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.
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
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
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
See it if Well crafted and acted production. Issac and Brosnahan captivate. A lot to unpack.
Don't see it if No spoon feeding.
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,
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
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.
“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.”
“The play is harsh, but as it pares its hero down, it reveals something hopeful. ”
“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.”
“The sign of the title is one of support for O’Hara...it 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.”
"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)."
“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.”
"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."
“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.”