The Other Place BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
January 10, 2013
Closing:
March 3, 2013

Theater: Samuel J. Friedman / 261 West 47th Street, New York, NY,

Synopsis: 

Laurie Metcalf gives a "dazzling, must-be-seen performance" (Variety) as Juliana Smithton, a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface. Directed by Joe Mantello.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Other Place

    Who Do You Think You Are, Anyway?

    Charles Isherwood

    January 10, 2013: As you watch “The Other Place,” a slick, potently acted drama by Sharr White that opened on Broadway on Thursday night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, it may strike you now and then that your mind is playing tricks on you. Facts that seem firmly established in one scene melt into vapor a few scenes later, leaving you with a vague itch to press pause to sort things out, or maybe rewind. Or both.

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  • ASSOCIATED PRESS REVIEW OF The Other Place

    Laurie Metcalf shines in Broadway's 'The Other Place,' a smart gem of a play

    Mark Kennedy

    January 10, 2013: The first sign that things may not be what they seem in "The Other Place" appears on page 4 of Sharr White's script: The whip-smart scientist at the story's heart has confused the gender of a doctor treating her.

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  • AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF The Other Place

    The Other Place

    Matt Windman

    January 10, 2013: I must confess that I didn't bother to see Sharr White's "The Other Place" when it premiered Off-Broadway two years ago, having heard mixed things about the play.

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  • HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF The Other Place

    The Other Place

    David Rooney

    January 10, 2013: Laurie Metcalf is no fool. The actress opted out of co-starring in the Broadway premiere of a new play by a leading American dramatist, choosing instead to stick with the uptown transfer of The Other Place, by the comparatively unheralded Sharr White. Even if the alternative, David Mamet’s The Anarchist, hadn’t turned out to be a short-lived dud, the decision would have been a smart one. In the role of a brittle biophysicist, terrified, angered and ultimately humbled by her own illness, Metcalf has found a vehicle that allows her tremendous gifts to blaze fiercely.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF The Other Place

    Moving to the Main Stem, ‘The Other Place’ Only Gets Richer

    Erik Haagensen

    January 10, 2013: Sharr White’s penetrating drama “The Other Place” was a highlight of the 2011 winter theatrical season when it played Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Now the MCC Theater show is on Broadway, courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club, with half of its four-person cast new. Once again guided faultlessly by director Joe Mantello, the production has been expertly expanded to fill the larger space without sacrificing intimacy or nuance. Laurie Metcalf returns to offer her galvanizing portrayal of Dr. Juliana Smithton, a dementia specialist suddenly faced with the condition herself, and Metcalf’s shattering work has only gotten richer. Bold, unflinching, and ingeniously constructed, this is a show not to be missed.

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