Already closed | 3h 10m | Midtown W

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2012)

From 43 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Masterful, Intelligent

About the show

The 50th anniversary of this Edward Albee classic, brought the show back to Broadway starring Tracy Letts and Amy Morton. More…

George and Martha, a middle-aged history professor and his wife, return home after a faculty get-together. During the party, Martha’s father, the president of the college, had introduced the couple to a new teacher and his wife, and unbeknownst to George, Martha has invited them over for drinks—tonight. As George and Martha sling insults at each other, their wide-eyed guests, Nick and Honey, arrive. At first, the young couple is disconcerted by George and Martha’s bickering, but as the liquor flows, Nick and Honey find themselves drawn into their hosts' tumultuous, damaged world.

3h 10m | Already closed | Booth Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (43)


Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Masterful, Intelligent
Avg Score

Ambitious, Strong acting, Intense, Evergreen, Yelling

See it if you like Albee...and his classic tale of dysfunctional marriage. Well-acted (esply by Letts) and, therefore, uncomfortable. Hell on earth.

Don't see it if you like lighter fare. I admire Albee's play, but I don't enjoy it. This production was solid in prodn values, acting, and direction.

Also I occasionally cover shows that I saw that I never reviewed (I came to... Read more Read less

See this first before seeing satire everyone's fine with virginia woolf

See it if Edward Albee's masterpiece

Don't see it if don't like Albee's dyspeptic vision: it's all a game

Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Profound, Must see

See it if you like something smart, well performed, and well staged.

Don't see it if you're not into themes of drinking and drunkenness.

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

See it if The best production of this show I ever saw. Made me see the play in an entirely new way. Incredible performances.

Don't see it if This show was perfection. Flawless.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Powerfi;, Great acting, Intense

See it if You know the story or if you do not. 4 characters, 2 major roles, fast, smart, painful dialogue.

Don't see it if You shy away from conflict, anger, profane language.

Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you enjoy excellent dialogue and intense performances.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a light comical play

Exquisite, Great acting, Epic, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to see the freshest take on this Masterwork yet. The direction is stellar and the perfect cast is devastatingly brilliant.

Don't see it if intense bloodletting cerebral drama where nothing is off limits leaves you cold. This production not for you.

Great writing, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if If this isn't Edward Albee's Best Play ever, it's certainly the most accessible. It also tends to bring the BEST out of the actors. GO-C-IT

Don't see it if If U don't like inter-generational plays where the older couple preys on the younger (both psychologically & literally). HI-drama fans ONLY!

Electrifying, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you can. Seriously. This production blew me away. So good.

Don't see it if you can't sit through three hours of amazing theatre.

Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Great staging, Great writing

See it if So wonderfully acted and gripping, not to mention funny and sad. It was a master class in acting.

Don't see it if You were looking for something light.

Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Masterful

See it if Drama at its best. Dark, funny and powerful.

Don't see it if You want to see something uplifting and lighthearted.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You've never seen Albee's classic, biting show with great dialogue and characters.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for light comedy

Entertaining, Great staging

See it if Excellent

Don't see it if Don't love to be entertained

Great acting, Masterful, Profound

See it if great acting and very absorbing enjoyed thee quality of the actors

Don't see it if you cannot put aside Burton/Taylor original movie

Absorbing, Great acting, Dizzying, Intense, Riveting

See it if you love dramatic, high stakes plays

Don't see it if musical's are your thing

Must see, Thought-provoking, Exquisite, Riveting, Great acting

See it if you were terribly disappointed in the last revival--this production nailed every element almost to perfection.

Don't see it if you prefer plot-driven stories and the contemporary structure of short, choppier scenes.

Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like Tracy Letts. His performance was masterful. A well balanced cast for an American classic.

Don't see it if you hate yelling, screaming and dysfunctional families.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if If you like edgy, dark theater that is morally and socially challenging. For anyone who is a fan of Albee.

Don't see it if You can not deal with plays about family dysfunction, loss and alcohol abuse.

Ambitious, Great acting, Epic, Great writing, Great staging

See it if Albee's greatest play in the hand of two masters -- Tracy Letts and Amy Morton. Letts' performance brilliantly reinterprets George.

Don't see it if NO REASON

Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a well written play acted well.

Don't see it if You are sick of cynicism or the living-room drama.

Banal, Confusing, Insipid, Slow

See it if Saw it at Fords theater in D.C. Acting was not good and plot is hard to follow.

Don't see it if You saw the movie. Once is enough

Great writing, Masterful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Hilarious

See it if You have a soul.

Don't see it if You're faint of heart.

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Absorbing, Funny, Intense, Must see, Masterful

See it if you love great theater

Don't see it if you are offended by tough language

Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a very credible production of a great play

Don't see it if I had some interpretive quibbles, but these are better discussed after the show, not used as s reason for telling someone to stay home

Clever, Dated, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if Lighting pure dialog! Good meaningful interaction between suspense and anger.

Don't see it if Strong acting. A play you need to see.

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