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Hank Williams: Lost Highway
As Hank, JASON PETTY manages to turn up the CHARISMA FACTOR whenever he takes up his guitar! Does a REMARKABLY GOOD JOB of rendering Williams’ famous melodies! It’s a FINE representation of how an artist feeds on his art and on the spotlight. The band [is] WONDERFULLY lively, skillful. The script offers up a healthy dose of AMUSEMENTS in the form of backcountry word-slinging. Director RANDAL MYLER honors a very particular musical talent with care and energy! SMART, SWEET, POIGNANT, WELL CAST!"
— Bruce Weber, New York Times
that I've ever seen! I was surprised, even stunned, by Hank Williams: Lost Highway.  The result is not some abstract distillation of Williams' repertoire, BUT THE EXHILARATING FEELING OF WILLAMS ON STAGE in a particular place on a particular night! JASON PETTY [as Hank] doesn't just capture the phrasing and cadences of Williams' singing. He varies his delivery with the command of a performer who is fully inhabiting his character, not merely rendering him. Conveys the varied aspects of a complex man with subtlety, intelligence and compassion! THE MUSIC IS SUPERB: the band serves up classic country with the edges raw and the energy hot! By the end of the play, you've traveled on a profound emotional journey: Lost Highway TRANSPORTS ITS AUDIENCE, and communicates the inspiring message of the beauty and richness of Williams' songs! FORCEFUL, CLEAR-EYED, MOVING, IMPRESSIVE! SOME OF THE BEST MUSIC THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER PRODUCED!" — Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone
"THE BEST EXAMPLE OF A MUSICIAN'S BIO PUT ON STAGE I'VE EVER SEEN!"
Wonderful! Delightful! Marvelous!" — Donald Lyons, NY Post
"NEW YORK'S MOST EXCITING NEW MUSICAL SINCE URINETOWN!"
Undeniably one of this year’s highlights!" — Jeremy McCarter, NY Sun
"THE BEST LIVE PRODUCTION I'VE EVER SEEN!"
— Bob Shannon, WCBS FM
"LOST HIGHWAY SCORES BIG! HAS US HANK-ERING FOR MORE!"
— David Hinckley, NY Daily News
"JASON PETTY ELECTRIFIES!"
— Michael Kuchwara, AP
"EXHUBERANT!"
— Tom Sellar, Village Voice
"ASTONISHING! BEGUILING! HUMOROUS!"
New Yorker
"A CELEBRATION OF A MUSICAL GENIUS!"
NY 1
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