Review: ‘Skylight’ on Broadway is funny and poignant

April 3, 2015 10:22 PM

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Hugh Jackman, who this season famously gutted and prepared a raw fish with fennel and lemon onstage in “The River,” suddenly has competition for top theater culinary honors from Carey Mulligan.

Mulligan, in a crackling revival of David Hare’s “Skylight” that opened Thursday at the Golden Theater, starts and completes a spaghetti Bolognese during the first act, chopping onions and garlic and boiling water along the way. The whiff of sausage lingers deliciously during intermission.

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