Featured Reviews For Therese Raquin


Theater Review: Keira Knightley Glows From Within in Thérèse Raquin - Vulture
...Knightley...makes a stark and somewhat counterintuitive Broadway debut. She is compelling and articulate, especially when silent, and brings to the morose tale the banked-fire quality that seems to illuminate such material from within...The drawn-out dénouement...is basically a slow return to the grimness of the reality in which Thérèse (and the others) were always trapped. That grimness is beautifully realized, at least; Beowulf Boritt's sets, lit exquisitely by Keith Parham, are all gesso and grisaille, suggesting a prepared canvas with no painting on it...Even a relatively short novel like this one offers too large a meal. The set-ups are lovely, and then comes the hasty glut. The director Evan Cabnet's unusually handsome staging, dominated by the sculptural deployment of the actors' bodies, often in silhouette, in a way highlights this failing, making the massive repression of the opening scenes powerfully eloquent but offering diminishing returns thereafter.

‘Therese Raquin’ Broadway Review: Keira Knightley Gets Caught Between Tragedy and Grand Guignol in Debut - The Wrap
In her own Broadway debut, Keira Knightley plays the title character, and she also has been directed (by Evan Cabnet) to be utterly still, at least for most of the first act. Edmundson gives Therese very little to say in the beginning...When Knightley is able to inject humor into a performance...the results are marvelous. When she's wholly dramatic, as in "Anna Karenina" or this "Therese Raquin," she's monotonous. The larger problem is that Edmundson and Cabnet haven't decided whether "Therese Raquin" is a great tragedy or some Grand Guignol potboiler...Not everything goes wrong. Ryan, the show's major piece of eye candy, is appropriately studly...Judith Light as Therese's mother-in-law makes the character's tiresomeness almost bearable. But even she can't escape Edmundson and Cabnet's need to go over the top.


 

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by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2015
The Broadway adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) in her Broadway debut, begins preview performances tonight, October 1, 2015, and opens officially on Thursday, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54.
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2015
Therese Raquin will begin preview performances on Thursday, October 1, 2015, and open officially on Thursday, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in rehearsal below!
by Walter McBride - September 18, 2015
The Broadway adaptation of Therese Raquin will star Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) making her Broadway debut alongside Tony award winner Gabriel Ebert (Camille), Matt Ryan(Laurent) and two-time Tony award winner Judith Light (Madame Raquin). This adaptation of Therese Raquin is written by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Emile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet. The full cast will also include David Patrick Kelly, Jeff Still, Mary Wiseman, Glynis Bell, Alex Mickiewicz, Sara Topham, Ray Virta.
by BWW News Desk - September 1, 2015
BroadwayWorld has confirmed additional casting for the Broadway adaptation of Therese Raquin starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) making her Broadway debut alongside Tony award winner Gabriel Ebert (Camille), Matt Ryan (Laurent) and two-time Tony award winner Judith Light (Madame Raquin). This adaptation of Therese Raquin is written by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Emile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet.
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2015
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced that  Keira Knightley (Therese) will be joined by Gabriel Ebert (Camille), Matt Ryan (Laurent) and Judith Light (Madame Raquin) in a striking new adaptation of Therese Raquin by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Emile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet. 
by Roundabout Theatre Company - October 23, 2014
I am honored to announce that the first production of our 50th Anniversary Season will be Emile Zola'sTherese Raquin, in a Roundabout-commissioned adaptation by Helen Edmundson and directed by Evan Cabnet. I am also thrilled to announce that Keira Knightley will be making her Broadway debut as Therese.
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the first Broadway production of the upcoming 50th anniversary season: Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut in a new adaptation of Therese Raquin by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Emile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet.