What follows is hilarious farce, as Charles tries to convince Ruth that he’s not imagining things and she eventually decides to take Elvira on for her husband’s affections.
Everett is at the top of his game, rattling off Coward’s snappy dialogue effortlessly, while Atkinson and Ebersole are irresistible as his long-suffering spouses.
As for the lovely Miss Lansbury, she delights as the flighty medium with a penchant for dancing that belies her 84 years. If you’re looking for a fabulous night on Broadway, it doesn’t get any better than this.
“Blithe Spirit” is playing at the Shubert Theatre. For tickets and info, visit http://www.blitheonbroadway.com/.