Corruption
76

Corruption NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(84 Ratings)
Positive
80%
Mixed
13%
Negative
7%
Members say
Absorbing, Relevant, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent

About the Show

A new play about the phone hacking scandal that exposed criminality within Murdoch's media empire.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (84)

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387 Reviews | 43 Followers
96
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant theater and history. Wonderful performances in a spot-on play. The best thing in the theater this season. Unforgettable

Don't see it if you do not like theater. This is acting and theater writing not to be missed.

74 Reviews | 7 Followers
90
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like true stories about Rupert Murdoch scandal in England 2010-11

Don't see it if If dramas bore you or you prefer musicals. Or if you do not care about telephone hacking

187 Reviews | 30 Followers
88
Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in understanding the scope and personal impact of the News International's hacking of thousands.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with too many characters and a little confusion initially. The story sort of just jumps in, without much context.

472 Reviews | 191 Followers
87
Requires patience and attention throughout, Sometimes tedious in pacing, Energetic acting, Fascinating, A whirlwind of information: wild and chaotic

See it if you like ripped-from-the-headlines stories that throb and ensemble pieces; like Ink, Oslo, and/or Junk in terms of exposé and story-scale.

Don't see it if you don’t have a great attention span for information-rich, sometimes convoluted stories; are distracted by actors in multiple roles. Read more

367 Reviews | 77 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This show has great relevance to today's political/journalistic scene. Set design was marvelous, ditto Sher's direction.

Don't see it if This is about semi-current events and politics, so if that's not your thing, pass it by.

128 Reviews | 24 Followers
85
Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like political dramas. Actors play several different roles seamlessly. Sadly, this is mostly a true story and the perpetrators r free

Don't see it if you don't like plays that are thought provoking. Staging is mostly just shuffling desks around so don't expect bells and whistles.

92 Reviews | 26 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in ripped from the headlines stories. Great acting.

Don't see it if You cannot sit for over 2 1/2 hours of a lots of talk and many characters.

762 Reviews | 422 Followers
85
Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if Powerful acting in this relevant political drama which is very believable, authentic and very timely. The staging worked very well.

Don't see it if While the ending is very believable & makes sense, it needs more development.

Critic Reviews (13)

The New York Times
March 11th, 2024

"As a play, Corruption is uncompelling — counterintuitively so, given the inherent drama"
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New York Theatre Guide
March 11th, 2024

"...is trying to be multiple things at once, and thus doesn't excel as any of them."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 11th, 2024

"The problem is a failure to access any part of us below the neck."
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The Observer
March 11th, 2024

"This ripped-from-the-headlines story has a strong cast and a worthy message."
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Theatermania
March 11th, 2024

"...it is admirably efficient"
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Lighting & Sound America
March 22nd, 2024

"Sher's direction is filled with illuminating moments:"
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Talkin' Broadway
March 16th, 2024

"...a well-intentioned retelling of a troubling episode in the history of news gathering"
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TheaterScene.net
March 28th, 2024

"fascinating in its evil details and frightening in its all-inclusiveness"
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