In Previews: Opens Oct 17 | 1h 30m | Midtown W

The Sound Inside (Broadway)

From 42 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Intelligent

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.  More…

Bella Baird (Parker) is an accomplished professor at an Ivy League university who prizes her solitude. But when she faces a challenge she cannot tackle alone, she allies herself with a brilliant and mysterious student, Christopher (Will Hochman). Intensely intimate, this haunting play probes the question of what one person can do for another.

1h 30m | In Previews: Opens Oct 17 | Studio 54 (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (42)


Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Intelligent

During previews
Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if You like intense, depressive, rambling, raw drama though well acted. Story line seems to go no where but downward.

Don't see it if You like cheerful musicals and don’t have to scratch your head at the finale questioning what you just experienced. Depression, death, and

Also terminal illness ain’t no fun. Grin and bare it if you wish just to se... Read more Read less

During previews
Intense, Disappointing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you are a fan of Mary-Louise Parker, long detailed monologues, tense situations and disturbing subject matters.

Don't see it if you are offended by disturbing themes and don't enjoy long dialogues.

During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if -you like Mary Louise Parker. -you like two-handers (mostly a monolog, spoke to the audience)

Don't see it if -you have no tolerance for sad, confusing, talky two handers.

July 3rd, 2018
for a previous production "Mary-Louise Parker, Resounding in ‘The Sound Inside’"
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July 8th, 2018
for a previous production "In Adam Rapp's 'The Sound Inside' in Williamstown, Mary-Louise Parker is a Yale professor facing cancer"
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July 2nd, 2018
for a previous production "At Williamstown, Matthew Broderick in 'The Closet' and Mary-Louise Parker in 'The Sound Inside.' New plays by Douglas Carter Beane and Adam Rapp receive their world premieres."
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July 2nd, 2018
for a previous production "After a necessarily deliberate component, Adam Rapp's play 'The Sound Inside,' now in a world premiere production on the Nikos Stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, is scorching."
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