MacIntyre Dixon, Andre Braugher, Brendan Averett, Jon Devries, David Furr, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Robert Joy, Jesse Lenat, Omar Metwally, Oliver Platt, Lily Rabe, Michael Rudko, Brendan Titley, Stephen Spinella, Donna Lynne Champlin, Will Rogers, Susannah Flood
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.
Andrew Garfield will star in Tony Kushner’s epic drama “Angels in America” in a new revival for London’s National Theatre that is set to open in 2017.
The two-part play, directed by Marianne Elliott, will be part of the National’s new season, which company leaders announced Wednesday.
In “Angels,” Garfield is set to play Prior Walter, a young New York man living with AIDS – a role played by Stephen Spinella when the drama debuted in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum in 1992 and later on Broadway. (In theHBO adaptation, directed by Mike Nichols, the character was played by Justin Kirk.)
No other casting information has been announced for “Angels.” The National said on its website that the new production will begin in April 2017 at the Lyttelton Theatre. The drama consists of two parts at roughly three hours each – “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika.”
Kushner’s dramatic exploration of the AIDS crisis was first performed in the early ‘90s and would go on to win multiple awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
The National first presented “Angels” in 1992, in a production directed by Declan Donnellan. The cast included Stephen Dillane as Prior and a virtually unknown Daniel Craig in the role of Joe Pitt, a closeted Mormon man.
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)
I watched this earlier this evening with my Brother, if anyone could appreciate it’s quirkiness it would be him. First time seeing this, I’d seen a trailer for it and it seemed funny and weirdly intriguing, it’s was more than I was expecting. It’s more than just a killer tyre on the loose. A parody of sorts, we all get moments when we watch films and see something odd and wonder Why? Well this uses humor to poke fun at just that, there's randomness popping up everywhere. I would definitely recommend it, but I’d put money on very few people enjoying this, it wont be for everyone.
Oh yeah and if you’re a fan of BTVS (Buffy), look out for Deputy Mayor Allan Finch (Jack Plotnick). True Blood fans might also notice James Parks who played the Vampire draining drug dealer. Watching it, I said to my Brother that one of the Deputy Police Officers looked familiar, he just scoffed, that everyone looks familiar to me… though this time I was right, I just couldn’t put my finger on what on earth I’d seen him in.
It is a French Film, set in California, with an American/French English speaking Cast. Directed and written by Quentin Dupieux.
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.
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.