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Grand Horizons
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Grand Horizons NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(410 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
9%
Negative
2%
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Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great writing

About the Show

Bess Wohl's new play for Second Stage explores a family turned upside-down and takes an intimate look at the wild, unpredictable, and enduring nature of love.

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Member Reviews (410)

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91
Funny, Absorbing, Resonant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy thoughtful funny looks at family dynamics surrounding very real circumstances. Great cast. Great set. Very well directed.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays that are heavy on dialogue. There’s not a lot of action here (save for one very dramatic moment). It’s a good script.

79
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if A very good sit com type play. Raucous comedy with a serious tone as well. All the actors were very good. Great set, lighting and direction.

Don't see it if If you dont like comedy.

Critic Reviews (23)

January 23rd, 2020

"Marriage Is a Long-Running Farce Bess Wohl’s new play puts a Neil Simonesque spin on the story of a couple considering divorce after 50 years."
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January 23rd, 2020

4/5 Stars: "In Leigh Silverman's production for Second Stage, the gifted cast...keeps the energy high. And the play does have touching things to say about the difficulty of trying to navigate a course between the Scylla and Charybdis of noncommunication and too much information."
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January 23rd, 2020

"The Sparkle and Glow of 'Grand Horizons'"
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January 23rd, 2020

"Jane Alexander, James Cromwell, Ben McKenzie and Michael Urie appear in the new comedy by 'Small Mouth Sounds' playwright Bess Wohl about a couple getting divorced after 50 years of marriage."
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January 24th, 2020

"The spirit of Neil Simon lives on, if uneasily, in 'Grand Horizons,' Bess Wohl’s throwback 1970s-style sit-com."
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January 30th, 2020

"Looking for Laughs at the End of the Road: Bess Wohl’s comedy about the breakup of a couple living in a senior community is humorous, but just barely."
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January 27th, 2020

"Even TV Sitcoms Pull Off Dysfunctional Family Humor Better Than ‘Grand Horizons’ Does"
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January 23rd, 2020

"Jane Alexander & James Cromwell In A Marriage Story With Jokes"
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January 24th, 2020

"Tried and true formulas work in ‘A Soldier’s Play’ and ‘Grand Horizons’"
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January 26th, 2020

"‘Grand Horizons’ offers shameless dysfunctional family fun"
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January 23rd, 2020

"Back and forth the play goes—sometimes silly, sometimes deadly serious. Wohl is a smart writer, and if 'Grand Horizons' is not exactly grand, it is deceptively insightful, especially at the end. Staged by Leigh Silverman, we get a taste of what it could be if everyone wasn't working so hard to make us laugh."
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January 23rd, 2020

"'Grand Horizons' Explores Divorce in Your Golden Years: Breaking up is hard to do…especially when you've been collecting social security for a decade."
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February 5th, 2020

"Aided by the director, Leigh Silverman, who has one of the lightest touches around, and an exceptionally agile cast, Wohl's exercise in emotional mayhem delivers a steady supply of wicked laughter."
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January 23rd, 2020

"It's lovely to see Jane Alexander and James Cromwell performing together on Broadway, even if the play itself is mostly played for sitcom laughs."
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January 23rd, 2020

2/5 Stars. "Strong comedy performances offset the surprisingly mild script by the usually adventurous Bess Wohl"
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January 23rd, 2020

4/5 Stars. "Bess Wohl gets big laughs from a long-married couple, their potential divorce, and their flabbergasted adult children"
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January 23rd, 2020

"If this sounds like heavy stuff, it may well be thematically, but Wohl has salt-and-peppered the script with plenty of sitcom-like situations guaranteed to make you giggle (even if you don't want to) and more zingy one-liners than a vintage Neil Simon play."
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January 23rd, 2020

"A fresh take on a familial tale in ‘Grand Horizons’"
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February 10th, 2020

"It's only a setup for Wohl's sitcomy follow-through, which never comes close to reaching such thrilling theatrical heights again. To be fair, the rest of 'Grand Horizons' is still pretty good in a Neil Simon sort of way."
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January 23rd, 2020

"The only original new play written by a woman on Broadway this season."
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February 10th, 2020

"Under Leigh Silverman's meticulous direction, the ensemble cast could not be better poised to ensure the success of 'Grand Horizons.' Bess Wohl develops her characters with precision which allows the cast members to dig deeply into their portrayal of the characters."
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January 23rd, 2020

"An old-fashioned comedy....about old age, marriage, infidelity, sex and the possibility or impossibility of love that in different hands might come off as just amusing and superficial entertainment….it's also clever, engaging and even at times thought-provoking."
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February 5th, 2020

"'Grand Horizons' isn't really THAT funny-even with all the geriatric jokes, including a bit about Alzheimer's!-but many will find its blend of laughter and schmaltz…diverting enough to reduce the stress from the daily political and viral plagues surrounding us."
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