Reviews: What Did Critics Think of The Seagull/Woodstock, NY? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Did Critics Think of The Seagull/Woodstock, NY?

Thomas Bradshaw puts a spin on the Chekhov classic in this world premiere at Off-Broadway's Signature Center.

Ato Essandoh and Aleyse Shannon in The Seagull/Woodstock, NY Monique Carboni

Critics are sharing their thoughts on the world premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's The Seagull/Woodstock, NY, which opened its limited engagement February 28 at The Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. Previews began for The New Group production February 7, with the run already been extended to April 9.

Film and television actor Ato Essandoh (Jason Bourne, Django Unchained) stars in the cast with David Cale (Lillian), Patrick Foley (Circle Jerk), Hari Nef (Transparent), Daniel Oreskes (Oslo), Parker Posey (Waiting for Guffman), Bill Sage (Aunt Dan and Lemon), Aleyse Shannon (Beauty), Amy Stiller (The King of Queens), and Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars).

Read the reviews here.

Citi Tour (Brian Scott Lipton)

Josh at the Movies (Josh Batchelder)

New York Stage Review (Frank Scheck)

New York Stage Review (Sandy MacDonald)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)*

Observer (David Cote)

The Queer Review (James Kleinmann)

Queerty (Matthew Wexler)

Talkin' Broadway (James Wilson)

TheaterMania (Christian Lewis)

Vulture (Jackson McHenry)*

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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

Daniel Oreskes, Ato Essandoh, Parker Posey, Amy Stille, and Hari Nef in The Seagull/Woodstock, NY Monique Carboni

Adapted from Chekhov, The Seagull/Woodstock, NY follows a group of New York theatre people as they retreat to a house in the Hudson Valley hoping to get away from it all. But no matter what they wish for, they can’t seem to escape the ambitions, rivalries, and fragile egos that follow them everywhere. The work reunites playwright Bradshaw and director Elliott, who previously collaborated at The New Group on Intimacy and Burning.

Scott Elliott directs the production which features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Qween Jean, lighting design by Cha See, sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, fight and intimacy direction by David Anzuelo, and casting by Judy Henderson. The production stage manager is Valerie A. Peterson, and the assistant stage manager is Stephen Michael Varnado.



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