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The Verdict Read Reviews for The Nap on Broadway See what critics think of Richard Bean's newest comedy, which opens September 27 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Max Gordon Moore, Johanna Day, and Alexandra Billings Joan Marcus

Manhattan Theatre Club celebrates the official opening of Richard Bean's The Nap September 27. The new comedy, directed by Daniel Sullivan, is playing in the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre where previews began September 5.

In The Nap, Dylan Spokes (Ben Schnetzer), a fast-rising young snooker star arrives for a championship tournament only to be confronted by the authorities with a warning about match fixing. Before he knows it, he is forced into underhanded dealings with a cast of eccentric characters that include his ex-convict dad (John Ellison Conlee), his mother (Johanna Day), a quick-tongued manager (Max Gordon Moore), and a renowned gangster (Alexandra Billings).

Read reviews for the Broadway premiere below. Check back for updates.

amNewYork (Matt Windman) (Charles Isherwood)

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

New York Stage Review (Steven Suskin)

New York Stage Review (Jesse Oxfeld)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Theater News Online (Jeremy Gerard)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Variety (Frank Rizzo)

The Wall Street Journal (Terry Teachout)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Completing the cast of The Nap are 2018 United States National Snooker Champion Ahmed Aly Elsayed, Ethan Hova, Heather Lind, Bhavesh Patel, Thomas Jay Ryan.

The creative team for The Nap also includes David Rockwell (scenic design), Kaye Voyce (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Lindsay Jones (original music and sound design), Anne Ford-Coates (hair and make-up design), Ben Furey (dialect coach), and Thomas Schall (fight director).

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