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 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 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.
See it if It ran at leasst an hour too long at 3:45. Nothing happened. Jessica Lange chewed the scenery, but came off spacy. Everybody was always
Don't see it if yelling and demeaning everyone else and then apologizing and doing it all again. Self-absored and mostly obnoxious. I felt a hostage.
See it if you enjoy Jessica Lange who is good here as she is almost anywhere
Don't see it if you want to see a great or a definitive production of this American classic.
See it if you don't mind indulgent acting, minimizing the brilliance of this play or direction that clearly has no concept in mind at all. Infuriating
Don't see it if you want insight into a great play. You will want to yell at an audience taken in by mediocrity. Scary to think this is on Broadway. Awful
See it if You love Jessica Lange. Her acting along with with her fellow actors are incredible in their craft.
Don't see it if Long, winded, depressing plays are not your ideal theater going experience. This play is 4 hours of drawn out drama.
See it if you enjoy complete authenticity of Eugene O'Neill, or Jessica Lange. It is mostly her show.
Don't see it if you can't sit through hours of dense text, or are looking for a more exciting play.