Category: Acting
Why She Loves Playing a Hateful Character in 'The Ferryman'
Friday, May 03, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri May 3, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Ann McDonough returns to Broadway after a 16-year absence as staunch Irish republican Aunt Pat --- When Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman opened on Broadway last fall, Ann McDonough's friends immediately started calling her. "They bullied me, saying, 'You have to call your agent!'" the actress recalls. They insisted she would be amazing as Aunt Patricia...
Julie White Gets Hilariously Dark in 'Gary' on Broadway
Thursday, May 02, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 2, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner on her dramatic journey with this outrageous black comedy --- When Julie White emerges in front of the Booth Theatre curtain to deliver an over-the-top prologue in rhyming verse as blood spurts from her neck, she sets the tone for Taylor Mac's Gary. A gleefully gruesome comedy about the little people tasked with cleaning up the big...
Why He Loves Doing Shakespeare for Newbies -- Especially When They're Rowdy
Wednesday, May 01, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 1, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why Christopher Ryan Grant keeps coming back to The Public Theater's Mobile Unit --- Yale School of Drama grad Christopher Ryan Grant has acted on Broadway and off, plus plenty of regional theatre. Yet many of his most memorable acting experiences didn't take place on a traditional stage. As a veteran of The Public Theater's Mobile Unit, Grant has...
Why Elizabeth Marvel Doesn't See Goneril as a Villain
Monday, April 29, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 29, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The stage and screen star talks about her latest role opposite Glenda Jackson in King Lear --- Cold, cruel, calculating. Those adjectives are often used to describe King Lear's eldest daughter, Goneril, who manipulates her father for her own ends. But those words weren't on Elizabeth Marvel's mind as she prepped to play the character for the current...
She's the Powerful Woman the Cross-Dressing Man Looks Up To
Wednesday, April 24, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Apr 24, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Funny lady Julie Halston talks about playing a powerful producer in Tootsie --- When she first saw the movie Tootsie as a young woman, Julie Halston identified with Dustin Hoffman's out-of-work actor Michael Dorsey because "I desperately wanted to be a successful working actress, and I didn't quite know what I was doing." She also related to the romance-challenged...
Speaking Truth to Power in 'All My Sons'
Tuesday, April 23, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Hampton Fluker makes an auspicious Broadway debut in a starry revival of Arthur Miller's drama --- Although Hampton Fluker graduated from Boston University's prestigious School of Theatre six years ago, he feels like he's back in studying mode in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. The 28-year-old actor is making his...
He's the Only Director Who Makes Her Comfortable Enough to Bare All
Friday, April 19, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 19, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Halley Feiffer and Trip Cullman discuss collaborating on The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons --- "We joke that this is the healthiest relationship in our lives," says Halley Feiffer, gesturing to Trip Cullman. The playwright and director are longtime artistic partners currently working on their sixth project, the world premiere of...
What's It Like Playing a Version of Barack Obama on Broadway?
Thursday, April 18, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Apr 18, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Peter Francis James on the alternate universe of Hillary and Clinton --- In Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton, currently running on Broadway, titular star Laurie Metcalf comes on stage and introduces the play as herself. She makes it clear that, even though the show is about a woman named Hillary with a husband named Bill who is losing the 2008...
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