Category: Acting
Shining a Much-Needed Spotlight on Black Men Living with HIV
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
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...
Why Alan Ariano Is Overjoyed to Finally Play a Filipino on Stage
Wednesday, August 21, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 21, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Ma-Yi Theater Company presents the first musical created by Filipino Americans in NYC --- Throughout his three-decade career, Filipino-American actor Alan Ariano has played a wide variety of roles, notably Broadway stints in the original productions of M. Butterfly and Miss Saigon, and the most recent revival of The King and I. But there's one thing...
Samantha Mathis Is Ready to 'Make Believe' On Stage
Tuesday, August 13, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Aug 13, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
The TV and film star talks about tackling her second Off-Broadway play this summer --- In Make Believe, Bess Wohl's haunting new play at Second Stage Theatre, Samantha Mathis plays Kate, a middle-aged woman who was abandoned by her parents as a kid along with her three siblings. Act I chronicles the increasingly disturbing goings-on in the children's...
Why Lena Hall Had to Do 'Bat Out of Hell – The Musical'
Thursday, August 08, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 8, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner returns to the New York stage and her first love: rock and roll --- When asked how she's been prepping for her part in Jim Steinman's over-the-top fantasy Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, Lena Hall gets all revved up. "I have been preparing my whole life!" she exclaims, and she means it. Although the 38-year-old actress-singer-songwriter...
Annie Golden Graduates to Leading Lady
Tuesday, July 30, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Jul 30, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
After decades as a character actress, the sexagenarian gets her golden ticket with Broadway Bounty Hunter --- Even though Annie Golden is a woman of a certain age, she has no plans to retire. Why would she when writers are penning parts just for her? The 67 year old is currently starring in the exuberant meta-musical comedy Broadway Bounty Hunter...
Why This Playwright-Performer Is Breaking the Silence About Eating Disorders
Tuesday, July 23, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 23, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Domenica Feraud makes her Off-Broadway debut with the drama Rinse, Repeat --- Actors often feel vulnerable when baring their bodies onstage. But for writer-performer Domenica Feraud, being fully exposed in her debut play Rinse, Repeat, currently at Off-Broadway's Pershing Square Signature Center, has been particularly hard since the show was inspired...
Rita Rudner Returns to Her Musical Theatre Roots
Monday, July 22, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 22, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why the beloved stand-up comic co-wrote herself a starring role in the Off-Broadway tuner Two's a Crowd --- Over the past four decades, Rita Rudner has held her own in the upper echelons of comedy, mostly by being herself: a very funny but thoroughly nice person with a quirky perspective on life. But the sexagenarian didn't start out wanting to be...
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