Friday, October 1, 2010
The Reviews Have Begun to Be Painted
The reviews are in for the first Broadway production of the season. The show is The Pitmen Painters, a British import being presented by the Manhattan Theater Club. Ben Brantley of the New York Times has said that the show, while well acted and designed in a particularly admirable way, the show feels rather academic and stuffy. Marilyn Stasio of Variety absolutely LOVED the whole experience and noted in her review that at "the beginning of a new theater season, and Broadway already has a feel-good -- make that feel-great -- hit in The Pitmen Painters." Based on other reviews in addition to these, the reviews seem to be mixed-to-positive. While not an all-out hit, this show seems like a good bet for ticket buyers.