Friday, April 29, 2011
The People in the Picture Opens on Broadway
The 2010-2011 Broadway season has come to a close with the opening of the year's final show, The People in the Picture. The show, about an aging Yiddish Theater performer, has received some mixed reviews. The Roundabout Theatre Company production is rather thin on plot but thick on sap, and Donna Murphy milks every word, movement, and sentiment that she can. While many have said that Ms. Murphy's performance here is not in the same category as her performances in such beloved shows as Stephen Sondheim's Passion or in Wonderful Town, this performance reminds us why she is a star.