Theater: Wet Weather: His vehicle leaks, but Woody Harrelson shines

His vehicle leaks, but Woody Harrelson shines

In a foreword to the published script of The Rainmaker, playwright N. Richard Nash advises, "It must never be forgotten that it is a romance, never for an instant by the director, the actors, the scenic designer or the least-sung usher in the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia." I can't vouch for the ushers at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City, who are no less surly than usual, but mostly this Broadway revival gets into the right spirit. The set, a swath of brown prairie dominated by an expanse of blue sky, seems ready at any moment to disgorge the...

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