The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Broadway)
Ends Jul 02 2h 45m
The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Broadway)

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

(182 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Ambitious

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

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Member Reviews (182)

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554 Reviews | 293 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.

74 Reviews | 10 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

64 Reviews | 8 Followers
Beautifully written, Great cast, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a fantastic cast, and beautiful writing

Don't see it if you have no patience for a long complex story

58 Reviews | 10 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see some of the best acting of the season from Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan

Don't see it if You would rather see a 90 minute fluff piece

377 Reviews | 43 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Well crafted and acted production. Issac and Brosnahan captivate. A lot to unpack.

Don't see it if No spoon feeding.

518 Reviews | 133 Followers
Funny until it's not, Thought-provoking, Resonant, About something, Great acting, writing & staging

See it if hopes, ideals, & lost innocence make great play 4 you, want 2 C what Mel Brooks & Anne Bancroft lauded in the 60's, 2B reminded of Hansberry

Don't see it if can't listen or pay attention for more than 90 minutes, hate old plays with intermissions, have no patience for flawed characters,

124 Reviews | 22 Followers
Fascinating and brilliantly written

See it if you’re curious to know more about Lorraine Hansberry’s art. She captures the 60’s zeitgeist perfectly in this play.

Don't see it if you need total satisfaction. The first act is stronger, but nevertheless I found this a must-see. And the cast is sublime. Read more

86 Reviews | 10 Followers
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to experience the GREAT Lorraine Hansberry's important play with the brilliant Oscar Isaac. Rachel is wonderful as well.

Don't see it if you want fluff and feathers.

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 Magazine / Vulture
April 27th, 2023

“The play is harsh, but as it pares its hero down, it reveals something hopeful. ”
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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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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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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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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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