Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Not-So-Masterful Builder

James Naughton in The Master Builder.

Having enjoyed James Naughton's work in the musical Chicago, the play Democracy and his own cabaret show at Feinstein's I was looking forward to seeing what he could do as the tortured Solness in The Master Builder.

He hasn't performed that much in the last couple of years, although he had a small role as Meryl Streep's husband in The Devil Wears Prada and his voice reverberates throughout the Cialis commercials that always seem to be running on TV.

Unfortunately, I thought Ibsen's role fit him like a potato sack. My review.

1 comment:

Retta Blaney said...

You're right, Diane. He was either miscast or misdirected. It's unusual to see a disappointing production at the Irish Rep., but this one certainly was.