Metcalf and Rupert Everett return to Broadway in a new production of Edward Albee's classic drama of marital strife, directed by Joe Mantello. More…
From the show:
In 1962, when Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? stunned its very first Broadway audiences with its radical, provocative, and unflinching portrait of a marriage, Edward Albee instantly became the most important American playwright of his generation. The New York Times exclaimed that the new work “towers over the common run of contemporary plays.” At that season’s Tony Awards ceremony, the production racked up five wins, including Best Play and lead acting prizes for its two stars: Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill. Next spring, a new company of theatrical powerhouses take on this landmark drama nearly sixty years after its legendary Broadway premiere.
See it if you enjoy stellar, demanding, performances by great actors, at a 60's based university, on a good set with excellent lighting and costumes.
Don't see it if if you don't appreciate Albee, are triggered by alcohol abuse, couple squabbling & battling, sexual partnering or hate fake cigarette smoke.
See it if Light dusting of Albee perennial of spotlight-hugging boozy duo allows the abled to play:One chews scenery/One wears wounded close to bone.
Don't see it if Not a lick of chemistry glue cementing them;but that fills more spaces of a wider playground to exercise mind games for weary, snozzled duo
See it if you don’t want to miss actors at the height of their craft performing one of the finest plays ever written.
Don't see it if you’re looking for a pick-me-up. This ain’t it. Despite some funny moments, this is a tragic and depressing story about human decline.
See it if You’ve never seen this play before — it’s definitely a solid production — or want to see Metcalf at the absolute top of her game.
Don't see it if You’ve seen this play countless times and are no longer thrilled by it. Only when Metcalf is on stage does this production excite.
See it if Having seen the recent revivals, I feared this might be tediously argumentative. But the new cast & direction brings it alive. Laurie stuns
Don't see it if Drinking, smoking, humiliation are not fun for you. Rupert and Russell are terrific. Patsy is fine, too. Often tough to watch, but sublime
See it if You like Albee. Rupert Everett is excellent Laurie Metcalf overacts a bit but is riveting. Funny yet disturbing play-interesting mix.
Don't see it if Length is a problem...almost 3 hours. Lots of shouting, anger, tough dialogue. Not a happy play.
See it if You want to see four excellent actors in a riveting production of this play. Metcalf is great and Patsy Ferran is a delightful Honey.
Don't see it if Almost 3 hours is too long, you prefer light musicals, you don’t want to watch people fighting.
Also What a brilliantly written play!
See it if Exceptional ensemble matched with a great American play staged to perfection. Metcalf and Everett are wonderful,Ferran is best Honey
Don't see it if The play is difficult exploration of marriage as emptiness and desperation, truth&illusion as coping mechanisms,no panacea from civilization
See it if you want to see one of the stage's greatest actresses devour one of the stage's greatest roles with a stellar supporting cast.
Don't see it if the story isn't your speed, including frank sexuality, alcoholism or psychological games.
See it if you want to see a powerfully acted revival of a classic play about a disintegrating marriage.
Don't see it if you want a feel-good evening. This is a brutal show, and it will not leave you uplifted. It's absolutely worth seeing, but it's grueling.
See it if I usually love this play, but I was aware that all four actors were acting which took me out of the play itself. First night of previews.
Don't see it if You mind a play that is close to 3 hours. Felt forced and overdone instead of organic and grounded in truth.
See it if For the actors. This is a beast of a play, and the characters are famously heinous to each other. But not a weak performance in the group.
Don't see it if If you can’t admire good acting through a veil of SEVERE verbal conflict and pain. I would not sit in the front, house left. Fake cigarettes
See it if Wonderful production of Edward Albee's American classic. The acting was just superb especially Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett.
Don't see it if I think every theater goer should experience at least one production of this American classic although disturbing at times
See it if Albee's well-written&lighted,amazingly staged&acted play abt living w/ w/out illusions.Funny on the surface,dark riveting revealingX170min
Don't see it if exchanging partners/cheating annoys you.
See it if Excellent acting - Laurie Metcalf is a force. This production is well done, with humor at times. It’s long but the actors do Albee justice.
Don't see it if You have no interest in seeing 2 couples spend a night on an emotional roller coaster.
See it if you love intense drama about real life and the illusions we make up to be seen as happy. It’s deep! Metcalf is spectacular and haunting
Don't see it if you live two lives- one in public and a different, filtered one through social media. You’ll be upset by this.
See it if The actors are all good separately, but there is a certain intensity, rage, chemistry that was lacking. This may be b/c it's still previews
Don't see it if Very disturbing to see Laurie Metcalf spit directly into Rupert Everett's face in today's times. Also don't sit in the front row, a lot of
See it if You enjoy great dramatic performances and classic plays. Are a fan of Albee, or any of the actors.
Don't see it if You can't sit for three hours (with one 15 min intermission one hour in). You prefer light and entertaining - this isn't it.
See it if you want to see a brilliant production of a thought provoking and entertaining play
Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged by a play that requires careful attention and requires the audience to keep sorting out fact from fiction.
See it if you are looking for first-rate drama, intense performances. Albee's Virginia Woolf has lost none of its stunning power & its power to stun!
Don't see it if full-on marital warfare, malignant & cruel, is not your idea of an entertaining evening on the town.