Tony and two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s classic portrait of hope and disillusionment. More…
At Harry Hope’s saloon, the biannual visit of charismatic traveling salesman Hickey (Washington) is cause for celebration. But when a newly sober Hickey arrives, his renewed outlook on life threatens to upend the lives of his old friends, leading to a series of devastatingly comic and heartbreaking events. This epic 18-character drama is directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe ('Shuffle Along,' 'Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk,''Angels in America.')
See it if it's a masterclass of acting by many of today's great actors.
Don't see it if You can't afford a good seat...it was hard to hear to the side. The show is long and has 2 interm AND a pause which wasn't clarified.
See it if The theme of change...our desire to do it and our inability to make it happen has meaning for you.
Don't see it if You don't like plays that run over 3hours; find it boring to tune into dialogue and no music. You need your plays to be uplifting!
See it if You like O'Neill, excellent ensemble acting plus Denzel, can sit still for four hours, you enjoy plays about ideas, pain, meaning and life.
Don't see it if You have a short attention span, you don't like dark, painful material, racial epithets or women being abused on stage.
See it if you want to see a classic play brought to life on the Broadway stage with complete perfection
Don't see it if you can't sit for a long time (apx 4 hours w 3 intermissions) and you aren't interested in thought provoking plays, but being "entertained"
See it if The idea was interesting if you could hear or understand the dialogue.
Don't see it if You haven't read the play in advance. The sound on the right side of the stage is defective. Everyone was talking about the poor acoustics.
See it if You love great ensemble acting in which every performer creates a thoroughly unique character, and you relish great American plays.
Don't see it if You can’t commit to a 4 hour drama, and/or would rather see a Disney musical than a literary classic.
See it if You want to see a great performance by Denzel Washington, and good performances by the rest of the cast. You like thought-provoking plays
Don't see it if You are looking for an uplifting play. You are not ready for a play that deals with people's illusions.
See it if you want to see a Hollywood star give a great performance on stage; ...you like Eugene O'Neill; ...you like classic American drama
Don't see it if you don't enjoy serious drama or very long plays
See it if you want to see Denzel’s interpretation of Hickey, which is more relatable/less frenetic than past stagings. Brilliant ensemble piece.
Don't see it if you don’t find a 4 hour tragedy about despair and self delusion to be something you want to experience.
See it if If you are a college student or someone familiar with the plays of Eugene O'Neill and want to see good acting of a period piece.
Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with the plays of O'Neill, don't have an interest in theater and don't enjoy drama
See it if You appreciate the talent and range of Denzel Washington and want to see a classic play by a legendary playwright.
Don't see it if You have anything close to a distracted attention span. The play is painstakingly slow and long and, at times, borderline boring.