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 Amazing ensemble cast with strong performances by all. While folks raving about Denzel who is wonderful, don't miss Morse in this role.
Don't see it if Can't sit through a long show or do not like intense heavy drama. But hey, it's O'Neill. Great acting not to be missed.
See it if can't resist the amazing cast - esp Denzel & David Morse - can handle an almost 4 hr play - enjoy NYC stories from the early 20th Century
Don't see it if you prefer to avoid dated, misogynistic stories - can't handle long plays (almost 4 hours)
See it if you have never seen the play or want to see Denzel Washington and other incredible acting performances.
Don't see it if you can't sit through a long play. I think the best part is the last 2 acts.
See it if you want to see Denzel
Don't see it if you want an extremely long drawn out production. More was put into the outside facade of the theater than was actually put on the stage
See it if You are a enormous fan of Denzel Washington. His performance is phonemical, but not worth sitting through 4 very long hours of depression
Don't see it if This play should have never been remade. Depressing, no real likeable characters, way too long, and dated
See it if The show opens with 11 drunk guys and a bartender. They drink and talk drunk talk. Denzel appears at the end of the first act.
Don't see it if The first act lasted more than one hour. It should be edited to 20 minutes. Too long and boring! I left after the first act!
See it if You want to experience a great classic of American theatre with excellent performances.
Don't see it if You want light entertainment or are uncomfortable watching a stage full of down and out people trying to drown their hopeless lives in drink
See it if The acting was stupendous once you get into the story you just have to know what’s going to happen next
Don't see it if You don’t like long shows. It was 4 hours long act 1 felt a little slow but after that it does pick up real quick
See it if you want to see unexpected breakout performances by Austin Butler and David Morse. Far and away the best part of the show. Standouts!
Don't see it if don't have anything better to do with four and a half hours. Could (should) eliminate more than half the characters and storylines.
See it if you have 4 hours to worship O’Neill’s wordiness. Act 1 (of 4) is deliberately dreary as they - and we - are “Waiting for Denzel”
Don't see it if you crave action and need mic’d actors. While I loved natural voices, seat-mates struggled with their hearing and bladders.
See it if You like Denzel Washington + want to see his - and the rest of the casts' great performance in a masterpiece of American theater
Don't see it if You don't like Eugene O'Neill, or long intensely verbal, serious plays.
See it if You don't want to miss a revival that remains true to it's origins with a modern perspective, incredible ensemble acting as well as Denzel.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy O'Neill's style of prodding the dark side of human nature.
See it if You love the cast members, who all act masterfully, or specifically appreciate slow paced “classics”.
Don't see it if You don’t want to spend 4 hours on an irrelevant, shouldn’t-have-been-revived period piece whose star-power can’t overcome its datedness.
See it if You enjoy strong dialogue, are a Denzel Washington fan, like male driven dramas.
Don't see it if You are looking for something light and fluffy, want to see strong female leads, not a fan of Eugene Oneill's work
See it if You wanna see Denzel do his thing and be amazing. You like plays that have an almost film noir quality.
Don't see it if You have a short attention span. You don’t like listening to kinda awkward turns of phrase.
See it if Denzel is faboulous! Left me thinking about it long after I was at the theatre. Chilling, a true classic
Don't see it if Be careful if you sit in the mezzanine. Denzel was the only one I could hear clearly. Actors are not miked.
See it if you like a play with dialogue (at least three long Hickey monologues), you can relate to "pipe dreams," or you're a fan of E. O'Neill.
Don't see it if you can't sit through a three-hour, three act play; or the actor who plays Hickey isn't captivating (like Denzel - yes, high bar).
See it if you're a fan of Denzel and like dated tales.
Don't see it if you don't like to sit for long periods of time. This show is SO LONG