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The Verdict Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About An Enemy of the People on Broadway?

The Broadway revival plays Circle in the Square Theatre.

Jeremy Strong in An Enemy of the People Emilio Madrid

The Broadway revival of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, which began previews February 27 at Circle in the Square Theatre, officially opened March 18, and the reviews are rolling in.

Newly adapted by 2023 Tony nominee Amy Herzog, the production is directed by Tony winner Sam Gold. The production is the second Ibsen adaptation of Herzog's to reach the Broadway stage, following her Tony-nominated adaptation of A Doll's House.

The company is led by Emmy Award winner Jeremy Strong (Succession) as Doctor Thomas Stockmann, Emmy winner Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) as Peter Stockmann, and Victoria Pedretti (The Haunting of Hill House) as Petra Stockmann.

Read the reviews here.

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)*

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Dalton Ross)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

The Guardian (Adrian Horton)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)*

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)*

The New York Times (Jesse Green)*

New York Theatre Guide (Allison Considine)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose BernardoFrank Scheck)

The Telegraph (Diane Snyder)

TimeOut (Adam Feldman)

TheaterMania (David Gordon)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramírez)

Variety (Daniel D'Addario)

The Wall Street Journal (Charles Isherwood)*

The Washington Post (Naveen Kumar)*

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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

Joining them are David Patrick Kelly (Once) as Morten Kiil, Katie Broad as Randine, Bill Buell (Ink), Caleb Eberhardt (Choir Boy) as Hovstad, Matthew August Jeffersas Billing, David Mattar Merten, Max Roll (Good Night, Oscar), Thomas Jay Ryan as Aslaksen, and Alan Trong as Captain Horster.

Set in a small Norwegian spa town, An Enemy of the People follows the principled Doctor Thomas Stockmann as he attempts to alert the public that the spa’s water is poisoned. The resulting backlash to his revelation, borne out of society's desperation for financial preservation, examines the morality of public outcry and the struggles shouldered by whistleblowers across time. This is the first production of the work to play Broadway since 2012, when Boyd Gaines led a revival.

An Enemy of the People features scenic design by dots, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Isabella Byrd, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, hair and wig design by Campbell Young Associates, production stage management by Rachel Bauder, technical supervision by Juniper Street Productions, fight direction by Thomas Schall, and casting by Taylor Williams Casting. 101 Productions serves as general manager.


Photos: Jeremy Strong, Victoria Pedretti, More in An Enemy of the People

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