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Why Charlie Cox is Repeating Himself
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, May 24, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 24, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Daredevil star makes his NYC stage debut in a mind-bending play --- Welcome to Building Character, our look at actors and how they create their roles Although Charlie Cox is best known stateside for starring as the blind street defender in Netflix's dark superhero series Daredevil, he started out in theatre in his native England. After training...
Are You Tough Enough to Star in 'An American Paris'?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, May 18, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 18, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
How Garen Scribner learned to lead this Broadway musical --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles It may be filled with simple pleasures – beautiful dancing, elegant costumes, timeless Gershwin songs – but An American in Paris is not a simple show. For performers, in fact, it's one...
Tim Daly's Playing a Villain. Or Is He?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, May 18, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 18, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
After a decade hiatus, TV star Tim Daly returns to the NYC stage in a provocative new play --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles In Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of The Ruins of Civilization, Tim Daly is the odd man out -- literally. He is the sole male surrounded...
He's Bringing Cagney Back to Life (Again)
By MARISA COHEN
Wednesday, May 04, 2016  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Wed May 4, 2016  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Inside Robert Creighton's hit musical about James Cagney Speaking on the phone the day after he and his show Cagney were nominated for three Outer Critics Circle awards, actor/singer/dancer/songwriter Robert Creighton is practically giddy with excitement. "It's kind of mind-boggling, first of all, that it's even happening, and that people are responding...
Confessions of a Stage Mother
By SANDY MACDONALD
Thursday, April 21, 2016  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 21, 2016  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
A theatre lover recalls her years as a real-life Mama Rose --- Rationally, I know I shouldn't be embarrassed, but there's a certain aspect of my past I don't often share with casual acquaintances: I was a stage mother -- the all-in, besotted kind. Stephen Sondheim, via Mama Rose, placed quite a burden on those of us who happen to enjoy providing...
He Finds the Sparkling Wit in a Comedy of Manners
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, April 19, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 19, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Venerable character actor Henry Stram returns to his classical roots in The School for Scandal --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Since he trained at the Juilliard School of Drama and got his professional start in John Houseman's lauded The Acting Company in the '70s, it makes sense...
Attention Typecasters! She Doesn't HAVE to Play a Hooker.
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, April 15, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 15, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
With her new solo show, Heather Litteer takes on Hollywood typecasting --- Heather Litteer's one-woman show Lemonade begins with the following lines: "I'm not a hooker, but I play one on TV. I'm a hooker , a hustler, a coke dealer too." She's not being facetious. Her IMDb profile includes character names such as Bored Hooker #1, Sandra/Hooker, and,...
A Hunk with a Sense of Humor
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 06, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Drew Moerlein's physique and funny bone led to his Broadway debut in American Psycho --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Like many of the ridiculously ripped men in the new Broadway musical American Psycho, Drew Moerlein is shirtless in the opening number. Yet there was a time when...
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