222 W. 51st St., New York, NY
21, 2002 - February 23, 2003
dream of doing a Broadway musical. When I am so old, no one
be rude enough to complain."
--Patty Duke (4/10/98)
Stephen R. Buntrock:
John Jellison: Ike
Justin Bohon: Will
Ado Annie Carnes
Aasif Mandvi: Ali
Mia Price: Gertie
Michael X. Martin:
For more information on the
numerous cast changes involved in this production,
please visit the Internet
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Choreographed by Susan Stroman
Music & Lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
"Patty Duke is pretty
wonderful as the show's new Aunt Eller; her tough-on-the outside,
warm-on-the-inside characterization is exactly what's called for...
Eller's relationships with the other people on stage, particularly with
Curly and Laurey, are entirely believable, and that may be Duke's
greatest achievement in the role."
"[Duke] bounces with a
cheerfully resilient charm and is perfectly dandy."
--New York Post
Duke, as Aunt Eller, is constantly interesting and watchable
timing on each of her comic lines is pinpoint perfect, and why should I
be surprised? She's been a pro since the Eisenhower
administration...Duke is very right for the role... The actress says it
all when, as Eller, she proclaims: "I don't say I'm no better than
anybody else, but I'll be damned if I ain't jist as good!" You're
doin' fine, Patty Duke; you're O.K.!"
--Peter Filichia, Theatermania.com
Duke conveys the humor of Aunt Eller."
--New York Daily News
Duke is] endearing...She's got gumption, which is a quality this flinty,
pioneer woman should abundantly possess."
--The Associated Press
is a pert Aunt Eller...with her obvious enthusiasm for being part of
this grand old show."
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New York Times
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