Reviews: Read What Critics Think of John Patrick Shanley's Brooklyn Laundry Off-Broadway | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: Read What Critics Think of John Patrick Shanley's Brooklyn Laundry Off-Broadway

Cecily Strong and David Zayas co-star in the new work from the Doubt playwright.

David Zayas and Cecily Strong Jeremy Daniel

John Patrick Shanley's newest play Brooklyn Laundry officially opened its Off-Broadway world premiere February 28, and the reviews are in. The Manhattan Theatre Club production began previews February 6 at New York City Center's Stage I, with performances set to continue through April 14. Shanley is directing.

SNL and Schmigadoon! alum Cecily Strong stars as Fran, opposite David Zayas (Cost of Living) as Owen, Florencia Lozano (One Life to Live) as Trish, and Andrea Syglowski (Pass Over) as Susie. Understudies Janie Brookshire, Adriana DeMeo, and Alfredo Diaz round out the company. Casting is by Kelly Gillespie of Caparelliotis Casting.

The work centers on three sisters and a guy who run a Brooklyn laundry, and the "savage tricks life plays on them," according to press notes. The world premiere features scenic design by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Suzy Benzinger, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, and original music and sound design by John Gromada.

Read the reviews below.

CitiTourNYC (Brian Scott Lipton)

The Guardian (Gloria Oladipo)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Jackson McHenry)*

New York Stage Review (Frank Scheck, Sandy MacDonald)

New York Theatre Guide (Gillian Russo)

The New York Times (Laura Collins-Hughes)*

The Observer (David Cote)

TheaterMania (David Gordon)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)*

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

Manhattan Theatre Club is currently hosting the Broadway premiere of Joshua Harmon's Prayer for the French Republic through March 3 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Following will be Amy Herzog's Mary Jane, set to play the Friedman beginning in the spring starring Rachel McAdams. Brooklyn Laundry is the company's only announced Off-Broadway show for 2024 so far.


Photos: Brooklyn Laundry Off-Broadway

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