Category: Building Character
His Rage Is My Rage Too
By ROB WEINERT-KENDT
Tuesday, October 21, 2014  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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By ROB WEINERT-KENDT --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles It's clearly been a very bad day. Amir (Hari Dhillon) doesn't so much enter his dusk-lit apartment as storm it, quickly loosening his tight corporate-lawyer tie and pouring himself a stiff drink. His wife Emily (Gretchen...
Once, Twice, Three Times Your Savior
By DIEP TRAN
Tuesday, September 16, 2014  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles --- It's not every day you sit down with three Jesus Christs. Wait, what's the plural form of Jesus? Jesi? Jesuses? "Jesees!" says Donald Warfield, one of three actors playing the son of God in 3 Christs, now at Judson Memorial Church in a production...
“Bootycandy” Has So Many Flavors
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, August 28, 2014  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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In some ways, Bootycandy is a wild fantasy. Robert O’Hara’s latest play, now at Playwrights Horizons, just keeps breaking storytelling conventions, so that every time we think we understand it, it dodges and weaves. For instance, we might start with a sitcom-style scene about a little boy and his mother, but in a just a few minutes we’ll...
Nuclear Bombs Totally Rock
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Sunday, July 27, 2014  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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The musical Atomic puts a wild slant on the Manhattan Project --- In 2014, when we've had decades to comprehend the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that fraught sense of urgency can seem as remote as a black-and-white newsreel, and so can the moral paradox of ending a terrible war with an earth-scorching weapon. But Atomic---a new rock musical...
How Do You Perform a Stephen Adly Guirgis Play?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, July 21, 2014  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles There are so many pronouncements and jokes and wild, thundering feelings in Between Riverside and Crazy that you may not think about the poetry until you leave the theatre and catch your breath. The latest from Stephen Adly Guirgis, now...
The Sweetest Crazy Clown
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, July 08, 2014  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles Considering all the gunfights and sex and dirty jokes in their show, you wouldn’t think anyone in Clown Bar would base their performance on It’s a Wonderful Life. But that’s one reason this raucous play has become such a downtown...
Dancing the Bard
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, June 26, 2014  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles Cory Stearns has played Romeo, Prospero, Oberon, and Iago---all without ever speaking a line. A tall, elegant principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Stearns has portrayed these major Shakespearean characters in ballets based on the Bard. Among his...
The Life and Times of Matilda's Second Dad
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Monday, May 12, 2014  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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How Matt Harrington assumed a major Broadway role --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles Every night before Matt Harrington goes on stage for his first scene as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda, he does a little dance in the wings. Matilda's television-loving, car salesman father makes his first appearance...
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