Read the Reviews for Tambo & Bones at Playwrights Horizons | Playbill

The Verdict Read the Reviews for Tambo & Bones at Playwrights Horizons

Dave Harris' play, directed by Taylor Reynolds, opened Off-Broadway February 7.

W. Tré Davis and Tyler Fauntleroy
W. Tré Davis and Tyler Fauntleroy Chelcie Parry

Dave HarrisTambo & Bones opened Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater February 7 after beginning previews January 19.

The world premiere, directed by Taylor Reynolds and co-presented with Center Theatre Group, runs through February 27. Performance dates at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre are May 1-29 with an official opening May 8.

W. Tré Davis (Seared, Zooman and the Sign) and Tyler Fauntleroy (Tempest, Succession) play the title characters, two characters trapped in a minstrel show. Their escape plan is to get out, get bank, and get even. A rags-to-riches hip-hop journey, the comedic work roasts America’s racist past, wrestles America’s racist present, and explodes America’s post-racial future, where what’s at stake, for those deemed less-than-human, is the fate of humanity itself.

Read what critics thought of the Broadway staging in the reviews below.

New York Magazine/Vulture (Helen Shaw)

New York Stage Review (Steven Suskin)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Times (Maya Phillips)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update this page as reviews come in.

Also in the cast are Brendan Dalton (Plano, Blue Man Group) and Dean Linnard (Time Temple, The Winter’s Tale).

The creative team includes scenic designer Stephanie Osin Cohen, costume designer Dominique Fawn Hill, co-lighting designers Amith Chandrashaker and Mextly Couzin, sound designer Mikhail Fiksel, composer Justin Ellington, stage manager John C. Moore, and assistant stage manager Bryan Bauer.

 
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