Pictures From Home (Broadway)
Ends Apr 30 1h 45m
Pictures From Home (Broadway)

Pictures From Home (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(411 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

About the Show

A star-studded new play adapted from the photo memoir by famous American photographer Larry Sultan.

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Member Reviews (411)

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928 Reviews | 933 Followers
Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you must see the actors. Performances are good.

Don't see it if white male self indulgence + self pity at its best. Embarrassing at times. Unnecessarily long. Boring.

903 Reviews | 1029 Followers
Way too long, Indulgent, Unlikable lead, Painfully slow, Boring

See it if If you are a super fan of one of the actors and want to see them in a boring play. It’s well acted but was a chore to get through it.

Don't see it if You dislike slow or meandering plays. I thought so many times “who cares?” “What’s the point of this?”. I wish I left in the middle of it.

992 Reviews | 347 Followers
Disappointing, Long, Slow, Cliched, Banal

See it if you enjoy Nathan L being irascible. Zoe W is strong, too, altho underused. Occasional good lines.

Don't see it if you want profundity. Banal revelations. Danny B's character annoys; he leaves his own children. Miscasting. NL is 67 playing dad to DB 58. Read more

913 Reviews | 265 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Masterful, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to enjoy a wonderfully written, directed, acted and staged play that touches on careers and family relationships with grace & humor

Don't see it if you do not appreciate the value of family relationships and memories or cannot sit for nearly two hours.

735 Reviews | 160 Followers
Frustrating, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Enchanting

See it if You like to laugh, enjoy family stories, fans of Lane, Burstein & Wanamaker, appreciate good performances, like true stories

Don't see it if You have parental issues especially regarding your career, frustrated by stubborn characters, not fond of laugh out loud comedies

747 Reviews | 113 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like an intelligent and well acted play about family, not a crazy family but a normal one. See 3 great actors in action.

Don't see it if you don't like stories about families or don't like Nathan Lane. He really stands out in this performance. Read more

664 Reviews | 293 Followers
By creating a photo journal featuring them, Photographer tries 2 unlock mystery of his parents, If you want 2 see something new or arresting, Don't see this show

See it if poignant at times, N Lane gets laughs as irascible father; D Burstein as son draws you in by speaking directly 2 audience

Don't see it if paint by numbers script; groan-worthy humor; inner "revelations" underwhelming; why need play if chrctrs don’t transcend their photos?

557 Reviews | 139 Followers
No one ever claimed family dynamics to be easy

See it if U would like a peek into a family who love each other but have their issues. Moving, touching and funny wrapped into a family's lifetime.

Don't see it if No reason not to see this play. It involves so many aspects of family relations from bad to good, happy to sad, touching and funny. The Read more

Critic Reviews (28)

The New York Times
February 9th, 2023

“At just 1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission, a play should not feel padded, but it does. Still, it is hardly without its pleasures: It’s funnier than expected, and Sher’s poetic naturalism as he creates stage pictures is always moving to watch. “
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Time Out New York
February 9th, 2023

“White’s ‘Pictures From Home’ sometimes feels like an illustrated lecture about itself, and of images that are meant to say enough on their own.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 9th, 2023

“ ‘Pictures From Home,’ the play, ends up being a very good argument for ‘Pictures From Home,’ the memoir, but not much of one for itself.”
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New Yorker
February 9th, 2023

“Sultan’s portraiture was a combination of candid and staged, exquisitely composed in a way that Sher’s production is not...Everything onstage looks cold by contrast.”
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Entertainment Weekly
February 10th, 2023

“It's only in the last ten minutes that the show seems to tap into Sultan's work on a deeper level...In those final moments — tender, mournful, gently profound — ‘Pictures’ finds its way home.”
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February 10th, 2023

“Nice acting and sensitive direction characterize “Pictures From Home,”...But, dramatically speaking, it’s a bore.”
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The Wall Street Journal
February 9th, 2023

“...’Pictures From Home’ remains two-dimensional. It’s more a comic gloss on the family’s sometimes fractious but loving relationships than the more searching examination of the images we project, in photos and in life, in contrast to the murkiness of our interior lives, that the play seems to be striving toward.”
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The Observer
February 9th, 2023

“Sharr White's Broadway adaptation of Larry Sultan's photo memoir is part sitcom — with laugh lines for Nathan Lane — and part family weepie. There's no intimacy amidst the broad strokes and bathos.”
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