Deuce: Opening Night Served
This evening marks not only the Broadway opening for Terrence McNally
, but also the return of the legendary Angela Lansbury
to a Great White Way stage after an absence of nearly a quarter century.
Making it even more of an event is that theatre great Marian Seldes
stars opposite Lansbury. The limited run of Deuce
is slated for performances through August 19 at the Music Box Theatre
Directed by Michael Blakemore
is described as, "The story of two former doubles stars who reunite at a championship tennis match after many years...Deuce
follows this duo as they remember past successes, rehash old rivalries and reveal astonishing secrets."
For the most part, the blogosphere buzz over the show has actually been more of a noisy racket -- reviews of the previews have been anything but positive. Whether or not the show has been adequately whipped into shape by Blakemore will soon be known as critics render their verdicts.
Having seen the show myself just last evening during its last preview, I'll be providing my own SOB Review along with a round-up of critics' reviews, sometime tomorrow.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
Labels: Angela Lansbury, Broadway, Deuce, Marian Seldes, Opening Night, Play, Terrence McNally