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Machinal: Review Roundup

January 28
5:28 PM 2014

Sophie Treadwell's expressionist masterpiece Machinal, directed by Lyndsey Turner opened Thursday, January 16 at the American Airlines Theatre. The New York Times raves "A thrill! Rebecca Hall burns bright in her illuminating Broadway debut" and Time Out New York declares "5 stars! If you care about American theatre, go now!" Read what the critics have been saying about Roundabout's revival of Machinal below. Let us know your thoughts on the show by leaving a comment on this post.

Machinal: Review Roundup

Rebecca Hall & Morgan Spector in 'Machinal'. Photo by Joan Marcus.

"Roundabout has been on a good streak, with daring and punchy revivals of Picnic, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Big Knife, Man and Boy and Look Back in Anger (not to mention several good new plays). Machinal takes the biggest risks, and has the greatest payoff. If you care about American theater - particularly its experimental heritage - go now. I seriously hope that Roundabout's audiences are thrilled by what they see."
- Time Out New York

"Roundabout Theatre Company deserves credit for giving the deluxe treatment to Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, which hasn't been seen on Broadway since it had its premiere here in 1928."
- The Wall Street Journal

"Cheers to Roundabout for choosing this atypical and rather risky show - an Expressionist play with emblematic characters and spare, staccato dialogue."
- Daily News

Machinal: Review Roundup

Rebecca Hall in 'Machinal'. Photo by Joan Marcus.

"Happily, Roundabout, which has been steadily upgrading its "classic" offerings in terms of both choice and execution, gives Machinal the topdrawer mounting it deserves."
- New York Magazine

"Three cheers for Roundabout, they are on a roll...I loved The Winslow Boy and nowMachinal. They're back to their roots doing great revivals."
- NY1

Machinal plays at the American Airlines Theatre through March 2. Let us know your thoughts on the show by leaving a comment below.

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