Picasso at the Lapin Agile: Long Wharf Theatre
"Robbie Tann is the personification of affable boyishness, making Albert Einstein impetuous and scattered rather than absent-minded and older-than-his-years. Tann 's Einstein yelps, and dances, and circles madly about the stage as if he's illustrating one of his own cosmic theories."
"If there is a singular star of the evening, that would be Tann as Einstein. Energized and even bouncy when appropriate, the actor (thanks to Martin) delivers a much younger version of the physicist. With a quick mind, he is searching for validity and seeking women as he goes."
"The actor playing Albert Einstein (Robbie Tann) was nothing short of brilliant, and he truly carried the show. And let me say, as Warren Zevon did in Werewolves of London, "his hair was perfect." Look for Mr. Tann in the future, for he is truly a shooting star."
"As Einstein, Robbie Tann takes full advantage of the evening's best role. His physicist is giddy yet serious, a genius whose mind works as fast as the activity in the universe he so longs to decipher."
"Robbie Tann and Grayson DeJesus are particular standouts as Einstein and Picasso, respectively…Tann does a splendid job of capturing Einstein’s constantly engaged mind and occasional social awkwardness."
"This is partly due to the terrific comedic timing of the uniformly excellent cast, who dig into the material with great enthusiasm, imbuing their characters with wit and restless energy. Martin makes Einstein an exuberant eccentric and Picasso an unapologetic lothario. Tann and DeJesus give them the confidence and charisma to transcend their types and make them believable as human beings—and as geniuses."
-New Haven Independent
"A youthful Albert Einstein (the wonderful Robbie Tann)...Mr. Tann whose delightful incarnation of Einstein charms from the moment he enters the scene. It is a hyper-verbal, hyper-active performance of verve and panache and Tann doesn’t miss a comic beat in the playing of what is the best-written part in the play."
-Conneticut Critics Circle
"Robbie Tann plays Einstein with plenty humor. His sharp portrayal lends credence to the genius of Einstein."
-Arts & Leisure
"Picasso is all sexual energy and swarthy good looks, while the delightful Robbie Tann’s Einstein is more intellectual and displays the requisite wild hair style that one associates with Albert Einstein."
"First off, in one corner, representing the left side of the brain is the young Albert Einstein in a delightful performance by Robbie Tann, who looks the part with his disheveled hair, exuding a charming naivete and contagious enthusiasm about his soon-to-be-published, world-changing Theory of Relativity."
"Robbie Tann is delightful as Einstein. As soon as he ruffles his hair into the scientist’s familiar hair style, we are captivated by his joie de vivre, his crazy logic, and incredible math skills."
-WMNR 88.1 FM
"She strikes up a conversation with an awkward, but very intelligent and cocky Albert Einstein (an engaging Robbie Tann). Martin’s intelligent, witty dialogue provides chuckles, and Tann’s frenzy-haired, over-confident Einstein, who often has a belly laugh while getting jokes after the fact, is quite amusing."
4000 Miles: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
"And speaking of those 4 actors, they were fantastic. Robbie Tann as Leo was great at portraying this ever-changing and at times unstable guy. He seems to have all the answers when it comes to conflict at first but slowly loses his grip and slips back into his youthful rebellious self. There are times where it seems like Leo is asking for the audience to hate him but Tann is able to make Leo redeemable. And the scene where he describes what happens on the bike trip is haunting and beautiful (there wasn't a dry eye in the house)."
"Played with a wonderfully aggravating energy by Robbie Tann. Tann's Leo is a wonderful foil for Vera. Naive, grasping at optimism, he is desperate to fit in somewhere"
"The plays most remarkable scene is one that takes place in near darkness. It's as if the intensity of the revelations are so overpowering that we can't bear the see their faces as the revelations unfold"
"Both actors are delightful in their roles. Robbie Tann’s Leo is a spirited individualist who marches to his own drummer, an outdoorsy “mountain man” in the words of a free-spirited young woman he meets in a bar. But he is a sensitive soul with a troubled undertow, still profoundly shaken by his friend’s tragic death, an event he feels he might have caused."
"Watching the play, I kept feeling privileged to be in the presence of such good acting. Very good acting bristles with life; it sets off an electric vibration that comes from an actor's full awareness of his or her trajectory; all complications are rooted in an exacting history that propels the action."
"Robbie Tann's Leo appears on the surface to be quite content with his lot. Tann plays him like someone who has tried to go through life with his cards always on the table. But there is a brittleness in Tann's performance that belies Leo's cheery disposition. One senses at any moment Leo might break. His near constant smile seems like a mask behind which he is hiding even from himself. He likes to think of himself as being a positive force in the world, self-reliant and resilient. Only an event around which there is guilt and grief has hit him hard."
-Tony Dallas Theatre Reviews
"(Robbie) is highly believable in the character of Leo. I could see the hippie optimism, craving for human connection and the need for everything to be normal"
"The acting is stellar"
-League of Cincinnati Theatres
4000 Miles: Hangar Theatre
"Director Shana Gozansky coaxes wonderfully revealing performances from all players, notably Robbie Tann as the anguished and unresolved Leo"
-Syracuse New Times
"Blommaert has a fine scene partner in Robbie Tann as Leo. In their work together, the very air around them sometimes seems to have a different density"
-Syracuse Post Standard
"With great but hushed emotion, he unloads the burden of his friends death and this tremendously knotted-up boy unfolds. Tann also has a lot of fun mining the comic possiblities of Leo's confusion in handling relationships."-
American Buffalo: Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Robbie Tann delivers an utterly convincing, human-scale performance as the kid who's the walking personification of vulnerability
- Kansas City Star
"Tann is remarkable at bringing the bewildered Bobby to life. The performance is so natural that it is easy to forget that it is an actor doing a job."
"The standout, for me, was Robbie Tann as Bob, a hangdog young junkie trying to clean himself up but not doing so well. He plays the dim bulb in the room but has his own quiet cunning, which comes out when he hits up others for cash. Robbie’s fire burned coolly, but it captured Bob’s gentle nature with flair."
Troublemaker, or the Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright: Berkeley Repertory Theatre
"Robbie Tann is a magnetically intense, wily villain as nemesis Jake Miller, the spoiled rich kid who plagues Bradley's life"
- San Francisco Chronicle
"Tann delivers an addictive performance as the Squirt-chugging villain"
- San Jose Mercury News
Ditto his arch enemy Jake Miller played by Robbie Tann. Here’s a slick villain you want to root for – he’s got all the best lines, suave delivery, and a generous heaping of mischievous like-ability to make us savor his every scene entrance.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Co-Production
"Robbie Tann is a bashful, subdued Huckleberry Finn, while Justin Fuller tackles many ensemble roles, standing out as Huck and Tom's comrade Joe Harper."
- Backstage Magazine
"Robbie Tann’s Huck Finn and Justin Fuller’s Joe Harper are standouts among the strong cast"
-New York Times
"That's in part due to the solid acting, especially Robbie Tann as a rakish Huck"
-Time Out New York