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.
See it if You liked the movie, Allison Janney, or Corey Hawkins- great acting; so funny. Jon Hickey was gracious. Stayed true to movie. Set is gorge!
Don't see it if You're opposed to gay or racial subtext, full male nudity, no intermission, or disliked the film. No reason not to see; all roles were good.
See it if you are a fan of Allison Janney, talky plays or high-minded theater.
Don't see it if you are looking for anything remotely relatable to today's world. The play is very of its time. Also, don't see if male nudity offends you.
See it if stylized revival with a talented cast anchored by Allison Janney commenary on race, fame, social mobility, wealth etc still relevant today
Don't see it if intentional over the top direction may not be a favorite for Cromer naturalism; no intermission so plan bathroom breaks accordingly
See it if you like great acting of a terrific script. It still works all these years later and the cast is great. Janney is perfect as are the others.
Don't see it if you are offended by nudity onstage. There is a fairly lengthy, but quite funny, scene of male nudity. Otherwise, see it. It is nicely done.
See it if you're a fan of the actors or enjoy less-naturalistic plays that reach for profundity
Don't see it if you want works that are grounded, with characters whose motivations and being are fully-realized and make sense
See it if you appreciate great ensemble acting with named stars who truly rise to the occasion. Even though it's dated, it is thought-provoking.
Don't see it if you object to overdrawn characterization of young adults & you aren't able to suspend belief. Hard to accept anyone would fall for the con.
See it if want an excellent cast (Janney and Hawkins shine) in a well written, intelligent and entertaining show. It is quick and well paced.
Don't see it if other than wanting a better ending, see it.
See it if you enjoy thought provoking dark dramedy performed by great actors.
Don't see it if you don't like plays with a lot of dialogue or if you're easily offended by nudity, profanity or homosexuality.
See it if You want to see wonderful acting from the entire ensemble cast and an especially electric performance from Corey Hawkins.
Don't see it if You want to see a play that's less jumpy in tone - it is very well written but uneven and a bit confusing.
See it if you want to see a great cast. Allison Janney shines. The direction is spot on.
Don't see it if you are put off by language or nudity. The dialogue dates itself a lot, but overall the play somehow still holds up to the current times.
See it if You want to catch Allison Janney and Corey Hawkins deliver brilliant performances in a slyly funny, clever, fascinating play.
Don't see it if You'll be bothered by a bumpy middle third. The "kids" are universally uniquely bad in a way that I think must be the director's fault.
See it if you want to be captivated by an interesting story that explores various aspects of the human condition and our motivations; piques curiosity
Don't see it if you're put off by gratuitous nudity - it is excessive full frontal male nudity that distracts from the story
See it if you want to see a star in the making in Corey Hawkins and two established stars at the top of their game.
Don't see it if you can't handle full frontal male nudity or you need a happy ending tied up in a bow.
See it if you missed the original production, or if you enjoy plays with stylized dialogue & plenty of asides to the audience.
Don't see it if you're bothered by the unnatural approach to dialogue mentioned above. It seemed very dated, pretentious & hokey to me.
See it if you enjoy nuanced, quality acting. Janney & Hawkins steal the show. The premise is relevant & interesting. They play is both funny & serious
Don't see it if you want a clear answer or conclusion. Also avoid if you're not interested in the complexity of race in the US.
See it if Haven't seen this much Full Frontal Male Nudity since TAKE ME OUT. Seemed a bit gratuitous as did most of the direction. Great cast tho.
Don't see it if Closes Sun. so unless U're willing to see this year's John Guare revival NOW U can always wait for next year's pick? Mostly for Art-lovers.
See it if You're a fan of Allison Janney; she shines here. Or if you like social commentary.
Don't see it if You need up to the minute content. In the age of Google, almost nothing in this plot would work. You have to treat it as a period piece.
See it if you want to see Great Theatre with a Supreme cast of leads. You will regret years from now not seeing Allison Janney's performance at least
Don't see it if No. GO SEE IT before it closes Sunday. It will stimulate you.
See it if You want a dramatic comedy that makes you question the need to belong in our societ. Allison Janney shines as always!
Don't see it if You want a fully modern play- it is an 80s time capsule. It also doesn't feature a fully linear plot line.