Category: Acting
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
Wed Aug 29, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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...
Meet the Hardest Working Man in New York Theatre
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III is having a brief encore run at Theater for the New City December 3 to 5. At press time, discount tickets were available. Between acting, directing, writing and teaching, Tony nominee Austin Pendleton is always busy -- and that's how he likes it --- While most of his industry peers take a break during...
He Wants You to Crack Up at His Breakup
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Thursday, August 09, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Gianmarco Soresi analyzes his love life and his art in Less Than 50% --- When it comes to romance, playwright and stand-up Gianmarco Soresi admits he's a bit cynical, like many of his fellow millennials. He unpacks his generation's skeptical attitude toward relationships -- especially marriage -- in his new autobiographical comedy Less Than 50%, currently...
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