Forest Whitaker makes a moving Broadway debut in ‘Hughie’~article from USA Today

By: lepbc
Published on: Mar 09, 2016

NEW YORK — Close your eyes and just listen, and you'll never recognize the Oscar-winning actor now making his Broadway debut at the Booth Theatre. Never mind that Forest Whitaker's distinctly textured baritone has added authority and nuance to a range of complex and sometimes outsize characters, among them real-life legends as different as Charlie Parker and Idi Amin (for which he earned the Academy Award). Erie Smith, Whitaker's role in a new revival of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie (* * * out of four stars) that opened Thursday, is, in contrast, a diminished figure. Read more...