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A Stellar Cast in a Gripping Revival

I traveled some distance to see this production, and I didn't want to spend extra time looking for discounted tickets. The lady at the ticket agency was most kind and patient with me over the phone. She dissolved my worries about the seat she sold me (Orchestra Left, Row 11) and told me that there wasn't a bad seat in this theater. Gosh, was she right! There was an intimacy in how close the audience was to the stage set as well as the artists. By the way, the entire cast was superb. Denzel Washington exuded the energy of a 40-year-old man, and he was believable. All three actresses were forces to be reckoned with. Each of them displayed the historical strength of women who are determined to keep their family united, no matter what their differences are. Their triumphs and disappointments were heartfelt and compelling. The Director Kenny Leon deserves kudos for demonstrating how Black women balance the struggle to preserve their dignity in the face of adversity. The design, costumes and sets were perfect for the time period in the U.S. I am certainly cheering for these actresses to receive a well-deserved Tony Award on June 8th.

Written on June, 6th 2014

Excellent Revival

The ensemble cast. It is a good story that carries over in time. Denzel is excellent along with Latanya Richardson as his mother. I saw the original on Broadway in the late '70s and it was just as good this time around.

Written on April, 17th 2014