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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Intelligent

During previews
48
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
45
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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