if Nathan Lane is as brilliant as always. You'll laugh your ass off and also feel inspired to make the world a better place.

Don't see it if LOTS of sexual inuendo!!! Penises everywhere! If that's not something your ok with..

141 Reviews | 28 Followers
Must see, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting

See it if even if you don't know the Shakespeare play it references! You will thoroughly understand and enjoy the play.

Don't see it if are offended by human nature...controversy, language, life. Read more

142 Reviews | 20 Followers
Relevant, Funny, Great acting, Masterful, Clever

See it if you appreciate masterful trio of comedians at their best--bright, clever, insightful writing by Taylor Mac, emotional & relevant allegory

Don't see it if mugging shtick, present politics, poetry & rhyming verse, references to classic plays & plots go over your head. 1.5hrs, no intermission. Read more

54 Reviews | 11 Followers
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if If you Love Nathan Lane. Julie White is a pure delight to watch. Sorry to see this show is closing

Don't see it if You dont appreciate dark humor or political comedy.

243 Reviews | 67 Followers
Brilliant, Profound, Relevant, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if You grok the "down-town" sensibility of the great Taylor Mac, and would enjoy a brilliantly acted, ribald farce w profound pacifist thrust.

Don't see it if you don't want to pay close attention to every word, have no appreciation for couplets and rhyme and are offended by comedy about sex &death Read more

138 Reviews | 87 Followers
Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if There’s a simple measure: if you love Monty Python - especially Life of Brian- this is for you. If not, then not.

Don't see it if Some people at my performance walked out. It’s on the border of R and NC-17. If you’re not ready for that, you won’t have a good time.

95 Reviews | 28 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if big-hearted, gloriously funny, impeccably staged, with heroic performances. Deeply weird and deeply sane. A total gift.

Don't see it if it's not naturalism and it has fart jokes. It's a political clown show, not a drama. Read more

55 Reviews | 20 Followers
Profound, Epic, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You love Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen, and Julie White doing what they do best.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of crude humor, including dick jokes Read more

Critic Reviews (48)

The New York Times
April 21st, 2019

"Where carnage and camp coexist — if not exactly in peace, then in a constructive dialectic...For me, at least, the most convincing and powerful moments came when the performances aligned with the gravity of the premise. Gary’s speech about the power of art to create new realities was one such moment for Mr. Lane: You could feel the hope in the hyperbole he spoke of...Strange bird or not, I’m glad it’s here. Not everything perfect is true, and not everything messy isn’t."
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Time Out New York
April 21st, 2019

"An outrageous mix of the absurd and the grotesque, designed to make audiences gape...Lane is tremendous, and Julie White is screamingly funny as the play’s third character, Carol...While George C. Wolfe’s production delivers all the flatulence a person could desire, there are stretches where it runs out of gas...The design elements are all first-class, but impressive through Wolfe’s staging is, a smaller and scrappier production might better capture 'Gary'’s essence."
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New York Theatre Guide
April 22nd, 2019

"As played by Kristine Nielsen and Nathan Lane, they turn this unsavoury spectacle into comic gold. These are Broadway clowns at the top of their game, and they surrender themselves completely to the Ionesco-inspired Theatre of the Absurd...The show is often riotously funny, with a third character Carol, played by the dazzlingly dry and witty Julie White, drawn into the carnage...This is bold, audacious work -- Broadway has not seen anything quite like this before."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 21st, 2019

"Though it’s Nathan Lane’s name that tops the marquee and Nielsen’s that comes close behind, it’s all but impossible to imagine ‘Gary’ without White’s brilliantly kooky antics. Of the show’s game trio of actors, she’s the one living most comfortably in its heightened, hyperactive yet pensive, tragical-comical-scatalogical world...Despite the fact that Wolfe’s production is pitched pretty much unrelentingly at 11, ‘Gary’ isn’t as funny or as biting as it could be."
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New Yorker
April 28th, 2019

"It is the work of a real writer expressing depths in a popular form...I have never liked Lane and White as wholeheartedly as I did watching them in 'Gary,' mostly because of their and Neilsen’s admiration for the script, and where it takes them as performers. Mac’s words illuminate them...This show is part burlesque, part lyric. Although I am not especially attracted to the former genre, this doesn’t detract from the lyricism we hear and see.”
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The Wall Street Journal
April 25th, 2019

"Lane almost justifies the play during the first half hour as he bumbles around the mound...The play relies on the supposition that all these goings-on have some weighty import—if only they could be properly understood...Perhaps Mac has read too much Walter Benjamin about the salvationary power of death-saturated Baroque tragic drama. What Mac offers us instead is an exercise in self-indulgence, with a dollop of facile allusion and a dose of bad faith."
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April 21st, 2019

"Outrageous, hysterically funny, and connivingly moving...With co-stars Kristine Nielsen and Julie White – both splendid – and director George C. Wolfe, Gary could seem almost greedy bringing in original music by Danny Elfman...The iconoclastic vision, the captivating balance of highbrow and low, the undercurrent of compassion for a rarely deserving species – all stay true and really rather glorious."
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New York Daily News
April 21st, 2019

"The weird new play from Mac that, depending on your tolerance for the comedically scatological, circuitous, and nihilistic, will either transfix you or drive you screaming from the theater hoping never again to encounter so many corpses with flatulence...Lane is quite spectacularly good here…‘Gary’ is unlike anything you’ve ever seen and, through its very presence on Broadway, an act of clear desperation and an important meditation on the role of the comic in a geopolitical hellhole."
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