Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Masterful

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Edward Albee's 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama comes to Broadway for the first time, starring two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson, Tony and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, and Tony nominee Alison Pill.

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'Three Tall Women' is a startling and provocative portrayal of a wealthy widow looking back on her life in an attempt to solve its riddles. A journey that transports her to a landscape of reflection where generations collide and time vanishes. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.


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96
TheaterScene.net

"If you pay any attention to the Rialto, then you knew that Jackson was going to be in the play--the play that salvaged Albee's reputation in 1993 and won him his third Pulitzer Prize--since it was announced last year. And I'm pleased to report, if you were anticipating Jackson doing 'Three Tall Women' with high expectations, you will not be disappointed. She surpasses whatever you were expecting with a kind of fierce and cold glory, appropriate to the 92-year-old A." Full Review

95
DC Metro Theater Arts

"Brilliant. Extraordinary. Ingenious. Superb. The best. Yet all adjectives and superlatives pale in comparison with the truly unsurpassed quality of the script, performances, direction, design, and production of the Broadway premiere...One towering masterpiece, a rare example of a production that is so perfectly conceived and executed that it enthralls for every second it's on stage and intrigues long beyond the time we spend in the theater." Full Review

95
Front Row Center

"Jackson and Metcalfe are an extraordinary team as they reminisce, question one another, and load up on buckets of sarcasm...A majestic piece of theatre...At the center...is Jackson. Her aim is true. Her work is immaculate. Her mission is clear. She is there to give us the gift of reminding us that we are alive...She does it by being fully alive herself. And she makes it look easy...This is theatre that makes a person believe in magic." Full Review

95
On and Off Broadway

"Mantello shows himself as a visionary who knows how to deliver a fully integrated production that leaves us stunned, truly moved, and forced to understand and consider even the highly neurotic characters he seems to totally understand...Perfectly marvelous play...Glenda Jackson is giving the performance of her life in a play that is worthy of her, with very strong support from her co-stars." Full Review

95
Forbes on Film & Footlights

"Mantello's revival of Edward Albee's 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winner is impeccable in every respect...All three ladies are quite wonderful and form a well-knit ensemble. Metcalf's wry line readings land laughs each time. And Pill, in the least overtly showy role, grows more commanding as the part allows in the second act. But Jackson -- cranky, humorous, or imperious -- is simply tremendous." Full Review

95
Theater Pizzazz

"It takes an actress of magnitude and majesty to tackle the role of 'A' in 'Three Tall Women'...And that role has found its match in Glenda Jackson...The shock that part two of Joe Mantello’s stunning production offers is yours to discover, and believe me, it’s the theatrical tour de force of the season...The brilliance of Albee's writing – its clarity, its economy, its precision, its penetration to the essence of human existence – has never shone brighter than in this unforgettable revival." Full Review

95
The Observer

"The expert hands of three terrific actors assembled for this production, the viewpoints are thrillingly balanced, and director Mantello deconstructs the various aspects of the female gender and shows how they can either ensnare or liberate each other...Jackson discovers and reveals every detail, every nuance of a creature who marbleized into a monster...'Three Tall Women' is the benchmark by which everything on Broadway will be measured this year. The word is 'unforgettable.'" Full Review

95
Drama Queen NYC

"Chances are very good that Jackson is going to get a Tony nomination for her spectacular performance...A masterful performance that is by turns imperious, hilarious and mesmerizing. Metcalf also rivets your attention with her drolly nuanced take on the middle-aged role...Pill acquits herself well in this impressive company...Mantello's direction is supremely tidy...The production is exquisite in every possible way: visually, intellectually, emotionally, artistically and on and on." Full Review

95
JK's Theatre Scene

"This brilliant masterpiece is the best play I have seen in years...And the same can be said for the entire production of the play, as well...The biggest thrills come from Albee's often hilarious, always sharp, and thoroughly thought-provoking script, some of the tightest direction...and three Tony-worthy star turns by three generations of actresses...A riveting, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, the kind often reserved for the latest roller coaster. This is a don't miss production." Full Review

95
Towleroad

"A magnificent revival from director Joe Mantello, featuring master class performances from screen legend Glenda Jackson, the incomparable Laurie Metcalf, and Alison Pill...Jackson delivers an intricate, razor-sharp performance that already feels like theatrical legend. Metcalf is in top form in both roles...Pill holds her own against two towering greats. The synergy among all three is a marvel, lifting Albee’s meditation on the mortality to soaring heights." Full Review

95
Chicago Tribune

"An extraordinarily bone-chilling production from the director Joe Mantello featuring a trio of heart-stopping performances...Mantello’s stunning production bulges out the vascularity of this fantastic play...There is a feast of acting to appreciate...Fundamentally, here is what this production, the best Albee staging I’ve ever seen, achieves: it makes Albee, and what he had to say, more for everyone. It expands and ennobles him, while smoothing off nothing." Full Review

95
Time Out New York

"Glenda Jackson gives a towering performance in the exquisite new revival...Jackson tears through the grandeur and pathos with ferocious command...In the central coup de théâtre of Joe Mantello’s scalpel-sharp production, Miriam Buether’s gorgeous set opens up to create a new space of phantoms and mirrors...What makes Albee’s play so moving is not that all three are the same woman; it’s that all three of them are us. Together, they create a singular experience at the theater." Full Review

95
The Stage (UK)

"This magisterial revival confirms what a bold and formally inventive playwright he was...Through the captivating performances of Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill, playing the role with angry defiance, weary disappointment and eager expectation respectively, the play provides a gripping, taunting picture of the life decisions that shape who we become...It’s an acting masterclass, but it also contains a coup de theatre that it would be wrong to reveal." Full Review

95
New York Stage Review

"While memory burnishes the original production and the original cast, the play—in this new staging by Joe Mantello—seems even more dynamic and brilliant...Jackson has always been a performer with commanding control, traits which make her 'Three Tall Women' performance soar...Mantello once again demonstrates his sensitive touch for high drama...A season-and-a-half after the playwright’s death, 'Three Tall Women' stands as a riveting, acid-dipped memorial." Full Review

95
New York Stage Review

"The play is less an existential argument or lament than a canny, thought-provoking and often quite funny character study. As such, it succeeds gloriously in this staging, thanks to Joe Mantello’s simultaneously razor-sharp and tender direction and a trio of ideally cast actresses all at the top of their game...Jackson is simply a marvel...She allows us to see the elegant and entitled young woman she once was, the ravages she has endured, and the clear line connecting them." Full Review

90
Times Square Chronicles

"Jackson is giving the performance of a lifetime...Mantello has lovingly unearthed this masterpiece on human forgiveness and understanding...Mantello's staging is superb...A master orchestrator, using Albee's words like a symphony...An extraordinary performance from Pill...Metcalf makes this role her own...Jackson gives us a master class in acting. She embodies this role with a ferocity that is mesmerizing...There are performances...that will live long in your memory." Full Review

90
Exeunt Magazine

"At once fiendishly entertaining and appropriately grim...Jackson sets the tone for a surprisingly witty and poignant exploration of the ravages of time and age...The brilliance of Mantello's staging comes from his acceptance of the play's tonal imbalance...Mantello and company lean into this style, never pushing for perfect unity in performance or presentation...This benchmark production showed me how much the famously mordant author had to say about life." Full Review

90
Show Showdown

"In the current, elegant Broadway production, directed by Joe Mantello, the three women are played superbly...Both devastating and funny as it examines love, motherhood, marriage, life, and death. The show is surprisingly compassionate. 'Three Tall Women' could easily have been Albee's revenge on his mother, yet he takes a kinder, more complex approach. I believe it is this compassion that makes the play as hard-hitting and excellent as it is." Full Review

90
Medium

"The play itself — and this production in particular — is prize-worthy...The play is tight and fierce and potent. It perfectly blends the emotional vigor of his earlier period with the experimentalism of his later years. But the success of a play so small in cast relies entirely on the actresses...Jackson is at the helm. Rarely does she let one of the other two women take the wheel...All three are simply magnificent...Three exceptional actresses perform a remarkable play." Full Review

90
Lighting & Sound America

"Part of the considerable thrill of seeing 'Three Tall Women' is the mere fact of Jackson's presence...That she remains as accomplished as ever is a delightful bonus... Armed with the sharpest comic timing in the business, Metcalf finds laughs that one never imagined were there...In the hands of director Joe Mantello and his peerless cast, Albee's play -- which always glittered, thanks to the precision of its language -- is a case of choice sparkling cyanide." Full Review

90
City Cabaret

"The work is a masterpiece, performed by a masterful trifecta...This is a play with little action and a lot of talk and it is mesmerizing to watch...After a 23-year absence from the stage, Jackson grabs energetically onto Albee's challenging emotional, intelligent dialogue...This production is the play's Broadway debut, a triumph for the late Edward Albee, for Joe Mantello and the welcome return of Glenda Jackson, authoritative Laurie Metcalf and skillful Alison Pill." Full Review

90
The Queens Courier

"Pill is good as C, the youthful, hopeful, and flirtatious 26-year-old who is anxious to hear about her future...Metcalf has wonderful delivery and says even more with her expressions...Jackson is a wonder. Strong, magnificent, forceful and often funny, she doesn't skip a beat or even stumble over a word...Three wonderful actresses giving three excellent performances. For an audience, this is one of the happiest times." Full Review

90
TheaterScene.com

"Albee's meditation on aging, dying and death, is undoubtedly among the most vibrantly alive shows on Broadway...Three superlative actresses tear into Albee's incomparable writing with intelligence, passion and wit in a production that shimmers with theatrical sorcery...Under Mantello's impeccable direction, it is hard to imagine a production more fulfilling of Albee's intentions...Mantello has delivered an ambiance in which the three actresses work together almost as one." Full Review

90
Theater Life

"Full of sadness, Joe Mantello’s revival plays on its underlying and uncanny sense of comedy. Seething beneath the fast-paced banter, in fact, is a kind of Grand Guignol, a graphic display of amoral horror and entertainment...Within the interchangeable nature of A, B, C, lie familiar Albee themes about identity, and the ability to define oneself...The brilliance of the acting shines through in this marvelous production...In spite of the humorous and spirited fun on stage, the moral is tough." Full Review

90
4Columns

"The stunning deathwatch drama that has just been revived-beautifully, vigorously...Mantello directs with a light, confident touch. The staging is simple...The scene-change into the purgatory section is managed so deftly that we feel almost physically guided into it...Everything seems effortless...And I actually rather appreciated the way that Metcalf and Jackson so blazingly outshine Pill. It's not that Pill's doing anything wrong-it's just that women get more interesting as they get older." Full Review

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85
Profane, The play about albee's mother, Strong jackson (what a voice!), Theatrical cubism, Metcalf a tad miscast

See it if You understand that Albee always writes about his mother and you want to see Glenda Jackson whose voice is the envy of an actor of any age.

Don't see it if You are confused by multiple actors playing the same character; you don't like Albee; you are offended by racial slurs.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Edward Albee, dry comedy, thoughtful and exceptionally performed scripts.

Don't see it if you need something distracting or glittery.

84
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you want to experience a thoughtful production featuring three exceptionally talented actresses.

Don't see it if you want a more action-packed production.

84
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Longer than necessary

See it if you want powerhouse acting. Glenda Jackson's voice alone is worth the price of admission

Don't see it if you have a weak bladder. 1hr45min is a long time, and the play occasionally drags. Could have cut 15 minutes without losing anything.

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if want a beautifully acted and staged play that will make you think about difficult subjects in regard to aging and family

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with discussions of death and regret

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want to see the best thing this season! MAGNIFICENT acting and staging of a truly amazing play. Glenda Jackson is perfection!

Don't see it if I can think of no reason NOT to see this!!

98
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Magnificent acting

See it if you want to see magnificent performances, a well-written script and an interesting set brought together to create a brilliant production.

Don't see it if you dislike theatre.

Also GLENDA JACKSON!!!!!... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You want to see three terrific actresses tackle late-career Albee, one of our finest dramatists.

Don't see it if Your expectations are too high. I adore Albee and was so excited by the cast, but I was left a rich cold, perhaps I expected too much?

Also The first act feels like mere scene-setting for a fuller and more thou... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you enjoy shows that are thought provoking. Great acting and staging.

Don't see it if you want to see a fun, lighthearted show

100
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Wonderful production!, Gorgeous surprising set

See it if I loved it. Three amazing actresses, well-directed with a set that should win the Tony Award this year.

Don't see it if you don't like plays about death and dying. But this is so well written. See it.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You are an Albee fan & want to delve into the minds of women as they progress in age - their thoughts, dreams, ideas positive & negative.

Don't see it if You like action, musicals, linear plots. You cannot follow intricate thought processes.

Also Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalfe, Alison Pill.... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if Edward Albee words with three actresses who are like a master class. Jackson is charming, funny Brilliant- Metcalf comedic timing Pill rises

Don't see it if Wordy play that makes you suspend some reason and just follow the story. classic Elbee.. restrooms lower level are packed and long lines

96
Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you like Albee, any of the actress, wonderfully-written plays, or are a human being who has loved or aged.

Don't see it if you're not prepared to be emotionally buffeted and awed by grand stage design.

Also This is my favorite Albee play to date. Pill was astounding, Jackson o... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging

See it if I love Albee so I’m biased... not! But one of his best work.

Don't see it if If you don’t like monotonous shows.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you want to see stellar acting from these women. The scenic design is brilliant, but the highlight is watching Glenda Jackson.

Don't see it if you can't sit through two hours without intermission.

87
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like intriguing plays with excellent acting and unique staging.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through a 1 hr 45 min show without an intermission, need a lot of action in a play.

93
Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great directing

See it if You want to see a great play performed brilliantly. It will make you look at life perhaps as you’ve never done before.

Don't see it if The only reason I can think of to not see this play would be if you wanted to see a light fluffy show or a musical instead. This is great.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You like combination of A+ acting, writing, all in balance and none calling too much attention to itself.

Don't see it if You don't like Albee's acidity and lack of sentimentality. If you insist your shows start on time (FIFTEEN MINUTES past curtain)

88
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy an Albee masterpiece with fabulous acting including the great Glenda Jackson, telling the story of a woman in 3 stages of life.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays that are not action packed with numerous plots, but delve into the makings of a woman in her long life.

95
Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging

See it if A life seen in three ages (hopeful, resolute & diminished) will illuminate our indomitable need to thrive. Exquisite acting/revival of play.

Don't see it if You care nothing for watching unrivaled artistry. Jackson proves her legendary status, Metcalf cunningly prevails and Albee roils the mind.

95
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you are fan of great writing, acting, and direction. Tour de force performances from Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcafe, and Alison Pill.

Don't see it if you want to see a light comedy where you turn off your brain when you enter the theater

90
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing

See it if You like Albee. You like to focus on existential questions.

Don't see it if You are looking for a fun, fluffy comedy. You are terminally ill or have just lost a family member. You want to explore men's issues.

98
Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Run to the box office!

See it if You realize that Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Edward Albee are icons

Don't see it if You want ordinary, simple drama

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if You love an impactful absorbing play told by incredible actresses.

Don't see it if Just see it.

92
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Entertaining

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained by actors who perform perfectly in sync.

Don't see it if a dominating female cast doesn’t sound appealing.

Also this show was a treat, and the performances were great. it was like th... Read more Read less


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