THE ROYAL FAMILY

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    October 1, 2009

    What the popular press said...

    BEN BRANTLEY for NEW YORK TIMES says "Is suffused with the radiance of the pure, inexhaustible love of an ancient craft."

    JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ for NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says, "Handsome, sturdy and diverting"

    ELISABETH VINCENTELLI for NEW YORK POST says, "Unfortunately, for the most part, the zaniness never takes flight.

    JOHN SIMON for BLOOMBERG says, "We get rather more competence than magnificence"

    ELYSA GARDNER for USA TODAY says, " Women wear the pants in this Family, and they're a joy to behold."

    DAVID COTE for TIME OUT NY says, "It's a tasteful banquet of nostalgia served up with class"

    LINDA WINER for NEWSDAY says, "There are many pleasures in Doug Hughes' sumptuous joy of an old-fashoned revival"

    MICHAEL KUCHWARA for ASSOCIATED PRESS says, "Effervescent... revival "

    DAVID ROONEY for VARIETY says, "The rhythms of Doug Hughes' production are too uneven to make all its rewards equal, but George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's 1927 comedy about a New York stage dynasty retains plenty of charm for theater lovers."

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