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Wait, Is the Same Guy Playing All Those Parts?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Monday, November 20, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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How Mark Bedard approaches multiple roles in Pride and Prejudice --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles When Mark Bedard was cast in Kate Hamill's stage adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved 19th-century novel Pride and Prejudice, he called his father to share the good news. "His response...
He Never Thought He'd Be on Broadway in a Musical
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, November 06, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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After 25 years in the biz, Andrew Polk makes his Main Stem debut in The Band's Visit --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Last season David Yazbek and Itamar Moses's chamber musical The Band's Visit was a breakout hit at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company. Now the production...
Why She's Addicted to This Role
By SUZY EVANS
Thursday, November 02, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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How People, Places & Things changed Denise Gough's life --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles During her first audition for Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things, Denise Gough started crying. She was reading for the role of Emma, an addict and actress, and delivering a...
Can You Root for a Corporate Raider?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, October 31, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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In Ayad Akhtar's Junk, everyone has heroic moments --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles If you think of Ayad Akhtar's new drama Junk at Lincoln Center Theater as a Shakespearean history play (one of its inspirations), then Israel "Izzy" Peterman is the one vying for the crown. But...
What's the Scariest Part of Growing Old?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Thursday, September 21, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Tony winner Deanna Dunagan plays a struggling widow in The Treasurer --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Chicago-based actress Deanna Dunagan -- best known to New York audiences for her Tony-winning turn as the drug-addicted matriarch in August: Osage County -- loves to talk on...
Back-to-Back Blair Brown
By DOUG STRASSLER
Friday, September 08, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony winner returns to the stage in a pair of consecutive plays --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Blair Brown may be best known for her TV roles, especially the titular divorced baby boomer in The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd and Martha Stewart-style convict Judy King on the...
Sex and the Single Widow
By SUZY EVANS
Tuesday, August 15, 2017  •   Building Character  •    1 comment Share This
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Why Tony nominee Nancy Opel is so excited about portraying a Curvy Widow --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Before preview performances of Curvy Widow, which recently opened at the Westside Theater Off-Broadway, the musical's book writer and real-life inspiration, Bobby Goldman,...
Wait, What Reality Am I In?
By FRANK RIZZO
Wednesday, July 26, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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How a pair of actors are tackling a new time-hopping play --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles How do actors navigate a play in which one character can manipulate time with a remote control, changing the action -- and therefore everyone's reactions -- a smidge, or a lot? Such is the...
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