Category: Acting
Why Smashing the Patriarchy Is So Exhausting
Monday, January 07, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 7, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Marin Ireland is all fired up in Abby Rosebrock's Blue Ridge --- In 2015, Abby Rosebrock's mentor said he was worried about her due to "all this plasma hot rage" in the new play she was writing. Her initial reaction was dismissive. He's a man, she thought. He should appreciate what I'm doing and learn from it. But his assessment of her frame of mind...
The Accidental Musical Theatre Heartthrob
Friday, December 28, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 28, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Dave Thomas Brown on starring in Clueless the Musical --- Growing up, Dave Thomas Brown didn't dream of becoming a musical theatre star. Oh, he definitely wanted to be on stage, but he studied drama in both high school and college at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. When he arrived in New York, he joined the Flea Theater's acting...
Why This Play Has a New Star Every Night
Wednesday, December 19, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 19, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The singular structure of Nassim Soleimanpour's new play  --- At every performance of Barrow Street Theatricals' Nassim by Nassim Soleimanpour, a new guest star performs the script unrehearsed, embarking on a journey into the unknown guided only by instinct and instructions from the author. For both the actor and the audience, surprise is key,...
A Lynn Nottage Play That Makes You Laugh
Tuesday, December 18, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 18, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Cherise Boothe on starring in the comedy Fabulation at Signature Theatre --- The first time actress Cherise Boothe appeared in a Lynn Nottage play, it was Ruined, about brutalized women in civil-war-torn Congo. Almost a decade later, she's starring in another Nottage work, but Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine is more hilarious than harrowing....
Can a Septuagenarian and a Tween Get Along?
Thursday, December 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Veteran character actor Richard Masur on the intergenerational bonding in The Net Will Appear Initially, Richard Masur thought bringing The Net Will Appear to 59E59 Theaters would be a breeze. After all, he had starred in the world premiere of Erin Mallon's two-hander about the unlikely friendship between an elderly curmudgeon and a spunky 9-year-old...
Getting a New Identity for Christmas
Monday, December 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Heather Raffo on writing and starring in the Iraqi immigrant tale Noura at Playwrights Horizons --- Heather Raffo says she grew up as a "sheltered Michigan girl -- a really nice, open, conservative" and blonde American who spoke English with a flat Midwestern accent. Then, at age 20, the Gulf War changed her identity. She became an Iraqi-American...
What's It Like Playing Bob Mackie While Wearing His Costumes?
Friday, November 30, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Nov 30, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tony nominee Michael Berresse returns to Broadway after a 10-year absence in The Cher Show --- Playing a part based on a real-life person is pretty common -- just look at all of the biographical shows running right now. But playing a part based on a real-life person who serves in a key creative position on the production? That's the unusual situation...
Dancing Across the Political Aisle at 'The Prom'
Thursday, November 15, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 15, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Two stars of the new Broadway musical comedy talk about its healing properties --- Prom has long been a rite of passage for American teens, a celebration of impending adulthood and, overwhelmingly, heterosexuality. That last part presents a problem for Emma in the new Broadway musical The Prom since she wants to bring her girlfriend. The PTA in her...
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