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... http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/theater/2016/02/25/forest-whitaker-makes-moving-broadway-debut-hughie/80772140/
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