Already closed | 2h 35m | Midtown W

The Heidi Chronicles

From 32 member  reviews
Members say: Dated, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing, Overrated

About the show

Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about a feminist art historian's search for political, professional and personal fulfillment. More…

Elisabeth Moss returns to Broadway as Heidi Holland - an art historian willing to do what it takes to take on the world. This comedy follows one woman's three-decade journey of trial and triumph as she grows from an insecure girl brimming with hope into an accomplished woman still searching for truth.

2h 35m | Already closed | Music Box Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (32)


Dated, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing, Overrated
Avg Score

Dated, Funny, Indulgent, Unconvincing

See it if you've never seen HC.. Its good intentions & jokes make it worthwhile. But it's also dated and frustrating. Women still face same issues.

Don't see it if you are bothered by the end solution (a baby!) to a single woman's problems. Weird combo of too much and too little.

Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

See it if if you don't have anything better to do.

Don't see it if you want to see something that is relevant to this day and age and plots that make you care about the theme of the show.

Dated, Disappointing, Mediocre

See it if You're a fan of Elizabeth Moss, are a feminist and enjoy stories of women trying to navigate through life.

Don't see it if If you are looking to see something that breaks the mold & offers anything more than your average chick flick. It's not bad, but not great

Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You are curious to see this play

Don't see it if You don't like being bored and seeing totally dated, annoying characters. The play itself just doesn't hold up.

Excruciating, Slow, Romantic, Overrated, Dated

See it if You're a big Wasserstein fan.

Don't see it if You're hoping for a much more significant, life-changing work.

Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Relevant, Insipid

See it if you like the actors (who gave good performances) or relate to an 80's idea of a liberated woman. Some around me were in tears, so clearly do

Don't see it if you would find a supposed heroine who struggles to speak up for herself and mopes over an asshole for years a bore.

Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Historical, but not dated

See it if you enjoy great writing & ensemble acting. Pinkham's performance was a standout. Themes are just as relevant today as when play was written.

Don't see it if you need a lot of action. This is a wordy, dialogue driven show, although well written with an important message.

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Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you want a great acting and you are a feminist

Don't see it if you want a musical

Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you are interested in theatre history. I can't say this show holds up nearly as well.

Don't see it if you saw If/Then and didn't like it.

Dated, Disappointing, Cliched, Intelligent, Overrated

See it if you'd like a slight but interesting visit to the 60's and 70s, in a thoughtful if unoriginal look at women's position in society.

Don't see it if you want either pure fluff, or a very up-to-date commentary on social issues

Clever, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you are a feminist (which everyone should be)

Don't see it if you think Wendy Wasserstein's work is dated (I mean, you're wrong, but I guess there are some people who think that)

Cliched, Dated, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if you like the idea of the story

Don't see it if for the acting. terrible

Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if you like themes of feminism & gay rights.

Don't see it if you're want a well-paced, updated show with original concepts of feminism. The plot & writing is out-dated for contemporary audiences.

Delightful, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if want an interesting story about a strong woman coming into her own! The acting was wonderful and it had a lot of great people in the show.

Don't see it if you are looking for a simple story or one that is "easy".

Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Interesting, Great writing

See it if you are a woman and like comedies that you can relate to.

Don't see it if musical theater is your passion and a clever comedy about a feminist's life goals isn't of any real interest to you.

Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Epic

See it if you love the play, or Wendy Wasserstein. Her epic, personal story about feminism holds up amazingly well twenty years later.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of politics onstage.

Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a Play with great writing and acting. You are interested in exploring how we evolve over time.

Don't see it if You like basic and simple shows.

Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You like your valentines to be on the bittersweet side, but are a fan of great writing, this revival delivers laughs and insight.

Don't see it if Some dated references throughout a show throw you off.

Blah, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you're a huge fan of Elizabeth Moss and just want to see her on stage ? you like slow moving, kooky amateurish shows

Don't see it if if you're expecting great acting

Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like female empowerment and thoughtful writing that keeps you thinking

Don't see it if you dont like plays that are a slow burn.

Clever, Intelligent, Absorbing, Riveting, Great acting

See it if you care about feminism

Don't see it if you want to see something light

Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like slow, pointless dramas.

Don't see it if You want to be entertained.

Intelligent, Dated, Well acted, Feminist, Slow

See it if You are a woman who is struggling with the tension between having a career and family.

Don't see it if You are a straight man, unless you bring your wife and her friends.

Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if Love great acting

Don't see it if you want something light

Intelligent, Great writing, Funny, Relevant, Clever

See it if You want to see a thought provoking show. Many of the issues, while a little dated, are incredibly relevant today and are conveyed in power.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in a more "dated" show, though the revival felt pretty refreshing.

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