By far the best things about the show — are the performances of …Vivian Bang as Steve’s… sister… Funniest of all is Ms. Bang as the angriest, most resentful second child ever, who literally screams with frustration at Steve’s easy popularity.
“it’s nice to have a solid sitcom that fits within the genre…the cast often finds ways to make it fresh, especially Lauria, Bang, and Murray.”
The evening goes from a whimper to a Bang, quite literally, with Michael Golamco’s “Please Stand By,” which stars Vivian Bang as Wendy, a young autistic woman who has been institutionalized by her sister … “Stand” provides Bang with tour-de-force opportunities.
– LA Times
What does work excellently is the highly charged, contentious relationship with her sister, thanks in major part to the relentless fury projected by Bang’s Shizuko. The younger sibling’s seething amalgam of sorrow, contempt and outrage … strikes with near physical force.
The ingeniously daffy Vivian Bang.
Noticeable performances … Vivian Bang as an egotist of the most unapologetic order.
– LA Times
Unholy fun: Vivian Bang.
A Confident Performer who’s played everything from a spacey geisha (Benton Kozo) to a square suitor (Clearcut) in the past, Bang never lets her sharp attention to gestural detail get in the way of the full realization of her character. Here she plays an insecure psychobitch who rocks from fierce hostility to shielded insecurity in the mere second it takes to shift from pose to pose … She’s fierce.
– Citysearch NY (Drew Pissara on The Balladeer)
Evening’s highlight… Princess Senju (Vivian Bang).
– Time Out (on Benton Kozo)
– The New Yorker
– Village Voice (on Benton Kozo)