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A Review of Mrs. Warren's Profession (Broadway)

By Anonymous, September 09, 2010

  • Acting
    3 stars
  • Direction
    3 stars
  • Overall
    3 stars
  • Production
    3 stars
  • Story
    4 stars
  • Writing
    4 stars

I saw Mrs. Warren's Profession (Broadway) on 09/07/10. Overall, I'd say it was a 3-star rating. I'd summarize it by saying “It was a miscast production of a classic Shaw piece.”

I had a dreadful time and left the show feeling bored and disappointed. I'd describe the show as jumpy, slow, and miscast. Edward hibbert was a highlight of the show because he seemed to know what play he was in. If this were a movie, I'd rate it PG-13. I would recommend this show to fans of Shaw but not to anyone else.

I saw this show because I was given tickets. I wouldn't see it again. I sat in the center orchestra area of the theater. The view was fine and the seats were comfy with lots of leg room.

I was really looking forward to this show. I was excited to finally see Cherry Jones onstage, and it was a total let-down. Her accent was all over the place, but she certainly commanded the stage. I loved Sally Hawkins in "Happy Go Lucky," but she doesn't belong in a period piece. She was talking very fast and I had a hard time understanding her. I really wanted to like this, but I couldn't. I'm hoping it tightens throughout previews and I'm curious to see what other theatergoers have to say about it.

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