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Jeff Daniels makes a powerful return to 'Blackbird' alongside a captivating Michelle Williams

Jeff Daniels makes a powerful return to 'Blackbird' alongside a captivating Michelle Williams

Jeff Daniels has returned to Scottish playwright David Harrower's disquieting drama "Blackbird," and his experience in the play has not only deepened but galvanized his performance.

Excellent the first time around when he played opposite Alison Pill in Joe Mantello's 2007 production at Manhattan Theatre Club, Daniels has graduated to brilliant in the Broadway premiere at the Belasco Theatre. Here he shares the stage with the intensely captivating Michelle Williams, in a production by Mantello that perfectly calibrates the volatile sexual chemistry of the leads.

Daniels' portrayal seems more urgently embodied than before. The actor is nearly a decade older than when...

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