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Side Man

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Side Man (Stage, 1999)

Current Status:
In Season

We gave it an A-

Fueled by two Tony wins and the addition of TV cutie-hunk Scott Wolf, the latest incarnation of Warren Leight’s poignant family drama Side Man has theater connoisseurs and teenyboppers alike crowding the Golden Theatre. The wry, gracefully written tale of a jazz trumpeter and his long-suffering family boasts quietly dazzling performances from a confident cast, particularly Tony-anointed Frank Wood as a vacant musical has-been and Edie Falco (The Sopranos) as his foul-mouthed, housecoated spouse. Wolf, though slightly strained, parlays his earnest, Party of Five-honed persona into an effective portrayal of martyr son Clifford. A-