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 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 see Ivo do his Ivo thing
Don't see it if you want coherent pieces that speak to modern themes, where the staging gimmicks are in support of the piece rather than distracting from it
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.
See it if You love bold staging and multimedia presentations. To catch Bryan Cranston in a very good performance.
Don't see it if For me it didn’t live up to the movie or to van Hove’s other work. Much time is spent watching screens, some performances were lacking.
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 You're a fan of Bryan Cranston, who is by a mile the best thing about this. It also had some interesting staging that was new to me.
Don't see it if You like more straightforward plays that really put the characters on display. This show seems to care more about staging than character.
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.)
See it if like shows with masterful acting - Cranston is amazing - great sets, thought-provoking story that has unnerving resonance for today's times
Don't see it if you prefer light bubbly entertainment.
See it if You want to see both Ivo Van Hove, Tony Goodwin and the great Bryan Cranston at the absolute top of their game.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows that you have to pay attention and follow, as the staging is dizzying and a bit confusing at times.
See it if You appreciate terrific acting and very creative stage craft with an eerily prescient script by Paddy Chayefsky
Don't see it if You don’t want to think too much about the state of today’s news media or are a Trump supporter.
See it if You want to see Bryan Cranston at his best!
Don't see it if You like to be able to see what's going on on the stage. Much action done in the wings and shown on a screen.
See it if you love great writing and acting and you want to see some innovative staging
Don't see it if you want to see a compromised ending or too much of the movie on the stage (omitting some really good parts)
See it if You like Bryan Cranston. He gives a spectacular performance, especially in the "I'm mad as hell" scene.
Don't see it if You don't think Bryan Cranston alone is worth the price of admission.
See it if you are a Bryan Cranston fan; he delivers.
Don't see it if you prefer substance to flash or really liked the movie which is a brilliant and thrilling work of art.
See it if if you want to see Bryan Cranston give an all-out scenery-chewing performance which the role demands
Don't see it if If you thought the movie was brilliant (which it was) and you loved the performances from Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Duvall.
See it if You love Bryan Cranston and want exciting theatre.
Don't see it if You love the movie—you’ll be disappointed in a lot of things
Also Cranston overdoes it a bit and Maslany is totally miscast.
See it if You like Cranston who has great scenes, both heartbreaking and satirical. The staging, which includes video, is exceptional and innovative.
Don't see it if You like concise, subtle commentary. The many monologues weigh down the dazzling staging. The scenes with Shumaker’s wife seem unnecessary.
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