How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor and The Good Wife’s Elizabeth Reaser lead the cast of the New York premiere of Richard Greenberg’s The Babylon Line, which opened December 5 at Lincoln Center Theater. Directed by Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney, the new works sees Radnor playing a Greenwich Village bohemian in 1967 who teaches writing—mostly to housewives—in Levittown. The job is menial until he forms a special connection with one of his students, played by Reaser.
Previews began November 10. The cast also includes Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, and Frank Wood.
Here’s how LCT bills the new play: “It’s 1967. A writer from bohemian Greenwich Village commutes to Levittown to teach a creative writing class. His students discover the power of storytelling to alter their lives, and one special student—a kindred spirit? something more?—re-awakens his own artistic impulses.”
To see what critics thought of The Babylon Line, read reviews below:
Daily Beast (Janice Kaplan)
Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)
Entertainment Weekly (Maya Stanton)
The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)
The New York Times (Ben Brantley)
Newsday (Linda Winer)
Time Out New York (David Cote)
Vulture (Jesse Green)
The Wrap (Robert Hofler)
The Babylon Line features sets by Richard Hoover, costumes by Sarah J. Holden, lighting by David Weiner, sound by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, projections by Darrel Maloney, and hair and wigs by Wendy Parson.
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