Uncle Vanya (Broadway)
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Uncle Vanya (Broadway)
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Uncle Vanya (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(582 Ratings)
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80%
Mixed
10%
Negative
10%
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Slow, Great acting, Disappointing, Entertaining, Absorbing

About the Show

Family dynamics unravel on the farm in this new translation of the Chekhov classic.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (160)

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123 Reviews | 40 Followers
100
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if The acting is MASTERFUL! The entire cast!!

Don't see it if It’s a Chekhov play… almost not plot… deep characters… lots of talking… maybe is not your cup of tea…

55 Reviews | 6 Followers
90
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like Chekov, love Steve Carell or William Jackson Harper, or like stories about life outside of cities

Don't see it if You prefer older translations that focus more on the environmental aspects of the text.

113 Reviews | 9 Followers
88
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy Chekhov

Don't see it if You want to see a musical

86 Reviews | 15 Followers
86
High quality, Earnest, Modernized, Reimagined, Absorbing

See it if You’re open to reinventions of classics in the canon. This modernization works better than Sorkin’s modernization of Camelot at LCT.

Don't see it if You want to see a classic setting and hear Chekhov’s 19th century language. Read more

299 Reviews | 104 Followers
86
Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if Existential despair and unhappy people collide in a country house

Don't see it if Fairly slow Read more

243 Reviews | 94 Followers
85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great cast, Great writing

See it if Can a play about despair, existential crisis, & unrequited love be hilarious, engaging & captivating? Absolutely! See it!! It’s superb!

Don't see it if Chekhov’s writing & this great cast are a must see! This play has universal themes that we can relate to: love, ecology, & existential dread Read more

125 Reviews | 23 Followers
84
Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like any iteration of Uncle Vanya. This was better than most and the funniest one I've seen.

Don't see it if you are expecting the usual, despairing Uncle Vanya. This one is lighter.

483 Reviews | 194 Followers
84
Uneven and underwhelming in emotional tone, Empty in physical and emotional spaces, Good cast, often misdirected, Thought-provoking, Decently entertaining

See it if you are a fan of any of the great stars or team at the helm of this cast; a fan of Anton Chekhov’s works; have read the play beforehand.

Don't see it if expecting a real hit and a full-out tribute to Chekhov’s original vision; will despise audiences who think this is supposed to be funny. Read more

Critic Reviews (14)

The New York Times
April 24th, 2024

"Sleek, lucid, amusing...it’s Chekhov with everything, except the main thing."
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Time Out New York
April 24th, 2024

Schreck’s lively and attentive translation cleverly retains as much of Chekhov’s language
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New York Theatre Guide
April 24th, 2024

"Steve Carell brings his comic chops to a dramatic classic"
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 24th, 2024

"Intertwined issues of script, casting, and direction are at work here."
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The Wall Street Journal
May 2nd, 2024

"...both cast and staging struggle to cohere."
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Variety
April 24th, 2024

"Steve Carell fits seamlessly into a stellar ensemble in a gorgeous broadway revival"
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New York Post
April 24th, 2024

"...the actor’s [Steve Carell] presence gets laughs before he does much of anything."
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Entertainment Weekly
April 24th, 2024

"This update on Vanya doesn’t alter the story in any revolutionary terms"
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