Howard Beale, news anchorman, isn’t pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast he unravels live on screen. But when ratings soar, the network seizes on their newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV. "Network" depicts a media landscape where opinion trumps fact. Comic and hair-raising by turns, the iconic film by Paddy Chayefsky won four Academy Awards in 1976. Directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove.
See it if you love brilliant theater. Brian Cranston at his best with superb co-stars. Brought up to date and relevant to today.
Don't see it if you only like musicals.
See it if you don't remember the movie--it's prophetic! If you do remember the movie, you won't be disappointed. Really close to a perfect show!
Don't see it if You don't care for current events, journalism, or understanding what we are doing here....
See it if You want to see a real acting tour de force in a play so relevant it is scary. This is a really superb production.
Don't see it if You don't like serious and engaging theater and seeing an actor at the top of his form.
See it if you enjoy watc hing brilliance. Tatiana Maslany is marvelous but watching Brian Cranston is transfomative. Both are incredible.
Don't see it if you do not appreciate tough, topical drama that is as timely and thought provoking today as when first produced.
See it if you want to see a masterful actor explore every range a character can have and come out on top. This was a great show!!
Don't see it if you are looking for fluff
See it if Van Hove's innovative staging turns Belasco into a TV studio. Live action is also videoed so we got 2 aspects of the same scene. Great set.
Don't see it if Faithful adaptation of the film, but you don't need to have seen it. Cranston is the big star. Tony Goldwyn was also effective.
Also Attended the dress rehearsal
See it if you're a fan of Cranston and von Hove. Be prepared for a very busy evening, with action and dialogue (and dinner) covering the entire stage.
Don't see it if you don't want to be prodded into reacting and shouting and applauding. This is not a passive audience experience.
See it if You want to see a stellar performance by Bryan Cranston or you liked the movie.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy innovative staging that uses technology throughout or like audience participation.
See it if you want a fresh take on a movie turned Broadway show You are a fan of Bryan Cranston and Tony Goldwyn
Don't see it if You are offended by modern technology integrated into a play
See it if you want to be wowed (and sometimes disappointed) with technology! It's incredible, but does the story and/or acting get lost? I'm not sure
Don't see it if If you hate plays that are treated like blockbuster musicals. There's a lot of video and a little intimacy. It still probably worth it.
See it if you want to see a thought-provoking play with a stellar lead performance and innovative staging.
Don't see it if you want to see a more traditional production. The combination of live and recorded can be a bit much at times.
See it if You're in the mood for a sprawling, rapacious takedown of American corporate malfeasance.
Don't see it if You are not in the mood for a 40+ year-old satire that is still (very sadly) relevant today.
See it if you want to see a show pushing the boundaries of how you tell a story in a Broadway theater, and not hiding the messy edges.
Don't see it if you're looking for a more traditional theater experience.
See it if Cranston. He’s the reason to see this, and he gives a phenomenal performance. And his work alone moves this review from yellow to green.
Don't see it if If you need something more than Cranston. Everything around him is meh. This would have been better as s one-man show.
See it if You like Bryan Cranston. He is excellent. Set and staging is wonderful.
Don't see it if You are not liberal Democrat. Plays into anti-trump. If you don’t like audience participation. MC asks audience to yell and pumps them up.
See it if you like Bryan Cranston- he was very good. The staging was cool. Interesting to look at and easy to follow.
Don't see it if ... my husband says, “they are supposed to be bad actors, that’s the way it’s directed.” I say, “what??” But that would explain it...
See it if You want to watch Mr. Cranston at his best! Any chance to see him live is a reason to show up.
Don't see it if You expect to be really interested in this thinly adapted story. Also, the rest of the acting seems like amateur-your compared to Cranston.
See it if If you like Cranston. He is great in it. If you like modern theater, modern set.
Don't see it if If you want a traditional play. This plays teleprompters spins it out of control. If you dont like music playing while show is going on.
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