Category: Acting
The Triangle at the Heart of 'My Fair Lady'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 18, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Allan Corduner on playing Pickering in the Broadway revival --- Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins and his Cockney flower girl protégé Eliza Doolittle may have a will-they-or-won't-they relationship in My Fair Lady, but his pal Colonel Pickering is really his soul mate. Their bromance in on enchanting display in Bartlett Sher's...
How Can You Be a Mom When Deportation Looms?
By HOWARD SHERMAN
Tuesday, April 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega plays an undocumented immigrant in the new musical Miss You Like Hell --- Mother-daughter relationships in musicals -- as in life -- are often complex and combative (see Gypsy). But the interactions between the mother and daughter at the center of Miss You Like Hell, currently playing at the Public Theater, are particularly...
The Library Was Her Home -- Literally
By REGINA ROBBINS
Thursday, April 05, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Sharon Washington's solo memoir examines her unusual New York City upbringing --- Sharon Washington loves being an actor. That comes through in her autobiographical solo show Feeding the Dragon, presented by Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Yet despite her 30 years onscreen and stage, the show focuses on a time before she found the spotlight,...
Why We Can All Relate to 'Three Tall Women'
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Monday, April 02, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 2, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tony nominee Alison Pill on the prescience of Edward Albee's 27-year-old play --- Edward Albee's Three Tall Women was clearly not written in the digital era. A lawyer makes a house call that would now be done by Skype; bills are settled by mail, not online; and the only hint of a cell phone came when one trilled in the audience (seriously, turn those...
Why 'Pygmalion' Can't Be More Like a 'Lady'
By FRANK RIZZO
Tuesday, March 27, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 27, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Bedlam tackles Shaw's classic downtown while the musical plays on Broadway --- Eric Tucker, the director and star of Bedlam's stripped-down take on Pygmalion, isn't concerned that Lincoln Center Theater is simultaneously mounting a lavish revival of the musical based on George Bernard Shaw's play. In fact, he welcomes it. "It's a great thing for people...
How Did This Piece of Art Become a Play?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, March 15, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside the 25-year journey of Patrick Dunning's The Signature Project --- The Signature Project, currently running at the Sheen Center, was never meant to be onstage. The brainchild of Dublin-born, Oregon-based visual artist Patrick Dunning, it started back in 1990 as an ambitious 76 foot by 36 foot mural that would use the signatures of 1 million...
Why All Student Activists Should See This Show
By SANDY MACDONALD
Wednesday, March 14, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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There's much to be learned from the South African protest docudrama The Fall --- "Nothing about us without us!" That slogan served as a rallying cry for the University of Cape Town (UCT) students who, in the spring of 2015, demanded a statue of 19th-century British imperialist Cecil Rhodes be removed from campus. Their story is recounted in The Fall,...
What Is the Nature of Violence?
By ELIZA BENT
Tuesday, March 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Wholehearted attacks tough questions at Abrons Arts Center --- Ironically, there's something comforting about procedural crime dramas because we know how they will go. Female victim endures a violent, often sexual attack. If she survives, we see her crying and shaking in an interview with the cops. If she doesn't, we see her naked body brutalized....
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