Critics Review Evening at the Talk House, with Matthew Broderick

The Verdict   Critics Review Evening at the Talk House, with Matthew Broderick
Wallace Shawn stars alongside the Tony winner in his newest play with The New Group Off-Broadway.
Wallace Shawn and Matthew Broderick Monique Carboni

The U.S. premiere of Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk House opened February 16, starring two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick alongside the playwright himself. The New Group production began performances January 31 at the Signature Theatre, where it is scheduled to run through March 12 .

Rounding out the cast are Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Larry Pine, Claudia Shear, Annapurna Sriram, and Michael Tucker.

Evening at the Talk House arrives in New York following a world-premiere staging at the National Theatre in London in 2015. The production is directed by New Group artistic director Scott Elliott, and performances take place in the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

Read reviews for the U.S. premiere below:

DC Theatre Scene (Jonathan Mandell)

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)

Newsday (Linda Winer)

NY Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Time Out New York (David Cote)

Vulture (Jesse Green)

In Evening at the Talk House, everyone is invited to join the 10th anniversary celebration of Robert (Broderick)'s under-appreciated theatrical masterpiece, Midnight in a Clearing with Moon and Stars. “To recall that wonderful creative atmosphere, which we all miss so much, Nellie (Eikenberry) will host this celebration at the old haunt, the Talk House (which, despite everything, remains open). Please come. We need each other,” read production notes from the New Group.

Scroll through opening night, and production photos below:

The staging features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Jeff Mahshie, and lighting design by Jennifer Tipton. Production supervisor is Production Core, production stage manager is Valerie A. Peterson, and casting is by Judy Henderson, CSA.

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