The Robber Bridegroom OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    March 13, 2016
    Closing:
    May 29, 2016

    Theater: Laura Pels Theatre / 111 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    Based on the short story by beloved writer Eudora Welty, "The Robber Bridegroom" is a Southern-fried Robin Hood tale featuring Jamie Lockhart, a dangerous, handsome, backwoods rogue who's a gentleman by day and bandit by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down. An irreverent, playful, and at times raunchy tribute to the con men, hucksters and charlatans that created our great nation, this hilarious tale is sure to steal your heart—and whatever else it can get its hands on. A truly thrilling celebration of American myth-making, "The Robber Bridegroom" is a fun, sexy, jubilant hoedown: the best party in town.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Robber Bridegroom

    ‘The Robber Bridegroom’ Is Heavy on the Twang

    Ben Brantley

    March 13, 2016: Do you like your corn pone on the salty side? How about with hot peppers and a pinch of arsenic mixed in, to be served with country ham, beefcake and cheesecake, with, of course, plenty of moonshine to wash it all down? If that’s what your robust palate craves (and my, what big taste buds you have), you’ll be happy to hear that a hot dish of such fare is available at the Laura Pels Theater, where “The Robber Bridegroom” opened on Sunday night with Steven Pasquale discovering his sense of humor in the title role. Alex Timbers’s exceedingly high-spirited revival of this 1975 musical about a Mississippi that never was will not be to everyone’s liking. But even those allergic to Southern-fried shtick are unlikely to go away feeling entirely empty. Mr. Timbers — whose varied credits include the immersive Imelda Marcos-centered disco frolic “Here Lies Love” and the punch-drunk “Rocky” on Broadway — uses visual wit and gleefully macabre gags to provide awakening jolts during this sustained singing hayride.

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