Friday, February 23, 2007
The British stalwart of a play opened last night to very good reviews. The NYTimes and the NY Daily News loved it. The NY Post gave a more reserved three stars out of four but the review read like a 3 1/2 star review, at least. Only Variety was more cautious, saying the cast hadn't gelled yet. I saw the London production well into its lengthy revival a few years ago and found it utterly conventional but effective, thanks especially to a rock solid performance in the role that Boyd Gaines is tackling. I'm seeing the show tonight and with the dashing Hugh Dancy in the Laurence Olivier role and stories of Dancy snogging women and men with abandon all over London, I'm definitely looking forward to it.