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Gloria: A Life

From 207 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

About the show

This world premiere biographical drama chronicles the life of iconic feminist Gloria Steinem. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus ("Waitress," "Pippin"). More…

"Gloria: A Life" presents a richly detailed tapestry about one of the most inspiring and remarkable women of our time. Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. 

2h 0m | Already closed | Daryl Roth Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (207)


Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting
Avg Score

During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if If you have any connection to the feminist movement, are frustrated by today's political climate and can use some inspiration. Just go c it!

Don't see it if you don't like history, politics or want to keep your head in the sand.

During previews
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant

See it if Gloria is up to's world! A must see for women and men during these turbulent times . Christine Lahti is outstanding.

Don't see it if You are not sensitive enough to know what is happening to our country and to women.

During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You’re a feminist who remembers what the struggle was like and if you’re furious about today’s political climate.

Don't see it if You’re an angry person who doesn’t connect to the larger culture.

During previews
Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Profound, Relevant

See it if You want to feel hopeful about the current state of the world. You admire Gloria Steinem and her fellow activists' work or want to learn

Don't see it if you're happy with the last two years' politics.

During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Must see, Relevant

See it if you are a woman of any age who does or does not know anything about the history of the women's movement.

Don't see it if you have no heart.

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you want to know about the history of the womens movement in the 60's-80's

Don't see it if you don't like history or women

During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You're male or female with any empathy for women everywhere in time and now. You'll be moved, inspired, laugh and cry till you're weak.

Don't see it if need usual drama. It's a kaleidoscopic happening & multi-format spectacle performed by an ensemble doing many parts. -thrilling!

October 18th, 2018
“Something powerful is happening at the Daryl Roth Theater — but it isn’t so much the play as the audience...A paint-by-numbers portrait of Gloria Steinem...For those who already know the story... from Steinem’s memoir...the play itself — as opposed to the experience of it — does not have much n...
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October 18th, 2018
“During the bioplay ‘Gloria: A Life’, Steinem quotes the oft-cited maxim that ‘the personal is political'...When ‘Gloria’ works, it’s when the political feels personal...Judged as a piece of drama, Mann’s retelling of Steinem’s story is unexciting and by-the-numbers; as a piece of performance, L...
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October 19th, 2018
“’Gloria: A Life’ isn’t a straightforward bio-play. It’s a unique, deeply moving performance created in the hopeful, conversational spirit of its extraordinary subject, an act of looking back in order to look forward...For some, ‘Gloria: A Life’ might be a visit to an old friend, a love letter, a...
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October 18th, 2018
“Directed in the round by Paulus and put together by an almost entirely female creative team, the production is not as theatrically audacious as its subject was politically daring. What it does is give many audience members a release valve in our tumultuous times...Lahti gives an affecting, calml...
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