Present Laughter
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Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

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Tony and Oscar-winning actor Kevin Kline returns to Broadway in Noël Coward's classic comedy about a famous and self-obsessed actor whose comfortable life quickly spins out of control.

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Clever, Funny, Slow, Well acted, Frivolous

See it if you like NC's classic comedies. The plot is silly, but characters are memorable and the dialogue goes down like sherry. Nice set/costumes.

Don't see it if you want a meaningful play. PL is fluffy fun. It is unnecessarily long; some scenes drag. Still, this PL is superior to the Garber.

79
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you want to see Kevin Kline doing what he does best, comedy. Colby was very good, sexy and funny in it.

Don't see it if If you don t like campy comedy. It can be slow at some points.

Critic Reviews (56)

The New York Times
April 5th, 2017

“An uneven but enjoyable production…Let us give thanks for what Mr. Kline, embodying the capricious god of his own theatrical universe, has wrought. It is hard not to wish that the heavy farcical high jinks that surround him were on his high level…The staging by Mr. von Stuelpnagel brings out the more boisterous aspects of Coward’s comedy, occasionally to hilarious, but just as often labored, ends. And the pace needs to be picked up throughout.”
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Time Out New York
April 5th, 2017

“An absolutely splendid revival…The simple act of handing America’s greatest exemplar of comic suavity a role he was born to play is half the battle…Kline is the very model of a star who lets his brilliance illuminate everyone around him…He enlivens each moment with palpable zest and impeccable style, arrogant brio shading into middle-aged insecurity with a twitch of his perfectly trimmed mustache. He must do more Coward or share his secrets.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 5th, 2017

“The production takes seriously the mess that radiates from Garry’s narcissism, and with that seriousness refuels the hilarity of the farce that overlays it. In the hands of Kline and a vividly intelligent supporting cast, it’s a great and frank and still modern comedy…The play’s three-act structure is pretty much faultless…If there are still some extravagances to prune and shaggy moments to comb out, they’re minor.”
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 5th, 2017

“Kevin Kline was born to do Noel Coward...A performance of unimpeachable skill, made all the more delectable by its lightness of touch…von Stuelpnagel's production can't entirely disguise the wheezy fatigue of the 1939 comedy, but as complications multiply and the quasi-farcical cogs click into place, it runs like clockwork. That helps correct the imbalance of an ensemble in which the seemingly effortless work of the veterans outclasses their less seasoned castmates.”
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Entertainment Weekly
April 5th, 2017

"Kline appears to be having the time of his life onstage...It’s a fast-paced and straightforward production featuring two equally delightful and delighted costars—the goofily irresistible Kristine Nielsen as Essendine’s stalwart secretary, Monica, and Kate Burton, steely and wry as his devoted not-quite-ex-wife, Liz—plus a mixed bag of supporting players...‘Present Laughter’ is a romp of sitcom-like goings-on, incredibly well executed."
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Variety
April 5th, 2017

“A delicious drawing-room comedy…Kline relishes the comic challenge in this snazzy production…Director von Stuelpnagel has assembled a cast of reliable pros who know the drill so well they could pace it out in their sleep. The lesser-skilled younger actors should study the technique of these veterans and bless their lucky stars for the opportunity to do so. Kristine Nielsen, who plays Garry’s secretary, Monica Reed, constitutes a master class.”
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The Wall Street Journal
April 5th, 2017

"Not only is Mr. Kline’s performance a triumph, but this revival is the best staging of a Coward play—any Coward play—that I’ve ever seen...Essendine is played for truth, not as a caricature, which simultaneously makes him more interesting and even funnier...By having his actors underplay the first half of the show, Mr. von Stuelpnagel heightens the payoff of the second half...By evening’s end, the laughter is loud, continuous and entirely well-deserved."
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Deadline
April 5th, 2017

“Moritz von Stuelpnagel’s revival is fleet, funny, deliciously cast and over-the-top when it should be–and occasionally when it needn’t be, sweating just a bit too hard to earn the audience’s whoops of pleasure. Fortunately, Coward and Kline are too dynamic a duo to suffer any damage from such picked nits. Chief among the other pleasures are Kate Burton…Peter Francis James and Reg Rogers…Less chief among the pleasures are Kristine Nielsen...Bavesh Pavel.”
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New York Daily News
April 5th, 2017

“When your main character is a human peacock, you need an actor who can preen like nobody's business. Paging Kevin Kline, a debonair clown, who's ideally cast as the aging, mirror-mad matinee idol…Deadpan delivery? Funny physical bits? Check. Check…At times you’d like to hush the talky play…Cobie Smulders is saucy and sexy. Kristine Nielsen is reliably hilarious…Under the smart direction of Moritz von Stuelpnagel the production is in fine feather.”
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AM New York
April 5th, 2017

With all due respect to Noel Coward’s classic English comedies, do they really merit being revived so regularly?...Directed with a gentle hand by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the production is pleasant but not especially interesting. There seems to have been no point in reviving the play other than to provide Kline with a star vehicle. Admittedly, the role fits Kline like a glove, especially given his knack for hammy personalities.”
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NY1
April 5th, 2017

“Coward's sublime comedy of manners is as delightful, delicious, and ‘delovely’ as ever. And what makes the current production stand out even more is Kline's bravura performance…He is delivering a tour de force, calling upon all of his skills, both comic and tragic…Director von Stuelpnagel does exceptional work with his ensemble, maximizing the manic comedy while allowing his leads to rise above type.”
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Theatermania
April 5th, 2017

“Contemporary attention spans aren't built for a play like this, a nearly three-hour drawing room sex farce from 1939 where the stakes are low and the tension nonexistent. But the work that Kline and his costars are doing is so expert that it's easy to overlook the flaws of this way-too-leisurely amuse-bouche of a comedy…Kline, one of the American theater's great actors, was born to play Garry. He does it with all the comedic flair and panache we could want. And then some."
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BroadwayWorld
April 6th, 2017

“Kevin Kline, with his crisp classical delivery and expertise in physical comedy, cuts a fine figure as the world-weary man about town…Kate Burton shines with cultured intelligence as his not quite ex-wife who still cares after him. The moments of Kline and Burton together represent the production's peak of civilized high comedy…While this is an ensemble play with plenty of richly drawn characters, Kline is the colorful centerpiece."
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Lighting & Sound America
April 13th, 2017

"Kline may be the nimblest, most sophisticated comedian the American theatre has to offer, and the role of Garry fits him like one of his superbly tailored dressing gowns. Happily, Kline is sharing the stage with a prize collection of high-comedy playmates...The best part of von Stuelpnagel's production is that everyone on stage appears to be having a roaring time, thus making the audience want to join in the fun."
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Talkin' Broadway
April 5th, 2017

“Kline and Garry fuse so tightly and so well that you're willing to overlook the other parts of the production that don't…Although von Stuelpnagel has staged the action capably, he hasn't settled on a unifying style for either the actors or the atmosphere…It can, and should, be fizzier and more buoyant...Kline, Burton, Nielsen, and Smulders can do a lot, but they can't do everything, Still, their efforts are impressive enough that nothing ever sags for more than a few minutes at a stretch.”
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Broadway News
April 5th, 2017

“Mr. Kline is so compulsively watchable, so utterly and consummately in control of the proceedings that we simply surrender to an actor at the top of his game…Attention is paid here to anchoring the farcical frivolity in a way that allows us to believe that real things are happening to real people in real situations…Marred only by a couple of moments of curiously awkward staging, Stuelpnagel deploys his ensemble throughout this clockwork comedy to generally excellent effect.”
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TheaterScene.net
April 23rd, 2017

“As originally written, Noel Coward's ‘Present Laughter’ is an entertaining but old fashioned drawing-room comedy with juicy roles for actors. With Kevin Kline in the leading role, the play is elevated to the next level and plays like a comedy masterpiece. Kline's performance is one you will not want to miss. Some of his co-stars like Kate Burton and Kristine Nielsen also give indelible performances.”
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Theater Pizzazz
April 5th, 2017

“I have to think brisker pacing in the current revival could have saved Coward’s hoary farce from itself, at least in part…'Present Laughter' is dated, and it wears its age on its sleeve. Still, it’s got its share of bon mots and sophisticated repartee...Leisure is all well and good, but when you’re dealing with a play as light as a soufflé, with considerably less substance, you really don’t want to give the audience too much time to think...It’s just not as light and quick as it needs to be."
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CurtainUp
April 5th, 2017

“The show, overall, doesn't really go full sizzle until the second act…Kline’s delivery and timing are impeccable...Both Burton and Nielsen are at the top of their game and this production soars whenever they're on stage…The reason to go to the St. James Theater is to escape from reality for a few hours and enjoy a significantly stylish but thematically insignificant farce in an age weighed down by significantly weighty issues handled with neither wit or wisdom.”
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Front Row Center
April 11th, 2017

“The best of the best…A cast of exceptional actors keeps this farce moving with buoyant focus and attention to detail…However, it is Kline who anchors the production, in a performance of exceptional clarity...Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel has deftly guided the action without imprisoning his actors. Of course, he has been handed a gift in Kevin Kline, who with his prodigious talent and experience carries a show that sparkles. Don’t miss it.”
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Front Mezz Junkies
April 5th, 2017

“Does it make for a great night at the theatre? Or a hilarious one? I wouldn’t say that. It is quite good though, without a doubt, funny, but somehow the piece overall is lacking…Kline nails his role as the self-centered actor…Nielsen gets the balance just right, along with the formidable Burton’s grounded comic turn...This troupe of pros doles out all of Coward’s charming dialogue with finesse, but the madcap fun or hilarity...isn’t quite there.”
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Broadway Blog
April 6th, 2017

"A brilliantly fine-tuned comedy of style and substance...An ensemble of actors that truly embodies the very best of Broadway...Kline creates a character that is broadly comedic, yet with an underlying authenticity that makes you adore him in spite of his bloated ego...Von Stuelpnagel keeps things moving at a brisk pace and though the action-packed staging is meticulously choreographed, 'Present Laughter' remarkably feels as though it’s unfolding for the very first time."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
May 3rd, 2017

“The production wouldn't be half as enjoyable were it not for Kline's exceptional charm...The laughs, though, aren't as frequent as one might expect, and, too often, they come not so much (or just as much) from Coward's dialogue or situations as from Stuelpnagel's staging or from the clownish behavior of the show's more gifted comic performers…The already colorful characters…are occasionally pushed to cartoonish extremes in arduous grabs for the gold ring of laughter.”
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DC Theatre Scene
April 5th, 2017

“Kline’s fans are unlikely to feel disappointed...Yes, Kline is surrounded by some terrific pros. Director von Stuelpnagel adds some mischievous comic business…Yet all that talent goes into a show that registers as little more than a mild diversion, and a somewhat musty one…The goings-on are not frantic enough to be a full-out farce; not blunt enough to scandalize anybody in 2017; not funny or pointed enough to explain why the producers would bring back this play.”
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Times Square Chronicles
April 10th, 2017

"It brings a much needed hilarity and lightness to Broadway, without pratfalls or other physical forms of amusement...Kline is a joy to watch...All of the supporting characters make a well-rounded cast except Bhavesh Patel who seemed to be in a different play...Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel understands that for comedy to be really great we must see the frailties and he does so in an understated way."
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The Guardian (UK)
April 5th, 2017

“‘Present Laughter’ starts slowly…There’s a lot of business and jokes that are not exactly uproarious. There’s some creakiness in the way the play shunts characters on and offstage...The comedy also takes its maddening time establishing anything that looks like conflict…Garry is a hollow character, but Kline puts him together with care and shrewdness. As the play continues, his performance gathers increasing force until even a glancing gesture can summon helpless giggles.”
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The Wrap
April 5th, 2017

“At times it plays like a Kaufman and Hart comedy under von Stuelpnagel’s not always steady direction. At other times, it is veddy British, proper, and absolutely terrific—especially when Kevin Kline and Kate Burton are on stage, which, fortunately, is most of the time…There’s too much slapstick around the edges of this ‘Present Laughter,’ and it doesn’t always appear in some of these supporting performances…Fortunately, Kline is divine. So, too, is Burton in the far less showy role."
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Wolf Entertainment Guide
April 9th, 2017

"Through it all Kline is a master of comic and dramatic sophistication that exactly fits the tone of Coward’s best writing. That tone is achieved—with one exception—by the direction of Moritz von Stuelpnagel and the contributions of other starring cast members...A wonderfully entertaining production, with impeccable casting and resulting fine acting, led by the triumph of Kevin Kline...One of the most enjoyable plays, revival or original, of the season."
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T
April 6th, 2017

"Kevin Kline, still dashing and trim at nearly 70, makes a joyously pompous Garry...But Moritz von Stuelpnagel’s uneven direction makes this production not nearly as dizzying a knockabout farce as Scott’s self-directed show or the highly sexualized almost-orgy Scott Eliot made...There are several fits and starts as the comic engine of Coward’s plot warms up in the first act. It isn’t until the hilarious second act...that the action really gets going."
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Theater In The Now
May 3rd, 2017

“A night full of laughter and high-class comedy…Moritz von Stuelpnagel directs the play a bit safe but fills it with hilarity...Kline is a natural comedian. He knows how to land a joke. His physical comedy is effortless…Kline makes the production worthy of recognition. Alongside him was a strong supporting ensemble of women…Sometimes you just need to go to the theater for a laugh and this production fulfills that. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to Noel Coward.”
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Newsday
April 5th, 2017

“Directed with classy restraint by von Stuelpnagel, Kline holds back his virtuosic physical comedy until near the end, when his quick, startling feats made me want to rewind and watch them all over again…This is a revival that, despite a cast of farce experts, treats the broad moments as rare offhand treats that flash suddenly on characters as momentary glimpses into humanity’s silliness...This production has one absolutely critical element for Coward: style.”
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The Stage (UK)
April 5th, 2017

“The 1,700 seater St James Theatre is usually a musical house, and putting a play on here requires it be amplified to the extent that the voices sound strangely disembodied. The actors over-pitch their performances to try to reach the back row. The result is that laughter is only intermittently present. It feels lugubrious and weighty…Kline alone is big enough to fill it, though the women that populate his life are portrayed with varying degrees of sympathy, resignation and outrage.”
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The Huffington Post
April 10th, 2017

“They don’t rethink or reimagine or modernize Coward...They simply do the play very well…With three acts and every opportunity for mugging, it might have grown tiresome. Instead, it’s a treat—thanks to most everyone in the ensemble…Kline cannot be a revelation, of course, not at this stage of his career. But what a treat to see him in such fine form...Kline is matched by Cobie Smulders, who is indeed a revelation in her Broadway debut.”
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Daily Beast
April 5th, 2017

“Kline plays an actor acting perfectly...The dialogue is Coward at his most crisp and arch…Something in the writing of ‘Present Laughter’ never raises the stakes to the level of gasping hilarity that true farce can elicit…In true farce, the audience knows all the points of stress before they are revealed and combust and so we should be rubbing our hands for the moments of revelation. However, we don’t....There’s no real driving plot, just a battery of Coward’s mots at their most bon."
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Towleroad
April 6th, 2017

"Kline handles Coward’s elegant humor with a charming mix of subtlety and panache...Among the powerhouse supporting players, including a wry Kate Burton as Garry’s almost-ex wife Liz, and Reg Rogers as his leery publicist, it’s Kristine Neilsen, as his secretary Monica, who tends to steal the show...Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel proves his mastery extends beyond satanic puppets to high-minded drawing room comedy."
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WNBC
April 5th, 2017

“A talented cast in a rather plodding revival…It’s fantastic to see Kline perform…He is still the master of bumbling and pomposity, but this performance doesn’t radiate pep and vigor…Patel gives a strange performance...Director von Stuelpnagel might have asked him to dial it back a notch…Any opportunity to see this kind of cast doing a Coward play with such high production values is worth seeing. I’m just not 100 percent convinced this is the ‘Present’ anybody was expecting.”
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City Cabaret
June 1st, 2017

"Kline is hilarious with incisive timing and, at the same time, poignant and on target portraying Essendine's uneasiness as a fading public star in constant battle with his private reality...As the cherry on the top, Kline has an engrossing cast, all confidently kept in line by director Moritz von Stuelpnagel...Kline's skill, style, and sophistication does justice to Noel Coward's 1939 English comedy of warmth and desperation...'Present Laughter' is the pièce de résistance this theater season."
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T
May 17th, 2017

"Kline is masterful as Essendine, his every gesture and utterance beautifully overplayed to the hilt...The women in the show are terrific...The men, however, do not fare as well...But director Moritz von Stuelpnagel is able to keep reeling it in whenever it threatens to go a little bit off track, with the help of Kline...There’s never a doubt that you will presently be laughing."
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TheaterScene.com
April 21st, 2017

“Kevin Kline further spices up Coward’s tangy wit with his own genius for physical comedy. It makes for an irresistible cocktail of a show…The plot is hardly going to win prizes for originality or even great credibility…Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel has guided the company into an infectious appreciation of Coward’s agility with language and whipsaw repartee, plus the facility, for the most part, to find the fun in the play’s people without making fun of them.”
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DC Metro Theater Arts
April 9th, 2017

"Kline is the best we have and this is a role he was born to play...He is such an inventive actor that he makes Coward’s incisive banter even wittier and more worldly than it is on the printed page, and that’s because his entire face and body serve him to enrich his character...All interested in learning what top-notch, high-comedy acting is all about must visit the St. James...The material supplied by Noël Coward is catnip for those who know what to do with it. And these folks do."
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scribicide
April 7th, 2017

"Coward has remained a staple of community theater for decades, and yet he seems to have fallen out of favor with professional companies. For the life of me, I cannot see why, and 'Present Laughter' serves as a delightful rebuke to this trend."
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New York Theatre Guide
April 19th, 2017

“Overplaying is a quality director Moritz von Stuelpnagel has unfortunately encouraged in most of the supporting cast. But Essendine himself can’t be overplayed, and Kline has a high old time accenting every aspect of the character’s showy personality…‘Present Laughter’ hasn’t aged quite as gracefully as its hero. It’s wonderfully literate, of course…But it’s 20 minutes longer than it has to be, it ends on a false happy-ending note, and its portrait of celebrity is very much of its time."
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Out Magazine
April 10th, 2017

"It’s a lighthearted series of confrontations, with not much heft, but blessed with Coward’s customarily tart spoofing of human frailty, and again, the parts are juicy to bite into, especially as the plottings mount to a delirious level. Kevin Kline doesn’t disappoint as Garry...Kristine Nielsen brings her usual quirky humor to the part of Monica...The goings-on, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, are slight but zippy. Check it out for a taste of old-style wit and silliness."
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StageZine
April 9th, 2017

"This production, although unevenly cast, is the definitive version and a must-see...I must give top honors to Kevin Kline...Moritz von Stuelpnagel has a talent for the absurd and throws just the right touch of mischief to the proceedings. In the center of it all is Kevin Kline, who always adds a touch of class to all his performances...He makes vanity and conceit an art rather than a deadly sin."
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Village Voice
April 18th, 2017

"Moritz von Stuelpnagel's new production...builds an easygoing comic style that suits the script's charmingly old-fashioned construction. The audience's laughter presents itself readily and smoothly because the cast doesn't push for it...Though not the most innovative nor the most spectacularly showy revival of 'Present Laughter' New York has seen, this is the one that, for me, has best caught the play's lighthearted essence."
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Reviewing The Drama
April 5th, 2017

“This fun and fluffy play is filled to the brim with Noel Coward-esque wit, that kind of smart, snappy dialogue that you rarely hear anymore…We're lucky to have such a pitch-perfect production of such a play, and it's an embarrassment of riches to have this cast…For me, though, the absolute treat was getting to see Kevin Kline on stage…He's in top form…He zealously chews scenery, and doesn't miss an opportunity to turn a small moment or movement or look into a big laugh.”
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Drama Queen NYC
April 8th, 2017

"Noël Coward created one of the great comic monsters of the modern theater...It’s a truly luscious role, and Kevin Kline makes a full meal of it...This makes for a very textured 'Present Laughter'...This is also the most precisely directed 'Present Laughter' I’ve seen, thanks to Moritz von Stuelpnagel; every intention is crystal clear, and there’s plenty of truly inventive comic business...Highly recommended."
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Epoch Times
April 17th, 2017

"Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel’s hilarious production. Few performers can appealingly merge clumsiness and grace—Kline exhibits a cross between the body language of a Charlie Chaplin and the wit, say, of a Rex Harrison...The supporting company...gives top-drawer support to the egomaniacal yet often melancholic man who has everything, yet never ceases complaining about his plight of plenty...Make a point of getting a ticket."
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T
April 15th, 2017

“The entertainment is abundantly frothy….Klein clowns, broods, mimics and performs the physical pratfalls for which he, like Garry, are so well known. In Moritz von Stuelpnagel’s production, however, the characters who won’t go away–and literally will not leave Garry alone–are the most intriguing…Thriving on comedy, as is her wont, Kristine Nielsen is devilishly alive here…The stage is a boiling pot of combustible energy.”
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Magical MissTari Tour
May 14th, 2017

"Last week's performance was on fire! They were making me laugh at a great clip, and it was the perfect show to see to raise the spirits during a long long week. Kline is so expert at physical comedy, but he also captures the ruefulness that hides under the always onstage veneer. His line readings are a riot, his double takes sublime and the tender moments are completely touching...Really, everyone just seemed to be having a grand time up there, so we in the audience did, too."
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LI Herald
April 15th, 2017

"'Present Laughter' is delightfully funny and entertaining...The plot line is thin...The major draw of 'Present Laughter' is Kevin Kline...Kline is a terrific comedian. He’s athletic, lithe and able to milk an entrance just walking down the stairs...It’s hard to envision anyone playing the role better...'Present Laughter' is a joyous farce and, for me, it was a revelation. The comedy is a limited run. It’s fun and a must-see."
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BSonArts
April 6th, 2017

"Kline does not disappoint. He has that special ability to mug deliciously and he uses it with style throughout the show. However, he frequently takes his license to overact a bit too far...By contrast, the always delightful Kristine Nielsen shows exactly how to use a distorted facial expression or the turn of a phrase...The main problem in this production, and the reason it fails to make its 'present laughter' evoke as much joy as it did in the past, is its format."
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Live Theatre UK
April 18th, 2017

"Succeeds much more than it fails. Some of the humor falls flat, some is a little too exaggerated to work as naturally as it should, but in Kline the production boasts a quite perfect Garry...Kline effortlessly shows the underlying pathos of the character...When Kline, Burton and Nelisen are together, the air is charged with first-rate skill...There is too much overplaying elsewhere...Still, none of this gets in the way of Kline. His suave, assured, and funny Garry is one for the history books."
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T
April 20th, 2017

“Kline doesn’t disappoint delivering a sublime performance…Every member of the skilled cast holds stage for their fleeting time in the spotlight. However, Coward’s comedy is an ensemble boasting several well-drawn characters and an understanding of the nuances in his people is basic to the style. Von Stuelpnagel allows several of the actors to be manically one-noted caricatures. The result although amusing is uneven with Kline standing out as the glorious spirit of the evening.”
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T
April 21st, 2017

"Thank heaven for Kevin Kline! His performance in the revival of Noel Coward’s 'Present Laughter' is worth studying over and over again...Kline, Kate Burton as Liz, Kristine Nielsen as Monica and the rest of the cast excel in carrying it off. It’s high comedy, it’s farce, but it must seem natural. Timing is everything, but it must not seem forced...Kevin Kline is the best Essendine that I’ve seen. I would gladly see this production again and again."
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The Huffington Post
April 14th, 2017

"'Present Laughter' is a wicked study in the allure of bad behavior and the expiation of grand gestures. Its objective is escape, but also engagement, and it succeeds as a play and as a vehicle for the great gifts of Mr. Kline entirely on those terms...Would that the acting of this crew was in Mr. Kline’s class. The talent certainly is there, but the lot of them appear to have been instructed by director Moritz von Stuelpnagel to mug in hyper-drive. The sole exception is Cobie Smulders."
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