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. More…
In a single day, we meet the members of the Tyrone family: the blustering actor-father, the opium-addicted mother, the rebellious older brother and the poetic, sickly younger brother. 'Long Days Journey into Night' explores the self delusions and lack of communication that chain the Tyrones together and threaten to destroy them. Drawing so heavily from the author’s personal history that he demanded it not be produced in his lifetime, the story of the Tyrone family and their battle to unearth–and conceal–a lifetime of secrets continues to reveal itself to audiences as a profound and powerful play.
See it if you like classic Amer theater. An arresting (but overlong) script w/rich characters. Nice to set it in its period (take that, Ivo).
Don't see it if you can't find 4 hours in your life to visit w the tormented Tyrones. Very talky, repetitive. Imperfect performances (Lange/Bryne best).
See it if You enjoy seeing a classic play brought to life by some of the best actors gathered on one stage. Jessica Lange is magical!
Don't see it if You have a short attention span. It's long but worth it.
See it if You like a grand poetic work of literature, that makes you think about the human condition. Jessica Lange is amazing.
Don't see it if You are not up for a nearly 4 hour play.
See it if you're a fan of O'Neill, like great acting, enjoy Jessica Lange, like epic family stories, see good perfs from Byrne and Shannon
Don't see it if you can't endure a 3 hour 45 min play, don't enjoy O'Neill's verbosity, don't like scenes that get extended too long or played in darkness
See it if you're a big fan of the play or of any of the performers, particularly Michael Shannon and Jessica Lange.
Don't see it if a running time of 3 hours and 45 minutes is daunting to you, particularly when it feels like there are plenty of extraneous moments.
See it if /for sublime Lange, fine Michael Shannon/ James Jr., brilliant portrayal corrosive effect booze/drugs, set evoking characters' ghostly lives
Don't see it if /since John Gallagher ineffectual Edmund Tyrone; admire performances without always being moved by them
See it if you enjoy shows with themes of family dysfunction or alcohol/substance abuse. I drew parallels with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
Don't see it if you're looking for something light and fluffy--or short (this behemoth of a show runs 3 hours 45 minutes).
See it if You want to see a major revival of a major American classic with incredible acting.
Don't see it if You can't fathom sitting through a four-hour family drama.
See it if You like intensity and family drama. A classic by a great American playwright who bares his soul. Still current today.
Don't see it if You expect a happy musical with a fairytale ending.
See it if you want to see a fine production of an American classic w/ impressive performances. Autobiographical aspects are fascinating and sad.
Don't see it if you can't sit for 4 hours, and you're not up to really concentrate. Also don't see it if family drama doesn't interest you.
See it if you want to see a classic play with an outstanding lead performance by Jessica Lange
Don't see it if you think 3.5 hours is too long to sit through a dialogue-heavy play that relies on writing and characterization and not fancy effects
See it if Timeless writing that resonates today. Masterful performances from everyone. A rare chance to see the best in the biz ply their craft.
Don't see it if Very, very long. Some will find it old-fashioned. You must pay attention and think. It's not an easy watch.
See it if Love great performances of work by one of the USA's most brilliant writer
Don't see it if giving up 4 hrs of your life isn't worth great art.
See it if Well worth the 4 hrs. - autobiographical portrait of O'Neil's tragic family dynamics & addiction, alcoholism in 1912. Epic acting by all.
Don't see it if I was apprehensive of my ability to sit through a 4 hr. play, but the amazing acting, particularly Lange, Byrne & Shannon make it a must-see
See it if You want to see an excellent revival of a classic play. The performances are outstanding and gut wrenching.
Don't see it if You prefer comedy or lighter fare. This play is long and requires total attention and concentration.
See it if You want to see a histrionic, over the top Lange, I didn't. Byrne is very good, Gallagher had his charms. Shannon is usually better.
Don't see it if You don't want to be disabused of the idea this is a great play. This writing would not be forgiven today. The direction makes it worse.
See it if you want to see a stellar cast at the top of their game taking on a modern classic.
Don't see it if you are looking for a quick theatre fix (the show runs almost four hours), or if you are sensitive to issues of substance abuse.
See it if You love the classics. Lange is at the top of her game. Wonderfully cast and acted. The audience intimately knows the characters.
Don't see it if You do not like a period piece family drama, or if you can not sit through a long production.
See it if You like "acting". Everyone on stage is acting their hearts out, and they never let you forget it.
Don't see it if You want to be absorbed into a character. These are star turns.
See it if a fan of this classic play & playwright. Jessica Lange gives an amazing, masterful, heart wrenching performance.
Don't see it if are not a fan of Eugene O'Neill or have problems sitting for long length of time, though time did seem to fly.
See it if you want to see great actors - particularly Gabriel Byrne - tackle one of the great family dysfunction plays.
Don't see it if if you can't take nearly four hours of heavy drama
See it if you have the patience for a poorly directed interpretation bordering on melodrama.
Don't see it if You expect subtlety or new insights into this classic play. Great actors wasted by bad direction.