She's the Powerful Woman the Cross-Dressing Man Looks Up To
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, April 24, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Apr 24, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Funny lady Julie Halston talks about playing a powerful producer in Tootsie --- When she first saw the movie Tootsie as a young woman, Julie Halston identified with Dustin Hoffman's out-of-work actor Michael Dorsey because "I desperately wanted to be a successful working actress, and I didn't quite know what I was doing." She also related to the romance-challenged...
Speaking Truth to Power in 'All My Sons'
By JEN GUSHUE
Tuesday, April 23, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Hampton Fluker makes an auspicious Broadway debut in a starry revival of Arthur Miller's drama --- Although Hampton Fluker graduated from Boston University's prestigious School of Theatre six years ago, he feels like he's back in studying mode in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. The 28-year-old actor is making his...
He's the Only Director Who Makes Her Comfortable Enough to Bare All
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, April 19, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 19, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Halley Feiffer and Trip Cullman discuss collaborating on The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons --- "We joke that this is the healthiest relationship in our lives," says Halley Feiffer, gesturing to Trip Cullman. The playwright and director are longtime artistic partners currently working on their sixth project, the world premiere of...
What's It Like Playing a Version of Barack Obama on Broadway?
By JEN GUSHUE
Thursday, April 18, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 18, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Peter Francis James on the alternate universe of Hillary and Clinton --- In Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton, currently running on Broadway, titular star Laurie Metcalf comes on stage and introduces the play as herself. She makes it clear that, even though the show is about a woman named Hillary with a husband named Bill who is losing the 2008...
He Defied the Nazis, But Not on Everything
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, April 17, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Apr 17, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tony winner John Glover on playing a real-life bishop who defended people with disabilities during WWII --- Although John Glover is known for playing devilish villains onscreen (Lionel Luthor on Smallville, a devious millionaire in Gremlins 2: The New Batch, an abusive father in Shazam!), he gets to be a flawed hero in Stephen Unwin's All Our Children,...
Why Michael Mayer Revisited His Youth for 'Burn This'
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, April 16, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Apr 16, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The Tony winner talks about directing the starry Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's drama --- If you were taking bets on whether the tempestuous, mismatched lovers at the center of Lanford Wilson's Burn This would continue their relationship after the curtain falls, cynics would probably say no. That must make Michael Mayer, the director of the...
She's Lighting Up the Underworld on Broadway
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, April 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Great Comet star Amber Gray on her three-year journey with Hadestown --- Although the new Broadway musical Hadestown has been in development for more than a decade, creator Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin agree that it really started to gel three years ago when they staged an immersive concert-style incarnation Off-Broadway at New...
A Thoughtful Appreciation of 'Star Wars'
By CAROLINE CAO
Friday, April 12, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 12, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How A Musical About Star Wars both celebrates and critiques the iconic saga --- Anyone who buys a ticket for A Musical About Star Wars is presumably familiar with George Lucas' space opera franchise. But with its Ewok and Wookiee growls, Wilhelm scream cues and other trivia and minutiae, this show isn't so much about Star Wars as it is about its fans. In...
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