Tanner Stransky
April 26, 2013 AT 04:00 AM EDT

We gave it an A-

Richard Greenberg’s new play isn’t as genre-rocking as his ’03 Tony winner Take Me Out. But this talk-heavy drama, about a Jewish family living in a sprawling NYC apartment, gets a lot of laughs (and tears) — it’s as bullet-proof as Broadway plays get these days. Parties’ beauty lies in its richness, including nuances of the two time periods (it’s set in 1980 and 2000), an intricate turntable set, and a first-rate cast that makes the characters as familiar and complicated as any real-life clan. (Telecharge.com) A-

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