The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Broadway)
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The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Broadway)

The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(301 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan star in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's last play.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (301)

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752 Reviews | 145 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great Acting and Great Show. Go see this.

Don't see it if No reason not too.

267 Reviews | 62 Followers
Intelligent, Must see, Masterful, Remarkable everything

See it if You are serious about theater. This is a rare thing- brilliant writing, amazing performances,will be one of the best plays you will ever see

Don't see it if You only want lightweight fluff

102 Reviews | 35 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You want to see an amazing cast of actors surfing a wonderful, thought provoking text.

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment. Read more

74 Reviews | 18 Followers
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You love perfectly written and acted plays. Talent of actors playing secondary characters can't be overstated. Superb, exquisite play.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span.

54 Reviews | 21 Followers
Exquisite, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see a brilliant play with amazing actors

Don't see it if You are looking for a light story. There are some funny moments throughout the play. but it is a heavy play. Read more

730 Reviews | 415 Followers
Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see, Absorbing

See it if This brilliant play with universal themes was exciting & thought-provoking. The updated changes worked quite well for Broadway production.

Don't see it if I have no negative comments.

90 Reviews | 14 Followers
Relevant, Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if You like revivals thats still feel relevant, profound themes, plays that have something to say, amazing acting from all

Don't see it if You dont like long plays, plays that discuss serious issues. Dont like too many monologues, plays that use slurs

53 Reviews | 9 Followers
Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want to see some amazing actors, the writing and content completely holds up to today, it resonates so much and deserves the Tony!

Don't see it if Don’t want a character driven drama play, it touches on life’s hard subjects

Critic Reviews (13)

The New York Times
May 5th, 2023

“As a piece of theatrical and cultural history it is fascinating. And despite some sluggish moments, it does not feel overlong at two hours and 40 minutes.”
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New York Theatre Guide
May 5th, 2023

"Mavis bemoans that there aren’t more plays about ordinary people with ordinary problems. Despite Sidney’s more optimistic friends trudging up his dormant delusions of grandeur, 'The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window' is essentially that kind of play (though without the straight-edged naturalism the apartment dwellers deride)."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 27th, 2023

“The play is harsh, but as it pares its hero down, it reveals something hopeful. ”
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The Wall Street Journal
April 28th, 2023

“The sign of the title is one of support for O’ is an astute symbol with layered meanings, attesting to Sidney’s idealism as well as his naivete, but more broadly the universal human need to establish a secure place in the world, to stand for something, to be someone.”
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May 5th, 2023

“Crackling with ideological argument and loaded with withering observations about American progressivism, ‘Sidney Brustein’ is thrilling and unwieldy in a way that too few plays are given sufficient berth to be on Broadway.”
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May 5th, 2023

“What struck me most of all in this second go-round with ’Sidney Brustein’ is Hansberry’s self-conscious commentary on art and artists, as if interrogating her own purpose before leaving it behind.”
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Talkin' Broadway
May 5th, 2023

"While Sidney dominates the play by being the loudest and most self-important voice in the room, it is the women's story that could have easily turned the play inside-out."
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Broadway News
May 6th, 2023

“Though few people have made more of such a short life, one can’t help but walk away from this production feeling like Hansberry is somewhere watching from the wings, begging us to put down the platitudes every once in a while and treasure however long is left.”
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