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The Verdict Reviews: What Do The Critics Think of Laurence Fishburne's Like They Do in the Movies?

The piece, written and performed by the Tony winner, explores the life and lies of Hollywood.

Laurence Fishburne in Like They Do In The Movies Joan Marcus

The world premiere of Laurence Fishburne's Like They Do in the Movies officially opened March 21, and the reviews are rolling in.

Written and performed by Fishburne, with direction by Leonard Foglia, the solo show plays the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center site. Having begun previews March 10, the production will run through March 31.

Read the reviews here.

DC Theater Arts (Deb Miller)

The Grio (Miles Marshall Lewis)*

New York Stage Review (David Finkle)

The New York Times (Naveen Kumar)*

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Described by Fishburne as “the stories and lies people have told me. And that I have told myself,” the production is the second solo show collaboration between Fishburne and Foglia, having previously collaborated on the Broadway run of Thurgood.

READ: Laurence Fishburne Has Been Working on His Solo Show, Like They Do In the Movies, for 15 Years

In addition to Foglia, the creative team for the production features scenic designer Neil Patel, lighting designer Tyler Micoleau, sound designer Justin Ellington, and production designer Elaine J. McCarthy, with Devin Day serving as Production Stage Manager.

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