Read Reviews for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune on Broadway

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Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon star in the revival of Terrence McNally’s 1987 drama.
Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald
Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald Deen van Meer

The Broadway revival of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, directed by Arin Arbus, officially opened May 30 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Starring in the two-hander are Tony, Grammy, and Emmy winner Audra McDonald and two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune debuted Off-Broadway in 1987 and was later seen on Broadway in 2002. The play tells the story of a waitress and a short-order cook's first date that turns into something more.

The Broadway revival began began May 4 for a limited run scheduled through August 25. Read reviews below.

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

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Entertainment Weekly (Leah Greenblatt)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

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New York Post (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

New York Stage Review (Steven Suskin)

New York Stage Review (Jesse Oxfeld)

NY1 (Roma Torre)

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Observer (David Cote)

Theatre News Online (Jeremy Gerard)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Wall Street Journal (Terry Teachout)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

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The creative team for the Broadway revival includes Riccardo Hernandez (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), Nevin Steinberg (sound), J. Jared Janas (hair, wig, and makeup), Laurie Goldfeder (production stage manager), and 101 Productions, Ltd. (general manager).

Hunter Arnold, Debbie Bisno, and Tom Kirdahy produce.

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