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Aasif Mandvi
Broadway Review: 'Disgraced'

LOS ANGELES ( - It always makes Broadway look good to have a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama on the boards. "Disgraced" won the 2013 prize for scribe Ayad Akhtar and fits the bill for an intellectually engaging play on a politically provocative topic. The sordid subject matter -- the unconscious prejudices of liberal New Yorkers -- flares during a dinner party given by an ambitious (Muslim) corporate lawyer and his (WASP) artist wife for another power couple, an (African-American) litigator and her husband, an influential (Jewish) museum curator. Helmer Kimberly Senior directed a more intimate version of this play at LCT3 in 2012. Issue-driven plays are thought to be...