My Name is Lucy Barton
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My Name is Lucy Barton

My Name is Lucy Barton NYC Reviews and Tickets

(160 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Laura Linney returns to Broadway in the American premiere of a haunting new solo play adapted by Rona Munro from the bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (160)

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1116 Reviews | 450 Followers
Must see, Resonant, Profound, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to experience a stunning performance of an extraordinary play. Linney holds your attention for every second. Great lighting.

Don't see it if If you had a particularly painful mother/daughter experience this might be too much-or it might just be cathartic. I would guess the latter. Read more

353 Reviews | 75 Followers
Not for everyone, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Masterful

See it if If, like many New Yorkers, you left home to find your dreams here and find your family alien as a result, this show will resonate with you.

Don't see it if I feel this has greater appeal to women; if stories about daughters/mothers is not appealing to you, don't go. Direction and acting great. Read more

58 Reviews | 11 Followers
Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if monologues appeal. This one’s about how to achieve fulfillment. Linney’s stellar, even when turning to ruthlessness!

Don't see it if dead serious material is not you, or you’re looking for a play. This is a performance, not a play.

58 Reviews | 9 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you love the novel, Laura Linney or theatre that stimulates you to think.

Don't see it if No reason not to see this... is well-written and superbly acted.....funny without being a comedy.

302 Reviews | 98 Followers
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want a masterclass in subtle acting from a national treasure who brings depth and warmth to whatever she does

Don't see it if You are expecting a full scale production with multitudes of actors

159 Reviews | 38 Followers
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience a brilliant performance given by Laura Linney in a well staged and beautifully directed one person show.

Don't see it if if you do not like one person shows or have difficulty coping with or have had an uncomfortable mother/daughter relationship in your life.

555 Reviews | 85 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Linney is beyond brilliant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a gem of an actress at the top of her game.She switches characters with ease,is totally believable.She shines

Don't see it if projections annoy you as much as they do me.This is theatre, not a movie.But put up with that and the cutesy seating.Linney is worth it all.

100 Reviews | 11 Followers
Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see the brilliant acting of laura linney playing mother and daughter in a difficult and painful relationship.

Don't see it if Youre looking for action and a fast moving play or if you read the book and didnt like it. Read more

Critic Reviews (28)

The New York Times
January 15th, 2020

CRITIC’S PICK. "Laura Linney Finds Her Perfect Match: Ideally cast as a plain-spoken woman made of quiet steel, she acts the way Elizabeth Strout writes in this compelling adaptation of the 2016 novel."
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Time Out New York
January 15th, 2020

"3/5 Stars. "'My Name Is Lucy Barton' is being produced in association with Penguin Random House Audio, which will release a recording of it early next month. That might be the show's ideal form...It feels neither like a novel nor quite like a fully realized play."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
January 16th, 2020

"'My Name Is Lucy Barton' Comes to the Stage As a Glum, Gray Dud"
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The Hollywood Reporter
January 15th, 2020

"Laura Linney plays a writer recalling an interruption to her long estrangement from her emotionally withholding mother in playwright Rona Munro's solo adaptation of the Elizabeth Strout novel."
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Entertainment Weekly
January 15th, 2020

Grade: A-. "Laura Linney makes memory mesmerizing in 'My Name is Lucy Barton'"
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January 15th, 2020

"Laura Linney reprises her starring role in the one-person play that premiered in London last year."
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The Wall Street Journal
January 16th, 2020

"Portrait of Perseverance: Laura Linney stars in a solo show about a woman who overcomes a mysterious illness, an abusive childhood and an emotionally absent mother."
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The Observer
January 16th, 2020

"Laura Linney Is a Marvel in Solo Play ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’"
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