The Verdict: Critics Review The Explorers Club, Starring Jennifer Westfeldt, John McMartin and Lorenzo Pisoni

The Explorers Club, the Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere of Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin's new play starring Jennifer Westfeldt, John McMartin and Lorenzo Pisoni, opened Off-Broadway June 20 at New York City Center Stage I.

Jennifer Westfeldt
Jennifer Westfeldt (Photo by Joan Marcus)

The comedy, which addresses various forms of exclusion and prejudice, features the madcap adventures of a group of London-based explorers, who search for escaped cobras and avoid the possibility of international war.

Marc Bruni stages the comedy that runs through July 21.

In addition to Tony nominee Westfeldt ("Kissing Jessica Stein," Wonderful Town), Tony nominee McMartin ( Grey Gardens, Follies) and Pisoni ( Equus, Humor Abuse), the cast includes Brian Avers ( Rock 'n' Roll), Max Baker ( Cyrano DeBergerac), Steven Boyer ( Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Arnie Burton ( Peter and the Starcatcher), Carson Elrod ( All in the Timing) and David Furr ( The Importance of Being Earnest).

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

Entertainment Weekly

Financial Times

The Huffington Post

New York Daily News

New York Post

The New York Times

Time Out New York



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