Pro: Unlike a lot of other stars who only agree to appear in the same old classics, Matthew Broderick actually uses his commercial clout to sell tickets to more unconventional material.
Con: His performances tend to let down that material.
I’m probably a bit harsher on the production than it deserves. But if you’re going to revive a play that’s only a decade old — one that played on freaking Broadway no less — then you should really present a good reason for doing so.
No element of this revival justifies revisiting the play, and that’s coming from someone who’s a fan of the text!