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For anyone visiting NYC this spring or summer, I highly recommend that you see "The Miracle Worker" on Broadway. This production, starring Abigal Breslin, Alison Pill, Matthew Modine, Jennifer Morrison, Elizabeth Franz, Tobias Segal, Daniel Oreskes, Michael Cummings, Michael Cummings, Yvette Ganier and Lance Chantiles-Wertz is outstanding (I listed everyone in the show since each role deserves to be mentioned).
The Gibson play, presented in the round at the Circle in the Square Theater, allows the audience to be up close and personal in this story of Hellen Keller's early life. While we all know the story of Hellen Keller, you feel like you are sitting in the Keller's living room, with the related emotional struggle of the family unfolding in front of you. Watching this family struggle with deafness and blindness, at a time when it was unclear how to work with a child that had these types of problems, is riveting.
The acting is first rate as you watch events unfold between Mr. and Mrs. Keller (Matthew Modine, Jennifer Morrison), Helen Keller (Abigal Breslin) and her teacher (Alison Pill). "Watch" is an understatement as everyone in the audience becomes as emotionally engaged in the story as the actors themselves.
Congratulations to the entire cast, director Kate Whoriskey and everyone involved with this 50th Anniversary production.
Definitely one of the best experiences I've had on Broadway. I highly recommend that you see it before it is too late.