The Verdict: Critics Review The Testament of Mary Starring Fiona Shaw
23 Apr 2013
Tony Award nominee and four-time Olivier Award-winning actress Fiona Shaw stars in The Testament of Mary, the stage adaptation of Colm Tóibín's recent novella, which depicts the story of Mary, mother of Jesus, following the crucifixion of Christ. It officially opened on Broadway April 22 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Shaw reunites with director Deborah Warner for the one-woman work that is playing a limited 12-week engagement through June 16.
The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.
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