Due to significant problems with the book, this jukebox musical never stands a chance.
Greg Hicks convincingly emphasizes how Lear mentally and emotionally breaks piece by piece.
It may not measure up completely to past performances, but anyone who hasn't seen Hair is urged to go.
Though not the most unique or exciting staging this play has seen, Greg Hicks gives a captivating performance as Leontes.
Director Rupert Goold appears to have little interest in the play itself, stuffing it instead with overdone displays of violence, fire and weird costume juxtapositions.
Even though essentially a monologue with some opera performances thrown in, the play is one of Terrence McNally’s most compelling works.
The newly constructed, 230-ton, 975-seat theater reconstructs the original Globe.
Opera fans will hardly recognize Peter Brook’s bold adaptation.
While the viewpoints therein feel overstressed by today's standards, this production retains the play's charm and makes a revival worthwhile.
Passing virtues aside, here the scales tumble toward the plodding and dull.