opening night OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    Closing:
    January 1, 2009

    Theater: BAM Harvey Theater / 651 Fulton Street, New York, NY,

    Synopsis: 

    Opening Night tells the story of a famous actress, Myrtle, starring in a play in which her character must come to terms with aging. After an avid fan/autograph-seeker is killed, the actress begins a downward personal spiral, confronting her own issues of mortality. Despite insincere support from her colleagues in the production, the actress works her way back from her crisis of the soul.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF opening night

    A Natural Cassavetes Woman, Theatricalized, Magnified and Multiplied

    BEN BRANTLEY

    December 4, 2008: The walls come tumbling down in “Opening Night,” Ivo van Hove’s wild and woolly stage version of the 1977 John Cassavetes movie about a Broadway-bound play in crisis. It’s not just the fabled, much-chipped-away fourth wall — the invisible barrier between actors and audience — that collapses at the Harvey Theater of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where this exhilaratingly acted, Dutch-speaking production from Toneelgroep Amsterdam and NTGent runs through Saturday as part of the Next Wave Festival.

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