Category: Acting
A Year Ago, She Was Leaving the Business. Now She's Starring in 'Six' on Broadway
By CAREY PURCELL
Wednesday, March 11, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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How the role of Anne Boleyn changed Andrea Macasaet's life --- An impromptu trip to an open call landed Andrea Macasaet in the cast of Six, a feminist pop musical about King Henry VIII's ill-fated wives. But even after snagging the role of Anne Boleyn for the 2019 Chicago production, Macasaet had no idea she would end up traveling with the show to...
Why Mare Winningham Breaks Your Heart in 'Girl From the North Country'
By SANDY MACDONALD
Thursday, March 05, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 5, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony nominee croons Bob Dylan tunes in her first Broadway musical Although Mare Winnigham made her name in movies (a virgin crushing on a bad boy in St. Elmo's Fire, her Oscar-nominated performance as a folk singer in Georgia) and TV (recent credits include recurring roles on The Outsider, The Affair and American Horror Story), over the past decade...
This 'Urinetown' Tony Winner's New Musical Comedy Is About the End of the World
By GREG KOTIS & AYUN HALLIDAY
Monday, March 02, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 2, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Writer-composer Greg Kotis and his wife Ayun Halliday gab about their latest irreverent theatrical collaboration --- Greg Kotis (who won a pair of Tony Awards for writing the book and lyrics of Urinetown) and Ayun Halliday (experimental dramatist and performer, indie comic icon and best-selling memoirist) have collaborated on a lot of projects over...
As Two Families Fight, He Makes Funny Remarks on the Sidelines
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, February 27, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 27, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Veteran character actor Patrick Breen on starring in The Perplexed at Manhattan Theatre Club --- Patrick Breen sets the darkly humorous tone for Manhattan Theatre Club's The Perplexed, Richard Greenberg's world-premiere play about two warring Jewish families reunited at the drama-filled wedding of their children. As James Arlen, a once-promising novelist...
Lip-Syncing Someone Else's Life
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, February 25, 2020  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Feb 25, 2020  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
After an award-winning run at the Vineyard Theatre in early 2020, Dana H. transfers to Broadway for a limited engagement at the Lyceum Theatre, where it will play in repertory with Is This A Room. This interview was conducted during the show's Off-Broadway run, prior to theatres closing due to the pandemic. Obie winner Deirdre O'Connell tackles her...
You've Never Seen Beth Malone—or Molly Brown—Like This
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, February 24, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 24, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony nominee talks about starring in the revisal of The Unsinkable Molly Brown --- Having been raised in the Rocky Mountain State, Beth Malone grew up on the legend of Molly Brown: the "unsinkable" Titanic survivor who used her Colorado gold-rush fortune to help the poor, spearhead the juvenile court system and run for office before women even...
Think You Know Frankenstein? You've Never Seen Him Like This
By REGINA ROBBINS
Friday, February 14, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 14, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
African American actress Stephanie Berry plays the creature and his creator in this new production at Classic Stage Company --- The original mad scientist story, Frankenstein, is alive on stage once more, but this stripped-down interpretation is a bold new experiment. Tristan Bernays' two-actor adaptation of Mary Shelley's iconic 1818 tale—which...
70 Years After Her Broadway Debut, She Still Loves Being on Stage
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, February 10, 2020  •   Acting  •    4 comments Share This
Mon Feb 10, 2020  •   Acting  •    4 comments Share This
Black theatre great Vinie Burrows on her latest role and her life's work --- Vinie Burrows made her Broadway debut in 1950 and has been working on stage ever since. Yet incredibly, the 95-year-old actress has never had an agent. "For the last Off-Broadway productions I've done, people have called me," she says, citing her roles in 2019's Mies Julie...
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