Prelude to a Kiss

  • Date:
    March 1, 2007



    What the press had to say.....

    CHARLES ISHERWOOD of the NEW YORK TIMES: �Light on the palate as it is, in the manner of a standard romantic comedy, its bleaker reflections on the vicissitudes of experience are what remain with you."

    JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "Lucas' play raises provocative ideas about identity, faith and undying love. There's potential to captivate, but this production has as much thrill as a kiss from your old Aunt Fanny. "

    CLIVE BARNES of THE NEW YORK POST: "Fun play but also oddly, unexpectedly, moving"

    MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER: "An unexpected Broadway treat, Roundabout Theatre Company's top-notch revival of 'Prelude to a Kiss' reminds viewers just how enchanting and whimsical a writer Craig Lucas can be."

    LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY: "A little tragicomedy about nothing less than the mystery of life, still has the power to disturb and enchant." & "Mahoney turns an old guy's fragility into theatrical power."

    ROBERT FELDBERG of THE RECORD: "It's sweet, romantic and funny, and those qualities are neatly captured in this revival, directed by Daniel Sullivan."

    ERIC GRODE of the NEW YORK SUN: "A deft touch is required if the fanciful and the profound are to coexist � and that's just what director Daniel Sullivan provides in this bewitching revival"

    JOHN SIMON of BLOOMBERG: "The gifted director, Daniel Sullivan, does not transmute this sow's ear."

    MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS: "What makes the play still glow in the current Roundabout Theatre Company revival is an exceptional cast and the meticulous direction of Daniel Sullivan. He mines not only the work's laughter but its tears."

    DAVID ROONEY of VARIETY: "A prelude can be a beautiful foretaste of the fullness to come. That fullness arrives only in the second act when Mahoney's unnamed, ailing old man steps more decisively into the action. But the sweet sadness of his interaction with the young lovers is so acute that the production's earlier uncertainties matter less."

    External links to full reviews from newspapers

    New York Times
    New York Daily News
    New York Post
    The Record
    New York Sun
    Associated Press