The Baby Monitor
Closed 1h 40m
The Baby Monitor
83

The Baby Monitor NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(17 Ratings)
Positive
88%
Mixed
12%
Negative
0%
Members say
Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

About the Show

A new play exploring same-sex parenting and family values in today’s America.


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Show-Score Member Reviews (17)

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57 Reviews | 4 Followers
98
Nuanced, Great staging, Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy complex, layered storytelling about LGBTQ subjects, fine acting and directing, and surprising depth rather than clichés

Don't see it if You have no tolerance for tolerance! Or LGBTQ humans

55 Reviews | 14 Followers
95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to challenge your perception of what it means to be progressive and want to experience a smart, raw, theatrical experience.

Don't see it if you see things black and white and wish to keep it that way. Read more

200 Reviews | 41 Followers
90
Clever, Great writing, Relevant

See it if The cast does a fine job in this play which is the star of the show. With some editing & character/story development, this has potential.

Don't see it if I think this play should have two acts and it wouldn't hurt to add more stage time to develop the story and characters. A MUST SEE!

394 Reviews | 34 Followers
89
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you enjoy well written, well directed and well acted plays about important timely subjects.

Don't see it if you enjoy light plays and musicals. Read more

444 Reviews | 79 Followers
86
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent writing

See it if This relevant contemporary drama will leave you talking about what constitutes appropriate parenting and what acceptance of LGBTQ means.

Don't see it if You are opposed to LGBTQ families. You believe LGBTQ is only about sexual acts. Read more

87 Reviews | 10 Followers
85
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in gay parenting and child abuse issues

Don't see it if You are not interested in gay parenting and child abuse issues Read more

93 Reviews | 10 Followers
85
Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in same sex marriages and parenting and their rights

Don't see it if You can't accept the differences in family structures, are homophobic. Also, if you need to see a play with an elaborate set design. Read more

265 Reviews | 44 Followers
83
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if well acted play about contemporary issues relating to the LGBT community...very engaging.

Don't see it if you don't like family or LGBT dramas.

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
December 19th, 2018

“That it involves the relatively new phenomenon of gay parenthood gives it an added impact. That it is written with a thorough understanding of the complexities of gay parenthood vs. conservatives-in-liberal-clothing keeps it constantly edgy. And, that it has a relatively positive ending makes it a valuable addition to this literature in a season when Michael McKeever's popular ‘Daniel's Husband’ excited interest in a storyline also involving gay marriage, one with a decidedly dire conclusion.”
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L
December 10th, 2018

"Poignant, highly original new piece...it is unlikely that this subject matter has been explored in a more emotionally complete way...'The Baby Monitor' is unafraid to navigate into previously uncharted territory, particularly when it comes to tackling the issue of the deeply ingrained prejudices still faced by LGBTQ people...Miniño’s direction is brisk and clean. The energetic cast is universally excellent, unafraid to give the audience sweat, tears, and yes, even blood."
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