Category: Acting
He Defied the Nazis, But Not on Everything
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, April 17, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Apr 17, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tony winner John Glover on playing a real-life bishop who defended people with disabilities during WWII --- Although John Glover is known for playing devilish villains onscreen (Lionel Luthor on Smallville, a devious millionaire in Gremlins 2: The New Batch, an abusive father in Shazam!), he gets to be a flawed hero in Stephen Unwin's All Our Children,...
She's Lighting Up the Underworld on Broadway
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, April 15, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Great Comet star Amber Gray on her three-year journey with Hadestown --- Although the new Broadway musical Hadestown has been in development for more than a decade, creator Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin agree that it really started to gel three years ago when they staged an immersive concert-style incarnation Off-Broadway at New...
Last Time She Was on Broadway She Made History. This Time She's Stopping the Show.
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 05, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Ali Stroker stars as Ado Annie in a bold new take on Oklahoma! --- The morning after Ali Stroker performed "I Cain't Say No" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she woke up to thousands of new Instagram followers. No wonder: Belting out her character Ado Annie's sexy signature solo from Oklahoma!, currently running at Broadway's Circle in the...
Tony Yazbeck Is Ready to Start the Revolution
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 03, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony nominee is all fired up in Classic Stage Company's revival of the agitprop musical The Cradle Will Rock --- Ever since Tony Yazbeck made his Broadway debut at age 11 as a tapping newsboy in the 1989 revival of Gypsy, he's been lauded for his dancing. Certainly his major roles, notably Al in A Chorus Line, Tulsa in the 2008 revival of Gypsy...
She Didn't Think She Was Right to Play Judy Holliday. She Was Wrong.
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, March 26, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Mar 26, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
How On Your Feet!'s Andréa Burns became the star of Smart Blonde --- Initially, when playwright Willy Holtzman approached Andréa Burns about starring in his Judy Holliday bio-play Smart Blonde, she balked. A Jewish stage and screen performer best remembered for her Oscar-winning, not-so-dumb-blonde turn as Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday,...
A Funny Thing Happened On Her Way to 'Kiss Me, Kate'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, March 15, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
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How a canceled production led to Stephanie Styles' Broadway debut --- "This may be my first time on Broadway, but a lot has led me to here," says Stephanie Styles, the 27-year-old triple threat playing Lois in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Cole Porter's musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate. A Houston native who's been performing professionally...
After Hot Sex, They Have Passionate Arguments
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, March 13, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Hatef**k explores the tempestuous relationship between two very different Muslim Americans --- When she first started acting 20 years ago, Indian American Kavi Ladnier promised herself that she would not take on any reductive roles. No funny accents, no sex objects, no terrorists. And she didn't -- but her conviction came with a cost. "Looking back,...
Resurrecting a Forgotten Female Playwright
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Monday, February 25, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Why the Mint Theater Company wants New York audiences to know Elizabeth Baker --- You've probably never heard of Elizabeth Baker, and the Mint Theater Company, which specializes in reviving lost plays, aims to fix that. A British dramatist who enjoyed a fair amount of success in her homeland in the early 20th century, she's barely known stateside,...
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