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The Verdict Reviews: Critics React to Mary Jane Starring Rachel McAdams

The play by Amy Herzog officially opened April 23 on Broadway.

Rachel McAdams and Susan Pourfar in Mary Jane Matthew Murphy

After a gala celebration April 21, Mary Jane by Amy Herzog had its official opening night on Broadway April 23. And the reviews have arrived.

The show stars Rachel McAdams in the title role, in her Broadway debut, playing a mother taking care of her ill child, and the female support system that surrounds her.

Read the reviews below.

Broadway News (Brittani Samuel)

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)*

Cititour (Brian Scott Lipton)

Digital Journal (Markos Papadatos)

The Guardian (Adrian Horton)

The Hollywood Reporter (Lovia Gyarkye)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Jackson McHenry)*

New York Stage Review (Frank Scheck)

New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)*

New York Theatre Guide (Joe Dziemianowicz)

New York Times (Jesse Green)*

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramírez)

TheaterMania (Christian Lewis)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

USA Today (Patrick Ryan)

Variety (Aramide Tinubu)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Mary Jane also stars Brenda Wehle as Ruthie and Tenkei, April Matthis as Sherry and Dr. Toros, Susan Pourfar as Brianne and Chaya, and Lily Santiago as Amelia and Kat. Katya Campbell, Susanna Guzmán, and Megumi Nakamura round out the company as understudies. It is directed by Anne Kauffman. 

Click here to purchase the opening night Playbill for Mary Jane.

The work premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2017, coming to Off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop later the same year. Both of those earlier runs were also directed by Kauffman, and Wehle and Pourfar are reprising their performances from the Off-Broadway bow as well.

Also back from the Off-Broadway production are scenic designer Laura Jellinek and sound designer Leah Gelpe, newly joined by costume designer Brenda Abbandandolo, lighting designer Ben Stanton, and hair, wig, and make-up designer J. Jared Janas. Narda E. Alcorn is production stage manager, and casting is by Caparelliotis Casting's Kelly Gillespie.

Photos: Rachel McAdams, April Matthis, More in Mary Jane on Broadway

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