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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...
In 'Dot,' Sharon Washington Captures the Highs and Lows of Facing Dementia
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, February 16, 2016  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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The actress plays another multilayered part written by her pal Colman Domingo --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles When asked if she is playwright Colman Domingo's muse, actress Sharon Washington lets out a chuckle that lights up the room -- even from over the phone. "It's hard for...
How Do You Play the Loner in a Hectic Family?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, February 11, 2016  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Cassie Beck creates a conflicted woman in Broadway's The Humans --- Keep your eye on the loners. In Stephen Karam's play The Humans, which is now on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre, there's always some kind of commotion on the two-tiered set. Designed by David Zinn, it creates a Chinatown apartment where Brigid Blake, a struggling composer,...
At Long Last, She's Back on Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, January 11, 2016  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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After a decade away, Alix Korey returns to New York in Fiddler on the Roof --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Broadway belter and comic character actress Alix Korey (pictured above, on the right) has always possessed an admirable sense of humor about the ups and downs of her life...
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