Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
July 09, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Yasmina Reza’s acclaimed fast-paced yak-fest Art gets its fourth New York cast with Buck Henry, Wayne Knight, and George Segal playing gossipy, kvetchy friends who come to blows over the purchase of an expensive, abstract, all-white painting. The only slight weak link is Knight, best known as Seinfeld‘s Newman, who seems less comfortable than his colleagues. Still, Segal and Henry give seamless performances and the play continues to amuse audiences. A-

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