Directed by Roland Joffé (“The Killing Fields”), “The Forgiven” is based on a play by Michael Ashton, and stars Forest Whitaker as the real-life figure of South African activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Continue Reading →
By: Dontré L. Conerly
By the time Forest Whitaker takes his final bow for the curtain of “Hughie,” most other plays on Broadway are only ¾ of the way into their first act. Eugene O’ Neill’s 60-minute play—in which Whitaker makes his Broadway debut—usually shares the billing with another work to extend both the time and value of a night out at the theatre, if not to also provide a sense of completion to a work that lacks a sense of purpose and leaves the audience without a takeaway.
Hughie is set in the lobby of a small midtown hotel on the West Side of Manhattan where Erie Smith, a drunken, small-time hustler, is mourning the recent death of the hotel’s night clerk, Hughie. Continue Reading →