Monday
Jan112010

PRESS

DAILY UTAH CHRONICLE - "Reilly and Schuberg, though they have limited stage time, are memorable and possibly the best duo of the night. 'That's Your Funeral' remained a highlight within the production." - Oliver!- review

THE DAILY RECORD/ASBURY PARK PRESS - "PROBABLY THE BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE EVENING IS DELIVERED BY COMPANY VETERAN JAMES MICHAEL REILLY...HE IS NOT ONLY BEMUSED AND IRONIC, BUT ALSO A LITTLE MORE SELF-AWARE THAN THE OTHERS.  HIS PRE-WEDDING CONVERSATION WITH HIS NERVOUS SON-IN-LAW IS PARTICULARLY AMUSING." - Our Town - review

THE NEW YORK TIMES - "THE EVENING'S MOST REFRESHING MOMENTS COME FROM JAMES MICHAEL REILLY, WHO IS PRICELESS AS KULYGIN, MASHA'S CLUELESS HUSBAND.  KULYGIN IS A SCHOOLTEACHER, AND MR. REILLY'S PORTRAIT RECALLS EVERY OVERLY METICULOUS MALE TEACHER WHO HAS EVER ENTERED A CLASSROOM.  HIS COMIC TIMING IS PERFECT." - The Three Sisters - review

THE DENVER POST - "THE MOST FASCINATING SCENE HAS A SYLLABLE- AND GESTURE PERFECT ROMA TRYING EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK TO SALVAGE A SALE TO A COLD-FEET CLIENT (A SUPERB JAMES MICHAEL REILLY)." - Glengarry Glen Ross - review

THE NEW YORK TIMES - "THERE ARE PLENTY OF LAUGHS, TOO, FROM JAMES MICHAEL REILLY...AS BOTTOM...A NICE MIX OF SILLINESS AND UNDERSTATEMENT RUNS THROUGH HIS PERFORMANCE..."  - A Midwinter Night's Dream - review 

THE DAILY RECORD - "HANDS DOWN, THE FUNNIEST IS FESTIVAL VETERAN JAMES MICHAEL REILLY AS JACQUES...REILLY IS THE ONLY COMEDIAN I KNOW OF BESIDES JACK BENNY WHO CAN GET A LAUGH ON A LINE THAT CONSISTS OF ONE SYLLABLE AND A PAUSE...HE BROUGHT THE HOUSE DOWN, AND KEPT THE AUDIENCE EATING OUT OF HIS HAND..." - As You Like It - review

THE STAR-LEDGER - "IN A PLAY THAT DEPENDS ON PAIRS, ONLY ONE ACTOR HAS A PAIR OF ROLES - AND DOES EACH WINNINGLY.  HE'S JAMES MICHAEL REILLY, WHO FIRST DOES A FUNNY DOUGLAS MACARTHUR PARODY AS AN OFFICIOUS DUKE.  LATER, HE STEALS SOME SCENES AS A NOT-QUITE-COMPETENT CONJURER." - The Comedy of Errors - review

ROCHESTER CITY NEWSPAPER - "THE PLAY'S HUMOR COMES THANKS TO HERTZLER'S TIMING AND HIS INTERACTION WITH JAMES MICHAEL REILLY, PLAYING OILY REPORTER E.K. HORNBECK.  REILLY'S INTERPRETATION IS DEVILISH, HIS LITHE BODY, SUITED IN SHINING GOLD, SLIPS INTO NOOKS, MAKING HIM A CONSTANT OBSERVER." - Inherit the Wind - review

DAYTON CITY PAPER - "...WHAT A JOY IT WAS SEEING REILLY OVERFLOW WITH RAGE AND BECOME A COMPLETE NERVOUS WRECK OVER AN OVERCOOKED LONDON BROIL..." - The Odd Couple - review

THE ISLAND PACKET - "ANOTHER SHOW-STOPPING MOMENT COMES WHEN AMOS (JAMES MICHAEL REILLY) SINGS THE FAMOUS "MR. CELLOPHANE."  HE IS A KNOCKOUT AS HE MOVES ALONE ON THE STAGE, IN HIS FLAPPING CLOWN SHOES AND HAT WITH A BRIGHT PINKISH FLOWER BOBBING ALL AROUND...POIGNANT, FUNNY, SPOT ON." - Chicago - review