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"Director Jeremy Herrin achieves just the right blend of anxiety, ambition, and a combination of ego and dimness in the characters...Everyone featured in the cast in praiseworthy...It would be difficult to imagine that any production could better represent the slamming doors, absurdly broad characters, and truly breathtaking pratfalls." Full Review
"To say that this cast is brilliantly talented is a vast understatement. Not only are the principals awe-inspiring, but every member of the ensemble brings a divine voice and total conviction to the show. Director John Doyle has stayed faithful to Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, but has showcased the essential heart of the story with very little embellishment onstage." Full Review
"This is a production which features extraordinary talent. Broadway audiences are familiar with the stellar singing of Lea Salonga, and fans everywhere know George Takei as 'Star Trek’s' Sulu. The real eye opener is Telly Leung, who possesses not only a full, rich voice, but also first class dance moves...The rest of the ensemble is uniformly excellent; this is definitely a heartfelt experience for both those in the cast and audience members." Full Review
"On a very small stage, director Kirsten Sanderson has vividly provided us with the vision to imagine all the venues of the evening. She understands the strength of her dazzling cast, and guides them to give what may well be the best performances of their careers...This is a presentation to be experienced, discussed, and savored. It must definitely be declared one of the finest productions of the season." Full Review
"It’s safe to say that there will not be a better performance than what Jones and Tyson present here. It’s said that great actors working together is like watching a fine tennis match. Perhaps from now on, we should say it’s like a superb gin game." Full Review
"This is it. This is that $16 million Broadway show for the whole family, with something for everyone. One caveat: those with sensitive ears, bring your earplugs. This opus is loud...If audience appreciation is any factor, it’s easy to predict a long, healthy, and really loud future for "School Of Rock.'" Full Review
"The fact that this 'future history play' has been written in verse shows a daring and a rarely found understanding of the sweep and beauty of the English language. Director Rupert Goold has created a production that will very likely be discussed at length both now and well into the future...But more than anything else, it’s the performers who shine." Full Review
"Every actor plays the assigned part to perfection…The audience knows from the first that there’s something about the situation that is unspoken, and that this family is a volcano getting ready to erupt. Spectators have walked willingly into a nightmare. It’s up to us to decide whether or not we feel like enjoying the long day’s journey. There are many important questions raised." Full Review
"There’s very little of the anguish of those days incorporated into this show, and for the most part, that’s OK. Where 'Trip Of Love' goes off the rails is the jarring misinterpretation of the most seminal music of the times....While 'Trip of Love' is obviously meant for sheer entertainment, it’s also important to be able to reflect on the tempestuous time period it represents." Full Review