How Did Critics Review Six Degrees of Separation on Broadway?

The Verdict   How Did Critics Review Six Degrees of Separation on Broadway?
Corey Hawkins, Allison Janney, and John Benjamin Hickey star in the revival of John Guare’s play.
Allison Janney and Corey Hawkins Joan Marcus

The revival of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation opens on Broadway April 25 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The new production began previews April 5 starring Corey Hawkins, Allison Janney, and John Benjamin Hickey.

Inspired by a true story, Six Degrees of Separation sees a young con man, played by Hawkins, insinuate himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, played by Janney and Hickey. The limited engagement, helmed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Punk Rock), is scheduled to play through July 16.

Completing the cast of Six Degrees of Separation are Jim Bracchitta, Tony Carlin, Michael Countryman, James Cusati-Moyer, Ned Eisenberg, Lisa Emery, Keenan Jolliff, Peter Mark Kendall, Cody Kostro, Sarah Mezzanotte, Colby Minifie, Paul O’Brien, Chris Perfetti, Ned Riseley, and Michael Siberry.

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Read what critics think of the production below. Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

amNY (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Charles Isherwood)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)

Entertainment Weekly (Melissa Rose Bernardo)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

New York Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Newsday (Linda Winer) (Christopher Kelly)

OutBuzz (Steven Ross)

The Stage (Mark Shenton)

Time Out New York (David Cote)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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The Broadway revival features scenic design by Mark Wendland, lighting design by Ben Stanton, costume design by Clint Ramos, projection design by Lucy Mackinnon, sound design by Darron L West, and wigs by Charles LaPointe. Casting is by Daniel Swee.

Tickets are also available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 and in person at the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street).


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