Living on Love
Closed 2h 10m
Living on Love
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Living on Love NYC Reviews and Tickets

63%
(31 Ratings)
Positive
42%
Mixed
39%
Negative
19%
Members say
Fluffy, Funny, Disappointing, Slow, Cliched

About the Show

Opera star Renee Fleming fronts a new comedy concerning a war of infidelity between a diva and her maestro husband.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (31)

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419 Reviews | 52 Followers
94
Entertaining, Intelligent, Funny, Delightful

See it if Go with no expectations and be transported. Renee Fleming.

Don't see it if Looking for opera.

240 Reviews | 68 Followers
80
Funny, Great acting, Fluffy, Hilarious, Quirky

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.

230 Reviews | 46 Followers
78
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of the stars

Don't see it if you are expecting a great musical, she barely sang.

224 Reviews | 44 Followers
77
Clever, Fluffy, Great acting

See it if enjoy great talent, funny moments and operatic moments!

Don't see it if you need things to kick off from the start (it's a little slow).

151 Reviews | 17 Followers
75
Entertaining, Funny, Original, Fluffy

See it if you are a fan of Renee Fleming.

Don't see it if want a serious play.

62 Reviews | 16 Followers
73
Fluffy, Funny, Quirky

See it if You want to see a silly play. Anna Chlumsky was great.

Don't see it if You're easily bored, you don't like silly plays. You want to see René Fleming sing.

148 Reviews | 79 Followers
68
Entertaining, Dated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you like the cast don't have high expectations.

Don't see it if you are looking for something that will stand out as fabulous among others that you've seen.

53 Reviews | 22 Followers
68
Disappointing, Great singing, Slow, Cliched

See it if you're a big Renee Fleming fan. She was great in this show.

Don't see it if you haven't heard of Renee Fleming.

Critic Reviews (27)

The New York Times
April 20th, 2015

"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."
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Time Out New York
April 21st, 2015

"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."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 20th, 2015

"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."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 20th, 2015

"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. "
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Deadline
April 20th, 2015

"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."
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New York Daily News
April 20th, 2015

"Mixed-up romantic couples and larger-than-life eccentrics are meant to ignite bright comic fireworks. But too many lame jokes and broad-as-a-barn performances extinguish any chance of that. I laughed twice. That’s not much for two hours at Broadway prices."
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Variety
April 20th, 2015

"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."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 20th, 2015

"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."
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