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Cost of Living

Ages: 6+
Opened: October 3, 2022
Closing: November 06, 2022

Cost of Living - 2022 - Broadway History , Info & More

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, Martyna Majok's powerhouse play receives its Broadway premiere after a celebrated run at MTC's Stage I. Hailed by The New York Times as "gripping, immensely haunting and exquisitely attuned," this insightful, intriguing work is about the forces that bring people together, the complexity of caring and being cared for, and the ways we all need each other in this world. Directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, this production reunites acclaimed original stars Gregg Mozgala and Katy Sullivan.

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Cost of Living Broadway Review
9 / 10

Manhattan Theater Club, which produced the play at City Center in 2017, has moved it largely intact to its Broadway house, the Samuel J. Friedman, for a short run. Only the two performers who portray the caretakers have been changed - David Zayas and Kara Young, who each give the latest in their respective long lines of beguiling performances. The production is otherwise the same: First-rate direction by Jo Bonney, effective and efficient design by the original design team, and, above all, extraordinary performances by Gregg Mozgala and Katy Sullivan, as the two people in need of caretakers. If the lack of discernible alterations to the script feels like a missed opportunity, its strengths allow for a series of remarkable scenes that are surely unprecedented for Broadway.

BROADWAY REVIEW: Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘Cost of Living’ explores the power struggles in unlikely relationships
9 / 10

The actors, working under the direction of Jo Bonney, are honest and solid; Mozgala is a veritable forcefield of signals and manipulations. But the performance from Young is on its own plane. She's a formidable young star in the making, richly detailed, moving, present and profoundly vulnerable. Her reactions alone are enough to sustain a couple of hours of provocative drama, revealing quietly desperate American characters whom we so rarely see.


Cost of Living has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2017 and Broadway which opened in 2022.
Cost of Living has been nominated for two Tony Awards. It was nominated for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play for Jo Bonney.
Cost of Living has been nominated for several awards. Kara Young was nominated for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards. Katy Sullivan and David Zayas were both nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards. Jo Bonney was nominated for Outstanding Direction of a Play at the Drama League Awards. Cost of Living was also nominated for Outstanding Production of a Play at the Drama League Awards. Additionally, David Zayas was nominated for Outstanding Featured Performer in a Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.



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