Grand Horizons
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Grand Horizons
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Grand Horizons NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(411 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
9%
Negative
2%
Members say
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 (411)

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944 Reviews | 385 Followers
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.

966 Reviews | 226 Followers
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.

705 Reviews | 214 Followers
75
Raunchy, Contrived, Romantic, Funny, Clever

See it if 80-year old couple surrounded by shocked family contemplates divorce and reinvents their relationship. Some very funny moments.

Don't see it if Clever but not believable. 80-year-old's don't act like 40-year-old's.

677 Reviews | 152 Followers
84
Clever, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting

See it if if you are a fan of Beth Wohl or any of the cast, enjoy modern family comedies on a subject seldom presented, like great curtain scenes

Don't see it if topic seems a little too frothy for you, want subject explored more seriously, petulant adult children disturb you, don't like divorce tales

687 Reviews | 114 Followers
79
Great acting, Cliched, Indulgent, Great staging, Funny

See it if Wohl's dissection of love & marriage is an uneasy mix of sit-com vs dark black comedy Top notch performances (esp leads) elevate material

Don't see it if Despite Sliverman's attentive staging, comedy veers wildly between the banal & the poignant & never quite gets beneath the surface emotions

509 Reviews | 129 Followers
79
Needs tightening, Great staging, Mostly good acting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if caving marriage story told in a comedic fashion; Alexander and Cromwell are wonderful as usual; interesting topic with unusual delivery.

Don't see it if want depth to story w/great potential; Urie is his usual over the top but lovable; Lopez is a charicature & McKenzie seems uncomfortable. Read more

467 Reviews | 70 Followers
93
Well written, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like actors who know what they are doing and do it extremely well.Wohl is a terrific writer.Great direction.Interesting look at marriage

Don't see it if you only like big brassy musicals.Other than that there is NO reason to not see this show.Terrific script, great direction, brilliant acting

431 Reviews | 131 Followers
71
Raunchy, Good cast, It's a golden girls episode, Dated

See it if Want to see Alexander/Cromwell perform or enjoy dysfunctional families w frank discussion about their sex lives. There's a few laughs.

Don't see it if Want depth, sharp writing, char dev or expect to see Urie play a "new" role. At the time, I needed the escape. In retrospect, not so hot.

Critic Reviews (23)

The New York Times
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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Time Out New York
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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New York Magazine / Vulture
January 23rd, 2020

"The Sparkle and Glow of 'Grand Horizons'"
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The Hollywood Reporter
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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Variety
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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The Wall Street Journal
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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The Observer
January 27th, 2020

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

"Jane Alexander & James Cromwell In A Marriage Story With Jokes"
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