Linda Vista NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(322 Reviews)
Positive
87%
Mixed
10%
Negative
3%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (322)

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939 Reviews | 224 Followers
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.

703 Reviews | 213 Followers
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

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
79
Predictable, Banal, Clever staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if good writing that finds subtle humor in ordinary life situations pleases you.

Don't see it if watching losers follow their bad demons to inevitable conclusions depresses you.

MJK
677 Reviews | 186 Followers
84
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you seek a smart, authentic, provocative portrayal of mid life crises & damaged people trying to find their way, from the ever-astute Letts.

Don't see it if ur offended by frank discussions & depictions of sex, incl. nudity (tho it doesn't seem gratuitous); ur trying to avoid current politics. Read more

677 Reviews | 150 Followers
85
Overrated, Quirky, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if fan of Tracy Letts, for a great performance by Ian Banford, incisive portrait of a modern straight selfish uber-male out-of-touch with women

Don't see it if not interested in a sharp portrait of an alienating, frustrating obnoxious character or plays that go on a bit too long

687 Reviews | 113 Followers
78
Slow, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if Lett's funny, astute & often bilious portrait of 'toxic masculinity' Superb ensemble led by a bravura Barford It's the writing that shines

Don't see it if Lett's tries awfully (no pun intended) hard to have us empathize w/Wheeler But the rationales albeit skillful fall flat & come off as hollow

463 Reviews | 70 Followers
80
Extreme sexual scenes, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love Letts, VERY funny dramas, growth in characters, excellent acting.The dialogue is wonderful.Characters are well rounded.

Don't see it if full frontal nudity and very realistic sex acts are distracting.Play goes off the rails when it gets so graphic.Not necessary.Cringe worthy

431 Reviews | 93 Followers
76
Relevant, Raunchy, Great staging, Great acting

See it if The first half is exquisite. Fun and smart, and an entertaining look at mid life crises. Great cast, great writing.

Don't see it if The second half falls apart a little. If you don't life full frontal nudity and raunchy sex scenes. You can't deal with toxic masculinity.

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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