The Sound Inside (Broadway)
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The Sound Inside (Broadway)

The Sound Inside (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(466 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Tony, Emmy & Golden Globe winner Mary-Louise Parker returns to Broadway in Adam Rapp's new play about a tenured professor, a talented student, and a troubling favor. 

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Member Reviews (466)

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147 Reviews | 22 Followers
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Excellent writing and top notch performances! Very interesting topic, exploring an unusual relationship between professor and student.

Don't see it if It's a two person play with minimal staging so if you're looking for something flashy this is not for you.

56 Reviews | 4 Followers
Resonant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're open to explorations of loneliness, connection, mortality and the magic of creative inspiration, starring one of our best actors, MLP

Don't see it if Open-ended, unconventional and ambiguous plot twists upset you. Or if you don't like idiosyncratic and unconventional staging/storytelling.

94 Reviews | 13 Followers
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a show where staging, acting, writing, and technical elements combine in perfect harmony to deliver a gripping story.

Don't see it if you like your stories resolved and tied up in a pretty bow.

107 Reviews | 23 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want to see that rare production which combines great acting, great directing and great writing. A mesmerizing gem.

Don't see it if You don’t like darker themes and/or want to know exactly what’s going on as the play unfolds.

251 Reviews | 85 Followers
Kudos abound for sound

See it if Prefer pure person to person drama.

Don't see it if If you'd like an intermission or more characters. Read more

455 Reviews | 83 Followers
Clever, Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Mary-Louise Parker and you want to have one of those special theatrical experiences.

Don't see it if you hate two character plays. PLEASE NOTE: You will be kicking yourself when you realize just what you missed! DUH!!! Read more

221 Reviews | 37 Followers
Just plain great, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if to see two marvelous performances in a poetically written story that will have you engrossed throughout the 90 minutes of its running time.

Don't see it if you don't truly love theater and language. This is a play that makes you want to read every literary reference it mentions. Read more

114 Reviews | 7 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to be moved with a story that stays with you for a very long time.

Don't see it if you don't like intense two-person plays. This show moves along at a nice clip, but some might still find it slow. Read more

Critic Reviews (26)

The New York Times
October 17th, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "Mary-Louise Parker in the Subliminal, Sublime ‘Sound Inside’: Adam Rapp’s play transfers to Broadway in a rivetingly dark and detailed production by David Cromer."
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Time Out New York
October 18th, 2019

4/5 Stars "'The Sound Inside' is engrossing the way a good novel can be: It invites imaginative engagement, and it keeps you off balance with a steady stream of surprises as Bella’s and Christopher’s narratives—fictional and real—find an elegant equipoise."
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The Hollywood Reporter
October 17th, 2019

"David Cromer directs Mary-Louise Parker as an Ivy League writing professor, with newcomer Will Hochman as the gifted student who assumes an unexpected role in her life in Adam Rapp's new drama."
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October 17th, 2019

"Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman's Pas De Deux on the Edge in 'The Sound Inside': A fantastic new play marks the Broadway debut of playwright Adam Rapp."
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The Wall Street Journal
October 17th, 2019

"Unreliable Narrators: Adam Rapp’s play about a creative writing professor and one of her students—his first work to reach Broadway—it too reliant on his characters’ own compositions."
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The Observer
October 17th, 2019

"A brutally beautiful fable about how writers live to write-and then forget to live."
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October 17th, 2019

"Dark Days, Darker Thoughts & The Incandescent Mary-Louise Parker"
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New York Daily News
October 17th, 2019

"Mary-Louise Parker shines in Adam Rapp’s exquisitely dark drama ‘The Sound Inside’"
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