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News The Verdict: What Do Critics Think of Dry Powder? The Public Theater world premiere, helmed by Thomas Kail, officially opened March 22.
Sanjit De Silva, John Krasinski, Sarah Burgess, Hank Azaria, Claire Danes, Thomas Kail and Oskar Eustis Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The world premiere of Sarah Burgess' Dry Powder, helmed by Hamilton director Thomas Kail, officially opened March 22 at Off-Broadway's Public Theater. The cast features Homeland star and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes, Tony nominee Hank Azaria ( Spamalot), Sanjit De Silva (War Horse) and Emmy nominee John Krasinski ( The Office).

Set in New York City, the taut comedic drama reveals the ins and outs of running a private equity firm and what it takes to squeeze millions of dollars out of struggling companies – no matter the consequences. Previews began March 1 for an engagement scheduled to run through May 1.

Read reviews for Dry Powder below:

AM New York
The Hollywood Reporter
NBC New York
NY Daily News
NY Post
The New York Times
Time Out
The Wrap

First Look at Claire Danes and John Krasinski in Dry Powder at the Public Theater

“The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick (Azaria) threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare,” state production notes. “Fortunately, Seth (Krasinski), one of Rick’s partners, has a win-win deal to invest in an American-made luggage company for a song and rescue his boss from a PR disaster. But Jenny (Danes), Seth’s counterpart, has an entirely different plan: to squeeze every last penny out of the company, no matter the consequences.”

Tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, online at, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette St., Manhattan.

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