Reviews: What Do the Critics Think of Madwomen of the West? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Do the Critics Think of Madwomen of the West?

Thomas Caruso directs the New York premiere of Sandra Tsing Loh's comedy.

Company of Madwomen of the West Jeff Lorch

The New York premiere of Sandra Tsing Loh's Madwomen of the West officially opened December 4, and the reviews are rolling in. The production began previews November 11 Off-Broadway at the Actors Temple Theatre.

The cast features Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Social Security), Marilu Henner (Taxi, Chicago), Melanie Mayron (Thirtysomething, Godspell), and Brooke Adams (Lend Me a Tenor, The Heidi Chronicles); the latter previously replaced JoBeth Williams (The Big Chill, Body Awareness).

The play is set in Jules' Brentwood mansion, where Marilyn, who is sugar-cleansing, is throwing a surprise birthday brunch for Claudia, who hates birthdays. Their long-estranged celebrity friend Zoey crashes the party, fresh from her TED Talks. 

Read the reviews here:

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

New York Stage Review (David Finkle)

TheaterMania (Zachary Stewart)

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

Thomas Caruso directs Madwomen of the West, which is currently scheduled to continue through December 31. Christopher Burney is the creative consultant

The production also has set design by Christian Fleming, lighting design by Pamela Kupper, costume design by Sharon Feldstein and Erin Hirsh, and sound design by Max Silverman with Michael Palmer as the production stage manager.

Loh is the author of The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, which was selected as one of the New York Times' 100 Most Notable Books. Her previous book, Mother on Fire, was inspired by her hit solo show about Los Angeles public education.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals with the Cast of Madwomen of the West

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