Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

ON STAGE an Occasional Update of New York Theater Openings

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

ON STAGE an Occasional Update of New York Theater Openings

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*THE HEIRESS (Cort Theatre): Several cast changes have occurred in what was the single best production of last season, although Tony Award-winner Cherry Jones is thankfully still playing the title role, and Tony nominee Frances Sternhagen also remains. Donald Moffat now plays Dr. Sloper, bringing more elegance and slightly less ferocity to the role than Philip Bosco, he delivers a skillful and somewhat more sympathetic portrayal. Michael Cumpsty, who now plays the fortune-hunting suitor, is even better than his predecessor. This play provides a feast for actors, and will prove a showcase for even more great performances in the future. *BLUE MAN GROUP IN TUBES (Astor Place): Hard as it may be to believe, this bizarre performance group is now in its fourth year Off Broadway, and a second production is opening in Boston this October. The original members of Blue Men Group have left the show and are developing new material; their well-trained replacements are filling in nicely. …
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