Steve NYC Reviews and Tickets

(45 Ratings)
Members say
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched

About the Show

The New Group presents a sad and funny portrait of a group of longtime, theater-loving friends navigating midlife and mortality.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (45)

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509 Reviews | 336 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a well acted entertaining ensemble piece.

Don't see it if You prefer action packed plays or musicals.

206 Reviews | 42 Followers
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see something different on stage. The use of show tunes in the dialogue is a nice touch and the fact is, it is a great cast.

Don't see it if are not interested in relevant topics being brought in new ways to theater.

67 Reviews | 21 Followers
Clever, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you love theatre! it references many MANY musicals throughout the play

Don't see it if you dont like comedy! its so funny you will cry!

111 Reviews | 18 Followers
Absorbing, Hilarious, Tear jerker, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a breathtakingly beautiful and hilarious story

Don't see it if you hate stories about gay people and don't like crying

86 Reviews | 57 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Heartfelt

See it if You love Paul Rudnick and have been missing a comedy about gays today.

Don't see it if don't like showtunes or references.

216 Reviews | 223 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Original

See it if You'd to see a tight group of friends share deep secrets and encounter an unexpected confidant in a hard working waiter.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable in seeing a group of close friends who are members of the lgbt community.

175 Reviews | 20 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you enjoy ensemble dramedies laden with theater references -- the Evita fan in me was enamored by the Argentine subplot!

Don't see it if queer culture ain't your theatrical jam.

54 Reviews | 25 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you want an entertaining evening starring top notch actors.

Don't see it if want to be challenged.

Critic Reviews (31)

The New York Times
November 18th, 2015

"This deliciously well-acted New Group production, which opened under Cynthia Nixon’s assured direction, portrays a group of middle-aged gay New Yorkers...'Steve' also happens to have some of the funniest dialogue in town...But the jokes and the digs always seem to emanate impromptu from clever characters, rather than from a careful and clever playwright...'Steve' earns both its laughs and its tears with uncommon honesty."
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Time Out New York
November 18th, 2015

"More dramaturgical swerves of that kind would be welcome in 'Steve,' which is mostly less surprising. It is strikingly similar, to Peter Parnell’s 'Dada Woof Papa Hot'...Generally, however, 'Steve' is jokier and that’s a mixed blessing...The play winds up relying heavily on comic charm... But there are far too many citations; they start to seem like a mask—not for the characters’ feelings but for the play’s unsteadiness in dramatizing them, especially as plot contrivances pile up."
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New York Theatre Guide
November 20th, 2015

"The dialogue, as I said, is deceptive in its depth. The performances are seamless. Cynthia Nixon‘s direction is every bit a match for Gerrard’s slight of hand. She directs our attention and our eye with the delicate touch of a brain surgeon...It is productions like this that remind you why you go to the theatre. When all the pistons are firing, it is a magic act of the First Order. Bravo all around."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 18th, 2015

"Gerrard gets a little hysterical, trying every distracting trick he can think of...They are all neatly done, both in the writing and in performance; Nixon gets lovely, layered work from the cast...The play doesn’t really hang together...As solid as Nixon’s work with the actors is, her staging has a slightly awkward, throw-everything-up-there-and-see-what-sticks quality...That relentlessness, and the narrow scope of the characters’ concerns, does get claustrophobic, even at 90 minutes."
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The Hollywood Reporter
November 18th, 2015

"The saving grace, to some extent, is that Gerrard and his likeable ensemble, under Cynthia Nixon's direction, do succeed in etching the indelible bonds that are the play's real subject. That's no small feat given that 'Steve' substitutes dialogue for drama and parts for actual characters, coasting by on the writer's facility for humorous banter and clever pop-cultural references. If 'Name That Show' is your idea of a fun party game, you'll find much cause for merriment."
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Entertainment Weekly
November 20th, 2015

"'Steve' is an inferior play. It’s an enjoyable 90 minutes, with laugh-out-loud moments, but it’s also mostly meaningless. Funny, but glib…Despite all that drama, it’s nearly impossible to become emotionally invested in any of it, because the tone remains so consistently light. It’s a musicals-loving gay teenager’s fantasy of how actual, adult gay men speak and interact. The cast is strong, but the script is so superficial, that there’s not much they can do with their characters."
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AM New York
November 19th, 2015

"Neither particularly compelling nor memorable in terms of its storytelling...Great ensemble cast and smooth direction. 'Steve' has flash and humor, not to mention a cabaret-style preshow where the actors gather around a piano and sing classic show tunes."
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November 18th, 2015

"Witty, intelligent, and accessibly experimental...there's something queerly absurdist about this play. We recognize elements of our own lives, but everything is heightened in an almost operatic way...Midlife ennui has never been so simultaneously hilarious and dramatic...All of the performances are excellent...'Steve' is charming, heartfelt, and insightful in its own quirky way...Everything a play should be: entertaining, thematically daring, and fearlessly innovative."
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