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

80
Surprising, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like a smart, insightful family comedy. Wholly originally but with echoes of Nora Ephron and Neil Simon, with Wohl's distinctive view.

Don't see it if Broad comedy isn't your thing.

80
Great acting, Clever

See it if the cast and acting is worth seeing the show

Don't see it if the story might not appeal to a younger audience

84
Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if Great performances in an ok play. Jane Alexander is a treasure!

Don't see it if You’re expecting a “laugh-a-minute” riot.

82
Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like family-focused dramas. Dialogue was sharp and very funny, Great casting,

Don't see it if You don’t find humor in watching families fight.

87
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Funny and clever comedy about a family. Felt like a sitcom. Good acting and characters that felt real and relatable topics. Beautiful set

Don't see it if Comedic shows with family drama. Straight plays. This show does have some foul language.

75
Disconnected, Outdated, Inconsistent, Unfinished, Entertaining

See it if you are entertained by family sagas. This isn't the most compelling, but there are some standout performances and good laughs sprinkled in.

Don't see it if you want to connect. Like the failing couple at its center, the show seems to have not been listening to itself for a long time.

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

86
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciated a well written, cast and acted production.

Don't see it if It is possible you may be triggered by the theme of divorce after a long marriage.

100
Relevant, Real, Poignant, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if The subject matter is relevant, but portrayed with humor. The cast is excellent and Richard Greenberg's plays always hit home.

Don't see it if If you're in any way prudish and don't use foul language.

78
Good acting, intelligent, funny, thought-provoking, resonant

See it if you're interested in intergenerational family conversations and secrets that families keep and that are eventually aired.

Don't see it if you're not interested in intergenerational family conversations and secrets that families keep and that are eventually aired.

71
Fluffy, Disappointing, Funny

See it if You enjoy comedic plays with silly characters who are funny every now and again.

Don't see it if You don't like plays that are silly, and not very well written.

85
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like a family drama interspersed with comedic moments

Don't see it if you're looking for a groundbreaking, different piece of theatre

84
Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You appreciate adult humor and great acting.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by adult humor.

85
Funny, Thought-provoking, Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if A fine, lovely comedy, terrific cast led by two pros. Almost a throwback to the kind of plays Bwy used to have when tickets were affordable

Don't see it if Not an unmissable classic, but an interesting, funny slice of life. Recommended.

85
Hilarious brilliantly acted simon-esque well structured play. don't miss brilliant performances!

See it if you want to see a brilliantly nuanced performance by Jane Alexander & an over-the-top hysterical turn by Michael Urie. Ashley Park is a star

Don't see it if You only like old people plays about death and dementia, and sex talk depicted in the golden years makes you squeamish.

70
Quirky, Romantic, Funny, Dated, Cliched

See it if You love great episodes of family sitcoms like Everybody Loves Raymond, or All In The Family.

Don't see it if You'd rather watch those episodes of family sitcoms at home and not pay broadway prices.

85
Great acting, Entertaining, Great writing, Funny, Clever

See it if You are curious about what happens in a long marriage and relationships between adult children and parents

Don't see it if You don't like dark comedies

85
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if surprisingly funny show with great acting dealing with issues faced by older people. great cast.

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor.

86
Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like fun plays that are serious without being "too heavy"; you're a fan of A+ outstanding casts.

Don't see it if I think this show has a little something for everyone, but don't see it if you don't like to laugh or if you would prefer a musical.

88
Great writing, Funny

See it if You enjoy family-centered comedies with excellent acting and an expert script

Don't see it if You want a heavy drama

Also Wonderful production - truly a delight

70
Funny, Great acting, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you want an entertaining comedy elevated by a great cast. It certainly provides a realistic but humorous view of a family's dynamics

Don't see it if You want a show that you will think about afterwards.It lacked the depth of similar themes such as Next to Normal or August of Osage County.

100
Great writing, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if if you want to laugh hysterically then sob hysterically

Don't see it if you don't want to challenge your ideas about marriage/ commitment

72
Dated, Edgy, Funny, Clever

See it if You're a fan of the standard play format and you're wanting to see a play that focuses on septugenarians in non traditional or lead roles.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of any of the stars, or are not a fan of a "living room play".

94
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you enjoy an evening with some of the best writing and nearly perfect performances currently running. The A-list stars show their stuff!

Don't see it if you must see a musical, or you don't like to laugh and love.

85
Quirky, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy great ensemble acting and a comedy with good acting.

Don't see it if You are offended by women talking about sex and have no sense of humor.


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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