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Samuel J Friedman Theatre

261 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036

Important Dates
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
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Critics’ Reviews

Nixon commands her spotlight with a nimble, sensitive portrayal, but there’s also key support from Greg Keller as a brash young oncologist, Carra Patterson as a sympathetic caregiver and the formidable Suzanne Bertish as Bearing’s stern literary mentor. Donne chastised death for being proud, but this company earns its bragging rights.

Review by David Cote from Time Out New York

Cynthia Nixon’s unsparing performance makes Margaret Edson’s celebrated play a powerfully moving experience.

Review by David Rooney from The Hollywood Reporter

An immaculately staged 100-minute journey. Cynthia Nixon is illuminating. Her performance is large, lucid and delicate at the same time. Directed with a persuasive combination of showmanship and sensitivity by Lynne Meadow, this production magnifies the innate theatricality of Ms. Edson’s play without compromising the firm emotional truth at its center.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York TImes

Grade A. Fearless doesn't even begin to describe Nixon’s performance. She never fails to captivate. Her blue eyes flicker wildly with intelligence and rage. She is, in short, a force in Meadow’s elegant revival which is both heartbreaking and heartening to watch. Edson’s play is about so much more than one woman's disease. It's about knowledge, ignorance, humanity, love, life and death.

Review by Melissa Rose Bernardo from Entertainment Weekly

Four stars: Taut and engaging. Nixon gives a commanding performance in Meadow’s skillfully guided production.

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News