The Long Long Day’s Journey ReBlog Day 18/18 The Last

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Day 18/18 #TonyAwards2016 – Best Revival Play  Last of the Group! Tonight is Tony night!
As the @TonyAwards approach, I thought #Frontmezzjunkies should repost all the reviews of all the main best plays/musicals/revivals in all four categories and list their nominations. So here it goes.
Day 18 of 18
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Up for 7 #TonyAwards
Including:
Best Revival of a Play
Best Leading Actor – #GabrielByrne
Best Leading Actress- #JessicaLange
Best Featured Actor – #MichaelShannon
Best Costume Design – #JaneGreenwood
Best Lighting Design – #NatashaKatz
Best Direction – #JonathanKent
also up for
3 @Drama Desk Award nominations (winning 2 for Lange and Shannon)
5 @Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, (winning 2 for Outstanding Actress – Lange, Featured Actor – Shannon)
1 @Drama League Award nomination
image002.jpgHere’s what I had to say about it:

A Long Intense Foggy Long Day’s Journey into Night

by Ross

The anticipation of this theatrical night was high and very electric.  I had heard so much about this production while also trying not to read a thing.  I was particularly interested in seeing Jessica Lange’s star turn in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the epic story of the Tyrone family in crisis. This classic American play, reminiscent of the great Greek tragedies, is a heady emotional story of addiction and escapism.  This family is not only saddled with alcohol and morphine addiction, but they are also addicted to their caustic interactions with each other, and the intense cycles of recrimination and forgiveness that they constantly fling at each other, while reversing them almost instantly after throwing them.  In the right hands, this can be a deeply disturbing and engrossing drama of accusations, denials, and despair, and in many moments this Roundabout production, star-studded to the max, directed by Jonathan Kent, achieves this, but in many moments, it stalls, and leaves us struggling to deal with the long four hour journey into the dark foggy night alone…..for the full review, click on the link below:

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