Whoopi: The 20th Anniversary

  • Date:
    November 1, 2004

    Opened: 17 Nov 2004
    Starring: Whoopi Goldberg
    Supervised: Mike Nichols
    Synopsis: Whoopi Goldberg returns to Broadway in a brand-new version of the show that made her an overnight sensation - Whoopi introduces two new characters and revisits a few of the old favorites.

    What the critics had to say.....

    CHARLES ISHERWOOD of the NEW YORK TIMES says �Intermittently funny but sluggish evening of comic portraiture.� CLIVE BARNES of the NEW YORK POST says "Whoopi seems exactly as she was on our first encounter with that strange, unique talent. Whoopi, indeed!" DAVID ROONEY of VARIETY says "Loudly, buoyantly airborne for an initially exuberant spin, before sputtering with gradually decreasing energy and landing with a splat on the ground." HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS "Not as novel or funny as it seemed 20 years ago." MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "Frequently gets the crowd rocking with laughter." LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "This is a loose, pretty shapeless, 90-minute opportunity to hang out with a battered but still charismatic old friend." MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "It's disappointing to report that despite its fair share of laughs, her new-old show seems diffuse and draggy." FRACNK SCHECK of HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "A bracing and hilarious evening "

    External links to full reviews from newspapers

    New York Times
    New York Post
    Variety
    New York Daily News
    Star-Ledger
    Newsday
    Associated Press
    Hollywood Reporter