Already closed | 3h 45m | Midtown W

Long Day's Journey into Night

From 431 member  reviews
Members say: 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. 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.

3h 45m | Already closed | American Airlines Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (431)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Masterful

48
Slow, Dated

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.

45
Disappointing, Cliched

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.

40
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid, Slow

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.

48
Dated, Slow, Disappointing, Badly-directed, Miscast

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.

20
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Terrible acting

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

49
Great acting, Excruciating, Intense, Long, Depressing

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.

40
Banal, Excruciating, Intense, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like Eugene O'Neill and don't mind very long, slow, depressing plays.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span

20
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Boring

See it if You like a good nap and waste 3 1/2 hours of your life.

Don't see it if You actually want to see Jessica Lange's face. She was faced upstage 90 % of the time.

25
Indulgent, Excruciating, Slow

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.

During previews
47
Dated, Intense, Slow, Overrated

See it if You want to sit through four hours of what could be revealed on Dr. Phil in a half hour. Really we talk about addiction these days.

Don't see it if You've ever seen this play before..


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 o...
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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 c...
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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 La...
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April 27th, 2016
"Kent’s new production feels weathered instead of raw, hollow instead of potent…Jessica Lange has a masterful grasp of her character’s fragility...There is a surprising distance and disconnect — between the actors and their characters, between the actors and the audience...Do the actors admire O’...
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