Read the Reviews for Kenneth Lonergan's The Waverly Gallery on Broadway

The Verdict   Read the Reviews for Kenneth Lonergan's The Waverly Gallery on Broadway
 
The play, starring Elaine May, Lucas Hedges, Joan Allen, Michael Cera, and David Cromer, opened October 25 at the John Golden Theatre.
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The Waverly Gallery at the John Golden Theatre Marc J. Franklin

The Waverly Gallery, by Kenneth Lonergan (Lobby Hero), opened October 25 at the John Golden Theatre. Directed by Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Lila Neugebauer in her Broadway debut, the production features Academy Award nominee Elaine May, Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges, Tony Award winners Joan Allen and David Cromer, and, in his third Lonergan play, Tony nominee Michael Cera.

The Waverly Gallery follows a kindhearted, loquacious grandmother (May), battling the final stages of her Alzheimer's disease and struggling to maintain her independence, and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson (Hedges).

Read the reviews below:
amNY (Matt Windman)
Broadway News (Charles Isherwood)
The Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)
The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)
Deadline (Greg Evans)
Entertainment Weekly (Leah Greenblatt)
The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)
The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)
New York Post (Joe Dziemianowicz)
New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo)
New York Stage Review (Jesse Oxfeld)
The New York Times (Ben Brantley)
Theater News Online (Jeremy Gerard)
Time Out (Adam Feldman)
Variety (Marilyn Stasio)
Vulture (Sara Holdren)
The Wall Street Journal (Terry Teachout)
The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

The Waverly Gallery began previews on Broadway September 25. The production features sets by David Zinn, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Leon Rothenberg, and hair and make-up design by Luc Verschueren for Campbell Young Associates. Gabriel Kahane has composed original music.

The Waverly Gallery premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in August 1999, before opening Off-Broadway at the Promenade Theatre in March 2000. The Broadway revival marks the second Kenneth Lonergan play to be seen on the Great White Way in 2018, following Second Stage's production of Lobby Hero earlier this season.

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