FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING!
The Davenport Theater, Off-Broadway
"Stevens' (Mandy) Patinkin and (Jason Robert) Brown are caricatures of sheer genius"
"The four members of the cast all deliver the required larger-than-life energy, but Stevens easily stands out with his hilariously detailed renditions of Harvey Fierstien, Mandy Patinkin and others."
AM NEW YORK
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING!
47th Street Theatre, Off-Broadway
"..Ms. Stern and Mr. Stevens...replicate and exaggerate their subjects’ vocal tics with such loving exactitude. These vocal cartoons evoke a star’s presence as exactly and efficiently as an Al Hirschfeld caricature."
BEN BRANTLEY, NEW YORK TIMES
A NEW BRAIN
"Which brings us to Marcus Stevens as Gordon Schwinn. Having somehow survived his gut-wrenching, head-spinning, jaw-dropping performance last year as Floyd Collins, I wouldn’t have thought it possible that he could ever top it. I was wrong: there is, apparently, no limit to this young man’s talent."
TED HOOVER, PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Walnut Street Theatre
"And the Walnut's ensemble is dotted with notable actor-singers in powerhouse supporting performances. Among the best are Marcus Stevens' endearing Motel."
DAVID ANTHONY FOX, PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
"...you don’t see the acting behind what they [Stevens and Eisenhower] do. Even in their highest dudgeon, their advance modes of performance, you see Cathy and Jamie living their ecstasies and angst, not actors playing them. The two are so organic...Eisenhower and Stevens are individually and together so powerful, I’'d rate “The Last Five Years” the single best production ever on the Media stage..."
NEAL ZOREN, DELCO TIMES
THE BIG BANG
Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
…"They have a made-for-each-other teamwork reminiscent of many great champions that traveled side by side. Think Crosby and Hope, think Martin and Lewis, think Korman and Conway. Yes, Hartman and Stevens are that good."
DOUG SHANABERGER, OBSERVER REPORTER