"The music of the sweet science of boxing has seldom been played as resonantly as it is in Marco Ramirez's absorbing drama. The great subject of the play, which has been given such original and graceful theatrical form, is the selfish single-mindedness required of champions. THE ROYALE is staged with a swift, stark lyricism by the impossibly versatile Rachel Chavkin."

The New York Tomes, March 7, 2016

"Fast, furious & ingenious."

Time Out New York, March 7, 2016

"A gripping, vivid coup de theatre. This riveting story is performed by a terrific quintet of actors."

Variety, March 7, 2016