PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Oct. 5-11: Big Fish Splashes onto Broadway, Janis Joplin Gives Us Her Heart and Soul Doctor Bids Farewell

By Robert Simonson
11 Oct 2013

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Producer Jeffrey Richards told the New York Times that he is aiming for a winter Broadway arrival for All The Way, but a theatre is not currently in place. Perhaps "Breaking Bad's" Heisenberg could help him out with that problem.

Meanwhile, Soul Doctor, the new Broadway musical about the life of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach which people have been expecting to close so long that they almost forgot it was still running, finally threw in the towel. The show will end its Broadway run Oct. 13 at the Circle in the Square, producers announced Oct. 8.


The Lincoln Center Theater world premiere of Bruce Norris' new drama Domesticated began performances this week at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

The play has a couple of impressive stars, Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Goldblum, who are backed up ably by Vanessa Aspillaga, Mia Barron, Robin De Jesus, Lizbeth Mackay, Emily Meade, Mary Beth Peil, Karen Pittman, Aleque Reid and Misha Seo, all under the guidance of Anna D. Shapiro, who directed Tracy Letts' August: Osage County.

Norris' play, commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater, is said to dive "into the conflagration of gender, power, sexuality and politics that emerges in a private relationship after a public humiliation." Metcalf and Goldblum play Judy and Bill Pulver, whose marriage is thrust into the public eye by scandal.


The first major New York revival of Donald Margulies' incisive domestic drama Dinner With Friends will star Jeremy Shamos, Darren Pettie, Marin Hinkle and Maria Dizzia as the play's two sets of unhappy marrieds. The Roundabout Theatre Company production will begin performances Jan. 10, 2014, under the direction of Pam MacKinnon.