The Height of the Storm
Midtown W
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The Height of the Storm NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(333 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
9%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

About the Show

Two-time Olivier and Tony winner Jonathan Pryce joins three-time Olivier Award winner Eileen Atkins to bring this acclaimed West End drama by Florian Zeller ("The Father") to Broadway.

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Member Reviews (333)

78
Confusing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Great writing and acting. Non-linear slowly revealing, mirroring the confusion of mental decline.

Don't see it if can be confusing and requires a lot of attention. The payoff is worth it. Read more

72
Confusing, Nice set, Great acting, Slow

See it if You want to see great performances and are interested in a story about dementia and loss. Set was really nice.

Don't see it if You are easily confused or do not want to actively pay attention. Slower paced play.

Critic Reviews (29)

September 24th, 2019

"In ‘The Height of the Storm,’ Two Stars and an Enigma: Florian Zeller’s tiresome new play features Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins as a long-married couple, one of whom may be dead."
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September 24th, 2019

4/5 stars "Translated from the original French by Christopher Hampton and staged with commendable directness by Jonathan Kent, 'The Height of the Storm' might seem merely a clever exercise were it not for its highly distinguished stars."
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September 24th, 2019

"Slight Drama and a Great Performance in 'The Height of the Storm.'"
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September 24th, 2019

"Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins star in Florian Zeller's meditation on marriage, memory, grief and the unraveling mind, adapted into English by Christopher Hampton."
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September 24th, 2019

"Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins play an elderly husband and wife, one of whom might be dead."
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September 26th, 2019

"Weathering It as Best They Can: Veteran actors Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce are in fine form, despite being given lackluster material, in Florian Zeller’s play."
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September 26th, 2019

"Broadway’s ‘The Height of the Storm’ Is Enigmatic Gibberish"
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September 24th, 2019

"‘The Height Of The Storm’ Broadway Review: Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins, Haunted And Haunting"
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September 24th, 2019

2.5/4 Stars "Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins lift thin family drama"
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September 24th, 2019

"Choose Your Own Adventure With Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins in The Height of the Storm: The two British stage legends return to Broadway in a new play by Florian Zeller at Manhattan Theatre Club."
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September 24th, 2019

"A ghost story, one in which the ghosts are either real or merely constructs emanating from one or more of the characters' minds. Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce so richly portray a long-married couple intertwined with each other's lives, that the thread connecting them is able to surmount any such petty consideration."
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September 24th, 2019

4/5 Stars "'Provocative Play Offers Master Class in Acting': Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins star in Florian Zeller's newest Paris-to-London-to-New York offering"
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September 24th, 2019

3/5 Stars: "'Cloudy Skies Ahead': Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins are entrancing as husband and wife in Florian Zeller's going-gently-into-that-good-night drama"
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September 24th, 2019

"A tasteful and dull play, rarely funny or wise, a ghost story with no real thrills or chills, where Pryce's character's literary stature must be taken on faith."
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September 24th, 2019

"Although we are on well-worn territory with this play, the two fine leads bring it to life."
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September 24th, 2019

"Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins are perfectly in tune with each another in this excellent London transfer."
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September 24th, 2019

"Tracking a moving center in ‘The Height of the Storm’"
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October 14th, 2019

"Two-time Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce and three-time Olivier Award winner Eileen Atkins give the kind of performances that legends are made of. As André, Pryce is like a lion in winter: confused, detached, incoherent at times, yet raging due to his loss of power."
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September 25th, 2019

"A disorienting escape room of a play…but Zeller demands such hard, constant work from the audience in order to piece the puzzle together that 'The Height of the Storm' becomes a play inside a conceit rather than a conceit inside a play."
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September 27th, 2019

"Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce manage to turn Florian Zeller's overly clever script into a truly unmissable point counterpoint duet."
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September 25th, 2019

"Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce are Madeleine and Andre, married fifty years and facing the ultimate divorce. Lots of clever misdirection keeps audience tuned in as we figure out who is actually loved and lost."
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September 27th, 2019

"Written by the incomparable Florian Zeller...this mindful meditation on the crumbling connections within a family pulled at me...With these two dynamic actors at the helm, the connection and bond are visceral and undeniable. They breath life and compassion into every moment and every plane of emotional connection."
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September 29th, 2019

"Florian Zeller's complex 'The Height of the Storm' is a must see this Broadway season. Enjoy the opportunity to witness Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins - two of the greatest actors of their generation - rip open the soul of Florian Zeller's script. Allow that text to overwhelm you and befuddle you. Be confused. See live and death from a new perspective."
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September 27th, 2019

"Both British actors of great renown... offer memorable moments of emotional power and clarity...But their performances were not enough compensation for sitting through Zeller's trickster writing, which feels progressively less like a sensibility and more like a shtick."
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September 25th, 2019

"Meanwhile, Atkins, the least 'grande' of England's 'grande dames,' is in perfect counterpoint; she's a down-to-earth, self-sufficient and mostly calm presence (although perfectly capable of the uttering the f-word when it suits her) who clearly is the glue that holds her sometimes fractured family together."
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October 3rd, 2019

"A superficially intriguing drama whose principal contribution is the priceless acting of Pryce and Atkins…Zeller…so manipulates the obvious that it becomes elusive and keeps his audience involved more by theatrical legerdemain than by anything much deeper…The height of acting."
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October 10th, 2018

"Stage veterans Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins play a long-married couple facing their final curtain in the latest English-language export from French literary star Florian Zeller."
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October 10th, 2018

"French playwright Florian Zeller returns, with another compelling puzzle box of a play - the only thing definite about it being the trademark definite article in the title."
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October 10th, 2018

★★★★ "Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins shine in this elliptical drama from Florian Zeller."
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