Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Corruption Off-Broadway? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Corruption Off-Broadway?

Lincoln Center Theater presents the world premiere political drama by J. T. Rogers.

Cast of Corruption T. Charles Erickson

Reviews are coming in for the world premiere of J.T. Rogers' Corruption, which officially opened March 11 at Lincoln Center Theater's Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. 

Tony winner Bartlett Sher directs the new work about a 2011 phone-hacking scandal in the British news media. Based on the book Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and The Corruption of Britain by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman, the play tells the true story of Parliament member Tom Watson fighting back against Murdoch’s News International after a smear campaign. In the process, he uncovers criminal practices of the media giant.

The ensemble cast includes Dylan Baker, John Behlmann, Saffron Burrows, Anthony Cochrane, Sanjit De Silva, K. Todd Freeman, Eleanor Handley, Robyn Kerr, Sepideh Moafi, Seth Numrich, Michael Siberry, T. Ryder Smith, and Toby Stephens.

Read the reviews below:

Cititour (Brian Scott Lipton)

New York Stage Review (David FinkleFrank Scheck)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Gillian Russo)

New York Times (Laura Collins-Hughes)*

The Observer (David Cote)

The Stage (Patrick A Bradford)*

TheaterMania (Kenji Fujishima)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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

Corruption features sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Jennifer Moeller, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Justin Ellington, and projections by 59 Productions/Benjamin Pearcy and Brad Peterson. Theresa Flanagan is the stage manager.

Photos: Lincoln Center Theater's Corruption

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