Category: Acting
He's Following in James Corden's Broadway Footsteps
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Tuesday, September 25, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors won Corden a Tony. What will his new comedy do for Max Gordon Moore? --- Richard Bean's new Broadway romp The Nap at Manhattan Theatre Club is set in the world of British snooker -- it's like pool, but with more math. A major televised attraction in the U.K., the sport makes rock stars of its champions; it's also...
Why You Need to Hear Anna Politkovskaya's Story Right Now
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, September 24, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The legacy of the late Russian journalist speaks directly to the turmoil of today --- More than a thousand people attended the funeral of Anna Politkovskaya, a respected Russian journalist who was found murdered in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building in 2006. She was well known for investigating atrocities committed during her homeland's...
Making 'Uncle Vanya' Real, Not Overwrought
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, September 14, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Jay O. Sanders stars in a stripped-down mounting of the Chekhov classic at a brand-new theatre company --- Don't be surprised if you find yourself leaning in as you watch playwright-director Richard Nelson's achingly intimate take on Uncle Vanya, the inaugural production at the Hunter Theater Project. Staged in the round in a black box theatre with...
Which Real-Life Politician Is Michael McKean Playing This Time?
By MICHAEL MUSTO
Thursday, September 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The actor discusses his new role opposite Edie Falco in The True --- Although Michael McKean made his name on TV (he was Lenny on Laverne & Shirley) and in Christopher Guest mockumentaries (This Is Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind), he's been a regular on New York City stages over the past 15 years, segueing smoothly between musicals and plays, comedies...
How Do You Dramatize the Downfall of an Autocrat?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Wednesday, September 12, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 12, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
In The Emperor, Haile Selassie's servants tell his story, and they're all played by Kathryn Hunter --- The audience never sees His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie in The Emperor, Colin Teevan's stage adaptation of Ryszard Kapuscinski's eponymous book. But you get a vivid picture of the 20th-century Ethiopian autocrat and his court through memories...
How Well Do You Know Irving Berlin?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Tuesday, September 11, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Hershey Felder examines the legendary songwriter's life and work in his new solo show --- Pianist, performer and playwright Hershey Felder has made a career out of chronicling the lives and music of composers such as Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Ludwig van Beethoven on stage. But he expands his musical range to the Great American...
Is This the Most Diverse Show Off-Broadway Right Now?
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, August 29, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Two of the actresses in Collective Rage discuss their roles --- When's the last time you saw five diverse women headlining a major play? I mean a group of actresses truly heterogeneous in terms of ethnicity, age, identity and even shape? Adina Verson (of Broadway's Indecent) never had until she was cast in Jen Silverman's Collective Rage: A Play in...
Creating New Opportunities for Asian-American Actors in 'Henry VI'
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, August 21, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Aug 21, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why NAATCO is mounting Shakespeare's rarely done epic --- Mia Katigbak has wanted to stage Shakespeare's three-part history saga Henry VI ever since she saw a production at the Public Theater two decades ago. For years, the co-founder and artistic director of the National Asian American Theater Company (NAATCO) pitched the epic as a potential project...
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