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
81
Avg Score

During previews
100
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Excellent comedies and casts

Don't see it if You don’t relate to having a family

During previews
85
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Watching actors excel in their craft. Modern-day play relevant to many of us. Appealing set.

Don't see it if If you're offended by any reference to homosexuality.

Also Mannerisms of Ashley Park too exaggerated at times. Disturbing to watc... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like creative,original writing, great acting - esp Jane Alexander and Priscilla Lopez. Innovative play cuts to the chase about life

Don't see it if you like formulaic comedies that don't go beneath the surface

Also This is one of the most original plays I've seen on Broadway, unexpect... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Quirky, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy seeing a masterful actress like Jane Alexander on stage

Don't see it if You are not interested in the obstacles faced by the elderly

During previews
85
Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if Great staging and acting

Don't see it if Don’t like the subject

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
80
Disappointing, Cliched, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if If you’re a Jane Alexander fan, you must go. It’s great to have her back on Bway and she’s the best thing in the show.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span and you have high expectations. The play could use judicious cutting and it’s unworthy of its stars.

Also The female characters come off best, better written & uniformly well-a... Read more Read less

During previews
67
Way 2 long, Predictable, Slow, Great acting, Cliched

See it if If you want to see a failed script for a TV Pilot-this is your type of writing. Nothing new to say and struggles to find the way to say it.

Don't see it if The acting is superb. The crew changing set pieces are obstructive to the immersion. The characters are mainly one dimensional.

Also Very few plays should be over 90 minutes. This show is all fluff and s... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want to see Broadway deal with a population that is always ignored - old people - treating them with respect, and a whole lot of humor

Don't see it if you think comedy no longer has a place on Broadway. It's not Disney,nor is it darkly depressing - it's smart; it's hilarious, and worth it

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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