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GERALD SCHOENFELD THEATER

236 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

A STEADY RAIN

Ended 6 Dec 2009 after 4 months

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They tell their characters stories with a centeredness that confidently holds the stage

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Closed 6 Dec 2009
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1 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
From overseas to "A steady rain"....,
Aug 31, 2009
reviewer: from Paris, FRANCE
Hello, we are 2 French "Jackmaniacs" and we will attend the Schoenfeld Theater on October, 23rd and 24th. We are longing for that event.....Our only concern is about the language, of course we can understand English in everyday life situations, but what about the kind of vocabulary that is going to be used in this play ???? We would be so happy if somebody could provide us with the text of the play, so that we could at least read it first and have a chance to understand it all.....Thanks by advance.viviennoemie@gmail.com
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
It's RAINING men!,
Sep 23, 2009
reviewer: from Manchester, NH
There is only one thing better than seeing Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, for the first time, in “A Steady Rain”----seeing them a second. This duo only improves their stage presence as they meld their performance delivery. Both actors give 150% each showing, before and after the play starts. They are uniquely generous with their time and it’s well appreciated. Never should a live performer have to deal with rude theater goers (bad enough that the audience has to), but Mr. Jackman and Mr. Craig have had to do just that. Cell phone interruptions and loud, unnecessary chatter annoyed me, but the gentlemen actors were far more gracious. They acknowledged the offense with warm humor and continued their lines flawlessly. Hope you’re able to make this limited run---the story is very moving even when hearing it over & over. Hats off to Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
They actually made me forget who they were,
Sep 27, 2009
reviewer: from Neenah, WI
These men are completely believable in their performances. I was quickly drawn in by their characters and was actually able to forget the "stars" that they are. As a Wisconsinite, I'm familiar with Chicago accents and they nail it! I urge you to see this show, it's the best money I spent in NYC. A powerful play performed & produced with excellence!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Actors more than Stars.,
Oct 04, 2009
reviewer: from N.J. USA
I have to admit that I was drawn to “A Steady Rain” due to the fact that I like the films of Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. When the play began, I watched the opening somewhat star struck. As the play progressed though, they ceased to be Hugh and Daniel to me and began to be Joey and Denny. They pulled me in as they say and I was riveted. These men are actors more than stars, and actors of the highest caliber. The writing is also excellent, first introducing the characters, then developing the story with a great mix of humor and drama.Leaving the theater I felt the story in my chest. It’s something I’ll never forget.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A Greek Tragedy,
Sep 16, 2009
reviewer: from Boston, MA USA
Wonderful performance by the actors in this play of human tragedy. The language is nothing new. Lots of the s and f words plus the pejoratives you would expect cops to use. I thought it was stunning.
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