Category: Acting
How Do You Play a Sympathetic Bigot?
Tuesday, November 08, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 8, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Michael Oberholtzer talks about his Tony-nominated turn as a prejudiced baseball pitcher in Take Me Out --- "I think people are coming to see Take Me Out on Broadway for a number of reasons—the least of which probably is Michael Oberholtzer," says Michael Oberholtzer with a laugh. Admittedly, the encore run of the 2022 Tony Award winner for...
Gabriel Byrne in His Own Words on Broadway
Wednesday, November 02, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 2, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The two-time Tony nominee talks about bringing his memoir Walking with Ghosts to New York --- Gabriel Byrne isn't exactly sure how many characters he's currently playing on Broadway. In his one-man theatrical memoir Walking with Ghosts, running through November 20 at the Music Box Theatre, he channels dozens of people from his past, including his...
You've Never Seen 'A Delicate Balance' Like This
Wednesday, October 26, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 26, 2022  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The impact of featuring an all-Asian cast in Edward Albee's classic play --- "It's exciting to play a character who is so smart and so articulate," says Mia Katigbak about portraying matriarch Agnes in a groundbreaking new production of A Delicate Balance at the Connelly Theater. Coproduced by two acclaimed troupes, Transport Group and the National...
An Off-Broadway Bigwig Finally Makes Her Broadway Debut
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'
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
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?
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...
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