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Bernhardt/Hamlet

By Thereasa Rebeck
American Airlines Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company
Moritz von Stuelpnagel, director
costumes by Toni Leslie James, Lighting by Bradley King, Sound by Fitz Patton
2018

Janet McTeer & Matthew Saldivar

Jason Butler Harner, Dylan Baker, Janet McTeer, Paxton Whitehead, and Matthew Saldivar.

Triney Sandoval, Jason Butler Harner, and Mathew Saldivar.

Brittany Bradford, Jason Butler Harner, Trinney Sandoval, Aaron Costa Ganis, Janet McTeer, and Dylan Baker.

Janet McTeer, Dylan Baker, Jason Butler Harner,  Paxton Whitehead, and Matthew Saldivar.

Mathew Saldivar and Jason Butler Harner

 Aaron Costa Ganis, Dylan Baker and company.

Janet McTeer and Dylan Baker.

Jason Butler Harner and Paxton Whitehead.

Janet McTeer & Jason Butler Harner.

Janet McTeer and Nick Westrate.

“Beowulf Boritt’s gorgeous revolving set. It spins from the rehearsal space to Sarah’s dazzlingly cluttered dressing room, dominated by a sensual portrait of her, to various locales around Paris, framed by an ornate period proscenium and always with the ropes and pulleys of the backstage world in view.” ~David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“A deluxe Roundabout Theater Company production, is breakneck backstage comedy, swiveling like its Lazy Susan of a set by Beowulf Boritt.” ~Jesse Green, The New York Times

“The production values are through the roof: Beowulf Boritt’s revolving set is gorgeous, from the vast back stage to the intimate, luxe Bernhardt dressing room.” ~Toby Zinman, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Everyone will likely find pleasure in Beowulf Borritt's detailed sets, including Edison bulb footlights.” ~Jennifer Vanasco, WNYC radio

“A deluxe design that includes picturesque, rotating sets by Beowulf Boritt.” ~ David Cote, New York Observer

“The theatrical setting — hauntingly realized by Beowulf Boritt’s set.” ~Marilyn Stasio, Variety

“The ingenious set by Tony winner Beowulf Borrit.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

“Beowulf Boritt's set revolving from a bare 19th century backstage to Bernhardt's ornate dressing room makes for considerable visual appeal,” ~ Barbara Schuler,Newsday

“a sumptuous design, especially the grand rotating set by Beowulf Boritt.” ~Jonathan Mandell, D.C. Theatre Scene

“Beautifully designed set.” ~Greg Evans, Deadline Hollywood

“Sumptuous direction and production (set and costume design by, respectively, Beowulf Boritt and Toni-Leslie James).” ~Robert Hofler, The Wrap

“Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel provides a sturdy production, with handsome visuals provided by designers Beowulf BorittToni-Leslie James and Bradley King.” ~Michael Dale, Broadway World

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