See it if you are a fan of the actors.
Don't see it if you are a fan of the actors..... Plot is dated, stale and overacted.
See it if You really like Renee Fleming and want to see her in anything regardless of content.
Don't see it if you have any other options, this show really didn't need to be on broadway.
See it if You like fluffy comedies, no matter how weak the material, or you want to see how bad an actress Renee Fleming is.
Don't see it if You're looking for smarter fare.
See it if Go with no expectations and be transported. Renee Fleming.
Don't see it if Looking for opera.
See it if You want to see a great cast working together. Too bad the story was a bit weak. The highlight was when Renee Fleming sang.
Don't see it if You expect a story that holds your interest for more than a few minutes periodically.
See it if You simply want to have a good time watching ridiculous characters being ridiculous.
Don't see it if You're looking for something deep or meaningful; you want a musical.
See it if need to see any of the talented cast and do not cast that the story/plot/book falls short.
Don't see it if want to see something fast moving and entertaining. Or want more than just a few good laughs
See it if you saw Scarlet Pimpernel when you were a kid, and got really excited to see Douglas Sills on Broadway again.
Don't see it if you like quality plays. This has a great cast, but is a total mess.
"The play seems more like a forgotten bottom-drawer comedy from the 1930s, the kind that occasionally resurfaces at suburban dinner theaters...everybody in 'Living on Love' appears to be having a fairly good time. Whether audiences will share their joy is debatable."
"The canned corn of DiPietro’s writing is pressed into mush by Kathleen Marshall’s clunky direction; the younger actors, who spend most of the play in a panic, are nearly unwatchable. 'Living on Love' is meant to be hammy, but it’s not even that. It’s a bland, synthetic dud: a ham-flavored turkey."
"Plenty of punch lines, but the audience’s response to them seemed as canned as the material. This is only in part because the play is set in 1957 and feels as if it were written then too. 'Living on Love' is tacky and weirdly downmarket, as if divas and maestros could only be made palatable to contemporary audiences by turning them into buffoons."
"There's nothing contemporary and too little that's consistently funny about playwright Joe DiPietro's refried serving of 'Peccadillo,' a minor Garson Kanin comedy from 1985. The new version does have the sporting turn of celebrated lyric soprano Renee Fleming. But when she is not onstage, the fizz quickly evaporates."
"Joe DiPietro’s comedy is an airy spoof of a famed soprano and her temperamental husband...It’s all very charming until the ill-advised saccharine payoff which has half the audience cheering and the other half wondering how long we have to put up with yet more shameless pandering to the social zeitgeist."
"It isn’t funny. Not even slightly so. Indeed, it’s so unfunny as to make the viewer despair of ever laughing again, much as a starving man might despair of ever eating again. 'Living on Love' originated at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, whose directors really should have known better than to send it to Broadway to die. "
"DiPietro’s script is so inside in its opera jokes that you may find yourself gasping for air, though probably not from the laughs that director Kathleen Marshall works overtime extracting. It’s possible to imagine this as the perfect diversion for a summer evening. But on Broadway, it’s piffle, forgotten by the time you reach the corner."
"The new Broadway comedy 'Living on Love' isn’t just filled with clichés — it revels in them. This is a show that has its cake, eats it, and then rubs whipped cream all over its face. It’s all shamelessly silly, and it works: In Joe DiPietro’s play, broad jokes and shameless hamming make for a guilty pleasure."