After making its premiere in at the National Theatre in London, the adaptation of the Oscar-winning film comes to Broadway, starring Tony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston. More…
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 care only about great acting; if you can stand mediocre script/dialogue for 2 straight hours; if you really like straight plays
Don't see it if You're expecting a modern classic; if boring subplots about unlikable characters having affairs is annoying; if breakdowns are upsetting
See it if you mis-understood the movie Network, and want to see a show that talks down to you.
Don't see it if you understood the movie Network, and don't want to see it distorted by staging that thinks it's more important than coherent.
See it if you like Bryan Cranston (even though he went a bit off the actor's deep end) and are curious about the director's work.
Don't see it if you have no tolerance for disparate (often times bizarre) choices (acting, design, directing) - no cohesiveness. I was utterly disappointed
See it if If you’re a Bryan Cranston fan and liked the original movie.
Don't see it if If you don’t like grand standing by a leading actor with an odd, ambitious staging. And the pacing was off.
See it if You'd watch Bryan Cranston do anything.
Don't see it if You're going because of the hype. It's one of the worst shows I've seen in years. Stuck in center orchestra seats with no intermission!!!
See it if If you feel like chanting when prompted, “I’m mad as hell and not going to take it any longer.” If watching Bryan Cranston is treat enough.
Don't see it if You expect a farce.It’s reality. Not fun. Not funny. Tony Goldwyn looks pained.Other actors shout. Two hours. No intermission.
See it if You are looking for a star sighting of Brian Cranston, whose acting is also absolutely excellent.
Don't see it if You want a coherent play instead of just a star sighting. Incoherent script, bad acting by all but Cranston (who is absolutely excellent.)