The Verdict: Critics Review The Country House on Broadway with Blythe Danner

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review The Country House on Broadway with Blythe Danner
Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies' The Country House, starring Tony and Emmy winner Blythe Danner, officially opened Oct. 2 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner Photo by Joan Marcus

Produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse, performances are currently scheduled to continue through Nov. 23.

Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs the three-act family drama. Inspired by Chekhov's pastoral comedies, the production marks playwright Margulies' 10th play for MTC.

Joining Danner are Kate Jennings Grant (The Lyons, Proof), Eric Lange (“The Bridge,” “Weeds”), David Rasche (Regrets Only, Speed-the-Plow), Sarah Steele (Slowgirl, Speech and Debate) and Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata ("Graceland,” Take Me Out).

Danner stars as Anna Patterson, "the matriarch of a brood of famous and longing-to-be-famous creative artists who have gathered at their Berkshires summerhouse during the Williamstown Theatre Festival," according to MTC. "But when the weekend takes an unexpected turn, everyone is forced to improvise… inciting a series of simmering jealousies, a flurry of romantic outbursts and a bout of passionate soul-searching."

The critics have filed their reviews, and has collected them for our readers. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in. The Hollywood Reporter

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The Country House was commissioned by MTC through the U.S. Trust New American Play Commissioning Program. The play received a world premiere co-production by Geffen Playhouse and Manhattan Theatre Club at Geffen Playhouse in June.

The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Rita Ryack (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Obadiah Eaves (sound design), Peter Golub (original music) and Thomas Schall (fight director).

For more information visit The Friedman Theatre Box Office is located at 261 West 47th Street.

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