Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Off-Broadway's The Wanderers Starring Katie Holmes? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Off-Broadway's The Wanderers Starring Katie Holmes?

The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Anna Zeigler's play opened February 16.

Katie Holmes and Eddie Kaye Thomas in The Wanderers Joan Marcus

Reviews are coming in for the Off-Broadway production of The Wanderers, which officially opened Febuary 16 at Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre. Previews began January 26, and the play, led by television and film name Katie Holmes, has been extended through April 2.

The Anna Ziegler play follows newlyweds Esther and Schmuli, who are Orthodox Jews, and Abe, a Secular Jew and famous novelist who believes he can write his own future. But when Abe receives an unexpected email from movie star Julia Cheever, his marriage is put to the test.

Holmes makes her Roundabout debut as Julia Cheever, joined in the cast by Sarah Cooper as Sophie, Lucy Freyer as Esther, Dave Klasko as Schmuli, and Eddie Kaye Thomas as Abe. Barry Edelstein directs.

Read the reviews below:

Cititour (Brian Scott Lipton)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Exeunt NYC (Cameron Kelsall)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Jackson McHenry)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo)

New York Sun (Elysa Garnder)*

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Amelia Merrill)

New York Times (Jesse Green)

The Stage (Nicole Serratore)

Theater Pizzazz (Carol Rocamora)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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Playbill will continue to update as reviews come in.

The production features sets by Marion Williams, costumes by David Israel Reynoso, lighting by Kenneth Posner, and sound and original music by Jane Shaw. 

Ziegler made her Roundabout premiere in 2017 with her play The Last Match, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch.


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