Slave Play (Broadway)
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Slave Play (Broadway)
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Slave Play (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(502 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
11%
Negative
3%
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Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

Jeremy O. Harris's provocative, history-making play returns to Broadway. 

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Member Reviews (502)

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507 Reviews | 1867 Followers
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Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if While I didn’t connect personally, I did enjoy this complex and deep piece. Not for everyone, but raw, ambitious and a thinker. Great sound.

Don't see it if Sexual play about slavery makes you uncomfortable.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
75
Funny, Quirky, Clever, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if seeing a high concept experimental piece expanded from a great small production to a mechanized Broadway show seems interesting.

Don't see it if you require clarity with your dramatics. Some of the ideas come across very well and some do not.

677 Reviews | 150 Followers
87
Hilarious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if want to see trendy play, see how one playwright depicts racial issues in unexpected way, learn what it means to want to be listened to

Don't see it if don't like depictions of sex & nudity, sex games that may involve domination or abuse, don't like humorous psychobabble, inner reflection

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
86
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if Visceral and incisive dominance on and in the"plantation".Difficult, desperate times call for power plays for inter-race couples getting on.

Don't see it if An accomplished enough work (and improved from its downtown mounting) to have to rely on gimmicky shock value to tell its tale.

474 Reviews | 714 Followers
73
Original, Overrated, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy think pieces. This will put your mind at work. It’s performed well & the new actress playing Kaneisha is an improvement from NYTW.

Don't see it if you are turned off by depictions of sex on stage, or sitting through an hour-plus therapy session doesn’t sound appealing to you.

488 Reviews | 103 Followers
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Disgusting

See it if You want to see a play that deals with couples counseling between interracial couples

Don't see it if You will be bothered with eight repulsive and unlikable characters Read more

464 Reviews | 70 Followers
69
Depressing, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you believe that the races can never get past the effects of slavery.Bottom line is that blacks&whites can't relate fully without racism.

Don't see it if are tired of gratuitous nudity.What really upset me was that I believe that we should work toward being color blind.Play says its impossible

410 Reviews | 61 Followers
80
Thought-provoking

See it if 4 Black/White couples explore how institution of slavery/racism negatively impacts their romantic relationships, esp. sex lives.

Don't see it if Less controversial than hyped. Plays with pros and cons of leftist ideas (feeling "seen," triggers/ microaggressions, making space, etc.). Read more

Critic Reviews (27)

The New York Times
October 6th, 2019
For a previous production

"CRITIC’S PICK "Four Times as Big and Just as Searing: Jeremy O. Harris’s Off Broadway hit about race and sex in America shakes things up on Broadway."
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Time Out New York
October 6th, 2019
For a previous production

"Brash, smart and gleefully confrontational, this is the kind of show that starts arguments. It keeps you off balance; even afterward, you may feel staggered."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 6th, 2019
For a previous production

"'Slave Play' Nearly Demands a Conversation. So We Had One."
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The Hollywood Reporter
October 6th, 2019
For a previous production

"A must-see hit downtown last winter, Jeremy O. Harris' audacious dissection of race, sexuality, power and the scars of historical trauma moves to Broadway."
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Entertainment Weekly
October 7th, 2019
For a previous production

Grade B+ "'Slave Play' offers provocation, no easy answers in Broadway debut"
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Variety
October 6th, 2019
For a previous production

"Jeremy O. Harris’ gleefully shocking comedy about race and sex transfers to Broadway."
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The Wall Street Journal
October 7th, 2019
For a previous production

"‘Whitesplaining’ in the Bedroom After a much lauded off-Broadway run, Jeremy O. Harris’s play about sex and race moves to the Great White Way"
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The Observer
October 7th, 2019
For a previous production

"This is a young person's play: overwritten, easily distracted, a bit glib, more concerned with effects than showing a complex journey to truth."
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