Six Degrees of Separation BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • NEWSDAY

  • AMNY

  • EW

  • DEADLINE

Opening Night:
April 25, 2017
Closing:
July 16, 2017

Theater: Barrymore Theatre / 243 West 47th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins star on Broadway in John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation for 15 weeks only.

Inspired by a true story, John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation follows the trail of a young black con man who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy white New York couple. After a shocking surprise, however, their picture of the young man changes, and the couple try to piece together the connections that gave him access to their lives.

John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation received the 1991 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play and the 1993 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. It was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Six Degrees of Separation

    A Scam Artist’s Masterwork in ‘Six Degrees of Separation’

    Ben Brantley

    That dangerous young man who calls himself Paul Poitier has grown up in the 27 years since he first set foot on a New York stage. All right, perhaps not “grown up,” since we’re still talking about a narcissistic con artist of adolescent fecklessness and zero self-knowledge. But there’s no doubt that he has grown in stature and, in a paradoxical way, truthfulness.

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  • NEWSDAY REVIEW OF Six Degrees of Separation

    Cons and connections still timely in revival

    Linda Winer

    When John Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation” opened in 1990, the scintillating tragic-comedy was scathing and wildly enjoyable, even though one of the targets — New York’s radical chic — had begun to feel just a bit easy to lampoon.

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  • AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF Six Degrees of Separation

    Solid cast shines in terrific Broadway revival

    Matt Windman

    Any doubt that John Guare’s 1990 sharp-edged comedic drama “Six Degrees of Separation” is one of the finest contemporary American plays should be put to rest by the terrific new Broadway revival starring Allison Janney (“The West Wing”), John Benjamin Hickey (“The Normal Heart”) and Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton”).

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  • ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY REVIEW OF Six Degrees of Separation

    EW Review of Six Degrees of Separation

    Melissa Rose Bernardo

    If there’s one thing to be learned from the beautifully unsettling Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation it’s this: There’s no expiration date on a Cats joke. Nearly 30 years after John Guare’s drama premiered, the most absurd (and absurdly funny) thread isn’t that a clutch of wealthy Manhattanites were hoodwinked by a sweet-talking stranger claiming to be Sidney Poitier’s son; it’s that he promised them all parts in the movie version of Cats — and they were thrilled.

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  • DEADLINE REVIEW OF Six Degrees of Separation

    Allison Janney, Corey Hawkins Lead ‘Six Degrees Of Separation’

    Jeremy Gerard

    When Six Degrees of Separation opened off-Broadway, and then on, late in 1990, we thought the genius of John Guare’s excoriating comedy lay in the perfect way it captured a moment in a particular subset of American culture. We were wrong.

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