James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury star in Gore Vidal's political drama.
Comments from published critics
‘‘John Larroquette brings a mix of gravitas and ruefulness to Russell, whose only apparent shortcoming is trouble remaining faithful to his wife.’’
‘‘Director Michael Wilson’s cast is like the U.S. flag — stars of every stripe from film, TV and stage.’’
‘‘Despite smaller parts and stiff competition—this show is starrier than a cloudless mountain sky—Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen and Kerry Butler shine brightest. ’’
‘‘Shrewdly cast, with a starry ensemble that lands every laugh while bringing sly shadings to their characters.’’
‘‘Ms. Lansbury embodies her character with such style that she is as vivid a presence as any when she’s onstage, and manages to nail a sure laugh merely by lowering a newspaper.’’