Driving Miss Daisy

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    October 1, 2010

    "If the production’s stars feel squeezed or confined by what is a very slender work, they never let on. They give responsible, intelligent performances that are infused with two old pros’ joy in the mastery of their craft."
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "A pleasantly starlit but unchallenging trip down memory lane."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "The whole point here is the leads, and they bask in the spotlight without ever appearing to hog it"
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "Enchanting revival of “Driving Miss Daisy” is the best theater can be." & "The acting is simply superb. That is if the vast talents of the cast can be called simple. They are tried and true performers who bring ultimate artistry well beyond mere craft."
    John Simon for Bloomberg

    "It's with tremendous regret and disappointment that I have to report that, ..., this "Daisy" never fully blooms."
    Erik Haagensen for Back Stage

    "This is a uniting of stars that isn't likely to leave much of an imprint on your memory."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "Director David Esbjornson steers the show nicely with suggested props and projected visuals, but this ride is owned by the players. They don't drive all that far but the human journey is infinite."
    Roma Torre for NY1

    "Best book your seats soon should you hope to witness these great artists give warm, winning life to the characters of starchy Atlanta matron Daisy Werthan and her devoted driver Hoke Coleburn."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "Despite any quibbles, it remains a pleasure to watch these two old pros at work, and Gaines, as usual, is an absolute delight"
    Frank Scheck for Hollywood Reporter

    "Redgrave and Jones are masters of their craft, and they have the whole house sobbing."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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