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"Laurie Metcalf, in yet another must-see performance...Lithgow and Metcalf, both Emmy-winning veterans of network sitcoms, know every comedic beat to hit. But it is Metcalf, who seems to have become the exceptional director Joe Mantello’s muse of late who elevates this production with devastating take-downs of her husband." Full Review
for a previous production "The dialogue here is sharp, unapologetic and witty. He veers into Sapville, however, with Jordan’s grandmother Helene, who gives one of those wise-old-woman speeches toward the end of the play about romantic struggles just being a chapter in a long book. As Harmon would say: Ugh! For a chilling moment, I thought we were headed for a Hollywood rom-com ending, with a cute guy tapping Jordan on the shoulder just as he’s feeling like he’ll never find love. But this is no rom-com, and it’s all th... Full Review
"The moments of pixie-dusted perfection come from Paulus’ mind—especially one visually breathtaking moment of swirling, sparkled sadness. When my seven year-old companion (yes, families–this one’s kid-friendly) asked upon leaving the matinee, “Can we go back tonight?” I thought of one of Sylvia’s lines: “You know children. They don’t mince their words.”" Full Review
"As a mother of two kids, I’ve seen my share of “family friendly” productions. And if I’m being honest, sometimes I’m cringing. Other times, I find myself having a ball right next to my kids. Skippyjon Jones falls in that latter category...Interestingly enough, many of my companions, a group of 8-9 year olds agreed with me about the show’s highlights...the play rated a solid 3.5 out of 4 stars from the campers. Depending on who’s going, that assessment might be a great deal more important tha... Full Review
"You never quite believe over the course of the misguided musical version of 'Doctor Zhivago' that there’s any great romance–much less a spark of attraction–between the poet-physician Zhivago and his alleged paramour...director Des McAnuff doesn’t do the show any favors with dull staging." Full Review