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The Understudy 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

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