Category: Acting
Lip-Syncing Someone Else's Life
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, February 25, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Obie winner Deirdre O'Connell tackles her greatest acting challenge yet in Dana H at the Vineyard Theatre --- When Lucas Hnath first approached Deirdre O'Connell about portraying his mother in his one-woman play Dana H, she was wary. It's not that she was scared of playing the playwright's mom—she'd actually done it before, in a workshop of...
You've Never Seen Beth Malone—or Molly Brown—Like This
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, February 24, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony nominee talks about starring in the revisal of The Unsinkable Molly Brown --- Having been raised in the Rocky Mountain State, Beth Malone grew up on the legend of Molly Brown: the "unsinkable" Titanic survivor who used her Colorado gold-rush fortune to help the poor, spearhead the juvenile court system and run for office before women even...
Think You Know Frankenstein? You've Never Seen Him Like This
By REGINA ROBBINS
Friday, February 14, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 14, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
African American actress Stephanie Berry plays the creature and his creator in this new production at Classic Stage Company --- The original mad scientist story, Frankenstein, is alive on stage once more, but this stripped-down interpretation is a bold new experiment. Tristan Bernays' two-actor adaptation of Mary Shelley's iconic 1818 tale—which...
70 Years After Her Broadway Debut, She Still Loves Being on Stage
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, February 10, 2020  •   Acting  •    4 comments Share This
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Black theatre great Vinie Burrows on her latest role and her life's work --- Vinie Burrows made her Broadway debut in 1950 and has been working on stage ever since. Yet incredibly, the 95-year-old actress has never had an agent. "For the last Off-Broadway productions I've done, people have called me," she says, citing her roles in 2019's Mies Julie...
Why Charles Busch Hopes You Cry at His New Comedy
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, January 30, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 30, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why The Confession of Lily Dare is the playwright-performer's most personal parody --- For the past 35 years, Charles Busch has made audiences cry with laughter at his over-the-top sendups of classic movies (Die Mommie Die!, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party are just a handful of his spoofs). But at The Confession of Lily Dare, theatregoers...
Why Michael Urie Has Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Thank for His New Broadway Gig
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, January 21, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 21, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The stage star chats about his role in Grand Horizons, acting opposite Jane Alexander and why he's not worried about being typecast --- Michael Urie acknowledges that he often plays gay characters, notably his breakthrough role as flamboyant personal assistant Marc St. James on ABC's Ugly Betty; an out-of-work actor turned curator of Barbra Streisand's...
Why Ann Harada Is Excited About Her Crappy New Job
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, January 16, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 16, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Avenue Q star has a great sense of humor about her role in Emojiland: The Musical --- "Sometimes you get to play glamorous roles, and sometimes you get to play a pile of poo," says Ann Harada. That's not a metaphor. The beloved character actress, best known for her scene-stealing turns in Avenue Q and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, is playing...
An Unlikely Master of an Ancient Japanese Art Form
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Thursday, January 09, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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How Katsura Sunshine is introducing New York audiences to the timeless comedy of rakugo --- How did Katsura Sunshine, a white guy from Canada, become a master of rakugo, a traditional Japanese form of storytelling? It's a quirky tale which he recounts with self-deprecating humor along with fables in his "sit-down comedy" solo show Katsura Sunshine's...
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