January 10, 2003: THE look of love beams like a laser from Brian Bedford's eyes in the handsome, absorbing new production of Molière's ''Tartuffe'' that opened last night at the American Airlines Theater. It's that glazed, honeyed gaze found among men who, having surprised themselves by falling in love in their autumn years, have also fallen into a dream. Mr. Bedford's character, a bourgeois gentilhomme named Orgon, looks so happily enchanted that it seems almost a shame that he has to be awakened.READ THE REVIEW
Tartuffe BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- January 9, 2003
- February 23, 2003
Theater: American Airlines / 227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
If it’s hypocrisy, greed and seduction you?re looking for, look no further than Molière’s most famous farce, Tartuffe. Under the religious cloak of piety, the lecherous, menacing, arch-hypocrite title character schemes to marry his benefactor’s daughter, seduce his wife, then defraud him of all he possesses. Roundabout Theatre Company presents this new Broadway production, with translations by Richard Wilbur and direction by Joe Dowling. Brian Bedford stars as Orgon, with Henry Goodman as Tartuffe and J. Smith-Cameron as Dorine.
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