Here We Are
Ends Jan 21
Here We Are

Here We Are NYC Reviews and Tickets

(1535 Ratings)
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Ambitious, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Confusing

About the Show

The final musical by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, with a book by David Ives.

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123 Reviews | 25 Followers
Don’t miss this one!

See it if You want to see the perfect blend of wit and absurdity (Sondheim and Ives) performed by a stellar ensemble.

Don't see it if the above doesn’t appeal to you. Read more

101 Reviews | 32 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you don't want to miss the final work of the most influential Broadway computer/ lyricist - Stephen Sondheim

Don't see it if you' ll be disappointed by the little amount of music in the Second Act

466 Reviews | 113 Followers
Spectacular, Deliriously surreal, Must see

See it if you're any sort of theater fan you will not want to miss the great Sondheim's final show, with a stellar cast, great direction & slick set.

Don't see it if you're expecting a full musical. The killer first act has several terrific quintessential Sondheim songs, second act only has a song or two.

217 Reviews | 40 Followers
Refreshing, Quirky, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Really great to see something different, very well done, all the actors are wonderful but Rachel Bay Jones steals the show!

Don't see it if No reason not too, but its weird! and so good!

259 Reviews | 70 Followers
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if Brilliant Sondheim wordplay and exquisite staging in this gem of a musical. Stellar cast especially Rachel Bay Jones and Steven Pasquale

Don't see it if Like Into the Woods the first act is sunny and the second dark; Bunuel is tough to wrestle into this format

1145 Reviews | 460 Followers
Profound, Dizzying, Exquisite, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like shows that really make you think. Everyone may take away something a little different from this one, a fabulously strange jewel.

Don't see it if You like good old fashioned musicals with lots of dancing and songs to hum on your way out. This AMAZING CAST makes this thinker a must see. Read more

68 Reviews | 19 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intense, Must see, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You want to laugh and then have the rug pulled out from underneath you. And if you love Sondheim, all the better.

Don't see it if You have a limited theatrical imagination or expect musicals to be…well, what you expected. Read more

303 Reviews | 52 Followers
Refreshing, Ambitious, Funny, Dizzying

See it if You can deal with wacky brilliance and commentary on bourgeois values/ prejudice.

Don't see it if You want memorable melodious tunes.

Critic Reviews (15)

The New York Times
October 22nd, 2023

CRITIC’S PICK: “ ‘Here We Are’ is as experimental as Sondheim throughout his career wanted everything to be...We, too, will always want more, even when we’ve had what by any reasonable standards should already be more than enough.”
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Time Out New York
October 22nd, 2023

“ ‘Here We Are’ is more broadly funny than the films and also more overtly philosophical, with a recurring theme about the gap between appearances and reality—though it doesn’t go all that deep.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 23rd, 2023

“ ‘Here We Are’ is torn between its reasonable desire to obliterate its characters and its aspiration, if not quite to save them, then to remain open-ended as to where they—and we—go from here. If it’s sometimes a muddled impulse, it’s also a humane one. Sondheim certainly didn’t go gentle into the apocalypse of late capitalism, but he didn’t go heartless either. He stayed complicated. He gave us more to see.”
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October 22nd, 2023

“ ‘Here We Are’ delights in the flavor of its vapid jet-sets, but ultimately spits them out in a resolution that betrays its own internal logic. It’s too much, and robs the show of its potential teeth. Better to know when the feast is done.”
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The Observer
October 23rd, 2023

“What music there is, is playful and joyous. You wish there were more of it, especially a finale. But Ives and Mantello do heroic work endowing it with coherence and force. Sondheim always insisted on giving equal credit to his book writers, those who fed him and goaded him. It’s fitting that his last collaborator finished the epitaph.”
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The Washington Post
October 23rd, 2023

“We’ve been through sharper existential crises with convergences of Sondheim characters over the years...We’re consoled in ‘Here We Are’ with one more chance to gather together with Sondheim, to hear his irreplaceable voice on a stage. The resulting evening might not be stranded at square one, but it doesn’t satisfactorily cross the finish line, either.”
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New York Theatre Guide
October 23rd, 2023

“Considering that it’s the final musical by the renowned composer-lyricist who died in 2021, Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Here We Are’ was guaranteed to jolt. Although the show emerges as modestly engaging, it adds a zap of electricity to the theatre season, thanks to inspired work by a dream cast and ace designers who serve up a slim slice of surrealism under Joe Mantello's ('Wicked') direction.”
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New York Post
October 23rd, 2023

“The novelty of attending Sondheim’s final musical and experiencing its non-stop zaniness wear off long before ‘Here We Are’ ends, and the whole thing falls apart.”
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