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The Verdict Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Broadway's The Cottage?

Eric McCormack, Lilli Cooper, Laura Bell Bundy, and more star in the new comedy from Sandy Rustin, with Jason Alexander at the helm.

Dana Steingold, Laura Bell Bundy, Eric McCormack, Alex Moffat, and Nehal Joshi in The Cottage Joan Marcus

The Cottage officially opened its Broadway run at The Helen Hayes Theater July 24, and the reviews are in! Find out what critics are saying about the new comedy from Sandy Rustin below. The 16-week limited engagement will continue through October 29. Tony winner Jason Alexander makes his Broadway directorial debut helming the production.

Leading the cast are Laura Bell Bundy as Sylvia, Eric McCormack as Beau, Lilli Cooper as Marjorie, Alex Moffat as Clarke, Dana Steingold as Dierdre, and Nehal Joshi as Richard. Rounding out the company as understudies are Michelle Federer, Jamie Ann Romero, Matthew Flloyd Miller, and Tony Roach. Casting is by Laura Stanczyk.

Read the reviews below.

Broadway News (Brittani Samuel)

CitiTour NYC (Brian Scott Lipton)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Entertainment Weekly (Emlyn Travis)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)*

New York Magazine/Vulture (Jackson McHenry)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo, Frank Scheck)

New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)*

New York Theatre Guide (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)*

Queerty (Matthew Wexler)

TheaterMania (Peter Hempstead)

Theater Pizzazz (Carole Di Tosti)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramírez)

TimeOut NY (Adam Feldman)

Variety (Naveen Kumar)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)*

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Inspired by the works of Noël Coward and written by Rustin (Clue), The Cottage is set in the English countryside in 1923 as Sylvia decides to come clean with her affair to both her husband and to her lover’s wife.

The production features scenic design by Paul Tate dePoo III, costume design by Sydney Maresca, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Justin Ellington, and wig, hair, and makeup design by Tommy Kurzman. Lark hackshaw is production stage manager, with Brant Sennett serving as stage manager.

The Cottage is produced on Broadway by Broadway & Beyond Theatricals, Cornice Productions, and Martian Entertainment, along with Paige Price, Scott Mauro, Malcolm Gosling/Dan Gottfried, Gayle Seay/Tony Nation, Cornice Productions Fund 1, Michael Saperstein, Rick Costello, Jonathan Demar, Paul Jungquist, Tom & Judy Kleinman, Marjorie Morrissey, Mark Reardon, Shapiro Jensen Productions, Nina Tassler, Dale & James Young, and 7Sennots LLC.


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