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Oslo (Broadway)

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Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

About the show

J.T. Rogers' drama chronicles the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. Winner of two 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Play. More…

It’s 1993 and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat are standing together in the White House Rose Garden, signing the first-ever peace agreement between Israel and the PLO. How were the negotiations kept secret? And who are these mysterious negotiators? Featuring dozens of characters and set in locations across the globe, 'Oslo' is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together—and fighting each other—as they seek to change the world. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, and starring Tony winners Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle.


Member Reviews (818)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant
86
Avg Score

For a previous production
94
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you like literate, interesting plays

Don't see it if you only enjoy fluff or light material

For a previous production
85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to learn history and see a great story at the same time.

Don't see it if You want to see something light and easy.

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you don't mind thinking a little while you're being entertained

Don't see it if learning a little about episodes in modern history bores you

For a previous production
95
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if a l;ook at how the peace accords were accomplished. Done with terrific acting

Don't see it if you have a biased feeling toward one side or the other or you care not a wit about history

For a previous production
88
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Great writing, Intense

See it if You are interested in historical events, brokering peace with Israel and the Palestinians.

Don't see it if You can't tolerate a three hour show with extensive dialog.

For a previous production
100
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if Great ensemble, beautifully written and directed. A window on a historic event.

Don't see it if you don't like plays about history.

For a previous production
90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like great theatre

Don't see it if you only like musicals

For a previous production
97
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever

See it if Amazing acting. Thoughtful engaging literate language with spurts of humor. The three hours passed very quickly. Kept me completely absor.

Don't see it if You don't like long dramatic plays.

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Intense, Intelligent

See it if Someone who appreciates good writing. Jefferson Mays was revelation.

Don't see it if You can't leave your phone off for the duration.

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You love great acting and a cerebral experience that is entertaining as well.

Don't see it if If you don't like long plays.

For a previous production
70
Thought-provoking, Slow, Original, Intelligent

See it if VERY INFORMATIVE AND WELL ACTED BUT SLOW

Don't see it if IF YOU DONT HAVE PATIENCE TO PLOW THROUGH THE TIMING AND WORDINESS

For a previous production
90
Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like political drama, historical drama

Don't see it if you don't like political drama

For a previous production
97
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Loved this show. Kept my attention the entire time. The out come gave us discussion for days

Don't see it if You don't have any interest in the history of this era

For a previous production
78
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if Are interested in politics, the Middle East

Don't see it if You are looking for action

For a previous production
93
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Intense

See it if You like good acting and writing.

Don't see it if You like simplistic juke box musicals.

For a previous production
85
Intelligent, Riveting, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if The show was intelligent and absorbing providing me with information about world events which I did not know.

Don't see it if You have no interest in finding out the behind the scenes of how the Oslo Accords came to be.

For a previous production
100
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if Absorbing look at a critical juncture in history, beautifully written and acted.

Don't see it if Are looking for a light evening of entertainment.

For a previous production
100
Intelligent, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Intense

See it if Great acting that is able to bring a complex story in a coherent way

Don't see it if You are not interested in political events


April 13th, 2017
"This rich drama of quixotic politics fills to the bursting point its capacious new home...'Oslo' has now become the colossus it was always meant to be, while giving an even sharper focus to the urgent behind-the-scenes intimacy at its fast-beating heart...A marvel of both expository efficiency a...
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April 13th, 2017
"A testament to the potential value of diplomacy, cooperation, mutual recognition of opponents’ humanity and—contra the now-trending WikiLeaks ethos—backroom secrecy...Distinguished ensemble cast...Nearly three hours long, the play demands attentiveness and works hard to achieve it. In its bitter...
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April 13th, 2017
"'Oslo' turns the negotiations that led to the Israeli-Palestinian peace accord of 1993 into gripping human drama. To the extent that it does so by making diplomacy not just interesting but moving, it’s a wonder of savvy stagecraft and wily performance. It’s also, quite possibly, a lie...A large ...
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April 13th, 2017
"Bracing and absorbing...The production seems in constant, almost frantic, motion...Bits of dialogue teeter into speechifying here and there, but you’ll barely notice; the balance of passion, discipline, and suspense is organically, thrillingly theatrical...High stakes and hard choices tend to pr...
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