Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Hangmen (Broadway)

From 68 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining

About the show

After a hit run at Atlantic, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh's ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri") dark comedy about England's second-best hangman moves to Broadway. (past reviews) More…

From the show:

Hangmen arrives on Broadway after two sold out engagements in London and the Atlantic Theater Company.

England 1965 - What is Britain’s (second most) famous executioner to do now that hanging has been abolished? Olivier and Academy Award-winner Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; The Pillowman) is back with his 7th brilliant and wickedly funny new play.

2h 30m | Already closed | The John Golden Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (68)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining

During previews
95
Dark, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like dark humor; great storytelling; a superb cast does a great job with a magnificent script. Fantastic staging keeps things moving.

Don't see it if You have a hard time with heavy accents. Or if you can’t sit still for two and a half hours to get the full impact of the plot twists.

Also I saw this off Broadway and loved it. Happy to say it’s just as much f... Read more Read less

During previews
86
Dark, Excellent set, surprising, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if So we’ll acted, well written, well staged.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see or think about hangings.

During previews
86
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You can deal with what actually looks like a hanging of a live person. It is very unsettling. Black comedy is your thing.

Don't see it if You have no interest in British black comedy. This is THE blackest of them all. You are not a fan of Martin McDonagh.

During previews
79
Confusing, Dark, Slow, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if if a fan of McDonagh & his brand of "gallows humor". Very well acted (especially Dan Stevens & Mark Addy).

Don't see it if you have trouble with heavy Brit accents which can make the plot difficult to follow at times. 1st act too long & could use trimming.

Also This is not up there with McDonagh's best, but worth seeing. Still in ... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Stumbles (plotting- and pacing-wise) in a few areas, Exceptional staging, Well-acted, Engaging, Dark and twisted comedy

See it if you love semi-surprising, semi-mysterious, slow-yet-engaging British dramas; find humor in the macabre; are a fan of anyone in the cast.

Don't see it if you dislike dark, British humor; will be uncomfortable with making light of death; find misogynistic and fat jokes about girls unacceptable.

Also They’re making murder look easy at the Golden Theatre. While Martin Mc... Read more Read less

During previews
77
Slow at moments but worth the patience, Realistic and impressive set, Funny take on gruesome topic of hanging, Fun and effective ensemble acting, British black comedy

See it if You are a McDonagh fan. Like gallows British humor. Appreciate fine ensemble acting.

Don't see it if Are uneasy with jokes about alcoholism, death, capital punishment.

During previews
85
Quirky, Great staging, Clever, Intense, Edgy

See it if A political thriller set in northern Britain in the 1960s​ that has a dry comedic quality about an edgy topic.

Don't see it if Accents, dry humor, complex plots, with multiple stories all centered around the last of the hangmen in Britain.

Also No spoilers, because the plot is clever and the surprises are worthy, ... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Edgy, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Confusing

See it if a fan of McDonagh or Stevens; you find edgy ambience, dark humor & deeply unsavory characters appealing. Cool sets & staging.

Don't see it if Difficult accents & unfamiliar lingo compounded by overlapping dialogue will frustrate you; want a breezy production—this drags at times.

Also Attended first preview ...

During previews
87
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like dark humor. The whole thing is a comedy but about some serious subjects. The whole cast is fantastic.

Don't see it if you have trouble with accents. The show had the potential to be an intriguing drama at intermission, but it goes the comedic route instead.

During previews
80
Funny, Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like Martin McDonagh, the actors, or know what to expect. His plays are hilarious, disturbing, and sometimes completely forgettable.

Don't see it if You want a musical, don’t like accents, want a neatly wrapped up story, or just don’t like plays. This was great, but forgettable.

Also This is not a criticism. Six hours later, I’ve forgotten a lot of the ... Read more Read less

During previews
91
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Dark comedic and frightening exploring justice and vengeance in a sharply plotted and darkly funny play about the end of capital punishment

Don't see it if Wordplay is fast and furious and the northern England accents are thick so you need to pay close attention to hear the jokes and plot twists

During previews
83
Entertaining, Intelligent, Riveting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a well-written black comedy with some intense moments and some strong performances. Fans of Martin McDonagh will enjoy this.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a show with dark humor, violence, and/or British accents. This isn't a feel-good show, but it is an entertaining one.

During previews
75
Absorbing

See it if Funny, smart, macabre,& intriguing.lt is an interesting play, but it was kind of long, and the acting was uneven.

Don't see it if The simulation of a hanging would be too disturbing for some.

During previews
90
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like Martin McDonagh shows. Awesome 2 level staging Engaging mystery takes place in the Hangman’s pub with local sots. Cast excellent

Don't see it if You don’t like English accents & have trouble understanding the dialect

During previews
80
Great staging, Disappointing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a dark comedy on a controversial subject that is thought-provoking. You want to see a unique stage and some strong acting.

Don't see it if If you don't like dark comedy especially with strong northern English accents. [We lost some important dialogue due to the accents.]

During previews
80
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you Like Martin McDonagh and his dark materials. Dan Stevens is charming as Mooney. It's a gripping play in rural Ireland.

Don't see it if the accents are hard to understand at times

During previews
79
Disappointing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like McDonagh’s works. It is a light comedy but not his best work.

Don't see it if You like musicals

During previews
92
Dark comedy, Hilarious, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if McDonagh excites you like he does me! His writing is so clever and intricate. The performances are amazing especially Addy and Stevens!

Don't see it if Thick accents bother you or you don’t like dark humor.

During previews
83
Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Interesting British black comedy by Martin McDonagh. Exceptional acting especially by Mark Addy and Dan Stevens. Great set design as well.

Don't see it if You don't like dark British comedy and have trouble deciphering strong accents

Also The drawback for me were the strong Northern England accents. I did mi... Read more Read less

During previews
92
Masterful, Refreshing, Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you appreciate a well-constructed drama that tells an interesting story. After seeing several losers , we were gratified to see this winner!

Don't see it if You don't like facing some difficult issues or watching some difficult events. This play is not fluff; it is serious entertainment.

During previews
90
Hilarious, Well written black comedy, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Beautifully staged and totally absorbing black comedy.

Don't see it if You cannot enjoy a really black comedy.

During previews
86
Must see, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You like English dark humor and bad jokes, this is a must-see

Don't see it if You don’t like dark comedy

Also The accent is a little thick

During previews
85
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Sinister, Funny

See it if you want funny + dark. Clever, eloquent, riveting dialogue. The 2.5 hours moved quickly, all actors delivered. Great set. Go see it!

Don't see it if you are triggered by hangings, struggle with northern English accents, want a light night out. The ending was a bit weak and anti-climactic.

During previews
79
Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate good theater. The accents made it somewhat difficult to catch every word. I missed some lines which I regret. Great ensemble

Don't see it if You have trouble with accents. You’ll miss too much and could have trouble following the plot.

During previews
75
Funny, Dark, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are into dark British humor and aren’t freaked out about stories about death. Stevens plays a great oddball psychopath!

Don't see it if you aren’t patient, the story takes time to develop or don’t like dark plots


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