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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

70
Slow, Insipid, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if Slow-moving light average comedy with a few Chuckles here and there but not enough to sustain it for a 2 hour duration. .

Don't see it if You're looking for more than a few laughs on occasion

80
Fluffy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like plays about marriage, divorce, and family dynamics that don't dig too deep and find it sometimes amusing; clever writing and acting

Don't see it if you like serious drama about the complexities of marriage and relationships; a bit silly at times but clever at others; a bit too long.

88
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for an entertaining evening full of laughter and unexpected twists and turns on a what seems like a traditional family play.

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious play, don't want to see a play about family and divorce.

87
Hilarious, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want a funny show with very interesting characters.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor or don't care for farce.

Also I really enjoyed this show which had a lot of laughs. I thought the st... Read more Read less

70
Funny, Entertaining, Decent acting, Ok, Disappointing

See it if This was ok. The acting was good. The script decent. And it was quite funny in parts. It just wasn’t funny enough. Decent but not special.

Don't see it if There are better things you can see. Just look around.

89
Great staging, Entertaining, Great writing, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy cleverly written comedy with well-developed characters who offer life-inspiring messages with thoughtful performances.

Don't see it if You are not in the mood for a good belly laugh.

85
Funny, Delightful, Great writing

See it if you're looking to have a good time at the theatre and leave whatever's in your life behind.

Don't see it if you can't relate to humor about marriage, divorce, and friendship.

89
Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Funny and entertaining, with lots to say about marriage and relationships. You will like this play no matter your relationship status.

Don't see it if You plan to bring someone under the age of 17. You need to have lived a little to really appreciate how well done this play is.

During previews
82
Cliched, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Light comedy performed by talented actors who enjoy what they doing;2-Ex husbands are now best friends, bridezilla daughter,funny butler..

Don't see it if Prefer shorter dialogs, more action on stage

During previews
91
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great staging, Funny

See it if You’re up for a comedy that causes you to wrap your head around a few cliches that are deftly exploded in the plot. It’s not what you expect

Don't see it if You’re expecting the average sitcom.


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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