Category: Building Character
Same Role, Same Actor... New Performance
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, June 06, 2016  •   Building Character  •    1 comment Share This
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Tony Award-Winner Ruthie Ann Miles changes it up for The King and I --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles Ruthie Ann Miles has been playing the same character in The King and I for 15 months, but she hasn't been giving the same performance. It's not possible. Because even though her lines...
Why Charlie Cox is Repeating Himself
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, May 24, 2016  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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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  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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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  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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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 Finds the Sparkling Wit in a Comedy of Manners
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, April 19, 2016  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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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...
A Hunk with a Sense of Humor
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 06, 2016  •   Building Character  •    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...
Stare at the Guy in the 'Red Speedo'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, March 02, 2016  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Lucas Hnath's new show puts an athlete on display --- Welcome to Building Character, our look at actors and how they create their roles Watching Red Speedo means contemplating Ray's body. The lead character in Lucas Hnath's new play, he's an Olympic-level swimmer, so it's tempting to reduce his whole identity to his physique. Plus, he spends the...
There's a Secret Character in Eugene O'Neill's 'Hughie'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, February 17, 2016  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Frank Wood plays him in the Broadway revival --- Welcome to Building Character, our look at how actors create their roles Eugene O'Neill's Hughie has some of the American theatre's most interesting stage directions. While almost all of the spoken lines in this short play are given to Erie Smith, a gambler and con man trying to fool suckers in New...
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