Read Reviews for the Signature Revival of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

The Verdict   Read Reviews for the Signature Revival of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
 
Kamilah Forbes directs the newest production from Pulitzer Prize-winning resident playwright Lynn Nottage.
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The Signature Theatre celebrated the official opening of its Off-Broadway revival of Lynn Nottage's 2011 satire By the Way, Meet Vera Stark February 19. Directed by Kamilah Forbes, the play stars Jessica Frances Dukes as Vera, a Black actor working to pave her own way and defy racial stereotypes in Hollywood.

Read: LYNN NOTTAGE DELIVERS THE UNEXPECTED IN OFF-BROADWAY’S BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK

The Signature revival of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark began performances January 29 and has been extended through March 10. Completing the cast are Jenni Barber as Gloria, Tony Award nominee Manoel Felciano as Max/Peter, Warner Miller as Leroy/Herb, Carra Patterson as Anna Mae/Afua, Heather Alicia Simmsas Lottie/Carmen, and David Turner as Brad/Slavick.

Read reviews for the Off-Broadway revival below.

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo)

New York Stage Review (Jesse Oxfeld)

Time Out New York (Helen Shaw)

The New York Times (Alexis Soloski)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

The creative team is made up of Clint Ramos (scenic design), Dede M. Ayite (costume design), Matt Frey (lighting design), Mikaal Sulaiman (sound design), Katherine Freer (projection design), and Daniel Kluger (composition). The production stage manager is Laura Wilson, and casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.

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