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Review: Parker Posey Soars in Earthbound Seagull
February 28, 2023, 9:11.37 pm ET


Photo: Monique Carboni

By Brian Scott Lipton

Few plays in the theatrical canon reveal the depths of human despair more than Anton Chekhov’s 1896 masterpiece “The Seagull,” even if its author was known to describe it as a comedy. Still, that’s no reason Thomas Bradshaw’s 2023 update, “The Seagull/Woodstock, NY,” now being presented by the New Group at the Pershing Square Theater Center, should be played almost primarily for laughs –especially as Bradshaw checks off all the Chekhovian boxes that should make an audience shed tears for the desperate plights of these unhappy characters. Continue reading...