Category: Acting
Tim Daly's Playing a Villain. Or Is He?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, May 18, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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After a decade hiatus, TV star Tim Daly returns to the NYC stage in a provocative new play --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles In Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of The Ruins of Civilization, Tim Daly is the odd man out -- literally. He is the sole male surrounded...
He's Bringing Cagney Back to Life (Again)
By MARISA COHEN
Wednesday, May 04, 2016  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Wed May 4, 2016  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Inside Robert Creighton's hit musical about James Cagney Speaking on the phone the day after he and his show Cagney were nominated for three Outer Critics Circle awards, actor/singer/dancer/songwriter Robert Creighton is practically giddy with excitement. "It's kind of mind-boggling, first of all, that it's even happening, and that people are responding...
Confessions of a Stage Mother
By SANDY MACDONALD
Thursday, April 21, 2016  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 21, 2016  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
A theatre lover recalls her years as a real-life Mama Rose --- Rationally, I know I shouldn't be embarrassed, but there's a certain aspect of my past I don't often share with casual acquaintances: I was a stage mother -- the all-in, besotted kind. Stephen Sondheim, via Mama Rose, placed quite a burden on those of us who happen to enjoy providing...
He Finds the Sparkling Wit in a Comedy of Manners
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, April 19, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Venerable character actor Henry Stram returns to his classical roots in The School for Scandal --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Since he trained at the Juilliard School of Drama and got his professional start in John Houseman's lauded The Acting Company in the '70s, it makes sense...
Attention Typecasters! She Doesn't HAVE to Play a Hooker.
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, April 15, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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With her new solo show, Heather Litteer takes on Hollywood typecasting --- Heather Litteer's one-woman show Lemonade begins with the following lines: "I'm not a hooker, but I play one on TV. I'm a hooker , a hustler, a coke dealer too." She's not being facetious. Her IMDb profile includes character names such as Bored Hooker #1, Sandra/Hooker, and,...
A Hunk with a Sense of Humor
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 06, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Drew Moerlein's physique and funny bone led to his Broadway debut in American Psycho --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Like many of the ridiculously ripped men in the new Broadway musical American Psycho, Drew Moerlein is shirtless in the opening number. Yet there was a time when...
When Do the Villagers in 'The Crucible' Become a Hysterical Mob?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, April 05, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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A star of the Broadway revival explains where the persecution begins --- The actor Jason Butler Harner naturally had preconceptions about The Crucible. After all, Arthur Miller's play about the Salem Witch Trials -- which is back on Broadway at the Walter Kerr -- is one of the mostly widely produced, taught, and referenced dramas in the United States....
WATCH: Meet Ma-Yi Theater Company
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, April 04, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 4, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Ma-Yi Theater Company, where Asian-American writers tell every kind of story. This film features artistic director Ralph B. Pena, as well as Jorge Z. Ortoll, A. Rey Pamatmat, Ching Valdes-Aran, and Etan Merrick. This film was produced and directed by Mark Blankenship, TDF's Associate Director of Online Presence. It was shot and edited by Nicholas...
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