The Pillowman BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • Opening Night:
    April 10, 2005
    Closing:
    September 18, 2005

    Theater: Booth Theatre / 222 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    Martin McDonagh's Olivier Award-winning play The Pillowman, stars Billy Crudup, Jeff Goldblum, winner of the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Oustanding Actor, Zeljko Ivanek and Michael Stuhlbarg. John Crowley directs. The play is about a writer in a totalitarian state who is interrogated about the horrific events in his short stories, and their similarities to a number of bizarre incidents occurring in his town.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Pillowman

    A Storytelling Instinct Revels in Horror's Fun

    Ben Brantley

    April 11, 2005: Comedies don't come any blacker than "The Pillowman," the spellbinding stunner of a play by Martin McDonagh that opened last night at the Booth Theater, starring Billy Crudup and Jeff Goldblum. Even those familiar with this British dramatist's blithe way with murder, mutilation and dismemberment, from works like "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" and "A Skull in Connemara," may be jolted by the events described and simulated so picturesquely in his latest offering. (Advisory note: severed fingers and heads, electric drills, barbed wire and premature burial all figure prominently.)

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