Read the Reviews for Broadway's American Son, Starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale | Playbill

The Verdict Read the Reviews for Broadway's American Son, Starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale Kenny Leon's production of the Christopher Demos-Brown drama opened officially November 4.
Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale Peter Cunningham

The Broadway premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown's American Son officially opened at the Booth Theatre November 4. Kenny Leon directs a cast led by Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale.

Roundng out the company are two fellow Broadway alums: Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee.

The play is set in a Miami police station in the middle of the night as a separated, interracial couple reunites and grapples with the disappearance of their teenage son.

Read what critics thought of the production in the reviews below.

amNew York (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Charles Isherwood)

The Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Allison Adato)

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Los Angeles Times (Charles McNulty)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Sara Holdren)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo and Elysa Gardner)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

NY1 (Roma Torre)

Observer (Rex Reed)

Theater News Online (David Cote)

Time Out New York (Helen Shaw)

Towleroad (Naveen Kumar)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

The new production feature sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Peter Fitzgerald.

Washington also serves as a producer alongside Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, Jeffrey Richards, Rebecca Gold, Will Trice, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union-Wade, Dwyane Wade, Steve Stoute, and Nnamdi Asomugha.

A First Look at American Son on Broadway

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