The Exes
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The Exes NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(139 Reviews)
Positive
52%
Mixed
35%
Negative
13%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Disappointing, Slow, Cliched

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (139)

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952 Reviews | 387 Followers
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. Read more

983 Reviews | 229 Followers
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.

811 Reviews | 221 Followers
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.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
25
Insipid, Baffling, Banal, Unfunny, Excruciating

See it if u know someone in the cast. [At the performance I saw, the ONLY people laughing & enjoying themselves were the families of 2 of the actors.]

Don't see it if you have any standards at all for quality writing, coherent structure, competent acting and humorous comedy. [This play is pure dreck.] Read more

612 Reviews | 125 Followers
76
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Slow

See it if Ex wife and former husband, mix up family, light comedy with some laughs.

Don't see it if If you want a serious story line, with serious characters. Read more

657 Reviews | 101 Followers
61
Banal, Great staging, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you like a play with dialogue that's overdone, predictable characters and silly story. The actors are good but wasted in poor dialogue.

Don't see it if you like a funny, witty show with true comical plot. Read more

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
70
Awkward, Entertaining, Funny, Slow

See it if Former spouses reunite on a holiday with one entertaining a legal agenda. Homage to drawing-room comedies.

Don't see it if Acting and writing don't deliver on ripe premise. Should have been better with the promise of a madcap set-up.

501 Reviews | 103 Followers
60
Needed to “go for it”, Great acting

See it if You like a farce type comedy. It’s refreshing because you don’t seen much of this anymore

Don't see it if If you are expecting nonstop laughs Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

Lighting & Sound America
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 complaining."
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TheaterScene.net
August 25th, 2019

"Unfortunately, not only is the formula passé but television sit-com now does it better. The play is also too heavily plotted with two main characters with the same name and a great many petulant, entitled people. Worse still, the play fails to deliver any witty or clever lines."
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