BREAKING THE STORY
Open run 1h 30m
BREAKING THE STORY
78

BREAKING THE STORY NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(341 Ratings)
Positive
81%
Mixed
14%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious

About the Show

Alexis Sheer's drama examining the cost of war & the boldness of frontline journalists.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (107)

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92 Reviews | 19 Followers
90
Great staging, Great acting, Thought provoking

See it if You want an interesting play, very well acted and staged that leaves your thinking.

Don't see it if You have ptsd and sorts

770 Reviews | 424 Followers
86
Edgy, Great acting, Refreshing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A very interesting plot with great acting and script surrounding the life of a war correspondent.

Don't see it if Large sounds may bother some audience members.

783 Reviews | 149 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Being about war correspondent, who loves her job and the is suffering from PTSD. It makes you think of war correspondent who didn't return.

Don't see it if Not a lit weight show, but at time it is funny.

75 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in the institution of journalism and won't be scared off by a little magical realism.

Don't see it if you're triggered by super loud explosion noises or if you're not fond of teenage characters onstage.

330 Reviews | 53 Followers
84
Confusing, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You’re into war journalism.

Don't see it if You need linear stories.

616 Reviews | 143 Followers
81
Committed actors, Gallows humor, Ptsd on stage, Frontline journalism, Magic realism?

See it if reminder how real journalists commit 2 "break" a story, peek behind the fractures of "regular" life that PTSD causes, causes of commitment

Don't see it if loud noises, blood & cake tasting are dealbreakers for U, don't want 2 think about or be accountable for casualties of war i.e. journalists

287 Reviews | 57 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You are interested in the role of reporters in keeping the public informed about world conflicts.

Don't see it if Very well acted but 80 minute play would have been better if the plot was more developed.

240 Reviews | 45 Followers
80
Entertaining, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Underrated, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate risk-taking. Alexis Scheer's script's quirky, bold, inventive & sharp if uneven. This production's failure feels directorial.

Don't see it if raw emotion. Though Scheer's script goes there repeatedly, these performances don't; the production does mine her humor successfully. Read more

Critic Reviews (8)

The New York Times
June 4th, 2024

"Arresting and alarming"
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New York Theatre Guide
June 4th, 2024

"...is a few scrawls shy of a penetrative, provocative piece of drama."
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The Observer
June 5th, 2024

"Jo Bonney’s flat, face-value staging only underscores the glibness of the script"
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Theatermania
June 4th, 2024

"Breaking the Story has a lot of interesting things on its mind"
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Lighting & Sound America
June 5th, 2024

“Like its heroine, the play runs away from problems it doesn't know how to solve.”
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Talkin' Broadway
June 4th, 2024

"...tends to skim the surface rather than dig deeply into the characters' psyches."
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TheaterScene.net
June 6th, 2024

"entertaining play which can’t make up its mind whether it is a dramedy or a play of idea"
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Theatre Reviews Limited
June 11th, 2024

"This 'Breaking the Story' is broken into too many pieces to understand the entire story."
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