Given the show opened tonight, I figured we should have a central location to share the professional reviews.
At this point I almost don't want her to get a Tony nom just to lose another time LOL
The New York Times is pretty much a rave review, and a bouquet of roses for Laura Linney.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/15/theater/my-name-is-lucy-barton-review.htmlI, for one, would love to see her finally get the NY theater recognition she's deserved for two decades.
Linney good, play meh.http://www.newnownext.com/my-name-is-lucy-barton-review-laura-linney/01/2020/
I'm really surprised how well this is selling. Was holding out for TDF, but never appeared to my knowledge. Went to get a ticket and hard to find decent seats. Ended up buying a mid-level mezz for its current closing night - house manager indicated it might extend one week.
Anshel2 said: "I'm really surprised how well this is selling. Was holding out for TDF, but never appeared to my knowledge. Went to get a ticket and hard to find decent seats. Ended up buying a mid-level mezz for its current closing night - house manager indicated it might extend one week."I'm surprised as well. I can't imagine it will.appear on tdf but hope I'm wrong
Mr. Musto, I read your review in which you described solo plays as often having "contrivances." What does that word mean in a theatrical context?Anybody can answer this for me, by the by.
I too was hoping that this would show up on TDF but no such luck. I finally bit the bullet today and purchased a seat for late February in the mezzanine. There's not much left. It is sickening that they have premium $299 weeknight seats in row P and Q.
ColorTheHours048 said: "I caught this the other night and thought it was dreadful. A waste of time and Laura Linney’s talent. A total snoozefest.I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone, unless you love overly saccharine Lifetime/Hallmark movies or find rhapsodic descriptions of fields and sunlight profound."AGREED. Easily one of the biggest let downs of the season so far.
The BroadwayWorld roundup wasn't updated to include the negative reviews from New York Magazine and The New Yorker. Here are the links to those reviews:https://www.vulture.com/2020/01/theater-review-my-name-is-lucy-barton.htmlhttps://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/27/exploring-family-trauma-in-my-name-is-lucy-barton
I completely agree with the negative reviews above. As awful as this is, this is the first broadway show I actually fell asleep in (yes, I'm very embarrassed of it). It was just so boring.
I actually was incredibly moved by the play, moreso than I expected. Linney's performance is marvelous, as always. I had read the book last year and enjoyed it, but I think this hit me at a really sensitive and appropriate point in my life, as I am leaning VERY heavily on my mother at the moment. I was in tears leaving the theater and on my way home, and actually sent Linney a gushing fan letter, thanking her for sharing this performance and story with us.
This play was kinda all over the place to me. There were some moments of brilliance, but it didn't add up to much to me. Linney was marvelous given the material, but there were a lot of threads I feel were not tied up. Plus, when you throw in a 9/11 analogy within the last 10 minutes... like, why add more? There's plenty to work with already.Almost entirely unrelated, but the coughing last night in the theater was outrageous. Full, lungs about to fall out, constant coughing from everywhere in the theater. It really took me out of the headspace. I'm convinced that everyone at the Friedman last night now has Coronavirus -- myself included. So if I don't post for a while, I've been quarantined.
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