Category: Acting
This Grandma's Probably Way Cooler Than Yours
By SANDY MACDONALD
Tuesday, May 08, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue May 8, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Luba Mason shatters ageist notions in the musical Unexpected Joy --- The amazingly youthful-looking Luba Mason isn't a grandmother in real life, but she doesn't mind playing one onstage -- so long as the character's not a stereotype. That's why she's embracing her role as Joy, a sexually fluid hippie at the center of Unexpected Joy at the York Theatre...
His Heart Belongs to Dada
By DIANE SNYDER
Wednesday, May 02, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 2, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Seth Numrich plays a founder of the antiestablishment art movement in Travesties --- Initially, actor Seth Numrich wasn't sure what to make of rehearsals for Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Travesties. During the first week, director Patrick Marber had the cast work on the musical interludes that pepper Tom Stoppard's 1974 play, which...
Jack Davenport Is Making a 'Smash' in His Broadway Debut
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Monday, April 30, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The TV and film actor returns to his theatrical roots in Saint Joan --- Although Jack Davenport is well-known to theatre fans for his performance as Tony-winning director Derek Wills on the TV show Smash, the 45-year-old British actor has never been on Broadway…until now. As the Earl of Warwick in Manhattan Theatre Club's revival of George...
Why You Need to Hear Charles Ignatius Sancho's Story
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 27, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 27, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Paterson Joseph's bio show spotlights a forgotten black pioneer --- You've probably never heard of Charles Ignatius Sancho, the first black Briton to vote back in 1774. Playwright/ performer Paterson Joseph, who is also black and British, hadn't either until he discovered Gretchen Gerzina's book Black England. A classically trained actor known for...
Making 'Children of a Lesser God' Accessible Onstage and Backstage
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, April 23, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 23, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Lauren Ridloff shares the show's unprecedented accommodations for people who are deaf --- Lauren Ridloff was two years old when the original production of Children of a Lesser God debuted on Broadway in 1980, and eight when her parents brought her to see the movie version starring Marlee Matlin, an actress who is deaf, playing a woman named Sarah....
The Triangle at the Heart of 'My Fair Lady'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 18, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Apr 18, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Allan Corduner on playing Pickering in the Broadway revival --- Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins and his Cockney flower girl protégé Eliza Doolittle may have a will-they-or-won't-they relationship in My Fair Lady, but his pal Colonel Pickering is really his soul mate. Their bromance in on enchanting display in Bartlett Sher's...
How Can You Be a Mom When Deportation Looms?
By HOWARD SHERMAN
Tuesday, April 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega plays an undocumented immigrant in the new musical Miss You Like Hell --- Mother-daughter relationships in musicals -- as in life -- are often complex and combative (see Gypsy). But the interactions between the mother and daughter at the center of Miss You Like Hell, currently playing at the Public Theater, are particularly...
The Library Was Her Home -- Literally
By REGINA ROBBINS
Thursday, April 05, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Sharon Washington's solo memoir examines her unusual New York City upbringing --- Sharon Washington loves being an actor. That comes through in her autobiographical solo show Feeding the Dragon, presented by Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Yet despite her 30 years onscreen and stage, the show focuses on a time before she found the spotlight,...
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