Awake And Sing!

  • Date:
    April 1, 2006


    Written by: Clifford Odets
    Directed by: Bartlett Sher
    Cast: Lauren Ambrose, Ned Eisenberg, Ben Gazzara, Jonathan Hadary, Peter Kybart, Pablo Schreiber, Richard Topol, Zoe Wanamaker and Mark Ruffalo
    Synopsis: The story of a Jewish family in the Bronx who've fallen on hard times during the Depression.

    What the critics had to say.....

    CHARLES ISHERWOOD of the NEW YORK TIMES says �This moving revival reminds us, the song of human aspiration is always sweet to hear.�
    CLIVE BARNES of THE NEW YORK POST says "There is some lovely acting going on in this dull and sensible Bronx apartment."
    HOWARD KISSEL of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says "The play does indeed sing."
    ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says "You should go to Awake prepared to have your heart deflated before it's lifted. But by all means, do go."
    MICHAEL SOMMERS of the Star-Ledger says "More than 70 years since its premiere, "Awake and Sing!" still takes wing as a beautiful play. "
    ROMA TORRE of NY1 says "Awake and Sing" is cause to sit up and take notice."
    JACQUES LE SOURD of JOURNAL NEWS says "A tortuous, but somehow thrilling, journey."
    ROBERT FELDBERG of The Record says "Unfortunately, the play itself also seems a thing of the past, especially in this uninspired production."
    LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "The dust on this script remains."
    MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "Lincoln Center Theater does full justice to this stirring, venerable work."
    FRANK SCHECK of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "Never completely resonates with the necessary authenticity."

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