Category: Acting
Who's That Hunk Romancing Marisa Tomei?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, October 09, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 9, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Emun Elliott on his steamy Broadway debut in Roundabout's revival of The Rose Tattoo --- Scottish actor Emun Elliott came this close to acting on Broadway four years ago. "I did a play called A View from the Bridge," he says, referring to the Young Vic mounting of the Arthur Miller classic, directed by Ivo van Hove. That London production transferred...
Finding the Heart of an Easy-to-Hate Character
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 07, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 7, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Ian Barford on his challenging role in Tracy Letts' Linda Vista on Broadway --- Ian Barford realizes that some audience members may view the 50-year-old divorcé he portrays in Tracy Letts' Linda Vista as "despicable, a misanthrope, a narcissist and probably a nihilist." He feels that way about him too. But the actor also sees his character,...
Something Wickedly Funny This Way Comes
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, October 04, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Oct 4, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Broadway belter Alysha Umphress on body diversity, romance and her role in Scotland, PA --- Alysha Umphress gets the first word in Scotland, PA, a dark musical comedy based on the eponymous 2001 cult film that transposes Macbeth to a small-town burger joint in 1975. The bloody fun production begins with a crack of lightning and the emergence of three...
Broadway Is His Day Job
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, October 03, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 3, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
How Ty Jones is running the Classical Theatre of Harlem while acting in The Great Society --- The timing was perfect. After a four-year stint on Starz's crime drama Power, Ty Jones' special agent character was about to be killed off when he got offered a role in Broadway's The Great Society, no audition required. Make that multiple roles. Jones portrays...
Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry on Their Ever-Evolving Collaboration
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, September 20, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 20, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Usually the L.A. Law costars act together, but this time he wrote the play --- Michael Tucker is an enthusiastic storyteller. Even mundane questions spark amusing tales, which his wife, Jill Eikenberry, often gently clarifies or expands on. Married for 46 years, they have been acting together even longer -- they met in 1970 doing theatre at Washington,...
She's Playing One Role in Two Shows at Once
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, September 18, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Sep 18, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Patrice Johnson Chevannes portrays a matriarch over the years in runboyrun and IN OLD AGE at New York Theatre Workshop --- "Girl, I'm tired," admits Patrice Johnson Chevannes about her latest gig at New York Theatre Workshop. When she shares the specifics, it's easy to understand why. Seven times a week, she's playing the same character in two different...
Shining a Much-Needed Spotlight on Black Men Living with HIV
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Wednesday, September 04, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 4, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Art meets activism in the immersive theatre piece As Much As I Can --- The Normal Heart, Angels in America, Broadway's upcoming The Inheritance -- epic tales about white men living with HIV/AIDS are well represented in American theatre. But what about the black experience of the epidemic? It's a story dying to be told: According to the Centers for...
Complicated Characters Are Her Comfort Zone
By DIANE SNYDER
Tuesday, September 03, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 3, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
In 'Eureka Day,' Tina Benko makes sure her anti-vaxxer character does not come across as a villain --- The private Northern California school depicted in Jonathan Spector's timely dark comedy Eureka Day is so progressive that in the alphabet displayed on the library wall, "A" is for activist and "X" is for Malcolm. But this beacon of tolerance and...
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