The Verdict: Critics Review Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride
 
Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride, presented by MCC Theatre, tells the story of an Elvis impersonator turned drag queen. Following previews that began Aug. 20, the world premiere officially opened Sept. 9 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Matt McGrath, Keith Nobbs and Dave Thomas Brown in <i>The Legend of Georgia McBride</i>
Matt McGrath, Keith Nobbs and Dave Thomas Brown in The Legend of Georgia McBride Photo by Joan Marcus

The show stars Dave Thomas Brown (Heathers: The Musical) in the titular role. The cast also includes Wayne Duvall ("O Brother Where Art Thou?," "Leatherheads"), Matt McGrath (Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, “The Black Donnellys”) and Afton C. Williamson (“Nashville,” “Homeland”).

The production is directed by Mike Donahue, who also directed the 2014 world-premiere production at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, with choreography by Paul McGill (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), set design by Tony Award winner Donyale Werle (Peter and the Starcatcher), costumes by Anita Yavich (Venus in Fur), hair and makeup by Jason Hayes (Casa Valentina), lighting by Ben Stanton (Fun Home), sound design by Jill DuBoff (Hand to God) and casting by Will Cantler/Telsey + Company.

The Legend of Georgia McBride is billed as such: "A heartwarming, music-filled comedy about Casey, an Elvis impersonator who just learned his dive bar act is being replaced with a drag show. With the bills stacking up and a kid on the way, Casey’s going to have to adapt to a whole new show business like none he’s ever known in this risqué romp."

The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

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