Mrs. Warren's Profession
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Mrs. Warren's Profession
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Mrs. Warren's Profession NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(40 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
5%
Negative
2%
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Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

George Bernard Shaw's provocative play follows a poor woman who builds a high-class brothel empire. 

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78
Great writing, Great direction, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a great version of the classic George Bernard Shaw play. Streamlined, well acted, fast paced, maybe a bit uneven but good.

Don't see it if You can’t forgive a few hiccups… they are forced to stage every scene on the same static stage, some acting lags (but most are great).

78
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging

See it if If you like shaw. Viv, Mrs Warren's and and Craft good actors. Great sound and lighting.

Don't see it if Interracial cast took away from this play, difficult to fully get immersed in play with this casting.

79
Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you can be satisfied with a one set version of this play. A bit slow in parts with a good effort by the cast.

Don't see it if you expect something brilliant on the social issue. Shaw wrote this ahead of the current struggle for women's equality.

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if To see how Shaw was abridged into one act, if you follow the Gingold Group, fan of Karen Ziemba, good actors playing Shaw

Don't see it if Not a fan of Shaw, never been a fan of Mrs. Warren's Profession, Don't like abridgements of classic plays

75
Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy works about high society or those featuring strong, independently minded women.

Don't see it if you don’t care for Shaw or high-class British accents. This is a classic play that’s performed traditionally. Don’t expect a reimagining.

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent

See it if You like good acting, good set, good story, good writing. Shaw yes, but play is simultaneously funny and serious. Ziemba & Cuccioli terrific

Don't see it if If you want easy sit-com plays. Attention must be paid.

95
Entertaining, Relevant, Clever, Wonderful acting, Great direction

See it if you like great acting, direction. witty dialog and insightful commentary that is relevant today in an "old" play.

Don't see it if you favor shallow "in your face" humor & dislike struggling with content involving women's plights, ruthless competition & such.

75
Great set, Great performances, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You’re up for a well staged, thoughtfully abbreviated production with great work by Ziemba, Cuccioli and King, especially.

Don't see it if You’re a Shaw purist; tho’ there’s much here Shaw would approve of as times have caught up with his script, its brevity would surprise.

Critic Reviews (7)

Time Out New York
October 27th, 2021

"3/5 stars...The show doesn't really get going until the first mother-daughter debate...Ziemba treats Kitty's monologues like delicious arias...Later, a newly matured Vivie makes the case for a different kind of independence for women...It's in these poignant and intellectually exciting exchanges that 'Mrs. Warren's Profession' becomes more than its moral."
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The Wall Street Journal
October 28th, 2021

"The show is completely satisfying, and the play gains immeasurably from up-close presentation."
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Theatermania
October 27th, 2021

"Karen Ziemba brilliantly embodies the bare-knuckled practicality of Kitty Warren, who bucks the same system that she eventually becomes a part of."
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Talkin' Broadway
October 27th, 2021

"A surprisingly light-footed affair...It does indeed entertain, but it seems as though Shaw's contemporary, Oscar Wilde, has been invited to the party this time around."
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TheaterScene.net
October 28th, 2021

"Staller has chosen to direct the play as drawing room comedy (which it is) but has scrimped on the tension and the dramatic high points which are rather important. As stylish as it is, the play seems to be all on one level even with its startling revelations. This diminishes some of the actors’ fine work, aside from their expertise with the comedy’s droll bon mots."
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New York Theater
October 28th, 2021

Shaw wrote [the play] in 1893, shockingly ahead of its time, and arguably in sync with our own,....Yet [the Gingold production] didn’t feel timely to me; It felt out of touch, a mannered exercise in dated social commentary.
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New York Theatre Guide
October 26th, 2021

"In a fine-tuned cast, Huynh energizes each moment he’s in. Ziemba, a Tony Award winner for the dance-driven Contact, makes a robust and merry Mrs. W, while King lends the right notes of prickliness and steely self-possession as her daughter. Their sweet-and-sour contrast works. The star of the show is the play itself. It no longer shocks, but it still tickles the brain."
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