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MetroWeekly - Somewhat Recommended
"...Unfortunately, all of this rather rains on the parade of the very talented Alison Luff, for whom this is truly a star vehicle. Giving Gwynn a fresh-faced, musical-theater magic, she plays every minute for keeps and offers a completely, unexpectedly gorgeous singing voice. She is deeply fun to watch, even if her boob-top display threatens to steal the show. The other standouts here are Quinn Franzen who gives his Mr. Hart much presence and some subtle humor and R.J. Foster as King Charles II, who delivers the perfect blend of arch entitlement and vulnerability, while offering some excellent comic timing. Finally, Nigel Gore offers some cleverly dry delivery in his theater director Thomas Killigrew and Regina Aquino nails it with her rivalrous mistresses Lady Castlemaine and Louise de Keroualle."
DCTheatreScene - Recommended
"...One of the funniest moments in Nell Gwynn is when Nell talks up what she could bring to the theater (other than her figure, which, true to the times, is prominently on display, including limbs and bosom-bearing at climactic moments.) to theater owner Thomas Killigrew (a marvelously addled Nigel Gore), the acting company and playwright John Dryden (Michael Glenn, winningly at sea playing a writer trying to keep up with the changing mores)."
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