Roe (Connecticut Repertory Theatre, 2023)

“[A] full-blooded…production…Andrew Rein fit[s] neatly into the large ensemble.” — Hartford Courant

The Source (NJ Rep, 2019)

The Source is a ripping drama…[with a] brilliant cast…” —

“The cast of The Source couldn’t be better…they master Canfora’s intense, sharp, and witty dialogue. Handley, Rein, and McCarty bring their characters to life with such exactness, you will believe that the events are unfolding in real time.” —

“[T]he three cast members…toss off their snappy dialogue with wit and precision…Rein finds the balance between loyalty to [Eleanor] and the character’s self-interest.” —

“… excellent, nicely staged, absorbing world premiere…well-written, intelligent, often very funny…” — Two River Times

Jericho (Off-Broadway, 2013)

A New York Times Critics’ Pick!

“Mr. Rein…has a lightly comic manner that works well for Ethan’s moderate temperament.” — Theatre’s Leiter Side

“Andrew Rein does a neat trick playing Ethan…” — Reviews Off Broadway

“Andrew Rein…[is] again oustanding as the easy-going Ethan…” — CurtainUp

“The ensemble cast… delivers exquisite performances that expose the risks of honesty and commitment and affirm the equally risky business of compassion and forgiveness.” — Theatre Reviews Limited

“The first-rate ensemble, under Evan Bergman’s direction, never loses its way…each giving extraordinary performances.” — T and B on the Aisle

“Andrew Rein, as Ethan, exhibits a wide range of emotions in his various relationships with his mother, his brother and his girlfriend, Beth.” — A Seat on the Aisle

“There’s also fine work by…Andrew Rein as Ethan…” — NYTheaterNow

“Ethan is a wishy-washy sort, a less-than-endearing quality, but Rein makes you feel for him.” — Scene on Stage

“Andrew Rein (Ethan) and Kevin Isola (Alec/Dr. Kim) are both naturalistic actors, low key and credible.” — Woman Around Town

Jericho (NJ Rep, 2011)

“Mr. Rein gives an accomplished performance as Ethan, often taking on facial expressions that negate his words but are thoroughly believable.” — NY Times

“Andrew Rein provides an eloquent voice of reason as Ethan” — Star Ledger

“Rein plays Ethan’s wishy-washiness very well, including his problems dealing with his pushy mom and pushier bro; you feel for him.” — Scene on Stage

“…Rein’s performance offers a good look at someone caught in the crossfire.” — CurtainUp

“Andrew Rein gives us a warm and funny Ethan.” —

“The solid performances of Andrew Rein as Ethan and Jim Shankman as Josh are particularly strong…” — Talking Broadway

I Hate Hamlet (Bickford Theatre, 2011)

“Director Eric Hafen, Bickford Theatre’s Artistic Directorhas assembled a delightful, highly talented cast…Andrew Rein is excellent as the torn tv actor” —

“Rein is a great actor indeed to play Andy Rally inside out – it’s not just his heart that’s on his sleeve, it’s all of him.” — [Q]onStage

“Andrew Rein…possesses great comedic timing…” – NJ Arts Maven

THIS (Theaterworks Hartford, 2011)

“It is easy to like Alan who is thinking of modifying the spelling of his first name. He is eclectic, animated, articulate and seeking either a different or new identity… Rein sits inside [Alan’s] skin, and nails this loquacious man who is lacking in place and purpose.” — Talking Broadway

“Andrew Rein as Alan is as kind as he is annoying, and brings fine timing to the alternation.” — Hartford Advocate

“Rein is given the strongest comic moments and has fun with Alan’s dark wit, drinking problem, and sweet and sour demeanor.” — In the Spotlight, Inc.

“His droll commentaries on life and his own self parodies are incredibly funny and Rein is well matched to his role.” — CT Critics Circle

“Rein is responsible for a lot of the laughs with his very amusing portrayal of Alan as an engaging, sarcasm-slinging guy who you’d like to invite to your next dinner party.” — CT Arts Connection

“Andrew Rein is fine as the exasperating Alan, managing his too-frequent self-deprecating quips with just the right amount of flamboyance. He subtly conveys Alan’s loneliness and disappointment with his life, while wordlessly conveying the character’s ability to be a supportive friend when the time calls for it.” —

Around the World in 80 Days (Triad Stage, 2010)

“Nearly as chamelionic is Andrew Rein, whose ten roles include Detective Fix, the implacable Scotland Yard policeman trying to bring Fogg to Justice — on a bogus warrant for a bank heist. Rein manages to give even this scheming meanie a dash of Eric Idle daftness in a Monty Python vein.” — Creative Loafing Magazine

“The intertwining of the bank robbery case and Fogg’s amazing race is accomplished quite seamlessly and uproariously with the help of Andrew Rein as Detective Fix, a Sherlock-Holmesian chap who is sure he’s got his man…[Rein] adds to his acting laurels with this performance.” — Classical Voice of North Carolina

Bloody Blackbeard (Triad Stage, 2008)

“Other standout performances include…Andrew Rein as Capt. Hornigold…” — Winston-Salem Journal

“…it might just be Triad Stage’s best production ever.” — Burlington Times News

Rounding Third (Bickford Theatre, 2008)

“The cast is perfect, with Eli Ganias in the role of Don and Andrew Rein as Michael, and the all important pacing makes the comedy sparkle.” — Recorder Newspapers

“The play is receiving a sterling production at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown…Eli Ganias as Don and Andrew Rein as Michael are naturals in this sparring duel of a seasoned seven year coach and his new-to-baseball assistant.” — Independent Press

“Following a strong performance on this stage last year in ‘The Owl and the Pussycat,’ Andrew Rein also plays against type. His Michael is polite and proper, but no shrinking violet…” — The Daily Record

“Andrew Rein is a very funny and likeable Michael. By portraying Michael in an easygoing and affable manner, Rein maximizes the humorous aspects of the play.” — Talking Broadway

Acts of Love (Off-Broadway, 2007)

“What is marvelous about all this is that every single member of the cast is so invested in his or her character…they make everything work.” —

“Andrew Rein bristles with collegiate angst as Tom…” —

“…each actor [gets] a special moment or two of their own to shine. Dawson and Rein’s scenes together as Ed and Tom, especially in the play’s second half, are outstanding…” — The Daily Record

“The cast does a magnificent job of presenting characters both eccentric and endearing and you end up rooting for each one…” —

“Director Marc Geller’s cast is splendidthis play is excellent.” — Chelsea/Clinton News

The Owl and the Pussycat (Bickford Theatre, 2007)

“Rein’s dour interpretation of Felix is a fine contrast to Powell’s bubbly manner. He’s as dry as the desert and as cold as the poles, so the audience really feels it when he loses his grip. Given the hateful (albeit never racial) tone of his insults, it’s hard at times to feel sympathy for the character, but Rein shows us enough vulnerability to make it work.” — The Daily Record

“Director Eric Hafen has brought out the humor in the piece and has found just the right actors to fill the two roles.” —

Mojo (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2007)

“The highlight of the production is the compelling performance of Andrew Rein as Sidney Potts.” — Cape Cod Times

“Rein and Reddick work off each other’s energy in a near-perfect symbiosis…” — The Cape Codder

“Rein and Reddick make a perfect Abbott-and-Costello pairing.” — The Boston Globe

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Off-Broadway, 2007)

“Andrew Rein smoothly handles Lysander, Thisby, and others…” — NY Times

“Andrew Rein also does well by lover Lysander, Irish day laborer Flute, and an understated Cobweb.” —

“Shakespeare’s lines roll off talented Andrew Rein’s tongue in a down-to-earth,  immensely likeable portrait of lovelorn Lysander. Rein’s drunken guest steals the wedding-party scene.” — Backstage

A Thousand Clowns (Bickford Theatre, 2006)

“Andrew Rein [gives] a wry portrayal.” — NY Times

“Andrew Rein is Albert, one of the social workers, nerdy from his horn-rimmed glasses to his bow-tie. His hum of nervous laughter doesn’t help – at least not him. It does, however, help the audience to immensly enjoy itself.” — The Star Ledger

“Andrew Rein is hilarious as the uptight bureaucrat…” — Independent Press

“Andrew Rein is a very fine Albert. He is dourly amusing and, with the help of Gardner’s sharp dialogue, sympathetic in his self-realization.” — Talking Broadway

“Andrew Rein and Lea Eckert are a perfect pair of prim bureaucrats…[w]ith a stiff bow tie holding up his thin, pale face, Rein also gains your sympathy” — The Daily Record