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The Understudy

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The Understudy, Laura Pels Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Laura Pels Theatre

111 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

90 minutes
No Intermission
Important Dates
On Sale
Aug 01, 2009
Oct 09, 2009
Nov 05, 2009
Jan 17, 2010
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Critics’ Reviews

"Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk and Julie White are a thoroughly excellent trio."

Review by Dan Kois from New York Magazine

"The full eye roll, virtually a reflex gesture for many New Yorkers, becomes a comic drama in itself in [star Julie] White’s hands—or should I say sockets? Even Ms. White’s...agile frame seems to embody perfectly a state of brittle anxiousness, like a tuning fork ever primed to be set quivering."  

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times

"[Director] Scott Ellis' production [of The Understudy] is impeccably cast and paced."

Review by David Cote from Time Out New York

"[Playwright] Theresa Rebeck's The Understudy is a masterpiece of comic clockwork. Pulverizingly funny!"

Review by Terry Teachout from The Wall Street Journal

"The one-act gains considerable fizz from [director] Scott Ellis' punchy production and from the bristling interplay of its three fine actors, each of them exposing different shades of a profession that ricochets between glory and rejection."

Review by David Rooney from Variety