‘Hughie’ Not a Win for Whitaker

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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.

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Free And LiveStream With Forest Whitaker At The Schomburg In Harlem

Forest WhitakerHughie 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 →

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