What Did the Critics Think of Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew on Broadway? | Playbill

The Verdict What Did the Critics Think of Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew on Broadway?

Tony winner Phylicia Rashad stars in the Manhattan Theatre Club production, which opened January 26.

Joshua Boone, Brandon J. Dirden, Phylicia Rashad, and Chanté Adams in Skeleton Crew Matthew Murphy

Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew opened at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre January 26, and the reviews are in. Performances began December 27.

The play, the third in Morisseau's Detroit Cylcle, tells the story of a tight-knit family of workers at a small auto factory facing foreclosure. The Broadway production is led by Tony winner Phylicia Rashad (Gem of the Ocean, A Raisin in the Sun).

Check out the reviews for the production below.

amNY (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Charles Isherwood)

Cititour (Brian Scott Lipton)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Did They Like It? (Juan Michael Porter II)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Helen Shaw)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo and Frank Scheck)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Diep Tran)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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

Skeleton Crew also stars Brandon J. Dirden (Jitney), Chanté Adams in her Broadway debut, Joshua Boone (Network), and dancer-choreographer Adesola Osakalumi (Fela!). Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs the work.

Tony-winner direcgtor Ruben Santiago-Hudson leads a creative team that includes set designer Michael Carnahan (Lackawana Blues), costume designer Emilio Sosa (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), lighting designer Rui Rita (The Velocity of Autumn), and projection designer Nicholas Hussong (On Your Feet!). Original music and sound design is by Rob Kaplowitz, with original songs by Jimmy ‘J Keys’ Keys, and vocal foley work by Chesney Snow. Casting is by Dave Caparelliotis and Kelly Gillespie, and Kamra A. Jacobs serves as production stage manager.

Take a Look at Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew on Broadway


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