Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

Grand Horizons

From 410 member  reviews
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. More…

From the show:

Bill and Nancy have spent fifty full years as husband and wife. They practically breathe in unison, and can anticipate each other's every sigh, snore and sneeze. But just as they settle comfortably into their new home in Grand Horizons, the unthinkable happens: Nancy suddenly wants out. As their two adult sons struggle to cope with the shocking news, they are forced to question everything they assumed about the people they thought they knew best. 

2h 15m | Already closed | Helen Hayes Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (410)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great writing

45
Slow, Overrated, Cliched

See it if You are such a big fan of any of the actors that you cannot bear to miss one of their shows. The star-studded cast is impressive.

Don't see it if You have anything better to spend your time and money on. Normally, I like slice of life stories, but this was so slow and predictable.

Also I had high hopes for this production, but honestly, it really bummed m... Read more Read less

49
Cliched, Childish, Disappointing

See it if You love the cast (amazing actors all)

Don't see it if You want a decent, smart and not immature play.

Also What a disappointment - such talent wasted on a banal, unfunny (I thou... Read more Read less

21
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if Like dated not very good 1960's dramatic comedy with weak supporting cast. This is not Neil Simon reincarnated

Don't see it if You're expecting good acting and genuine humor out of human experiences

35
Banal, Indulgent, Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if If you live in a condo in West Palm Beach you might find this moderately amusing

Don't see it if You are looking for insight into long marriages that aren’t banal.

During previews
41
Insipid, Cliched, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if What a waste of such Terri actors. Tired, scmaltzy, dragged on forever

Don't see it if Felt cliched, tired and predictable

During previews
46
Borefest, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if Like bad comedies.

Don't see it if You enjoy quality plays.

Also I walked out at intermission. An unfunny and pointless "comedy." A bad... Read more Read less

During previews
13
Cliched, Banal, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if I can think of no reason why you would want to waste 130 valuable minutes on this piece of junk.

Don't see it if You would not like this show, if you have the ability to think, read and process information.


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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