David Kaplan Cassidy is a chef's chef, making beautiful, simple food of uncompromising quality in his lovely Union Square restaurant. But in the crowded, cutthroat and expensive Manhattan food scene, is that enough to survive and compete with the next big thing? Enter Sergio Maroulis , an old friend, rival, and possible savior. This hotshot celebrity chef has offered David the opportunity to makeover his restaurant. Will David sacrifice his pride to save his beloved restaurant? David Kaplan , our hero, learns to change and adjust and see past his one restaurant- room to the beautiful growth of his wife and children into their maturity. For more information about Long Wharf Theatre , or to purchase tickets, visit longwharf. Krystina Alabado.
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By Frank Rizzo. The idea of trying to find a middle ground in a rapidly changing world of tech, commerce and ever-shifting identities remains relevant and relatable, but first you need compelling characters to care about. Things are enlivened when David, in desperate financial straits because of a soaring rent increase, asks help from former business partner Sergio Constantine Maroulis, delicious as he is devilish. Their connection gets reheated when he returns to turn the Table in more ways than one. But in this premiere production, staged by Gordon Edelstein, the strongest numbers are given to secondary characters. You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. Home Legit Reviews.
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The rub with the show, which continues through May 28, is that not all of its ingredients blend together to ensure a memorably pleasant aftertaste. Gopnik, a gifted writer known for his 30 years with The New Yorker magazine , makes his professional debut as a lyricist-librettist. He seems perfectly in sync with Shire, an accomplished composer with 50 years worth of success in composing for theater and film. David will still be able to bake his cake and serve it too. The audience is already ahead of the script. Sergio is slickly dressed and accompanied by Natasha Ann Horak , dressed in seductive black, spiked heels and speaking with a cartoonish-Russian accent. Yet, just when both David and Claire face their dark night of the soul, they find inner resolve through sage advice shared plainly by friends new and old.