Category: Acting
What Can We Learn from This Diva?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, February 26, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 26, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Daniel Alexander Jones channels soulful soothsayer Jomama Jones in the new musical Black Light --- "What if I told you…I've seen the future? What if I told you…I'm from the future?" intones Jomama Jones, the theatrical alter ego of writer-performer Daniel Alexander Jones, in the opening moments of Black Light at Joe's Pub. However, much...
He's So Good at Playing Bad
By SUZY EVANS
Wednesday, February 21, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Veteran actor Zach Grenier tackles an ethically compromised politician in Kings --- The last time Zach Grenier appeared at the Public Theater, he played Vice President Dick Cheney in David Hare's Stuff Happens in 2006. Now he's back on the same stage portraying another scheming politician: a fictional Texas senator in Sarah Burgess's Kings. In...
Debra Monk Adds Another Loopy Character to Her Collection
By SANDY MACDONALD
Wednesday, February 14, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony winner goes on a dysfunctional family road trip in Amy and the Orphans --- When director Scott Ellis calls Debra Monk, the actress listens. After all, he's directed her in numerous shows over the past three decades, including the Broadway musicals Steel Pier and Curtains, for which she earned Tony nominations. But this time around, he reached...
Jayne Houdyshell Gets Politically Incorrect
By DAVID COTE
Tuesday, February 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony winner shows her down-and-dirty side as an embattled feminist in Relevance --- If Jayne Houdyshell's life were the subject of a suspense novel, the central mystery would be: Where was she before 2004? That's when she got her big break at age 50 in Lisa Kron's Well at the Public Theater, portraying the author's chronically ill, semi-tragic...
Hayley Mills Is Having a Very Grown-Up Party
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, February 06, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 6, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The former child star returns to the stage in a new dark comedy --- Hayley Mills rocketed to fame as a teen in the 1960s in the Disney movies The Parent Trap and Pollyanna. But though she's the name draw in the all-female comedy Party Face, currently running at City Center Stage II, she's not demanding star treatment. In fact, she's sharing a tiny...
A Scene-Stealer Goes Solo
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, February 01, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Jeff Hiller gripes about a gay wedding in Bright Colors And Bold Patterns --- Jeff Hiller's name may not be familiar, but if you watch TV or see a lot of Off-Broadway theatre, he's probably made you laugh. Although the comic character actor is usually relegated to brief bits, he always hijacks the spotlight, whether he's playing a bitchy airline steward...
Are You Ready to Think About Death?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 26, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 26, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Civilians' latest play looks at the end of life --- Although the inevitability of death is something we all have in common, few of us enjoy contemplating it. But Steve Cosson, the artistic director of the Obie-winning investigative theatre company The Civilians, has spent a great deal of time thinking about it over the past few years, both professionally...
Channeling Diverse Reactions to a Tragedy
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, January 17, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Dael Orlandersmith's new solo show offers a multiperspective response to Ferguson --- Michael Brown. Ferguson, Missouri. Hands up, don't shoot! Black Lives Matter. Regardless of your political leanings, these words invariably stir up powerful emotions more than three years after Brown's death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. In the immediate...
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