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“Butterworth’s ‘The Ferryman’ is the most important drama to emerge on Broadway in many seasons, not merely because of its innate theatrical excitement, but it is also a major work for its talented author...What makes ‘The Ferryman’ crackle are the tough tensions Butterworth imposes on his play. Scene after scene, the play never abates and it has brilliantly detailed staging...Magnificently acted by a flawless ensemble...One of the stunning dramas of our time.” Full Review
"The funniest play to hit New York this year...Brilliantly adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, faultlessly staged by Jesse Berger and flawlessly acted by a talented ensemble...It ignites laughter that ripples in solid blasts and at peak moments creates gales of fun...The actors Mr. Berger has chosen are staggeringly competent, and no one is miscast...Mr. Urie gives the comic performance of his career...The production is impeccable on all fronts: acting, adaptation, direction, artful scenery." Full Review
"The music is by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who wrote seven brilliant songs for the movie and added 12 ordinary new ones to the stage version...Offers plenty of entertainment, but it doesn’t have any of the unique genius that Taymor brought to 'The Lion King' or the creativity we enjoyed in other Disney ventures...What it does sport is something a bit different: a serious stirring story of a strong sister relationship...The story's creativity gets weakened." Full Review
"The productions are profoundly true to the text and the spirit of the plays. They are entertaining in the broadest popular sense. The are ingeniously staged and commendable in concept. The 'Henry' plays have the great performances and rousing theatricality that Shakespeare's historical plays demand...Anthony Sher does a star turn in the role of Sir John Falstaff." Full Review