May 10, 2007: Is it possible for a performance to be too good? Audra McDonald brings such breadth of skill and depth of feeling to the Roundabout Theater Company revival of “110 in the Shade” that she threatens to burst the seams of this small, homey musical. Ravishing of voice and Olympian of stature, she’s an overwhelming presence in an underwhelming show.READ THE REVIEW
110 in the Shade BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- May 9, 2007
- July 29, 2007
Theater: Studio 54 / 254 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
In the middle of a heat wave in 1930′s Texas, when everyone is longing for rain, or a breeze, Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit, intelligence and skills as a homemaker can’t make up for the fact that she can’t find true love. Even the town sheriff, for whom she harbors a secret yen, won’t take a chance. However, when a charismatic rainmaker named Starbuck enters the town and her family’s life, Lizzie’s world is turned upside down.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF 110 in the Shade