Mrs. Warren's Profession
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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Mrs. Warren's Profession NYC Reviews and Tickets

(42 Ratings)
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Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great writing, Thought-provoking

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

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Show-Score Member Reviews (42)

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464 Reviews | 59 Followers
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.

266 Reviews | 30 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a charming show that is very entertaining.

Don't see it if Old fashioned shows are unappealing to you.

437 Reviews | 79 Followers
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.

232 Reviews | 20 Followers
Absorbing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a little mystery and family matters that are a bit unknown

Don't see it if You like comedies and musicals

96 Reviews | 44 Followers
Relevant, Refreshing, Profound, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you enjoy brilliant writing and thinking and can swim through some mediocre acting to get to it. Karen Ziemba as Mrs. Warren is genius.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood to think.

292 Reviews | 36 Followers
Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if A very good production of a classic. Witty, amusing, thought provoking. Totally relevant to today. All the actors have their moments.

Don't see it if you don't want to think or listen carefully or be a little challenged or provoked. Or, may find it a little old fashioned stagy?

283 Reviews | 88 Followers
Unexpectedly modern, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if An old play that is not boring (only a bit) about values and circumstances in our life, performed by the talented cast. Good usage of stage.

Don't see it if No intermission, too critical about female independence, prostitution, capitalism, agree that "money do not smell."

356 Reviews | 78 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if G B Shaw's captivating treatise on women, morality & finance is given a polished, witty streamline via Staller Ziemba & King shine as leads

Don't see it if While some of the Shavian polemics get a close 'shave' nothing vital is lost Male characters/performances can get a little too broad

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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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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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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