Morning's at Seven
Ends Jan 09 2h 15m
Morning's at Seven
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Morning's at Seven NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(54 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
5%
Negative
2%
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Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Absorbing

Paul Osborn's treasured comedy following four aging sisters in a small Midwestern town. 

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81
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if If you like a classical show. Funny at times. Great acting.

Don't see it if If you want a more modern play

90
Great writing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a solid story with a beautiful set and a great cast who make you laugh, ponder difficulties and in the end all find happiness.

Don't see it if you are looking for something current-this is an old play set in the 1920's that thrives on the dialog among 9 characters in a backyard.

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Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a stellar cast in a classic American play. The play is charming and old-fashioned—in a good way!

Don't see it if you do not like classic American plays or believable characters. Plus there is no profanity!

79
Endearing, Well staged, Period piece, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if a chance to see wonderful veteran actors deliver in a play about family, trust, values & marriage in small American town in the 1920's.

Don't see it if don't like leisurely paced, simply plotted production with few surprises. That said, it was enjoyable in great part due to the fine cast. Read more

79
Old fashioned, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you enjoy seeing seasoned actors giving great performances as an ensemble. And if you are tired of seeing shows about the problems of youth.

Don't see it if you like modern plays with lots of flash and excitement

90
Great set, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You want a solid play. All old-timers with super credits, a pleasure to see each one and no face lifts! Delightful evening. Lots to look at.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy watching elderly actors/actresses. Read more

75
Pleasant, Slow, Period piece, Slight, Great acting

See it if you'd enjoy a soap opera set in 1922. Great acting all around. Offers insights into thoughts on gender roles & marriage from that time.

Don't see it if Not sure why the decision was made to revive this particular play at this time. It's either a period piece or very dated, not sure which.

69
Great writing, 4 aging sisters that r the correct age (or older?), Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if This could be the very LAST TIME U get 2C these performers on stage. See them now or read their obits later. Give them a reason 2get UP&LIVE

Don't see it if If U don't like family rivalries and betrayals, then steer clear. Prefer old actors in the old actors HOME and not on a stage. Prefer YOUNG?

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
November 15th, 2021

"With its thin psychology, predictable structure and characters to laugh at, not with, the play serves a snoozy, somewhat bitter slice of small town life. Imagine Thornton Wilder without the radicalism, William Inge without the melancholy, Lillian Hellman without the flash."
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Theatermania
November 15th, 2021

"There are a host of seasoned actors here, including Patty McCormack, Dan Lauria, Tony Roberts, Alley Mills, and more, all of whom help breathe life into this aging comedy. But Morning's at Seven now seems so bereft of anything new to say, and so out of touch with today's America, that even its fine performances can't keep its nostalgic bubble from bursting."
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Lighting & Sound America
November 23rd, 2021

It's a peerless study of hidden-in-plain sight eccentricity, focusing on elderly characters who, fearing that happiness is passing them by, find themselves acting out in unseemly fashion. Playwright Paul Osborn, a Midwesterner by birth, understood that pleasant small-town manners often hid a multitude of sorrows. "You can be alone in a lot of different ways," remarks one of the play's quartet of sisters, and Morning's at Seven knows them all.
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New York Stage Review
November 15th, 2021

"Such moments, big and small but mainly small, are beautifully realized in the staging by Dan Wackerman which never pushes too hard for either laughs or pathos but succeeds in producing both. The estimable ensemble works together like a well-oiled machine, with nary a weak link."
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New York Stage Review
November 15th, 2021

"Pssst! If you’re looking for a top-drawer, first-rate cast of Broadway and off-Broadway vets in a five-alarm revival, have I got a show for you! It’s Paul Osborn’s 1939 classic, Morning’s at Seven."
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TheaterScene.net
November 16th, 2021

Director Dan Wackerman’s fine revival of Paul Osborn’s now classic Morning’s At Seven is quite satisfying as a production where all of the elements come together, as well as giving us a story with a deservedly happy ending.
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Front Row Center
November 16th, 2021

"Under the confident direction of Dan Wackerman, a veteran cast of nine keeps the play humming and ensures the likability of each of its characters."
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New York Theater
November 15th, 2021

One of the pleasures in this latest revival of “Morning’s At Seven,” a quietly funny and surprisingly astute evergreen comedy about four aging sisters…who live cheek by jowl but don’t always see eye to eye, Is how many of the nine cast members could fit one of those “where are they now” features… [the characters they portray] begin to see each other, and themselves, in a new light.
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Broadway Blog
November 15th, 2021

Osborn’s apple-pie comedy of Rockwellian family life in a Midwestern town, circa 1922, became a rare flop with a hit afterlife…Dan Wackerman’s enjoyable staging…,although not perfect, won’t diminish its reputation as a minor American classic…If the past is prologue, Morning’s at Seven will probably have to wait another two or more decades before its next important revival. My advice: don’t wait so long when there’s such a flavorsome one around right now.
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