By Tulis McCall

Well isn’t this pleasant surprise?  Here is the deal.  I am not a big fan of Audra McDonald.  It’s not that I don’t respect her talent.  It is that every role I have seen her in seems to be a good person.  Even Lady Day was struggling to be good.  In Franke and Johnny in the Claire de Lune all that propriety is tossed out the window, beginning with the first scene.  Coitus is the order of the evening and McDonald and her smashing co-star Michael Shannon perform a pas de deux that is perfection.  McDonald’s outbursts are nothing short of an aria.  Positively inspirational. Not to mention hilarious.

It only gets better from there.  Full review HERE.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally, directed by Arin Arbus

WITH Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon; ; and produced by Tom Kirdahy, Debbie Bisno and Hunter Arnold, will play the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) on Broadway. 

Riccardo Hernandez (Sets), Emily Rebholz (Costumes), Natasha Katz (Lighting), Nevin Steinberg (Sound), J. Jared Janas (Hair, Wig and Makeup)

The strictly limited 16-week engagement concludes on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Tickets are on sale now, available at or (212.239.6200). At the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) on Broadway. Running Time 2  hours with one intermission.