Linda Vista NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(322 Reviews)
Positive
87%
Mixed
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Negative
3%
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Great acting, Funny, Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

About the Show

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts ("August: Osage County") takes a brutally comedic look at Wheeler, a 50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral in this production from Steppenwolf.

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80
Great staging, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if This was a really well acted play. Much better than Nebraska. A funny play and moves for the most part quickly. Great ensemble cast.

Don't see it if Full nudity and explicit language. If you dont want politics in a play.

80
Biting, Raunchy, Disturbing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if Self-loathing man going through mid-life crisis feeds his ego & hurts people. His exaggerated damaged character makes for a lot of drama.

Don't see it if You can’t abide Dick Wheeler, a funny narcissistic misogynist who sucks people in. Maybe too contrived, but maybe not. Nude sex scenes. Read more

Critic Reviews (29)

The New York Times
October 10th, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "A Womanizer Who Devastates as He Charms: Tracy Letts, the author of 'August: Osage County,' reinvents the midlife crisis play with a hilarity that scalds in this Steppenwolf production."
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Time Out New York
October 10th, 2019

4/5 Stars "Tracy Letts's Broadway play is a sharp portrait of a male midlife crisis."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 10th, 2019

"When Middle Age Goes Bad, in 'Linda Vista'"
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The Hollywood Reporter
October 10th, 2019

"Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright Tracy Letts' mostly unromantic comedy tracks a misanthropic narcissist in midlife-crisis freefall, and the women caught in his slipstream."
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The Wall Street Journal
October 10th, 2019

"His Own Worst Enemy: Tracy Letts’s serious comedy about the midlife crisis of a newly divorced man who doesn’t know how to listen to women comes to Broadway."
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The Observer
October 10th, 2019

"Your ultimate enjoyment is dependent on how much you can tolerate a white, middle-aged blowhard who stumbles into butt-naked sex with two beautiful women."
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Deadline
October 10th, 2019

‘Linda Vista’ Broadway Review: Tracy Letts Play Gets Last Laugh On Know-It-All Radiohead Hater"
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Chicago Tribune
October 10th, 2019

"‘Linda Vista’ is Steppenwolf back on Broadway, but out of step"
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NY1
October 10th, 2019

"'Linda Vista' turns out to be an engaging, if flawed, portrait of a modern day everyman who's incredibly smart on the one hand while behaving so inexplicably dumb on the other. The bones of this play are all there, but like the 50-year-old Wheeler, the body could use some tightening."
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Theatermania
October 10th, 2019

"'Linda Vista' Has an Ugly View of the Pursuit of Happiness: Tracy Letts writes a midlife crisis for Broadway."
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Lighting & Sound America
October 17th, 2019

"'Linda Vista' is a romantic comedy, Tracy Letts-style, which means that the human toll is enormous…Ian Barford, something of a Letts regular, seizes the role of Wheeler for the kind of tour-de-force performance people talk about long after the curtain has fallen."
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Talkin' Broadway
October 10th, 2019

"Like 'Groundhog Day' for the neurotically maladjusted."
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New York Stage Review
October 10th, 2019

5/5 Stars "'Rollicking Comedy on Broadway, from Tracy Letts': The 'August: Osage County' playwright returns with an explosively funny comedy of crotchety manners"
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New York Stage Review
October 10th, 2019

3/5 Stars "'A View for the Bottom': Tracy Letts pens a startlingly accurate, if tough to swallow, portrait of middle-aged desperation"
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Theater News Online
October 10th, 2019

"Tracy Letts’ dark-tinged rom-dram is a portrait of an unsympathetic man in the throes of an ugly divorce and a middle-age tailspin."
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Broadway News
October 10th, 2019

"In ‘Linda Vista,’ one man’s spiral creates a tornado"
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TheaterScene.net
October 25th, 2019

"The play delineates a case of toxic masculinity and will most likely fascinate men and infuriate women. While Dick Wheeler played by Ian Barford…is reprehensible in the comic first act, he is redeemed by the end of the poignant second act where one's sympathies finally go out to him."
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Theater Pizzazz
October 17th, 2019

"I enjoyed its…locker-room talk; its…acerbic humor; its steamily raw sexuality…its anti-Trump takedowns; its grittily humane depiction of a rotten man’s decline, and his righteous comeuppance…I also felt discomfort at…its…contrivances and some of its…credulity-stretching behavior."
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CurtainUp
October 17th, 2019

"The Misanthrope...If the title were not already taken by a much produced French classic, Tracy Letts might well have called his play about a middle-aged guy who hates everything and everyone -- including himself."
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Front Mezz Junkies
October 20th, 2019

"As written with dynamic energy and force by the expertly aligned Tracy Letts, Wheeler is one of the more difficult people to want to spend time with, let alone more than two hours. Somehow though, much to our surprise, this dark comedy finds its way to respecting itself."
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T
October 23rd, 2019

"A dismal commentary on marriage, relationships and the alpha male. All this would probably be easily acceptable ten years ago, but in the current socio-political ideology it is difficult to subject an audience to this counterculture even though existing remnants are still being unearthed."
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New York Theater
October 10th, 2019

"Can an underemployed middle-aged jerk be a babe magnet?...Your ability to get past that question – and...your willingness to entertain yet another middle-aged white guy comedy – is a gauge of how much you will appreciate this showcase for some impressive acting and very funny writing."
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Broadway Blog
October 22nd, 2019

"Playwright Tracy Letts asks Broadway audiences to consider the reawakening of men of a certain age, at a certain time, who recognize their multi-generational entitlement is not without perils."
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C
October 10th, 2019

"Luckily, Letts' razor-sharp skill at dialogue and characterization will keep most of us riveted, even when we're feeling angry, disgusted or just a little sad. More than once, we may even find ourselves wishing for an unlikely happy ending for our less-than-sympathetic anti-hero."
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The Hollywood Reporter
January 17th, 2019
For a previous production

"Most of the original cast of Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts' 2017 Steppenwolf premiere make it to Los Angeles in this clever and entertaining chronicle of a mid-life trainwreck."
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Variety
April 19th, 2017
For a previous production

"Chicago Theater Review: Tracy Letts’ ‘Linda Vista’"
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Chicago Tribune
April 10th, 2017
For a previous production

"In Tracy Letts' 'Linda Vista,' a middle-aged dude just can't get it together"
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Los Angeles Times
January 17th, 2019
For a previous production

"In Tracy Letts’ ‘Linda Vista,’ a loser in love and the collateral damage he leaves behind."
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BroadwayWorld
January 19th, 2019
For a previous production

"'LINDA VISTA' Offers a Comically Unsettling Look at the Contemporary Dating Scene"
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