Category: Acting
How Do You Translate Desire and Longing Into Theatre?
Wednesday, October 16, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 16, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Performer and playwright Edgar Oliver conjures a lost friend and a lost city in VICTOR --- Over the summer I ran into playwright, poet and performer Edgar Oliver on the street. We'd met a few times before, so I greeted him with "Edgar! Hello!," perhaps too exuberantly. Unsure whether he remembered me, I added, "I am Eliza. I love your plays!" and...
How an Unknown Actor Came to Star Opposite Mary-Louise Parker
Tuesday, October 15, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 15, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Will Hochman talks about making his Broadway debut in the two-character play The Sound Inside --- Will Hochman had only appeared in two professional stage productions before he found himself sitting with three of the most accomplished theatre artists working today. "It was David Cromer, who would go on to win the Tony [for directing The Band's Visit]...
Who's That Hunk Romancing Marisa Tomei?
Wednesday, October 09, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 9, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Emun Elliott on his steamy Broadway debut in Roundabout's revival of The Rose Tattoo --- Scottish actor Emun Elliott came this close to acting on Broadway four years ago. "I did a play called A View from the Bridge," he says, referring to the Young Vic mounting of the Arthur Miller classic, directed by Ivo van Hove. That London production transferred...
Finding the Heart of an Easy-to-Hate Character
Monday, October 07, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 7, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Ian Barford on his challenging role in Tracy Letts' Linda Vista on Broadway --- Ian Barford realizes that some audience members may view the 50-year-old divorcé he portrays in Tracy Letts' Linda Vista as "despicable, a misanthrope, a narcissist and probably a nihilist." He feels that way about him too. But the actor also sees his character,...
Something Wickedly Funny This Way Comes
Friday, October 04, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Oct 4, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Broadway belter Alysha Umphress on body diversity, romance and her role in Scotland, PA --- Alysha Umphress gets the first word in Scotland, PA, a dark musical comedy based on the eponymous 2001 cult film that transposes Macbeth to a small-town burger joint in 1975. The bloody fun production begins with a crack of lightning and the emergence of three...
Broadway Is His Day Job
Thursday, October 03, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 3, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
How Ty Jones is running the Classical Theatre of Harlem while acting in The Great Society --- The timing was perfect. After a four-year stint on Starz's crime drama Power, Ty Jones' special agent character was about to be killed off when he got offered a role in Broadway's The Great Society, no audition required. Make that multiple roles. Jones portrays...
Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry on Their Ever-Evolving Collaboration
Friday, September 20, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 20, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Usually the L.A. Law costars act together, but this time he wrote the play --- Michael Tucker is an enthusiastic storyteller. Even mundane questions spark amusing tales, which his wife, Jill Eikenberry, often gently clarifies or expands on. Married for 46 years, they have been acting together even longer -- they met in 1970 doing theatre at Washington,...
She's Playing One Role in Two Shows at Once
Wednesday, September 18, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Sep 18, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Patrice Johnson Chevannes portrays a matriarch over the years in runboyrun and IN OLD AGE at New York Theatre Workshop --- "Girl, I'm tired," admits Patrice Johnson Chevannes about her latest gig at New York Theatre Workshop. When she shares the specifics, it's easy to understand why. Seven times a week, she's playing the same character in two different...
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