Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

In Bed with Roy Cohn

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Dated, Cliched, Confusing, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

About the show

As Roy Cohn, the brilliant attorney with an excessive appetite for men, money and drugs, lies on his deathbed, all the people from his past resurface to render judgment on his life. More…

Both loathed and adored, Roy Cohn remains a mystery to many. Citizens of prominence were fiercely loyal to him, and he counted among his friends celebrities like Barbara Walters and Ronald Reagan. Roy’s relationships with his controlling mother, his housekeeper, his lover, Barbara Walters, Julius Rosenberg, and his own inner child are explored. On his deathbed, Roy is faced with the ultimate question: has he led a good and honorable life or a life filled with mistakes and lies? What must he do in order to die in peace?

1h 30m | Already closed | Theatre Row / Theatre One (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (3)


Dated, Cliched, Confusing, Indulgent, Thought-provoking
Avg Score

Confusing, Dated, Disappointing

See it if Although this was directed with panache and the acting excellent, the play was a mess and made no sense. Dramaturgy needed!

Don't see it if You need a play with a developed script and a character who is dynamic and not a stereotype.

Great staging, Thought-provoking, Slow, Cliched

See it if you want creative staging and a brush-up on your Roy Cohn history.

Don't see it if you want a play that isn't ready to be staged.

Entertaining, Cliched, Dated, Funny, Indulgent

See it if you have an interest in plays about Roy Cohn and want to see a great performance.

Don't see it if you expect a fresh approach to the subject of Roy Cohn and his misadventures.

September 2nd, 2015
"Katrin Hilbe directs it all with the precision of a ballet master, the actors leaping across stage, hustling in and out of new costumes...Everything is executed flawlessly, even though not all of it seems necessary. The frenetic onstage activity ranges from dramatically illuminating (a wild nigh...
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September 2nd, 2015
"How many times do we have to be hit over the head with the same points? We get it, let’s move on. There’s one word that sums up this production: frenetic...'In Bed With Roy Cohn' has too much fat, which should be cut, and too little meat, despite the rich vein that could be mined...Yes there is ...
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September 2nd, 2015
"Her play is a more comedic look at the iconic character and is staged with the fractured finesse of a fairy tale mingled with the somewhat hallucinatory trappings of an extended dream ballet. This is a good thing and meets with limited success...'In Bed With Roy Cohn' needs considerable tighteni...
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September 3rd, 2015
"This show told nothing new, gave no tangible insights and despite all the stage movement by a very ADD choreographer Lisa Shriver, was beyond boring and seemed never ending. Katrin Hilbe directed this clumsy mess of a show almost in the round, so expect a lot of neck turning."
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