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"Ashford does a remarkable job combining animalistic qualities and their humanistic counterparts. If dogs could talk, Ashford would be barking up the right tree. A large part of that is Gurney’s writing. His script is worded so well that the brute honesty comes off light-hearted and funny, aside from the few scenes where seriousness matters. In those, the words are so striking that they take a second to sink in before you realize how strong they are." Full Review
"The cast and crew created the world of the show with great historic knowledge and attention focused on the important details of every costume, set, prop, and in how it was all lit. A show well worth seeing for the talent in the production, as well as for the history lesson to be learned on the Rothschild family. A very strong and impressive cast all-around, and an equally talented creative team." Full Review
"This new revival is brought to life by Aukin with simple, yet incredibly precise, staging...It’s hard to say whether this can be attributed to the short but fast paced running time, the constant movement of characters and ideas, or the honest words that hit like a knife, but this production allows for complete escapism from the confines of your theatre seat and into a scary mirror-like world where our fears about love and abandonment are explored with intensity and freedom." Full Review
"In the hands of a very capable, determined, funny, engaging cast, director Pierce and writer Lindsay-Abaire craft a truly winning, moving, thoughtful evening. The formidable Taylor and Burke are never less than thrilling to watch, deftly wielding blows and laughs within seconds of one another…'Ripcord' is a show that deserves a longer run." Full Review
"D.L. Coburn’s 1978 Pulitzer Prize award winner, 'The Gin Game,' deals another winning hand. For the first time in nearly fifty years, legendary actors James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson are sharing the Broadway stage. The audience’s reception confirms that it’s a timeless play worth rehashing." Full Review
"Though Mr. Laurence and Ms. O’Toole have palpable amounts of chemistry, it is their lone monologues that electrify. With the stylistic and rich direction of Lisa Peterson, these monologues become mood pieces that imbue us with stylistic visuals that are a magnifying glass into these lone souls...A piece as intricate and stylized as this should not be missed." Full Review