What Do Critics Think of Love, Love, Love?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of Love, Love, Love? The dark comedy from King Charles III playwright Mike Bartlett has opened Off-Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
[0204]_Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan, Ben Rosenfield, Zoe Kazan in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Photo by Joan Marcus, 2016.jpg
Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan, Ben Rosenfield and Zoe Kazan Joan Marcus

The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Love, Love, Love, penned by King Charles III playwright Mike Bartlett, officially opened Off-Broadway October 19. Michael Mayer directs a cast made up of Zoe Kazan (The Seagull), Amy Ryan (A Streetcar Named Desire), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Ben Rosenfield (Boardwalk Empire), and Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof).

Bartlett’s newest play, billed as a “dark comedy,” begins in the swinging ’60s in London and spans more than four decades. It examines how the baby boomer generation has grown and adapted, and their place in today’s world. Performances began September 22 and continue through December 18 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Read reviews for the new play below:

Deadline
Entertainment Weekly
The Guardian
The Hollywood Reporter
NBC New York
The New York Times
Time Out New York
Variety
Vulture
The Washington Post
The Wrap

“It’s the late 1960s in a north London flat, and Henry is excitedly anticipating the arrival of his date, Sandra,” begin Roundabout production notes. “The night changes course when Sandra and Henry’s brother Kenneth quickly realize how much they have in common—their love of Rock and Roll and their love of marijuana, for starters. A fiery relationship is sparked in the haze of the 60s, and charred by today’s brutal realities. Fast forward twenty-three years, and the economy and politics of an ever-changing world are wearing on the marriage of this baby boomer couple. Can they remain faithful to each other while trying to provide a loving and supportive home for their children—children who are growing up in a time when the next generation is not always provided for?”

The creative team includes Derek McLane (sets), Susan Hilferty (costumes), David Lander (lighting), and Kai Harada (sound).

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Tickets for Love, Love, Love are available by calling (212) 719-1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at any Roundabout box office: The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street), American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street), and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).

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