In Previews: Opens Apr 09 | Midtown W

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Broadway)

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

About the show

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.

In Previews: Opens Apr 09 | Booth Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (43)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Masterful, Great writing
88
Avg Score

During previews
85
Ambitious, Intense, Epic

See it if you are a fan of this show, it's a solid and intense revival of a great play, Laurie Metcalf and Patsy Ferran are worth the admission alone.

Don't see it if If you need something light and funny, this is not the show for you. It's also 3 hours, so be prepared.

Also This is a play that I love, and one that can be excruciating to sit th... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love REAL acting. An amazingly written play. This show blows my mind every time.

Don't see it if You don't like long plays, and if you can't follow smart writing.

During previews
91
Intense, Must see, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy outstanding performances by incredible actors and excellent writing in a classic play.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy intense plays with a lot of arguing and prefer 90 minute plays (it's 3 hour long with one intermission),

During previews
92
Riveting, Masterful, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if want to see a classic piece of theater beautifully staged and exquisitely acted. Great acting overall but Metcalf is sublime. A must see.

Don't see it if Running time is long, and the play sags a bit in Acts 2 and 3. Though hopefully that'll be ironed out in further previews.

During previews
87
Intense, Great writing, Excruciating, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like a play with mature themes and great acting. This play has not aged. It's as intense and relevant today as it was when first written

Don't see it if You don't like mature/adult themes showing a marriage gone very wrong.

During previews
90
Exquisite, Great staging, Dizzying, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A terrific revival of one of the best and most adult plays ever written

Don't see it if You want fluffy entertainment

Also Tony worthy performances from all.

During previews
97
Edgy, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a perfectly harmonized Laurie Metcalf & Rupert Everett as Martha & George. Russell Tovey’s sly sex appeal was also euphoric.

Don't see it if cunning, guile, and razor-sharp dialogue isn’t your thing.

During previews
70
Good but not great

See it if You love Metcalf, Everett or Albee. A very polished production of a classic. Too long and maybe too shrill to shock in the ways it once did.

Don't see it if You don't want to sit for almost 3 hours of infamous but tiresome mental abuse.

Also You get lot of acting for your money. While Metcalf tries to create he... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Riveting, Masterful

See it if You like great great great acting, and classics brought to the stage true to their original form.

Don't see it if you don't like "dark" plays, this one isn't happy.

Also wow, just wow. I was fortunate enough to see this play opening night o... Read more Read less

During previews
95
Must see, Riveting, Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You want to see Laurie Metcalf give the performance of a lifetime, if you want to see excellent performances by the whole cast. So good!

Don't see it if If you hate good acting? All kidding aside, if you don't like a long show (even though this production didn't feel long!) then don't go.

During previews
90
Riveting, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're an Albee fan or just a fan of great acting. Great revival of this Albee classic. Often funny;ultimately heartbreaking.

Don't see it if You don't like Albee. If you don't like intense, adult theater.

Also I didn't expect it to be this good. Wanted to see Metcalf & Everett. T... Read more Read less

During previews
93
Intense, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This is a must see! Especially if you enjoy dark humor. The acting was superb across the board. The pain and anger on stage were palpable.

Don't see it if Definitely don’t attend with a spouse or significant other that you are ‘working on things’ with or if you require a happy ending.

During previews
90
Masterful, Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Laurie Metcalf (who is giving one of her finest performances) or intense plays.

Don't see it if You prefer light fare or don't want to sit through a long-ish, intense play. This has a LOT of alcohol and yelling. But Metcalf is a queen.

During previews
98
Clever, Intense, Must see, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if Want to see unbelievable performances by the two females in this revival. Especially Laurie Metcalf. Well done and well staged.

Don't see it if Don’t enjoy long intense plays.

During previews
95
Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful

See it if Day 2 of previews, and it's only going to get better. The performances from Metcalf and Everett we're nuanced and powerful. 3 hrs flew by.

Don't see it if If you've seen other versions and just don't like the play. If you want to see something simple and less long.

Also Some of the reviews from the 1st day of previews had me worried that L... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Overrated, Disappointing, Dated

See it if If you like domestic dramas with quarreling couples that go on and on but there is flashy writing and acerbic humor. Laurie Metcalf-superb

Don't see it if if you don't like three hours plus drama that could have been told in two hours plus. Also the energy was lacking the night was there.

During previews
85
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see one of our best stage actresses -- Laurie Metcalf -- do her magic

Don't see it if you want a play to raise your spirits!

During previews
85
Masterful, Absorbing, Intense, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want a great production of a classic play and if you love Laurie Metcalf.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of 3 hour dramas or classic plays.

Also Go see this for Laurie Metcalf if nothing else.


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