Ends Oct 05 | 1h 51m | Midtown W

The Exes

From 42 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 (42)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched

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

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.

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.

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

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

60
Indulgent, Insipid, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you enjoy: (1)comedies that are so stupid that they are almost campy; (2) love a well executed slow motion scene & (3)like lovely stage sets

Don't see it if you only like well-written, well-acted comedies that rely on wit not stupidity to amuse & don't want to waste time or money.

59
Frustrating, Original, Potential, Slow, Disappointing

See it if If you're okay with an experience that has room for improvement.

Don't see it if You expect perfection or are easily bored.

Also I thought the story was original, but script can be cut down and pacin... Read more Read less

58
At times funny, but very cliche

See it if You want to see a brand new ensemble comedy.

Don't see it if You want a fresh take a divorce and marriage.

Also With a little trimming and sharper direction, the play would improve. ... Read more Read less

65
Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if If you are ok with a slow, not especially funny take on an unrealistic group of people

Don't see it if If you really want to see a comedy with great acting and really funny story.

65
Creeky direction, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a new show strong potential

Don't see it if If you don't like new works

Also I can only give it a C because although the writing is interesting the... Read more Read less

50
Ambitious, Slow, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You like to explore new shows and have no expectations.

Don't see it if You expect a show that is funny and coherent. The first act was interminable and the second act rambled on. Some fun moments but not enough.


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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