Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Hilarious

About the show

Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane lead an all-star cast in a comedy written by Tony winner Terrence McNally about theatre people behaving badly.

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It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s (Matthew Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Nathan Lane), his novice producer, his doped-up diva (Stockard Channing), his genius director, a lethal drama critic (F. Murray Abraham), and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan.


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“It's Only a Play” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

100
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to see something witty

Don't see it if You want to see a musical

100
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like fast paced comedy

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

100
Funny, Original, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love a great cast of famous people!

Don't see it if nothing bad to say, it was great!

97
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you are looking for a good laugh and great actors.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical.

95
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if enjoy a star-studded show.

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

93
Delightful, Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy the ups and downs of Theater life and the intensity of waiting for the reviews to come inn

Don't see it if You want to see a musical.

92
Funny, Great acting, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You love to laugh!

Don't see it if Vulgar language makes you uncomfortable.

91
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to witness superb comedic performances from some of Broadway's best.

Don't see it if You're not well-versed in the Broadway community. A lot of the jokes will go over your head, as they are geared towards Bway fanatics

91
Original, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great cast

See it if you like a great ensemble cast, story and love to laught.

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh.

90
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to laugh with a phenomenal cast

Don't see it if you're expecting a musical

89
Clever, Hilarious, Fluffy, Great performances

See it if old school comedies ie one set, obvious set-up and a huge pay-off. The cast is superb, one of whom should arrested for scene stealing!

Don't see it if if drawing room comedies that aren't much deeper than their set bore you. But lighten up; it's only a play,

87
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining, Witty

See it if You love fast paced witty comedies with lots of entertainment industry references.

Don't see it if You don't like silly over the top comedies

86
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of any of the leads, like The Producers, enjoy theater shows about theater

Don't see it if You're not a fan of plays or theater about theater

86
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if You like the cast and want to see a funny, silly play

Don't see it if You're looking for a serious theatre experience or something overly complex.

85
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to enjoy an entertaining, well produced, funny show.

Don't see it if You're expecting or want something more grand. The comedy is very sutble.

Also My mom, who isn't a theatre person and will only come to the most popu... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You love to laugh

Don't see it if you should see this!

85
Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if you love the theater and enjoy jokes about the people in it and shows.

Don't see it if you have no knowledge of theater at all

85
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing

See it if fantastic writing and acting. Great direction.

Don't see it if you can't stand how Matthew Broderick derails the pace of the entire show.

85
Funny, Ambitious, Relevant, Fluffy

See it if great show with a lot of laughs.

Don't see it if F. Murray Abraham and Matthew Broderick were a bore. very light and fluffy story.

82
Funny, Indulgent, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you want a pleasant entertaining night out at the theater. A simple, silly farce with many famous actors.

Don't see it if you want to see something serious and/or thought-provoking

82
Funny, Ambitious, Delightful, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you love a good laugh about opening night on broadway!

Don't see it if you hate comedies.

81
Funny, Original, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a great cast with perfect timing to hilariously entertain the audience behind the scene of their play's opening night party.

Don't see it if are looking for a serious drama and/or do not care for some over the top silliness.

80
Funny, Intelligent, Quirky, Confusing, Hilarious

See it if You have seen almost ever play or musical along with movies the cast has been in.

Don't see it if You haven't seen almost every play, musical, movie the cast has started in. Some of the acting was terrible.

80
Funny, Clever, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy witty, clever, self-referential stories..and Matthew Broderick.

Don't see it if you're expecting more than fluff.

80
Funny, Ambitious, Cliched, Fell short, Almost

See it if The actors are so great, but limited by the script. If you don't mind checking your watch a few times during the show, see it.

Don't see it if You don't like slap stick humor.


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