Theater Reviews

“When The Violet Hour began press previews, Miles (who replaced TV’s Jasmine Guy) had only had one week of rehearsal and performance. For the actress (who’s dressed in Jane Greenberg’s wittiest period costumes) to have developed such an inherent understanding of her character’s regal nature and her Southern share-cropper’s roots, is astounding. Here, one is certain that audiences who have the chance to see The Violet Hour later in its run will be certain to find a deliciously mercurial performance.”

AMERICAN THEATER WING

“Jasmine’s Guy’s departure in the middle of a preview performance gave Robin Miles her All About Eve opportunity and she has seized it with considerable warmth and flair.”

CURTAIN UP

“Robin Miles, the late replacement for Jasmine Guy, is formidably erotic as Jessie Brewster, the famous Black singer involved in a delightfully dangerous affair with the patrician publisher.”

NEW YORK NEWSDAY

“Robin Miles (who stepped in for Jasmine Guy) has confidence as Leonard’s lover, despite her limited rehearsal time…” “The play has a lot to say and there are pleasures in the performances of Leonard and Miles…”

BACKSTAGE NOTES

“Robin Miles hasn’t had time to make Jessie her own role, but seems well on her way–no small feat considering…”

NEW YORK SUN

“Robert Sean Leonard gets strong support from Robin Miles…”

THE VILLAGE VOICE

“Miles and Dominczyk are replacements… But one would never guess that either is relatively new to the production, especially the remarkably assured Miles.”

HARTFORD COURANT