Grounded NYC Reviews and Tickets

(27 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Relevant, Ambitious

About the Show

Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway returns to The Public in this one-woman show about an ace fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (27)

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94 Reviews | 65 Followers
Clever, Intense, Must see, Great acting, Epic

See it if you want to see some top-notch acting on an important and relevant issue facing the military.

Don't see it if you cannot stand Anne Hathaway, and does not want to see an intense play.

995 Reviews | 946 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if Anne Hathaway is a powerhouse is this one woman play. Stunningly staged by Julie Taymor. Riveting!

Don't see it if no reason not to see it.

128 Reviews | 62 Followers
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Masterful, Must see, Great acting

See it if If you want to see an incredible performance and like Anne Hathaway (who gives a stunning performance!!)

Don't see it if If you don't like Anne Hathaway or one woman plays.

57 Reviews | 21 Followers
Ambitious, Edgy, Masterful, Intense, Original

See it if Original thought provoming theatre

Don't see it if You are looking for light theatre

89 Reviews | 10 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You want to see Anne Hathaway performing a masterful piece of acting

Don't see it if You're just looking for a fun time at the theater.

972 Reviews | 1051 Followers
Riveting, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Profound

See it if You like masterful performances

Don't see it if You don't like one woman shows.

273 Reviews | 200 Followers
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You like intense, introspective, drama. You are against armed conflict, how it affects armed service personnel to engage in mass destruction

Don't see it if You are a firm hawk, you think questioning peace is unpatriotic.

184 Reviews | 377 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Masterful

See it if an original play with a deep, intense story line. Anne Hathaway's intense performance drags you in to the story as it unfolds.

Don't see it if are looking for a light hearted comedy

Critic Reviews (21)

The New York Times
April 26th, 2015

"Mr. Brant’s play draws a nuanced and haunting portrait of a woman serving in the United States Armed Forces...Some baggy or repetitive passages notwithstanding, Mr. Brant’s writing largely remains taut, terse and concentrated on exposing the fissures that open in the heroine’s confidence and sense of honor...'Grounded' has a grimly fresh topicality."
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Time Out New York
September 16th, 2015

"Taymor’s busy, illustrative direction—which surrounds the actress with showy projections and sound effects—adds to the trouble; her staging of the play’s new ending hovers at the edge of kitsch. It’s good to see Hathaway spreading her wings, but the end result doesn’t take flight."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 28th, 2015

"What Mr. Brant has done is to find the poetry in the rhythms of everyday speech. The strength of Ms. Hathaway’s performance lies in the gauged intensity with which she responds to the poetic aspect of 'Grounded.' But 'Grounded' is smothered in a thick sauce of overelaborate visual and sound effects."
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April 26th, 2015

"Its divisive subject is as current as the front page of today’s New York Times...It’s unassailably dramatic, kinetic and provocative...Writer, director and character merge in a single, indelible unity of vision I won’t soon forget."
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New York Daily News
April 26th, 2015

"A real gem...The play trains audiences’ eyes on a slice of life unfamiliar to most people. That makes the show worthwhile; the crisp, smart script makes it even better."
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April 26th, 2015

"The Public Theater’s intimate Anspacher space proves the ideal staging area for Taymor’s arsenal of pyrotechnics...The tricky part for both actor and director is the Pilot’s gradual enlightenment about what it actually means to fly a drone."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 26th, 2015

"Why doesn't this impressive production pack more of an emotional wallop? The technical wizardry and star power expose the limitations of the play...Brant's ending seems melodramatic. And perhaps all the directorial pyrotechnics, while making this production unusually dynamic for a solo show, contribute to a certain detachment from the experience being portrayed."
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May 1st, 2015

"The play doesn’t provide any easy answers. What it does do is present a highly compelling portrait of a bright woman who comes to the realization that she has become an executioner. 'Grounded' is an expertly crafted work that adds a unique dimension to a very controversial and timely issue."
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