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The Verdict Reviews: What Did Critics Have to Say About The Skin of Our Teeth?

Lincoln Center Theater's revival of the Thornton Wilder Pulitzer-winner opened April 25.t

Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winning The Skin of Our Teeth officially opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater April 25, and the reviews are in. Obie winner and LCT Resident Director Lileana Blain-Cruz makes her Broadway directorial debut helming the production, which coincides with the 125th anniversary of the Our Town playwright's birth. The production began performances April 1. Watch highlights from the production above.

Leading the cast are James Vincent Meredith, Roslyn Ruff, Paige Gilbert, Julian Robertson, Gabby Beans, and Priscilla Lopez, appearing alongside Eunice Bae, Terry Bell, Ritisha Chakraborty, William DeMeritt, Jeremy Gallardo, Avery Glymph, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Noor Hamdi, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Maya Jackson, Anaseini Katoa, Cameron Keitt, Megan Moax, Kathimarice Lopez, Lindsay Rico, Julian Rozzell, Jr., Julyana Soelistyo, Phillip Taratula, Beau Thom, Alphonso Walker, Jr., Arienne Wells, and Sarin Monae West in the ensemble.

Read the reviews below.

CitiTourNY (Brian Scott Lipton)

Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Helen Shaw)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo, Bob Verini)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Times (Alexis Soloski)

NY Daily News (Chris Jones)

Observer (David Cote)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Theatrely (Joey Sims)

Variety (Ayanna Prescod)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update this article as reviews are published.

PHOTOS: Go Behind-the-Scenes at The Skin of Our Teeth Tech Rehearsals

The production, which includes new material by Gloria and Everybody playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, also features sets by Adam Rigg, costumes by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting by Yi Zhao, sound by Palmer Hefferan, and projections by Hannah Wasileski. Charles M. Turner III is the stage manager, and casting is by Daniel Swee.

Following the Antrobus family through an Ice Age, a biblical flood, and war, The Skin of Our Teeth looks closely at what it means to survive and to live. The work premiered on Broadway in 1942 with a production starring Tallulah Bankhead, Frederic March, Florence Eldridge, and Montgomery Clift. The piece would go on to win the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In the years since, the work has been revived on Broadway two times before this current production, which is the Main Stem's first since 1975.

See Inside Lincoln Center Theater's The Skin of Our Teeth


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