God of Carnage BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
March 22, 2009
Closing:
June 6, 2010

Theater: Jacobs Theatre / 242 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

Two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children. Will it be a calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or will it turn into a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF God of Carnage

    The marquee bout has concluded at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, where Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning play “God of Carnage” has been drawing sold-out audiences since opening in the spring. Elvis has left the building, which is to say that the production’s big box office draw, James Gandolfini, has moved on, along with the rest of the original cast. Four limber and capable new combatants have entered the ring.

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  • ASSOCIATED PRESS REVIEW OF God of Carnage

    Civility gets thoroughly trashed — along with a few other things — in "God of Carnage," Yasmina Reza's hilarious yet surprisingly thoughtful comedy that has brought James Gandolfini to Broadway after his enormous success on television in "The Sopranos."

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  • NEW YORK POST REVIEW OF God of Carnage

    New Cast, Less Carnage

    Elisabeth Vincentelli

    December 10, 2009: Granted, "God of Carnage" won this year's Tony for Best Play, but what everybody remembers isn't so much its plot as its stars: Led by James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden, they simply transcended the show.

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  • VARIETY REVIEW OF God of Carnage

    With all the anger in the air in these dark days for the nation, there's a certain schadenfreude in watching Yasmina Reza's acid-dipped takedown of smug self-interest in "God of Carnage." Examining how the straitjacket of civilized society can barely contain the primitive beast within, the fanged comedy picks an easy target in the complacent bourgeoisie. But the savagery of its dissection of interpersonal politics -- marital, sexual and civic -- is played to perfection by a scorching cast in Matthew Warchus' pungent production.

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  • USA TODAY REVIEW OF God of Carnage

    "We're merely mammals," Cole Porter observed in the lyrics of Let's Misbehave. In God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza endorses a similarly egalitarian view of man's place in the animal kingdom — though the misbehavior here isn't the kind that inspires love songs

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  • NEW YORK DAILY NEWS REVIEW OF God of Carnage

    James Gandolfini, Tony Soprano himself, is one of four first-class actors at the top of their game in the combustible comedy “God of Carnage,” which opened Sunday night and could be called “Grownups Gone Wild!”

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