Read Reviews for Terrence McNally’s Fire and Air at CSC

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Terrence McNally’s Fire and Air at CSC
 
See what critics think of the world premiere starring James Cusati-Moyer, Douglas Hodge, Marin Mazzie, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and more.
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Classic Stage Company celebrated the world-premiere opening of Fire and Air February 1. The new ballet drama from four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally looks at some of the rich history behind Sergei Diaghilev’s internationally renowned Ballet Russes.

Tony-winning Artistic Director John Doyle directs a cast made up of Douglas Hodge as Diaghilev alongside James Cusati-Moyer as dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, with Marin Mazzie as Misia, John Glover as Dima, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Massine, and Marsha Mason as Dunya.

Read reviews for Fire and Air Off-Broadway:

AM New York (Matt Windman)

Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

DC Theatre Scene ( Jonathan Mandell)

Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Towleroad (Naveen Kumar)

The Village Voice (Michael Feingold)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Fire and Air began performances January 17 and is scheduled to run through February 25.

The CSC staging features scenic design by Doyle, costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Matt Stine, and hair and make-up by J. Jared Janas.

McNally is a four-time Tony-winning playwright and musical book writer; his works include Anastasia, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Ragtime.

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