While many critics love McNally's new valentine to theater dearly, there are dissenters, with EW's Jason Clark damning it as "screechy hams fumbling with McNally's thudding text." And David Finkle's otherwise admiring notice adds this caveat: "McNally does go on--and on and on and yet on." Apparently one of the biggest jokes of the night is a stagehand's post-mortem on the flop of the U.S. debut of Waiting for Godot in 1956: "I could have told them what was wrong with this play: no women. People don't want to look at men all night. If they did, they'd go to a baseball game."