Category: Acting
A Funny Thing Happened On Her Way to 'Kiss Me, Kate'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, March 15, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Mar 15, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
How a canceled production led to Stephanie Styles' Broadway debut --- "This may be my first time on Broadway, but a lot has led me to here," says Stephanie Styles, the 27-year-old triple threat playing Lois in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Cole Porter's musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate. A Houston native who's been performing professionally...
After Hot Sex, They Have Passionate Arguments
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, March 13, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Hatef**k explores the tempestuous relationship between two very different Muslim Americans --- When she first started acting 20 years ago, Indian American Kavi Ladnier promised herself that she would not take on any reductive roles. No funny accents, no sex objects, no terrorists. And she didn't -- but her conviction came with a cost. "Looking back,...
Resurrecting a Forgotten Female Playwright
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Monday, February 25, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 25, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why the Mint Theater Company wants New York audiences to know Elizabeth Baker --- You've probably never heard of Elizabeth Baker, and the Mint Theater Company, which specializes in reviving lost plays, aims to fix that. A British dramatist who enjoyed a fair amount of success in her homeland in the early 20th century, she's barely known stateside,...
His Third Go as Tevye, His First Time in Yiddish
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, February 19, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Feb 19, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Steven Skybell on starring in Folksbiene's Fiddler on the Roof --- Fiddler on the Roof has been following Steven Skybell his whole life, much like the fiddler does Tevye in the musical. The actor first played that iconic Jewish patriarch at 17 at Michigan's Interlochen Arts Camp. Four years later, he tackled Tevye at Yale. Now, at an undisclosed yet...
Barbara Walsh on Her Turbulent New Role
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, February 15, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony nominee serves snacks and sass in the immersive absurdist comedy Bonnie's Last Flight --- Even though Barbara Walsh has made a living doing what she loves for the past four decades, she still vividly remembers when she didn't. "I waited tables like a lot of actors do, and I had an office job for about 10 seconds until I broke the Xerox machine,"...
Unlocking the Mystery of Patricia Highsmith
By DIANE SNYDER
Thursday, February 14, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 14, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Peggy J. Scott on the challenges of playing the notorious crime writer --- Peggy J. Scott didn't know much about Patricia Highsmith when she was cast as the late novelist in Joanna Murray-Smith's Switzerland. But between the play's world premiere at Hudson Stage Company in Westchester County last year, and the current Off-Broadway run at 59E59 Theaters,...
'Spaceman,' Take Two
By NED MOORE
Wednesday, February 13, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 13, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
After having to abort the mission last year, a sci-fi show counts down to opening --- Making theatre is never easy, but the process has been especially arduous for the creators of Spaceman, a psychological thriller finally landing Off-Off Broadway after a yearlong delay. Set inside a life-size space module, Loading Dock Theatre's one-woman show chronicles...
Giving the Black Man in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' a Stronger Voice
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, January 31, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 31, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why TV star Gbenga Akinnagbe's Broadway debut feels so personal and important --- Most wouldn't see a link between stone-cold killer Chris Partlow from HBO's The Wire, flashy pimp-turned-porn-star Larry Brown on HBO's The Deuce and Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman in Broadway's To Kill a Mockingbird. But Gbenga Akinnagbe,...
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