Plays Are A Thing This Spring On Broadway

 

"The play’s the thing this spring on Broadway.

To the competitive roster of non-musicals I spoke about last week — all-star revivals of “King Lear” and “All My Sons” among them — add Heidi Schreck’s “What the Constitution Means to Me.” It’s moving from off-Broadway to the Helen Hayes in March, sources tell me, replacing Harvey Fierstein’s critically acclaimed but short-lived “Torch Song.”

Schreck wrote and stars in “Constitution,” which is more of a performance piece (a terrible phrase, but it will have to do in a pinch) than a traditional play. She plays herself now and as she was at 15, when she was a star debater at competitions sponsored by the American Legion.

I’m not sure how commercial ruminations on the 14th Amendment will turn out to be, but the show is a critic’s darling. Writing for The Post, Joe Dziemianowicz put it on his list of best theater in 2018, calling it a “whip-smart . . . wake-up call.”

The New York Theatre Workshop’s “Slave Play” got a lot of attention, too, though critics called Jeremy O. Harris’ play “provocative” more often than they called it “successful.” They also called it “repetitive” and indulgent."

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