What Did Critics Think of Mansa Ra's ...What the End Will Be Off-Broadway? | Playbill

The Verdict What Did Critics Think of Mansa Ra's ...What the End Will Be Off-Broadway?

The Roundabout play about three generations of Black, gay men opened June 2.

The reviews are in for the world premiere of ...what the end will be by playwright Mansa Ra officially opened Off-Broadway June 2. The Roundabout production, at the Laura Pels Theater at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, runs through July 10. Previews began May 12.

Starring in the play are Emerson Brooks (The Last Ship), Gerald Caesar (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Randy Harrison (Atomic A New Musical), Keith Randolph Smith (Jitney), Ryan Jamaal Swain (Pose), and Tiffany Villarin (Do You Feel Anger?). Margot Bordelon directs.

...what the end will be follows three generations of men who live together as they handle and come to terms with what it means to each of them to be Black and gay. By exploring the relationships and perspectives of fathers and sons, the play explores themes of pride, pain, and patience.

Read the reviews below:

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Naveen Kumar)

Theater Pizzazz (Brian Scott Lipton)

The Wall Street Journal (Charles Isherwood)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

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

The creative team features 2022 Tony nominees costume designer Emilio Sosa (Trouble in Mind), lighting designer Jiyoun Chang (...for colored girls), and sound designer Palmer Hefferan (The Skin of Our Teeth), who are joined by set designer Reid Thompson.

For tickets and more information, visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.

Look Inside Opening Night of Roundabout Theatre Company's ...what the end will be Off-Broadway


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