Bent NYC Reviews and Tickets

(26 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Relevant

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A tragic love story set in Nazi Germany, Bent follows the journey of Max, a young gay man from Berlin, who learns to accept himself and to love in the face of horrific and impossible odds. Intended for mature audiences.

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Great acting, Relevant, Great writing, Intense, Romantic

See it if you want to immerse yourself into 1930's Germany with Nazism on the rise with Jews and gays being persecuted with a young, athletic cast.

Don't see it if you want to isolate yourself from the horror and the truth of the mistreatment of people, then and now. Read more

Great staging, Romantic, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Persecuted fluffs are snuffed out of Berlin and sent to Dachau. Great "Max" by Bethmann. "You can be arrested for having fluff thoughts"

Don't see it if No effort re-creating 1935. Nine blocks from metro. "He's not bent, make him a Jew/Remember cocaine?/You should be wearing a pink triangle" Read more

Intense, Resonant, Great acting

See it if Powerful revival of gay men, love, despair and extreme violence in 1930s Germany. See life inside concentration camp and the horrid Hat Game

Don't see it if The terror of watching what happens is too much for you. Beatings, murders, screams and chilling final moment. 2hr10min.

Great writing, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in Nazi insanity and a view of Gay life in 1930’s Berlin.

Don't see it if If you’re not looking for a hauntingly painful experience.


See it if Gay men trying to stay true and live in a hateful world then a Nazi camp. Mostly the same as the film, from what I remember.

Don't see it if Nazis or Holocaust are triggering. Dislike gay men stories. Lower production set. Read more

Must see, Well-conceived and mounted, Moving, disturbing, Intelligent, ambitious, relevant, Powerful, resonant, intense

See it if You're up for a tight, deeply felt, powerfully acted, sensitive, stripped-down production, with a beautifully cast ensemble.

Don't see it if You're homophobic, dislike Holocaust stories (however important), nudity, violence, torture—or stories with all those plus humor and love. Read more

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if Pink triangles and yellow stars, never to be forgotten. Keep moving the stones.

Don't see it if Denial

Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a live production of the play even if it's a stripped-down version.

Don't see it if You don't like male nudity or gay themes or stories set during the Holocaust.

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