The Verdict: Read Reviews of The Mystery of Love and Sex

The Verdict   The Verdict: Read Reviews of The Mystery of Love and Sex
Academy Award nominee Diane Lane and Tony nominee Tony Shalhoub star in Bathsheba Doran's The Mystery of Love & Sex, which officially opened Off-Broadway March 2 at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
Diane Lane
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Sam Gold (Fun Home, The Flick) directs the four-person drama that features Lane (The Cherry Orchard, Sweet Bird of Youth, "Unfaithful") and Shalhoub ("Monk," Act One, Golden Boy) as a couple whose relationship is threatened when a series of secrets about their past is revealed.

They are joined by Gayle Rankin (Cabaret, Tribes) as their college-aged daughter and Mamoudou Athie (Generations) as the longtime family friend with whom she begins to explore a romantic relationship.

Previews began Feb. 5.

The play marks a rare return for Lane, who hasn't appeared on the New York stage since 1978's Runaways. "The stage is terrible for adrenaline junkies," she told Playbill recently. "I mean, you can jump out of a plane, but that still doesn't have the level of critique waiting for you." Read the full interview here.

The critics are filing their reviews, and will continue to update them for our readers. *

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