Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About The Panic of '29? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About The Panic of '29?

The dark comedy is by Graham Techler, and stars Will Roland, Olivia Puckett, and Brian Morabito.

The Panic of '29

Less than Rent Theatre and 59E59 Theaters' co-production of Graham Techler's The Panic of '29 opened its run in 59E59's Theater B July 31, following previews which began July 23. The show is set to play through August 20.

Following the stock market crash, The Panic of '29 explores a wild alternate reality ending to the Roaring Twenties. It follows Dot, secretary to the New York Stock Exchange's vice president, who skips town after the Great Crash, joins a band of misfits, and goes on a decades-spanning journey.

Starring are Will Roland (Be More Chill), Olivia Puckett (Dear Evan Hansen), Brian Morabito (Park Bench Hero), Joyelle Nicole Johnson (Love Joy), Jaela Cheeks-Lomax, Rachel B. Joyce (The Collision), Julia Knitel (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Jared Loftin (tick, tick...BOOM!), Jack Maloney (Pippin), Will Turner (SeaWife), and RJ Vaillancourt (Saint Joan).

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Talkin' Broadway (Sam L. Leiter) 

The New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)

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

Devin Kessler (Yes), Brian Morabito (Romans), Jacob Presson (Our Town), and Rachel Ravel (Halston) serve as understudies for the production.

Max Friedman directs the production, in addition to serving as set designer. Friedman is joined on the creative team by costume designer Corina Chase, lighting designer Jamie Roderick, sound designer Margaret Montagna, props designer Brandy Hoang Collier, and dramaturg Nora Brigid Monahan. Orchestrations and arrangements are by Barrett Riggins, and fight and intimacy direction are by Lexi Orphanos. Karen Schleifer serves as production stage manager, with Kate Holland as stage manager. McKenna Quigley Harrington is associate producer.

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