Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Emily Feldman's The Best We Could? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Emily Feldman's The Best We Could?

The Daniel Aukin-helmed Manhattan Theatre Club production following a father-daughter road trip opened Off-Broadway March 1.

Emily Feldman

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Emily Feldman's The Best We Could (a family tragedy) officially opened at New York City Center Stage I March 1, and the critics are sounding off. Read what they had to say below.

The production began previews February 8 and will continue through March 26. Daniel Aukin directs.

The cast includes Aya Cash as Ella, Brian D. Coats as Marc, Maureen Sebastian as Maps, Constance Shulman as Peg, and Frank Wood as Lou.

The show, which follows a father-daughter road trip that turns out to be much more than what's on the surface, was originally announced for MTC's 2019-2020 season but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Read the reviews below.

CitiTourNY (Brian Scott Lipton)

DC Theater Arts (Deb Miller)

New York Stage Review (David Finkle)

New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)

New York Theater Guide (Gillian Russo)

Talkin' Broadway (Marc Miller)

TheaterMania (Hayley Levitt)

Theater Pizzazz (Carol Di Tosti)

Theatrely (Amanda Marie Miller)

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

Aukin's creative team includes scenic designer Lael Jellinek, costume designer Anita Yavich, lighting designer Matt Frey, sound designer Kate Marvin, and production stage manager lark hackshaw. Casting is by Kelly Gillespie.


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