Simon Stephens, the British playwright who has scored two Broadway hits in recent years with the brilliant Tony winner “A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” and last season’s intriguing two-hander “Heisenberg,” has a surprising misfire with his latest New York production.

“On the Shore of the Wide World,” which opened Tuesday at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company, is a new iteration of a multigenerational family drama that was first produced in the U.K. in 2005.

But while Stephens has reworked the show repeatedly — removing chapter headings, trimming the original three-hour-20-minute running time to about two and a half hours — he still has not found a way to fulfill the promise of the Keats quote he’s selected as his title. Read the full review on TheWrap.

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