LES MISERABLES - Reviews

Cindy Benson as Madame Thenardier in LES MISERABLES
Directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird (Broadway)
Directed by Jason Moore (National Tour)

"Cindy Benson is a superior player." Frank Rich - NEW YORK TIMES

"Monsieur and Madame Thenardier, played by Cindy Benson and Michael Kostroff, are predictably over the top in their sleaziness. They are deliciously low describing their swindling modus operandi in 'Master of the House'."
Ellen Pfeifer - THE BOSTON GLOBE

"Cindy Benson is a lot of fun as the gritty wife of the shady tavern owner. It's very much a supporting role, but a memorable one. Benson's character, Madame Thenardier, is part of the show's most rousing number and she provides welcome comic relief."
Marty Clear - TAMPA TIMES

"Cindy Benson and David McDonald are deliciously low as the Theanardiers, a couple of rats personified whose British music hall songs, "Master of the House" and "Beggers at the Feast", supply the comic relief with an edge."
E. Kyle Monor - NEW HAVEN REGISTER

"Comic relief comes reliably from Cindy Benson as Madame Thenardier."
Julie York Coppens - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

"Cindy Benson and Michael Kostroff provide good comedy relief as the loathsome Thenardiers in this outstanding ensemble."
Robert Nesti - BOSTON HERALD

"'Master of the House' is handsomely performed by Cindy Benson and David McDonald."
Paul Lamar - DAILY GAZETTE, Schenectady, NY


"Much needed comic relief comes from the raunchy and ribald Thenardiers, played with gusto by Cindy Benson and David McDonald."
Kathleen Rizzo Young - THE BUFFALO NEWS

"As a dark portrait of the smallpox-ridden underside of 19th century Paris, "Les Miz" could use a bit more of the sort of comic shtick provided by Cindy Benson's hilarious Madame Thenardier and Michael Kostroff as her con artist husband."
Wendell Brock - THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

"'Master of the House' reveals Cindy Benson and Michael Kostroff for the thieving con artists they are, yet they're still likable."
Ellen Modersohn - THE DES MOINES REGISTER

"Cindy Benson and Michael Kostroff serve broad comedy well as grungy, opportunistic inn keepers."
Lawrence B. Johnson - THE DETROIT NEWS

"Cindy Benson and Michael Kostroff play the thieving innkeepers to the hilt."
Jeffrey Day - THE STATE, COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

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