Category: Acting
Wait, Didn't We Just Watch That Scene?
Wednesday, October 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Inside David Greenspan's new time- and reality-bending play --- The spark for The Things That Were There was ignited the night David Greenspan agreed to auction off his talents. The five-time Obie winner -- who's as lauded for his performing as his playwriting -- was participating in New Dramatists' signature fundraiser Nocturnal Commissions,...
Why Bill Irwin Is Obsessed with Samuel Beckett
Thursday, October 04, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 4, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner mounts a singular tribute to the legendary writer at Irish Rep --- Bill Irwin is not a scholar. He is not a biographer. He is a clown. Whether you know him as Mr. Noodle on Sesame Street, or for playing fools in Shakespeare, or from his neo-vaudeville romps Fool Moon and Old Hats, his Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown...
Why This Tony Nominee Is Doing Shakespeare Badly on Purpose
Wednesday, October 03, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 3, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Dylan Baker tackles three disparate characters in Bernhardt/Hamlet on Broadway --- Character actors often end up with scene-stealing roles on stage. But three plum parts in one Broadway play? That's the hat trick Dylan Baker pulls off in Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet, in which he portrays celebrated 19th-century theatre actor Benoît-Constant...
He's Following in James Corden's Broadway Footsteps
Tuesday, September 25, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 25, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors won Corden a Tony. What will his new comedy do for Max Gordon Moore? --- Richard Bean's new Broadway romp The Nap at Manhattan Theatre Club is set in the world of British snooker -- it's like pool, but with more math. A major televised attraction in the U.K., the sport makes rock stars of its champions; it's also...
Why You Need to Hear Anna Politkovskaya's Story Right Now
Monday, September 24, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 24, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The legacy of the late Russian journalist speaks directly to the turmoil of today --- More than a thousand people attended the funeral of Anna Politkovskaya, a respected Russian journalist who was found murdered in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building in 2006. She was well known for investigating atrocities committed during her homeland's...
Making 'Uncle Vanya' Real, Not Overwrought
Friday, September 14, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 14, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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?
Thursday, September 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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?
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...
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