THEATER: THUNDERCLAP: JANET MCTEER BRINGS NEW PASSION TO IBSEN'S CLASSIC

JANET MCTEER BRINGS NEW PASSION TO IBSEN'S CLASSIC

Great performances have been easier to find than great plays on Broadway this season. Michael Gambon, making his U.S. stage debut last fall, stormed impressively through Skylight, a lesser work by David Hare. Antony Sher's luminous portrayal of English painter Stanley Spencer makes Pam Gems' Stanley look better than it probably is. Christopher Plummer is currently having a high old time impersonating the boozing thespian John Barrymore, though the vehicle, Barrymore, is little more than a facile stand-up monologue.

Janet McTeer, the latest Brit sensation to make her Broadway debut, has the advantage of bringing along a play really worthy of...

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