Monday, April 2, 2012

Yonkers Redux

Finnerty Steeves, Matthew Gumley and Russell Posner in Lost in Yonkers.

I was a college student when Lost in Yonkers was on Broadway and remember well the outcry when it beat Six Degrees of Separation for the Tony and Pulitzer. The current Actors Company Theatre revival brings out its assets thanks to a strong cast, but it's interesting that Brighton Beach Memoirs, briefly revived in 2009, and a play that wasn't even nominated for a Tony in 1983, looks like the stronger play today.