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
Great acting, Indulgent, Disappointing, Banal

See it if if you want to see Mary-Louise Parker on stage. She does a great job trying to keep this play interesting

Don't see it if you want more than a two character play where the actors just talk to one another without much of a plot to keep you interested.

Also I did not get this play. Why does it exist? What does it have to say?

During previews
Untheatrical, Predictable, Bad writing, Uselessly verbose, Pretentious

See it if you are such a fan of Mary-Louise Parker (who is usually fabulous on stage) that you are willing to watch her in a boring, untheatrical play

Don't see it if you think that there should be an added value being in a theatre watching actors interpret a part, rather than receiving descriptions

Also The writing is just bad, so bad that no actor, no matter how good, cou... Read more Read less

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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