Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Arthur Miller’s The Price

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Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

About the show

Roundabout Theatre Company revives Arthur Miller’s drama about the struggle to make peace with the past. Starring three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo, three-time Tony nominee Tony Shalhoub, and Danny DeVito. More…

When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents’ estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the wily furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice. Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder and Tony-nominated actor Terry Kinney directs.

2h 30m | Already closed | American Airlines Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (453)


Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing
Avg Score

Talky, Funny, Slow, Muddled, Interesting family dysfunction

See it if you like Miller's small focus on a family illuminating greater truths. Act I is fairly light, Act II ponderous. The furniture overwhelms.

Don't see it if you want clear answers to interesting questions. DeVito is funny, Ruffalo disappoints, others are fine. Not Miller's best, but worth seeing.

Banal, Enchanting, Edgy, Great writing

See it if you like Arthur Miller. Ruffalo was so so at best , DeVito good, Shaloub very good. It was not as good as when I saw it in the 80 s.

Don't see it if If you do not like Miller or a deep ,penetrating story like this.

Intense, Relevant, Absorbing, Intelligent, Funny

See it if Four very different well developed characters coping with serious issues. Great acting and plenty of humor. Loved the ending.

Don't see it if You don't want to think twice about each character's motivations. The stage and theater felt too large for this family drama.

Also Lots of symbolism

Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Resonant

See it if Schematic late Miller drama gets an earnest & at times plodding production by Kinney Good acting saves it despite DeVito's ham (& egg)

Don't see it if Pacing seems out of sync & Shalhoub's oily portrayal of Walter does harm to operatic 2nd act but Miller's moral ambiguity shines through

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if great acting by all four. Miller can do no wrong in my eyes.. first noticed similarly by Ruffalo to Marlon Brnado

Don't see it if I liked the set better in Roundabout's previous production at the Criterion site.

Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Indulgent

See it if you're an Arthur Miller fan, like great acting by Ruffalo, enjoy family issue plays, like quirky characters,

Don't see it if you expect top notch Miller, you don't like plays that go in irrelevant directions, have too many off stage plot twists, too much talking

Slow, Unengaging, Great acting, Inconsistent, Tedious

See it if you can enjoy a script despite unengaging direction. I think this is probably a pretty good play mired in a misguided production.

Don't see it if you can't handle a SUPER slow burn. You might check out of the play emotionally before anything engaging happens, and by then it's too late.

Great acting, Great staging, Slow

See it if you're a fan of Arthur Miller's or any of this show's fine actors, or if you're into family dramas.

Don't see it if heavy dialogue and little movement on stage bothers you. Unless you're truly captivated by the dialogue, it's easy to tune it out.

Absorbing, Resonant, Great acting, Dated, Relevant

See it if You enjoy classic Americana Arthur Miller dramas performed by some of our best stage actors.

Don't see it if A play about quashed dreams and quarrels about dividing a family's estate would hit too close to home.

Poor casting and direction, Banal, Flawed play, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you must see everything written my Miller; you don't care about substance or mannered acting; you are not easily disappointed.

Don't see it if The stage is too large for this small play. Acting and direction are flat, DeVito over hammed his character; nothing compelling; confusing.

Mark ruffalo is the only actor giving a real performance, Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you have never seen a production of "The Price" before. Another fiasco from the Roundabout.

Don't see it if you have seen a production of "The Price" before.

Also Danny DeVito does nothing but chew up the scenery. He does not have a ... Read more Read less

Hilarious, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You like dramas about family and sibling rivalries; estate sales; enjoy a great cast with a scene stealing performance by Danny DeVito

Don't see it if You do not like Arthur Miller plays and the underlying sadness and futility;expect a happy ending

Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You appreciate Miller

Don't see it if You want the acting to be as good as the writing

Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intense, Slow

See it if you want to see a straightforward production of a Miller play with a fine cast.

Don't see it if Miller is not your cup of tea.

Great writing, Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see an all star cast. Convincing cop Ruffalo never leaves the stage, DeVito charms as Jewish appraiser, Shalub and Hecht great.

Don't see it if You want a fast-paced upbeat show. Although there are funny moments, overall it is a painful play about family dysfunction.

Also One of Arthur Miller's great plays, it makes you question life decisio... Read more Read less

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

See it if you love Arthur Miller. This is one of his best. DeVito is terrific. Play makes you think, and reevaluate your relationships with your sibs.

Don't see it if you want sweetness and light. This play has some wonderful moments of humor, but at its core it's a story of lost dreams and family conflict

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if A dream cast knocks a brilliant play out of the park. Danny DeVito stole the show.

Don't see it if It's a bit slow in the beginning. The energy goes up by extremes when DeVito enters. DeVito's accent isn't quite right, though.

Also I loved this show. Everything about it was great. My few minor quibble... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of these actors, or of this play, and enjoy a well developed story showing different sides of family issues.

Don't see it if You are not interested in intelectual and emotional examination of families and their issues.

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like family dramas with sibling issues, Arthur Miller plays, a marvelous Danny DeVito whose humor helps offset the sad family situation

Don't see it if you want more action and less talk, fluff and happy endings, don't like Miller's work

Also although second act was much slower I was still absorbed

Dated, Great acting, Overrated

See it if You want super acting, a funny Danny DeVito, an Arthur Miller play.

Don't see it if You want an interesting plot that makes sense. Miller wrote some excellent plays; this is not one of them. Act one all Danny and funny.

Also Act two all Mark R and Tony S. Two acts almost like two different play... Read more Read less

Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You enjoy excellent acting by a cast of greats and masterful writing, Miller is one off my all time favs; plenty of light moments in act 1

Don't see it if You are looking for lighthearted play, moves a little slowly in the second act

Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you want to see a depiction of Miller's masterful story-telling. The Price is rarely performed and these actors do it justice.

Don't see it if you are in the mood for something frivolous and don't want to focus on complicated family issues.

Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if See good actors in a good play.

Don't see it if The subject may hit home a bit too close for some.

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You haven't seen The Price before. It is an interesting addition to Arthur Millar's tales of family dysfunction. Danny DeVito shines!

Don't see it if You don't like dialogue driven shows.

Also The acting was top notch with the exception of Mark Ruffalo who tended... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Too long

See it if You like intense family drama. Great acting but esp. Danny DeVito; he really lights up the stage. 1st act surprisingly comedic.

Don't see it if I liked it a lot, but felt the 2nd act was a bit too talky & long, esp. compared to the 1st act; the comedic elements dry up.

March 16th, 2017
"Sympathetically directed and ardently acted, there’s much to enjoy in this Roundabout Theater Company revival...Yet it shows 'The Price' as a smaller, more stolid work than it wants to be — still just a little out of style...Mr. Kinney’s quieter, more faithful style emphasizes the fine roles for...
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March 16th, 2017
"It requires a level of focus that Roundabout Theatre Company’s production, directed by Terry Kinney, only sometimes delivers...The play winds up in the pocket of Danny DeVito, making his Broadway debut as a charming old ganef of a furniture dealer...After dominating the first act, DeVito mostly ...
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March 16th, 2017
"Gripping if slightly muddy revival...'The Price' doesn’t so much advance as turn like a screw, deeper and deeper into the soft wood of memory...The actors, though already powerful and moving, sometimes look as if they need more time to figure out where they are...You’d think that a play so wordy...
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March 16th, 2017
"Kinney doesn’t so much direct here as organize traffic, and most of the show takes place in a bottleneck: one watches listlessly because the script doesn’t seem to matter much to the actors, or, when it does, they’re using it to their own aims, as in the case of DeVito. Ruffalo is dead on his fe...
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