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Second Stage - Tony Kiser Theatre
305 West 43rd St. New York, NY 10036
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"By The Way, Meet Vera Stark"
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4.4 average rating
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24 reviews
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attended Apr 06 2011

i thought the show was very funny. Sanaa Latham & the rest of the actors were cast well. since it is in previews they are still a work in progress. for the price i would suggest this play as an exceptional value to see.

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attended Apr 10 2011

Firs,t the seats were great! Second, Sanaa was awesome! My friend and I both enjoyed the play and said we would definitely recommend it. Although it is still in preview stages I think the performance was well done. I did however enjoy the first...continued

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attended Apr 10 2011

The play was really great. I saw it in previews. Sanaa gave a great subtle performance which is difficult to do with other characters who were purposely over the top. She often had to play the straight man and let others get the laughs. The last...continued

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Read an "interview ": playwright Lynn Nottage.


In a new comedy from the Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright of Ruined, Lynn Nottage draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. _By the Way, Meet Vera Stark  _is a seventy year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career. When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising and controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to come.