At the the Broadway home of Manhattan Theatre Club, a new drama about a family recovering from the death of a child - starring Cynthia Nixon, John Slattery and Tyne Daly.The Broadway production of Rabbit Hole closed April 9, 2006. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
This latest offering from the long-established and capable nonprofit Manhattan Theater Club is a harrowing look at what happens when the bottom drops out of a heretofore very comfortable suburban existence. Here, a couple (Cynthia Nixon and John Slattery) tries to cope with a parent's deepest nightmare. Though the playwright has written very funny plays in the past, and there are some funny lines, this is not a comedy.
MTC is always best when it is holding the mirror up to it's (generally) affluent, older, creme-brulee munching subscribers, and playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Fuddy Meers
) is an emerging master at describing a familiar world gone completely akimbo. The critics were wildly divergent on this one (see the ratings, below), with some outright raves and some very strong pans.
Daniel Sullivan, the de facto
resident director of Broadway for the last few years, helms the effort.May be inappropriate for 12 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.