New York | In Previews: Opens Apr 21

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

From 68 member reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Great acting, Confusing, Funny, Raunchy

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. More…

In "Gary," Taylor Mac’s singular world view intersects with Shakespeare’s first tragedy, "Titus Andronicus." In Mac’s new play, set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the years of bloody battles are over. The civil war has ended. The country has been stolen by madmen, and there are casualties everywhere. And two very lowly servants – Lane and Nielsen – are charged with cleaning up the bodies. It’s only 400 B.C. – but it feels like the end of the world. Directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe.

In Previews: Opens Apr 21 | Booth Theatre (Midtown W)


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100
During previews
Quirky, Great acting, Clever

See it if You have read Titus Andronicus and want to have a fun night watching Shakespearean The Bird Cage with Nathan Lane.

Don't see it if You do not do crude or expect plays to only be serene, serious and life altering.

97
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Good thoughtful writing, totally original plays. Kristine Nielsen and Nathan Lane excellent. Set is amazing. An intelligent wonderful time.

Don't see it if you want fluffy easy to follow play. One must listen to every word, watch every movement, pay attention. Julie White is screechy and miscast

Also The show is not for everyone. I loved it but not everyone will. Not an... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you enjoy thought provoking theatre presented in a comedic evening. Or just for the pleasure of seeing Nathan Lane be brilliant.

Don't see it if It seems to be divisive you either love it or hate it. Its a smart play. Not a spoon fed play. You will have to think.

Also Don't worry if you have no knowledge of Titus. A quick 5 minute read o... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if The script is written with a merging of high brow and low brow Shakespeare, bawdy and brilliant, crude and clever, raunchy and relevant

Don't see it if If you can’t stand listening to the style of Shakespeare then You won’t enjoy it.

Also I completely loved this show, and want to come back and see it again o... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like theater that makes you think. The cast is amazing. If you like something that is not typical fare, this is the ticket.

Don't see it if You hate something where the comedy makes you think. If you don’t want to brush up your Shakespeare before, don’t bother either.

90
During previews
Raunchy, Edgy, Confusing, Great acting, Clever

See it if Outrageous play combining cultural highs (iambic pentameter, musings on the downfall of Roman civilization), and outstanding acting.

Don't see it if Don't go if you don't like references to bodily fluids (lots of them), penis jokes, fart jokes and clown noises.

Also Lane's part and delivery reminded me alot of Producers or Forum...extr... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Raunchy, Quirky, Edgy, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see three great comedic performers in a vaudevillian absurdist comedy or you just want to see some strange and different.

Don't see it if You want a show with a clear plot or if low-brow humor isn't your thing.

Also This is an odd one. Taylor Mac has written beautiful and funny dialogu... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy seeing 3 stage pros bringing their gifts to a funny and challenging new play.

Don't see it if If you are expecting a simple minded comedy. Some of plot is decidedly absurd.

87
During previews
Great acting, Refreshing, Raunchy, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You want to see Nathan Lane and Kristen Nielsen butt heads (and other body parts) in Taylor Mac's exquisite iambic pentameter. Best set EVER

Don't see it if You voted from Trump or want mainstream comedy. With that sensibility this original and hilarious play will be a turn off.

Also I had NO expectations of the play - beyond loving the idea of seeing t... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are definitely well above a 8th grade level reading capacity. Witty and clever. Taylor Mac is brilliant

Don't see it if you need somone to constantly explain theatre to you. You believe babies in cages is ok.

86
During previews
Great acting, Quirky, Hilarious, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are OK feeling a bit lost in a theater, don't need everything spelled out for you, are interested in the bizarre as art.

Don't see it if you can't abide some toilet humor, seeing male genitalia (even in cloth form), or desire to see a typical Broadway play.

85
During previews
Absurdist, Highbrow ideas, Lowbrow humor, Broad

See it if you have an open and quick mind. Some of ya'll haven't studied avant-garde and it shows.

Don't see it if you don't like foul humor.

Also given the circumstances, it's a miracle that it's on its feet at all. ... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you have a love of the absurd and thought-provoking, and love it told thru some good ole bawdy humor with meaning that can hit home.

Don't see it if you have delicate sensibilities or don't welcome a bit of an intellectual challenge.

Also A cursory knowledge of Titus will help and yes, it's a lot of fart and... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great actors plying their craft deftly. The issues raised [with comedy] are thought-provoking and current.

Don't see it if You are not in the mood for war themes and are offended by 'gross' comedy and nudity. You are not willing to read the synopsis of Titus.

Also To the audience - PLEASE read the synopsis of Titus Andronicus before ... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see three legends together on a stage. Or a play that is super original and unlike anything you've ever seen.

Don't see it if You're offended by dick and fart jokes. Or if you want a simple story that is easily understood.

Also Julie White is the standout here. I could see Nielsen in that role in ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny, Weird

See it if You're a fan of Nathan Lane or Julie White, or of bizarre low comedy dressed up with literary allusions and philosophical questions.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate gross-out humor, or dick jokes, or long-winded musings on the power of comedy to change the world.

75
During previews
Stupid, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in seeing an ambitious work that mashes together slapstick with satire, Shakespeare with dick jokes, and smart with dumb.

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for lowbrow humor.

Also Things weren't fully coalesced at the early preview I saw. But the pot... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Irreverent, Inconsistent, Great cast, Crude, Lowbrow

See it if you want an irreverent, dark comedy that's full of both highbrow & lowbrow humor. The cast is fantastic. There are some hilarious moments.

Don't see it if you're at all squeamish, or can't handle humor about bodily functions b/c the lowbrow bits are quite low! I saw a good number of walkouts.

Also I enjoyed this show but wish it were more consistent. It worked best w... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Twisted, Raunchy, Confusing, Hilarious

See it if you'd like a twisted play that screams "off-Broadway"; want to laugh out loud from the performances and set; want to be challenged.

Don't see it if you can't tolerate low humor or prefer splashy, coherent Broadway fare. Definitely NOT for everyone.

71
During previews
Indulgent, Quirky, Raunchy, Funny, Great acting

See it if you find toilet humor fun.

Don't see it if poop, fart and dick jokes are not your thing.

Also But Julie White is a national treasure and we should all cherish her m... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Low-brow, Raunchy, Disappointing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see a master of comedy, Mr, Lane, own the stage for 90 minutes

Don't see it if You are easily offended or you are looking for anything deep. The show rests in low humor (fart and penis jokes) and there is no real point.

70
During previews
Raunchy, Confusing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like Nathan Lane, enjoy physical comedy, or like shows with very interesting staging and props.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by raunchy jokes, comedy involving body fluids/parts, or need a play with a plot that makes a clear point.

70
During previews
Resonant, Raunchy, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you appreciate material that swings for the fences.

Don't see it if you don't have tolerance for lowbrow humor.

70
During previews
Good ona weirdly offputting messy way

See it if Veering wildly between pathos and potty mouth fart jokes - like in a Shakespeare play - that both works and doesn’t at the same time

Don't see it if You can’t swing between high and lowbrow, know nothing about the massacres in Titus Andronicus and don’t care

Also I feel it is unfair to be too harsh as the cast changes that befell th... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Robo-penis finale, stay till the end?, Nathan lane monologue with interruptions from his co-stars, Watchable mess, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You might like this if you have a real good seat and a sense of humor that appreciates rhyming verse channeled through the Three Stooges.

Don't see it if Don't C unless some-1 that knows your sense of humor recommends U see it. Beware of "revenge recommendations" that hope U will hate it too.

Also SPOILERS: Grand finale of the show is a chorus line of FIVE male dance... Read more Read less


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