Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Broadway's How I Learned To Drive? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Broadway's How I Learned To Drive?

The revival of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer-winning play stars Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse.

David Morse and Mary-Louise Parker Jeremy Daniel

Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive officially opened on Broadway April 19 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The Pulitzer-winning play began previews for its Broadway premiere run March 29, and will run through May 29.

The show follows a woman coming to terms with her sexually abusive uncle through a series of flashbacks. It reunites the original cast and director from its 1997 Off-Broadway premiere, featuring direction by Mark Brokaw and leading performances by Mary-Louise Parker as Li'l Bit and David Morse as Uncle Peck. 

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amNY (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Naveen Kumar)

Cititour (Brian Scott Lipton)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Did They Like It? (Christian Lewis)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Helen Shaw)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Stage Review (David Finkle and Elysa Gardner)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Juan Michael Porter II)

The New York Times (Maya Phillips)

Parterre Box (David Fox and Cameron Kelsall)

Observer (David Cote)

Slant Magazine (Dan Rubins)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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

The two stage veterans are joined by fellow original cast member Johanna Day, and newcomers Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers. Understudies are Suzy Jane Hunt, Emily Young, Curt Bouril, and Charles Browning.

The play's creative team includes scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Mark McCullough, original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem, video design by Lucy MacKinnon, music direction and vocal arrangements by Stephen Oremus, dialect coaching by Deborah Hecht, and production stage management by James Fitzsimmons. The production is cast by Kelly Gillespie, Nancy Piccione, and Caparelliotis Casting.

First Look at How I Learned to Drive Staring Mary-Louise Parker

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