The Pianist at
George Street Playhouse
"A compelling must see - brilliantly directed and adapted for the stage by Emily Mann with a beautiful original score by Iris Hond. We predict that this show will have a long life in the theatre and will be appreciated by many audiences in the years to come."
“If you see one play this season, make it ‘The Pianist’. ”
- New Jersey Stage
“‘The Pianist’ is an extraordinary theatrical accomplishment with a truly tour de force conclusion. Emily Mann’s adaptation of the acclaimed memoir by Wladyslaw Szpilman is pitch-perfect. Daniel Donskoy in a remarkable US stage debut - ‘a star is born.’”
-Joyce Carol Oates
“In its deep humanity, its uncompromising provocativeness, and its constant warmth, ‘The Pianist’ [is] a timeless story. Celebrating the grace of humanity without ignoring the terror of which humanity is capable, [it] reminds us with power and elegance of the individual human toll of international violence.”
- The Star Ledger
"’The Pianist’ is as powerful as anything I’ve seen on any stage in a long time. I couldn’t recommend this show more highly. No play, this year, will have a more important message.”
- NJ Arts
"The production’s true triumph comes when Szpilman sits at a piano and plays a haunting rendition of Chopin’s Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor. Donskoy performs the difficult piece beautifully, and without a word spoken, we finally understand what’s been at stake the whole time."
“Daniel Donskoy’s performance as Wladek Szpilman is extraordinary. Also outstanding among the cast in multiple roles are Robert David Grant, Jordan Lage, and Tina Benko.”
-Out In Jersey
"Daniel Donskoy is superb in ‘The Pianist’ - An auspicious, impressive stage debut - dazzling!"
- Delco Times
“A terrific cast has been assembled for this production, including Daniel Donskoy, who makes his American stage debut as Szpilman, bringing both passion and intelligence to the role. I couldn’t take my eyes off him.”
- The Front Row Center