By Tanner Stransky
Updated May 22, 2010 at 01:15 PM EDT

Image Credit: Carol RoseggIn a rather quiet week on the boards, just two new notable shows opened Off Broadway. First, last Sunday, the one-act British drama This Wide Night, which stars Nurse Jackie‘s Edie Falco (pictured here) and In Treatment‘s Alison Pill, opened to a strong review from EW’s Adam Markovitz. He gave the production an A– and said that it’s almost as if you’re watching the two cooped up friends that Falco and Pill play “on a surveillance camera, wardens of the new jail they’ve made for themselves.” In terms of Falco, specifically, Markovitz said that “her emotional hold on the part is unshakable. It’s as indelible a character as any of Falco’s celebrated roles on screen, a statement not to be made lightly.”

Across town was an other drama opening, as Billy Crudup led a production of The Metal Children, a drama written and directed by Anthony Rapp. Thom Geier gave the show a middling C+, commenting that “The Metal Children feels like a promising early draft of a work in progress.”

In other stage news for the week, Pee-wee Herman will be bringing his stage show to Broadway after a successful run in Los Angeles earlier this year. The show goes into previews Oct. 26 before officially opening Nov. 11.

If you’re looking for some live theater, check out the Stage hub for up-to-date news and reviews; or consult EW’s handy theater listings, which includes links to all of our stage reviews of current shows as well as ticket information. (Note: The reviews are typically of performances with the show’s original cast.)

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