Category: Acting
Jayne Houdyshell Gets Politically Incorrect
By DAVID COTE
Tuesday, February 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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
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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
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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...
Got Any Questions for Two 'Bronx Tale' Stars?
Wednesday, January 03, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 3, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Join Richard H. Blake and Adam Kaplan in a live online chat --- For our second Facebook Live artist chat, we're getting the behind-the-scenes scoop on the hit Broadway musical A Bronx Tale from two of its stars: Richard H. Blake and Adam Kaplan. The actors are longtime friends, so it's kismet that Blake is playing Kaplan's concerned father in this...
He's Playing Another Russian Jew But Not Singing This Time
By DAVID COTE
Tuesday, November 28, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Danny Burstein portrays doomed Soviet author Isaac Babel in Describe the Night --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles The opening scene of Rajiv Joseph's history-inspired drama Describe the Night takes place in 1920, as the young writer Isaac Babel travels through Soviet-occupied Poland...
This Show Launched Their Friendship and Their Careers
By SUZY EVANS
Monday, November 27, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 27, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Two costars of The Wolves talk about the play's life-changing impact --- When Sarah Mezzanotte and Tedra Millan met performing in The Wolves at Vassar's Powerhouse Theater in summer 2016, they immediately connected. "We were each other's first friend in the cast," Millan remembers. "We bonded over quesadillas and being from the same area in Philly." A...
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