I could go on for hours with more examples. The list is endless. You
probably never gave it a thought, but all great films, without
exception, contain an important element of no reason. And you know why?
Because life itself is filled with no reason. — Rubber (2010)
If you want to be a theater actor, where do you live now? Young actors struggle on a Broadway salary. A lot of them live in shoe boxes; some of them are literally three to a shoebox. New York has gotten prohibitively expensive.
I love listening to actors talk about the feeling they get from the audience. Stephen Spinella (who played Prior on the stage) talks about one special audience. Take a listen his account may make you tear up.
TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 2000, Broadway’s Belasco Theater welcomes the transfer of James Joyce’s The Dead from Off Broadway. The show boasts a book by Richard Nelson (who won a Tony for it), music by Shaun Davey, and lyrics adapted by Shaun Davey and Richard Nelson. Featured in the cast are Christopher Walken, Blair Brown, Emily Skinner, Alice Ripley and Stephen Spinella.