Category: Acting
Finding Her Character -- and Herself -- in a Solo Show
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, May 22, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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How starring in Proof of Love has changed Brenda Pressley's life --- Brenda Pressley had never done a solo show when playwright Chisa Hutchinson asked her to star in Proof of Love, a one-person-play about a woman navigating multiple calamities. Although Pressley was blown away by the script -- "I read the first couple of pages and my mouth dropped...
He's a Big Reason Why Audiences Exit Laughing
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Monday, May 20, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Veteran character actor David Schramm talks about his showstopping role in Enter Laughing: The Musical --- When The York Theatre Company decided to revive one of its most popular productions, Enter Laughing: The Musical, for its 50th anniversary, the first call made was to director Stuart Ross. After all, he was the one who reworked Joseph Stein and...
What Happens When Mean Girls Do Macbeth?
By SANDY MACDONALD
Thursday, May 16, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 16, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Erica Schmidt directs a radical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragedy featuring seven young actresses, including movie star AnnaSophia Robb --- Jesse Berger, the founder and artistic director of Red Bull Theater, has never balked at the sight of blood. That sangfroid comes in handy for the company's current reimagining of Macbeth at the Lucille Lortel...
Why Alice Ripley Is Preaching LGBTQ Acceptance in a Church
By J. KEITH VAN STRAATEN
Friday, May 10, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 10, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner stars in a site-specific solo show about a conservative women's moral awakening --- Alice Ripley can't remember the last time she was on stage and didn't sing. "Oh my gosh… I want to say Wild Animals You Should Know?" guesses the 55-year-old actress, who's best known for starring in Broadway musicals, notably her Tony-winning...
Why She Loves Playing a Hateful Character in 'The Ferryman'
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Friday, May 03, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri May 3, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Ann McDonough returns to Broadway after a 16-year absence as staunch Irish republican Aunt Pat --- When Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman opened on Broadway last fall, Ann McDonough's friends immediately started calling her. "They bullied me, saying, 'You have to call your agent!'" the actress recalls. They insisted she would be amazing as Aunt Patricia...
Julie White Gets Hilariously Dark in 'Gary' on Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, May 02, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 2, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner on her dramatic journey with this outrageous black comedy --- When Julie White emerges in front of the Booth Theatre curtain to deliver an over-the-top prologue in rhyming verse as blood spurts from her neck, she sets the tone for Taylor Mac's Gary. A gleefully gruesome comedy about the little people tasked with cleaning up the big...
Why He Loves Doing Shakespeare for Newbies -- Especially When They're Rowdy
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, May 01, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Why Christopher Ryan Grant keeps coming back to The Public Theater's Mobile Unit --- Yale School of Drama grad Christopher Ryan Grant has acted on Broadway and off, plus plenty of regional theatre. Yet many of his most memorable acting experiences didn't take place on a traditional stage. As a veteran of The Public Theater's Mobile Unit, Grant has...
Why Elizabeth Marvel Doesn't See Goneril as a Villain
By DIANE SNYDER
Monday, April 29, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 29, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The stage and screen star talks about her latest role opposite Glenda Jackson in King Lear --- Cold, cruel, calculating. Those adjectives are often used to describe King Lear's eldest daughter, Goneril, who manipulates her father for her own ends. But those words weren't on Elizabeth Marvel's mind as she prepped to play the character for the current...
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