Closed 1h 30m
The New Englanders
Midtown W
74

The New Englanders NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(63 Reviews)
Positive
73%
Mixed
19%
Negative
8%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

MTC premiere's Jeff Augustin’s newest play where a mixed race family, a teenaged daughter, and her dads are all trying to find happiness. 

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Member Reviews (63)

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74
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Great and important themes being discussed, not really preached. Gives space for audience to think. Great acting.

Don't see it if Issues of homosexuality are not for you. Sometimes slow. Could use a little trimming​. Read more

73
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Funny

See it if You enjoy comedic family dramas. Great acting, especially by the young actress.

Don't see it if It's a good show but about 15min too long.

Critic Reviews (6)

October 2nd, 2019

"Trying Too Hard to Be Special: Gay dads and their 'woke genius' daughter face the limitations of life in a patchy new play by Jeff Augustin."
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October 2nd, 2019

3/5 Stars "Augustin cleverly puts a mixed-race family at the center of the story, illustrating that although chasing dreams can be more complicated for people of color, ennui is ubiquitous. While it is only 100 minutes long, however, 'The New Englanders' feels unfocused and overstretched."
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October 2nd, 2019

"The New Englanders Is Like a Donald Margulies Play With Gay and Black People: Two dads raise a rebellious daughter in New England in Jeff Augustin's latest play."
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October 8th, 2019

"Jeff Augustin's 'THE NEW ENGLANDERS' Seeks To Expand The Perception of Stage Characters of Color"
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October 4th, 2019

3/5 Stars "'Mixed-Race Gay Couple with Daughter Clash': Jeff Augustin's play doesn't quite get to the bottom of a family's incipient dysfunction"
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October 2nd, 2019

"The changes in the typical American family are indeed welcome. But these now acceptable new family units have brought on new new issues...And it should thus not come as a surprise that the marriages possible in our more open minded societies don't all follow a blissfully ever after path."
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