Brooklyn Boy

  • Date:
    February 1, 2005

    Opened: 3 Feb 2005
    Written by: Donald Margulies
    Directed by: Daniel Sullivan
    Set Design by: Ralph Funicello

    Starring: Adam Arkin (Eric Weiss), Polly Draper (Nina), Ari Graynor (Alison), Arye Gross (Ira Zimmer), Kevin Isola (Tyler Shaw), Mimi Lieber (Melanie Fine), Allan Miller (Manny Weiss).

    Synopsis: About a novelist who�s finally hit the big time, with a bestselling book primed for a Hollywood adaptation. But when his father�s health brings him back to the Brooklyn of his childhood, he is forced to reconcile the boy he was, with the successful man he has become.

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRANTLEY of The NEW YORK TIMES says �While this comic drama is steeped in an admirably humble and often touching spirit of acceptance, it seldom does what first-rate plays must do: it does not make the familiar seem fresh.� HOWARD KISSEL of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says "It's an amusing journey, but not a satisfying one. " ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says "Is at least an entertaining option, if not a terribly enlightening one." MICHAEL SOMMERS of the STAR-LEDGER says "An enjoyable play sure to be staged around the country. But it's hard to imagine a better production than this one." LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "Daniel Sullivan's first-rate production cannot disguise an old yawn of a story in modern dress. " FRANK SCHECK of HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "It remains a vital addition to a Broadway season starved for thoughtful new dramas."

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