Cymbeline plays its final performance on Broadway

The Lincoln Center's Broadway revival of William Shakespeare�s Cymbeline plays its final performance on 6 Jan 2008, as scheduled. When the show closes it will have played 34 previews and 40 regular performances.

Cymbeline opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on 2 Dec 2007, following previews from 1 Nov 2007.

Cymbeline: An evil stepmother, an invading army, a headless corpse, ghosts and a divine visit from Jupiter hurtle us towards an astonishing conclusion in this saga of politics, the supernatural and love. Lynchpin of the story is one of Shakespeare's greatest female characters, the impulsive and sensual Imogen.

The show opened to mostly good reviews: "The caliber of the performances ...tend toward blandness or overstatement." (New York Times); "Boasts a superb central performance and gorgeous visuals." (New York Daily News); "It has an immediacy that grips, grasps and tenaciously holds." (New York Post); "Remains a mishmash of incompatible styles and improbable plot lines." (NewsDay); "A long evening of proliferating delights, a dazzling display of theatrical fireworks."

The show features Jonathan Cake, Michael Cerveris, John Cullum, Martha Plimpton and Phylicia Rashad are Jeff Bender, Daniel Breaker, Anthony Cochrane, Noshir Dalal, Adam Dannheisser, Jordan Dean, Herb Foster, David Furr, Adam Greer, Michael Howell, Ezra Knight, LeRoy McClain, John Pankow, Paul O�Brien, Daniel Oreskes, Gordana Rashovich, Nancy Rodriguez, Michael Rossmy, Richard Topol, Gregory Wooddell and Jeff Woodman.

The design team comprises Michael Yeargan (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Brian MacDevitt (lighting) and Tony Smolenski IV and Walter Trarbach (sound).

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