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Samantha Massell, photo by Emily Assiran
Samantha Massell, photo by Emily Assiran
Samantha Massell, photo by Emily Assiran

Reviews for Double Helix at Bay Street Theater: 


"Massell brilliantly portrays the character, capturing every nuance and emotion of Myers’ writing. She has a stellar singing voice, as evidenced by Rosalind’s theme throughout the show, “What Is Life,” and a number of duets. She has palpable onstage chemistry with Matthew Christian, who plays Jacques Mering, which results in some of the show’s most beautiful songs, “Walking Along the Seine” and “Close to You.”"

      - David Taylor, Dan's Papers

"As Rosalind, Samantha Massell is absolutely smashing, embodying the scientist as exacting, whip-smart, and reluctantly passionate, as she monomaniacally tries to solve the DNA question while maintaining an on-again-off-again romance with Jacques Mering, a French research scientist she has left behind in Paris. "

      - Kurt Wenzel, East Hampton Star

"Everyone loves to say "I saw it first" and attending the World Premiere of a new show is so exciting. It is that sentiment that carries the new musical, Double Helix, at Bay Street Theatre... the extraordinary cast is headed up by Samantha Massell portraying Rosalind. Indeed, Ms. Massell delivers Rosalind's tough, straightforward demeanor flawlessly."

       - Melissa Giordano,


"The race is on and Double Helix a genetic winner.  A stellar cast led by the enormously talented Samantha Massell, who stars as Rosalind Franklin."

       - Annette Hinkle, 27East

Selected press for Double Helix at Bay Street Theater: 

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