Ends Oct 05 | 1h 51m | Midtown W

The Exes

From 44 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched

About the show

This new comedy with a heart offers a reminder of why marriage and divorce make for the strangest of bedfellows. More…

From the show:

The Exes: Divorce has never been this much fun.

It’s self-made billionaire Richard Killingworth’s daughter’s big day! The last person he wants to see is his estranged wife Mavis – the woman who put the “ex” in “exes.” Celebrating with his best friend Dick, who happens to be Mavis’ first husband, Richard’s life turns upside down when the Queen of Chaos drops in, unannounced, with her new fiance in tow. Throw in a sharp-tongued butler (um, house manager), a champagne-soaked bridezilla and a snarky stepson, and you have a perfect storm of pandemonium – the fun kind – in this comedy with a heart, reminding us why marriage and divorce make for the strangest of bedfellows.

1h 51m | Ends Oct 05 | Theatre Row Complex (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (44)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched
68
Avg Score

70
Cute, Funny, Slow, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You like sitting Room comedies, sort of a modern Noël Coward style. A little forced but some fun twists, good acting, great set/costumes.

Don't see it if You can’t forgive a few missteps, the writing is a bit forced and some of the acting is stiff but I get the sense they will work it out.

Also Worth it.

80
Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if If you want a very funny play that has you laughing the whole show. An ex wife, former husband, butler, bridezilla are all great. Bellylaugh

Don't see it if If you do not like comedies. If you rather a musical.

70
Insipid, Disappointing, Entertaining, Slow, Cliched

See it if you like light comedy that is predictable and don't mind over-the-top characters. The perfection of character by John Coleman Taylor.

Don't see it if you want a well-directed play or expect a lot of laughs - other than the house manager character, the comedy is lacking and repetitious.

76
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like light comedies about romantic relationships o about divorce and spoiled children.

Don't see it if you ar looking for a serious play or are sensitive to issues related to divorce, infidelity or poor choices in relationships.

75
Lethargic in places, Semi-entertaining but unremarkable, Committed actors, Forced, uneven humor, Sophomoric

See it if you want to spend a couple of hours being semi-entertained with a tribute to early-20th-century classic dramedies; can score a cheap ticket.

Don't see it if you're expecting to care about any of these privileged, pampered, and spoiled white and wealthy characters; need more diversity on stage.

Also The Exes is likeable enough: an entertaining yet forgettable, benign p... Read more Read less

49
Insipid, Overrated, Banal

See it if You’d like to see a nice set. The story and acting is so painful, you’ll try to find distractions.

Don't see it if You want an actual funny, well-acted family comedy of errors type show. Save yourself time you can’t get back.

52
Like being stuck at a party with a bunch of people you can’t stand

See it if You’re not too fussy about what you’re seeing.

Don't see it if You expect comedies to actually be funny.

69
Stereotypical, Some fresh moments, Slow, Dated, Cliched

See it if you are intrigued by a prequel to a Boston blue blood version of “The Odd Couple” and an upity servant in the mode of “Upstairs Downstairs.”

Don't see it if you have no patience for a 2-hour, sometimes tedious drama with few funny and creative moments, uneven acting talent, cliche and no surprise

Also The role of “house Manager” is well written and expertly performed by ... Read more Read less

65
Insipid, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if you like bad sitcoms. You are older & will see almost anything that features mature actors.

Don't see it if you'd prefer good acting and well-written plays.

Also This was a real disappointment. There's one funny scene--lasting six o... Read more Read less

70
Absorbing, Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you like some rom-com and aren't too picky about story lines, etc. This was...cute, and fun and silly

Don't see it if you expect broadway quality at an off broadway show

70
Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You would like to see great set, good actors, cliche themes (divorce, bridezilla daughter, prenup negotiations etc). Not many surprises.

Don't see it if You are expecting over the top play, still there are a lot of things need to be worked out.

55
Some nice acting, Accessible, Fluffy, Slow, Confusing

See it if You like shows about relationships, marriage and divorce.

Don't see it if You expect anything very funny or profound from this show.

82
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if A fun evening at the theatre with a hilarious play with excellent staging!

Don't see it if If you don’t like comedies then you can miss this one.

60
Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched, Confusing

See it if you are interested in a trivial story with uninteresting characters.

Don't see it if you need your acting to be real, the dialogue to be sharp and the story to be believable.

67
Fluffy, Funny, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You want to waste a couple of hours. Has a few chuckles but this show needs a lot of cleaning up. Actors do what they can with the material.

Don't see it if You are looking for a good set, good plot, and an ending that makes sense. Divorce is not much fun...Exes wasn't either .

65
Funny, Slow, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if You like rather contrived 'situation' comedy with stock characters but with a few laughs and good lines along the way.

Don't see it if You don't like rather fluffy and over-long situation comedies a bit over-acted and predictable.

66
Solid acting, but subpar writing, Uneven, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You’re looking for a show to pass the time. The Exes is watchable, but forgettable.

Don't see it if You want to see a consistently funny comedy. You enjoy three dimensional characters and clever writing.

Also I can enjoy pieces that aren’t deep and don’t mind cliches if a show i... Read more Read less

60
Banal, Confusing, Cliched, Great acting

See it if You are interested in the complicated relationships among exes. Halfway between a sitcom and a soap.

Don't see it if You are looking for hilarity. There are few laughs. If you are looking for a profound show, or even light fun. (The poster lies.)

Also Despite the nice set and decent acting, I was very disappointed. The p... Read more Read less

60
Ambitious, Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You do not mind a rather long, not well written, not very funny “comedy.” Performance was at a B level.

Don't see it if You expect quick, witty dialogue. Of a comedy.

95
Intelligent, Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to forget everything and simply enjoy smart, fast-paced, non-stop laughs.

Don't see it if you want deep thought.

Also The writing, directing, and acting are superb. And what a set! I'm a d... Read more Read less

60
Confusing, Indulgent, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if Cannot think of a reason to see it

Don't see it if It seems to be inspired by a British farce that does not work in 21 century America. The play is utterly pointless

49
Not new york worthy, Too long, Banal

See it if A night out is what you are after.

Don't see it if Laughing is expected. Well maybe twice.

Also It had promise which was not fulfilled. And the music before, during i... Read more Read less

69
Inadequate, Nice set, Entertaining

See it if for basic entertaining value with good staging and acting at comfortable modern venue. Better quality than most Off-Broadway performances.

Don't see it if Not as funny as expected, somewhat verbose. No home run here. Bring your hearing aid - some dialog is not well projected.

69
Disappointing, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if Don't really know what to say here

Don't see it if if you prefer something that really holds your attention.

66
Uneven, Quirky, Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you like complicated relationship dramas whose intricacies slowly unfold throughout the show. Also if you like semi-comedy and semi-camp.

Don't see it if you expect a full-on comedy or drama or campy farce. It has bits of each but not enough of any, which left me wondering what it was.

Also It's hard to take this play seriously when a few of the characters are... Read more Read less


August 14th, 2019
"Indeed, the entire enterprise is a bit of a mystery. It doesn't have a really satirical point of view, but it lacks the wit and solid construction of the vintage boulevard comedies it superficially resembles. The characters are a self-involved, shallow bunch, given to endless, unamusing complain...
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