PRESENT LAUGHTER opens to triumphant reviews on Broadway

Present Laughter opened last night at the St James' Theatre on Broadway, where Kevin Kline and the rest of the wonderful cast have received some fabulous reviews for this revival of a Coward classic. Here is a bit of a round up for you:

“That combination of artifice and rue, of elegant ham and fretful heart, is the essence of Coward. Pulling off a great Coward performance, with its filigree contradictions, is a rare accomplishment. Mr. Kline blissfully plies the witty athleticism and derring-do that won him two Tony Awards and an in his youth.”

Ben Brantley, New York Times

“Kline relishes the comic challenge in this snazzy production directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Smulders has a graceful, Cowardian air in the role, and makes Susan Hilferty’s costumes look even more fabulous.”

Variety

“I've just learned what it takes to create an absolutely splendid revival of Noël Coward's Present Laughter”

Time Out New York

“The marvelous thing about Kline is that he gives the impression he could still do somersaults on stage if required.”

The Wrap

“Talk about a match made in heaven. Kevin Kline was born to do Noël Coward”

Hollywood Reporter

“Kate Burton - who played the ingénue Daphne opposite George C. Scott in 1982 - brings exceptional clarity and warmth to Liz.”

Vulture

“'Present Laughter" is Noël Coward's funniest and most perfectly wrought comedy.”

Wall Street Journal

“Kate Burton and Kristine Nielsen juicily sink their teeth into Coward's biting wit.”

NY1

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