Long Day's Journey into Night
Closed 3h 45m
Long Day's Journey into Night

Long Day's Journey into Night NYC Reviews and Tickets

(436 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Masterful

About the Show

Roundabout presents Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the original dysfunctional family featuring an all-star cast: Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon, John Gallagher, Jr., and Jessica Lange, who won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play.

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166 Reviews | 39 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting

See it if It has closed but this play was an exceptional production sigh brilliant performances by the entire cast.

Don't see it if You can't sit through a four hour play

84 Reviews | 21 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if you enjoy excellent theatre

Don't see it if you do not have a pulse!

70 Reviews | 20 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Masterful, Great writing

See it if great acting thrills you; you want to see one of the best American classics done with nearly perfect precision

Don't see it if you can't sit through a long play (3 hours, 45 minutes)

58 Reviews | 36 Followers
Intense, Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if u want to see a great play in a great production. I was amazed how subtly & powerfully Lange and cast built up the emotional intensity.

Don't see it if indifferent to characters in thrall to addiction, facing the hopelessness resulting from roads not taken. Avoid seats far audience right.

58 Reviews | 8 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you can relate to family love and hardships or just want to really feel for deep characters

Don't see it if you can't sit through a close to four hour play. you don't want to have to think or become invested in their stories.

149 Reviews | 22 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Intense

See it if You want to see masterful acting from Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & Michael Shannon. Outshines the Redgrave/Dennehy/PSH production.

Don't see it if You can't sit still for 4 hours and have no interest in classic American dramas about dysfunctional families.

124 Reviews | 32 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if you want to see a masterful revival of a classic. You will not want to have missed this production, if only for bragging rights

Don't see it if you can't sit still for 4 hours or can't deal with heavy plots that involves dark themes

96 Reviews | 32 Followers
Absorbing, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy acting at its finest! Jessica Lange gives a riveting, nuanced and exquisite performance. Dont miss it!

Don't see it if You can not sit for 3 1/2 hours. It's long and depressing. Very heavy, relentless play. But definitely rewarding! Have coffee before!!!

Critic Reviews (41)

The New York Times
April 27th, 2016

"What you do doubt is that they are members of the same family, bound by blood ties that will ultimately strangle them. That, unfortunately, is an omission that can make 'Long Day’s Journey' feel even longer than it is…Mr. Byrne gives a beautiful performance — a haunted and haunting incarnation of fraying majesty…His character, an emblem of squandered potential, paradoxically turns out to provide this disjunctive production with its one memorable instance of great potential fulfilled."
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Time Out New York
April 27th, 2016

"Jessica Lange brings stunning colors to the role of a woman clawing her way through fog. You can’t take your eyes off her…The other actors orbit around Lange’s blazing star turn in painfully believable patterns of resignation...Although 'Long Day’s Journey' is nearly four hours long, and deals centrally with stasis it passes quickly...You’re grateful for every minute you get to spend in the beautiful, miserable company of a family whose abiding devotion is hopeless."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 27th, 2016

"Kent’s direction and Ms. Lange’s performance really keep the character’s descent under choreographed control...It is a portrayal that sustains the audience in rapt voyeuristic attention almost to the end…This ensemble makes for a compelling evening. If the impression doesn’t last much longer, the fault is partly O’Neill’s. For all the careful choreography of spiritual descent, you don’t watch this play to see characters evolve (or devolve). There is nothing really to be surprised at."
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April 27th, 2016

"The revival is transfixing. It may sound like no fun at all to spend nearly four hours with the Tyrone family, but by the time this journey was done, I was completely given over to the dark and dangerous spell of O’Neill’s masterpiece. It was as though I was seeing it for the first time. This would have been impossible without one of the rarest convergences on Broadway: an all-star cast and director that works as well on stage as they promised on paper."
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New York Daily News
April 27th, 2016

"Even a perfectly tuned production can be an endurance test. Performances aren’t all equal in Jonathan Kent’s staging...Jessica Lange maximizes her meaty role’s potential…And when she’s not onstage, Lange is missed. Actors playing the Tyrone men—each in love with the bottle—have varying degrees of success. As the tightwad James, Gabriel Byrne has the presence of a matinee idol...John Gallagher, Jr., fails to summon much grace or gravity."
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April 27th, 2016

"As staged by Jonathan Kent, the outstanding revival has a lighter tone and softer edges that, paradoxically, impart a deeper sorrow onto this classic domestic tragedy...Lange brings both grace and gravity to Mary’s futile efforts to deny reality…Byrne’s performance as James Tyrone, Sr., is quietly commanding…Michael Shannon delivers a strong performance as Jamie…As Edmund, the focus of so much of the family angst on this terrible, terrible day, John Gallagher, Jr., is likely just miscast."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 27th, 2016

"Kent's starry production, led by a transfixing Jessica Lange, invites us to see reflections of our own closest relationships in the haunted Tyrones…Shannon puts such a unique spin on so much of his dialogue that the play's final act takes on invigorating new life…But the production belongs to Lange…Lange inhabits those unearthly spaces with fragility but also with the fierce narcissism and cunning of the addict."
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New York Post
April 28th, 2016

“Lange applies a relatively light touch here...The show simmers at a low, but effective, boil. It’s striking to consider how minimal it is and how epic it feels...Byrne fares best whenever he’s opposite Lange...Still the stage belongs to Shannon and especially Lange, who slowly builds to Mary’s operatic aria of desperation — few actors can express vulnerability so achingly. You don’t need shock tactics to rivet an audience in its seats.”
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