The Verdict: Reviews for The City of Conversation, Starring Tony Nominee Jan Maxwell

The Lincoln Center Theater production of Anthony Giardina's The City of Conversation officially opened May 5 following previews that began April 10 at Off-Broadway's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

Jan Maxwell and Kevin O’Rourke
Jan Maxwell and Kevin O’Rourke (Photo by Stephanie Berger)

The City of Conversation, according to press notes, "tells the story of political hostess Hester Ferris (played by Jan Maxwell), a behind the scenes mover and shaker in the nation’s capital, and of the political gains and personal losses that her choices inflict on her family over a period of 30 years, from the waning days of the Carter administration to the beginning of the Obama presidency."

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

Associated Press

Daily News

Entertainment Weekly

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New York Times

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Time Out New York