Thursday, February 22, 2007

Beginning Of The End: "Journey's" Opens On Broadway

Beginning Of The End: "Journey's" Opens On Broadway

It's been 68 years since R.C. Sheriff's World War I play, Journey's End, was last revived on Broadway. Back then, World War I was still referred to as the "Great War" or "The War to End All Wars."

But now, many wars and conflicts later, the hopes of achieving lasting global peace seem as elusive as ever. It's against that backdrop that David Grindley is helming a new revival of this wartime play that opens this evening at the Belasco Theatre.

Grindley also directed the celebrated 2004 revival of Journey's End in London. That production received an Olivier nomination for Best Revival in 2005.

The fine Broadway cast includes Kieran Campion and Hugh Dancy, along with Tony-winning actors Boyd Gaines and Jefferson Mays, among others.

We'll learn tomorrow whether critics think we can still learn a lesson or two about war from this nearly eighty year old play.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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