Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Coram Boy: Face-To-Face With Opening Night

Coram Boy: Face-To-Face With Opening Night

Tonight marks the Broadway opening for yet another London import as the Imperial Theatre's curtain rises for Coram Boy.

Based on Jamila Gavin’s best-selling novel, the play received critical acclaim on the other side of the pond for -- among other things -- its famously stunning recreation of George Frideric Handel's Messiah.

Set in 18th Century England, Coram Boy comes to the Great White Way courtesy of the same production team that gave us last season's Tony-winning Best Play The History Boys. Director Melly Still enjoys triple duty as she also shares scenic and costume design credits with Ti Green. The cast includes Jan Maxwell, Wayne Wilcox and Dashiell Eaves.

Will critics take to what promises to be this season's preeminent tearjerker? Find out tomorrow as I provide a critics' capsule with Coram Boy reviews.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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