Howard Miller takes a look at A Doll's House at the Hudson Theatre:
Doubtless, there never were a lot of chuckles to be found in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. But this latest Broadway production, opening tonight at the Hudson Theatre in an adaptation by playwright Amy Herzog and helmed by the unrelentingly frosty hand of director Jamie Lloyd, is as dark and bleak as a Norwegian winter and as inviting as an Edvard Munch painting. It is a lot to take in for an unbroken hour and forty-five minutes while we wait for Nora to step out the door. And, yes, this is true even with the talented and popular film star Jessica Chastain in the leading role.