Praise for the Broadway Production of “Rabbit Hole”

Here are excerpts of the acclaim from reviewers of the Broadway production of “Rabbit Hole”:

“David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a drama that’s not just a departure but a revelation — an intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty.”—Variety.

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John Slattery, Cynthia Nixon, Tyne Daly and Mary Catherine Garrison in “Rabbit Hole.”

“Grade: A! A transcendent and deeply affecting new play, which shifts perfectly from hilarity to grief.”—Entertainment Weekly.

“‘Rabbit Hole’ presents a tragedy and its consequences with utter candor and without sentimentality. The dialogue is most impressive for capturing the awkwardness and pain of thinking people faced with an unthinkable situation — and eventually, their capacity for survival, and even hope.” —USA Today.

“With ‘Rabbit Hole,’ David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted the most serious, simply told work of his career — a painstakingly beautiful, dramatically resourceful, exquisitely human new play.”—BackStage.

“A thoroughly absorbing, profoundly affecting and painfully touching examination of grief.”—Bergen (New Jersey) Record.

“The highest praise to playwright David Lindsay-Abaire! ‘Rabbit Hole’ is an entertaining and satisfying play. It might just be the year’s best.”—Show Business Weekly.

The full cast of Rabbit Hole take an opening-night bow. From  left, John Gallagher Jr., Tyne Daly, Cynthia Nixon, John Slattery and Mary Catherine Garrison.

The full cast of Rabbit Hole takes an opening-night bow. From left, John Gallagher Jr., Tyne Daly, Cynthia Nixon, John Slattery and Mary Catherine Garrison.

“A perceptive and poignant study in the day-to-day aches of bereavement: problems with personal intimacy, the uneasy friends who don’t call, the emptiness in a house packed with reminders. … Heartbreaking in its theme and details, ‘Rabbit Hole’ is a beautifully crafted work of great sensitivity.”—Star-Ledger.

THE STORY: Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. “Rabbit Hole” charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.