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"Every time it’s evolved, 'Hadestown' has only gotten better...The narrative is a little bit shaggy, and some of the characters are a little bit flat. But 'Hadestown' in its final form, revised and workshopped and thoroughly thought through, rises above the sum of its parts...Gray doesn’t so much run away with the show as dances off with it." Full Review
"What makes 'Finishing the Hat' extraordinary is that when sung, it feels completely genuine and reasonable and even warm...Once George’s art has the vital emotional hook that arrives in this climactic song, the rest of the play falls into place...Ashford has a sparkling presence as Dot,...Gyllenhaal doesn’t have the velvety, Broadway-honed pipes of Patinkin, but his voice is surprisingly warm and resonant. He brings a twitchy, introverted intensity to the part." Full Review
"At a certain point, it all starts to feel like what an academic would call an erotics of power, a twisty, kinky investigation of how race and desire intertwine in the deepest and darkest parts of our minds...The uniformly strong cast is astonishingly vulnerable as their characters break each other down, slipping in and out of fantasies and brutally intimate arguments...This is a demanding play, and one of the things that it demands is the audience’s discomfort. But that discomfort is product... Full Review