Read the Reviews for the Off-Broadway Revival of Morning's at Seven | Playbill

The Verdict Read the Reviews for the Off-Broadway Revival of Morning's at Seven Dan Wackerman directs a cast of theatre and screen veterans in the Paul Osborn play.
Tony Roberts and John Rubinstein in Morning's at Seven Maria Baranova

The Off-Broadway revival of Paul Osborn's Morning's at Seven officially opened November 15 following previews that began October 20.

The original opening, set for November 4, was delayed when two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey, who played the role of Arry, departed the company due to a torn tendon. Nancy Ringham temporarily filled in for Ivey until Alley Mills, best known for her roles on TV's The Wonder Years and The Bold and the Beautiful, took over the role full-time, reuniting her with Wonder Years husband Dan Lauria.

In addition to Mills and Lauria, the comedy classic also stars Oscar nominee and Obie winner Lindsay Crouse, Alma Cuervo, Patty McCormack, Tony Roberts, John Rubinstein, Keri Safran, and Jonathan Spivey.

Alma Cuervo, Jonathan Spivey, and Keri Safran in Morning's at Seven Maria Baranova

Critics have begun filing their reviews; read them below.

DC Metro Arts (Deb Miller)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

The New York Times (Alexis Soloski)

New York Stage Review (David Finkle and Frank Scheck)

Newsweek (Joe Westerfield)

TimeOut NY (Elysa Gardner)

Times Square Chronicles (Robert Massini and Suzanna Bowling)

Check back for updates.

Directed by Obie winner Dan Wackerman, performances are set to continue through January 9, 2022. The production has scenic design by Harry Feiner, costume design by Barbara A. Bell, lighting design by Jimmy Lawlor, and sound design by Quentin Chiappetta. The associate director is Elizabeth Van Dyke. Casting is by McCorkle Casting.

The 1939 play was nearly forgotten by 1978, when director Vivian Matalon staged the work at the Academy Festival Theatre in Lake Forest, Illinois. New York producers saw the mounting and decided to move it to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre, where it opened in 1980, running 564 performances and winning three Tony Awards, including Best Reproduction (Play or Musical).

Morning's at Seven is produced by Schlossberg, Roy Furman, Eric Falkenstein, Sandy Robertson, Suzanne Grant, Anna Czekaj, Alexander “Sandy” Marshall, Jody H. Klein, and Jamie deRoy/Morris S. Levy, in association with The Peccadillo Theater Company, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, and Ken Wirth.


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