April 5, 2005: In "Steel Magnolias," Robert Harling's freeze-dried comedy from 1987 about friendship among Southern women, people speak in the kinds of sentences that wind up embroidered on decorative pillows. None of the six actresses in the flat new production that opened last night at the Lyceum Theater actually say, "Old age is not for sissies." But much of what is spoken is in the same sententiously homey vein: lines like "There is no such thing as natural beauty" or "I'd rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special."READ THE REVIEW
Steel Magnolias BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- April 4, 2005
- July 31, 2005
Theater: Lyceum Theatre / 149 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
Steel Magnolias, Robert Harling’s celebration of a close-knit group of friends in a Southern beauty parlor, will finally debut on Broadway in the 2004-2005 season. Directed by Jason Moore (currently represented on Broadway with Avenue Q), Steel Magnolias is produced by Roy Gabay and Robyn Goodman. Delta Burke and Christine Ebersole head the cast.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Steel Magnolias