Category: Acting
An Off-Broadway Bigwig Finally Makes Her Broadway Debut
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Friday, October 14, 2022  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Oct 14, 2022  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Why April Matthis loves playing the outsider in the starry Broadway revival of The Piano Lesson --- Halfway through the new Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, a stranger named Grace arrives and changes the energy of this family drama. The part is played by April Matthis, and though she is a celebrated...
WATCH: A TDF Conversation with Ephraim and Reed Birney
Wednesday, October 12, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 12, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner and his son chat about costarring in Chester Bailey at Irish Rep Chester Bailey, Joseph Dougherty's new drama running at Irish Repertory Theatre, marks a career turning point for stars Reed Birney and his son, Ephraim Birney. Ephraim plays the title character, a young man grappling with life-changing injuries toward the end of World...
The Power of Putting New Faces on Our Founding Fathers in '1776'
By SARAH REBELL
Thursday, October 06, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 6, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Carolee Carmello and Allyson Kaye Daniel on starring in the reimagined Broadway revival --- In Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of 1776 at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre, a 246-year-old letter stops the show. In the middle of "Till Then," a duet between John Adams and his wife Abigail, she urges him to "remember the ladies," warning that...
James Baldwin—Live on Stage in His Own Words
By RAVEN SNOOK
Saturday, October 01, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Sat Oct 1, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why three different companies have turned his historic conversations into theatre --- The spirit of legendary author and activist James Baldwin has long haunted New York City stages, whether theatres are producing plays by him, about him or influenced by his work. But this fall, two NYC companies are actually recreating his landmark 1965 Cambridge...
What's It Like to Play Tom Stoppard's Alter Ego?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Friday, September 23, 2022  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Sep 23, 2022  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Actor Arty Froushan and director Patrick Marber on the personal nature of Leopoldstadt A hand-drawn family tree is a potent recurring image in Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard's elegiac new play tracing four generations of a wealthy Viennese Jewish clan during the first half of the 20th century. Threaded with recognizable strands from Stoppard's own family...
You'll Plotz Reading This Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell Interview
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Thursday, September 08, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 8, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The stars of Two Jews, Talking kibitz about their careers, mortality and why Jewish jokes are better in Yiddish Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell have more than 130 years of showbiz experience combined, both on stage (Linden won a Tony Award for his performance in the musical The Rothschilds) and on screen (Kopell was the flirty doctor on The Love Boat...
With a New Show and a New Picture Book, Ali Stroker Continues to Change the Narrative
By CHRISTINA TRIVIGNO
Friday, July 08, 2022  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Jul 8, 2022  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
The Oklahoma! Tony winner discusses accessibility, representation and playing Anne in Richard III --- Ali Stroker won a Tony Award for her incredible performance as Ado Annie in Oklahoma! on Broadway. Now she's back on the boards as another Annie who can't say no: Lady Anne, the unlikely wife of Richard III in The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare...
How Myra Lucretia Taylor Is Changing Lives in 'Tina'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, July 08, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 8, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
With the Tina Turner musical closing in August, the Tony nominee looks back on her journey with the production --- In the Broadway musical Tina, legendary character actress Myra Lucretia Taylor radiates tough love as Gran "GG" Georgeanna, who tells Tina Turner she has a gift and inspires her to pursue her rock 'n' roll dreams. For Taylor, there wasn't...
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