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The Piano Lesson

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The Pershing Square Signature Center/The Irene Diamond Stage

480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Important Dates
Oct 31, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Jan 20, 2013
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Critics’ Reviews

[Brandon J.] Dirden, blunt, brusque, fast-talking, makes Boy Willie's verbal effusions a scrambling nonstop ride, perfectly balanced by [Roslyn] Ruff's steely, slow-burning determination.

Review by Michael Feingold from The Village Voice

The first-rate production has been directed with meticulous care and a fantastically musical ear by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Review by Linda Winer from Newsday

22 years after its Broadway debut, this deeply moving work about the lingering scars of slavery on a 1930s Pittsburgh family is getting a sterling revival.

Review by Frank Scheck from The New York Post

And perhaps best of all is Tony winner Chuck Cooper ('The Life') as Doaker's 'big recording star' brother Wining Boy. His bluesy drunken ode to his recently departed wife, Cleotha, is heartbreaking.

Review by Melissa Rose Bernardo from Entertainment Weekly

This immensely satisfying show, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, an actor who has become an expert interpreter of Wilson’s work, brings a timely reminder of how consoling, how restorative, how emotionally sustaining great theater can be.

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times