Category: Acting
His Third Go as Tevye, His First Time in Yiddish
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, February 19, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Steven Skybell on starring in Folksbiene's Fiddler on the Roof --- Fiddler on the Roof has been following Steven Skybell his whole life, much like the fiddler does Tevye in the musical. The actor first played that iconic Jewish patriarch at 17 at Michigan's Interlochen Arts Camp. Four years later, he tackled Tevye at Yale. Now, at an undisclosed yet...
Barbara Walsh on Her Turbulent New Role
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, February 15, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 15, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony nominee serves snacks and sass in the immersive absurdist comedy Bonnie's Last Flight --- Even though Barbara Walsh has made a living doing what she loves for the past four decades, she still vividly remembers when she didn't. "I waited tables like a lot of actors do, and I had an office job for about 10 seconds until I broke the Xerox machine,"...
Unlocking the Mystery of Patricia Highsmith
By DIANE SNYDER
Thursday, February 14, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 14, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Peggy J. Scott on the challenges of playing the notorious crime writer --- Peggy J. Scott didn't know much about Patricia Highsmith when she was cast as the late novelist in Joanna Murray-Smith's Switzerland. But between the play's world premiere at Hudson Stage Company in Westchester County last year, and the current Off-Broadway run at 59E59 Theaters,...
'Spaceman,' Take Two
By NED MOORE
Wednesday, February 13, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 13, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
After having to abort the mission last year, a sci-fi show counts down to opening --- Making theatre is never easy, but the process has been especially arduous for the creators of Spaceman, a psychological thriller finally landing Off-Off Broadway after a yearlong delay. Set inside a life-size space module, Loading Dock Theatre's one-woman show chronicles...
Giving the Black Man in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' a Stronger Voice
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, January 31, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 31, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why TV star Gbenga Akinnagbe's Broadway debut feels so personal and important --- Most wouldn't see a link between stone-cold killer Chris Partlow from HBO's The Wire, flashy pimp-turned-porn-star Larry Brown on HBO's The Deuce and Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman in Broadway's To Kill a Mockingbird. But Gbenga Akinnagbe,...
How Do You Go From 40 to 60 to 10 in 100 Minutes?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 25, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 25, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Two-time Tony nominee Johanna Day talks about starring in the nonlinear play Joan --- Last fall when Johanna Day's agent called her about doing Stephen Belber's new play Joan, she immediately shut him down. "I said, 'No, I'm not doing it, and don't send it to me because I know I'll like it because it's Stephen Belber,'" she recalls. A lauded stage...
How Enslaved Women Helped Give Birth to Modern-Day Gynecology
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, January 17, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 17, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
A new play examines the complicated legacy of Dr. J. Marion Sims --- Naomi Lorrain always hears groans from the audience when her character, Philomena, undergoes a gynecological examination in Behind the Sheet, a new drama at Ensemble Studio Theatre. "I can hear them exhale and go 'ugh' -- especially a lot of the women," she says. "They cross their...
Never Show Vulnerability, Except When Singing
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Thursday, January 10, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Jan 10, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Caleb Eberhardt makes a tuneful Broadway debut in Choir Boy --- Six years after its acclaimed Off-Broadway run at Manhattan Theatre Club, Tarrell Alvin McCraney's music-infused Choir Boy brings its light to Broadway. Set at an all-African-American prep school for boys, the play examines the spectrum of black masculinity as a fabulous gay student and...
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