Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Six Degrees of Separation

From 435 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the show

John Guare's critically acclaimed drama returns to Broadway starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney, Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey, and Corey Hawkins ('Straight Outta Compton'). More…

Inspired by a true story, this play follows the trail of Paul, a mysterious young con man who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, claiming he’s the son of actor Sidney Poitier. After a shocking surprise, the couple tries to piece together the connections that brought him into their world.

1h 30m | Already closed | Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (435)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking
82
Avg Score

During previews
88
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like classic plays performed with a great cast.

Don't see it if You are looking for comedy free of relevance.

During previews
100
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You like thought provoking theater.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare.

During previews
95
Thought-provoking, Delightful, Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You want modern drawing-room comedy brought to life by an expert cast.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor and irony.

During previews
92
Great acting, Comedic, Riveting, Great writing, Clever

See it if Play is more comedic than the movie. Superb acting especially AJ-- Sharp, witty & funny dialogue. Love Trip Cullman's direction and staging

Don't see it if This is a top notch production--hard to find many flaws...

During previews
80
Absorbing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if outstanding performances by the leads, and a great supporting cast. very funny throughout, especially if you like jokes about the rich.

Don't see it if you need plays to wrap up neatly at the end, a high degree of ambiguity bothers you.

During previews
96
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You like smart writing with great performances.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play that makes you think and want to discuss it afterwards.

During previews
85
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy realistic plays with a twist. Also if you like to think about what you are seeing.

Don't see it if You want to escape from reality completely and not think about things prevalent in society.

During previews
97
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to question your view of the world through a cathartic and hilarious story.

Don't see it if Male nudity offends you.

During previews
96
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want a night of hilarity and deception. Brilliant cast. John Benjiman Hickey shines!

Don't see it if No reason not to.

During previews
98
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like to confront the realities of "first world" life. Really strong ensemble.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it


April 25th, 2017
“An earthbound revival of Guare’s marvelous ‘Six Degrees of Separation’…Mr. Hawkins transforms a fatally mixed-up character into something close to a tragic hero…Ms. Janney is a highly credible Ouisa…The deception of the Kittredges and their society pals always had its farcical elements. But they...
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April 26th, 2017
“Yes, John Guare’s 1990 hit feels dated…And yet, it swings both ways. Guare’s elegant and elegiac social dramedy actually seems startlingly prophetic…Janney is a perfect Ouisa Kittredge: martini-dry and quick with a quip, almost undone by maternal instinct. Hickey flits amusingly about as her art...
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April 25th, 2017
“At the edges, the play has been softened by time and by a production that gets a few things wrong. But at the core, especially in the character of Ouisa as now portrayed by the spectacular Allison Janney, it gets everything right...Cullman emphasizes the traditional theatrical elements as a way ...
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April 25th, 2017
“Cullman's razor-sharp staging serves as a welcome reminder of the fiercely intelligent, pungently funny voice of playwright John Guare at his vintage best…While two sensational performances occupy the play's molten center, the entire large ensemble that surrounds them is on fire. That heat is du...
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