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« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2007, 07:08:04 PM »

Imitation or Flattery in Dueling Shows


The battles over who owns what are some of the hairiest in the theater business. Take the cases of ?Three Mo? Tenors? and ?Naked Boys Singing!?


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/22/theater/22copy.html?ex=1345435200&en=4b71f2beaf05936a&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
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« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2007, 01:08:33 AM »

Theater Review | 'Fair Game': Presidential Candidates, Beware Your Children


Karl Gajdusek?s play would be much better if it were half as full of twists and closet skeletons.


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« Reply #62 on: August 24, 2007, 01:07:41 AM »

Theater Review | 'A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Rude Mechanical?s Dream


A jaunty assortment of parlor magician?s tricks ornament this fast and funny production. But the real magic happens when the bad actors take over.


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/24/theater/reviews/24drea.html?ex=1345608000&en=674aa53bc7de0d93&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
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« Reply #63 on: August 25, 2007, 10:08:44 PM »

What? And Leave Show Business?


Five working New York City theater professionals talk about the part of the show business life that happens offstage.


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« Reply #64 on: January 01, 2008, 08:51:44 PM »

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How They Did It. The Show, That Is.


?My First Time? is a new Off Broadway play in which four actors recount stories about people?s first sexual experiences.


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/20/theater/20firs.html?ex=1342584000&en=4ef27bc3c00e869f&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss





I'm only (nearly) six months overdue(no pun intended) to respond to this one but I was in here looking for a scholar critic and when I found this. When reading about the web-sites, it is a fact. Dick Cavett took it up seriously which was astonishing that this very wry humored man could be so serious at his age but that's only natural. People posted as fast as they could get on-line;  and, since I am a senior citizen myself, I wrote in and told him it was hysterically funny. At  my age, other people's sex-lives elicit nothing but laughs.
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« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2008, 03:55:52 AM »

Porgy’ Meets Katrina, and Life’s Not So Easy

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/29/arts/music/29porg.html?th&emc=th

Do you know who Zachary Scott was?
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« Reply #66 on: January 31, 2008, 07:16:50 PM »

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Speed-the-Plow opens 1 Feb

 

We’ve welcomed a new cast into the theatre over the last couple of weeks, and rehearsals for Speed-the-Plow are in full swing.  Matthew Warchus directs Jeff Goldblum, Laura Michelle Kelly and Kevin Spacey in David Mamet’s witty satire of Hollywood.

 

Preview tickets are £2.50 off top 3 prices, £5 if you are a Friend of The Old Vic. Previews run from 1 – 11 February.

 

For more information click here

 

From 1 February to 26 April 2008

12 weeks only

 

Book now by calling 0870 060 6628

Book online at www.oldvictheatre.com

 

 

BRANDED by Simon Bent

 

We are looking for talented performers to join our company. If you are an actor or acrobat, dancer or DJ, singer or street runner, MC or musician and can move well or have natural rhythm then we want to hear from you.

 

BRANDED begins with the launch of the most sought after shoe on earth. As the world clamours for this season's 'must have' who is prepared to sell their soul for a sole?

 

Click here for more details and to download an application form

 

 

Old Vic New Voices Theatre503 Award

 

The second play in the season of award winning new works is now on at Theatre503.

 

Mad, Funny, Just (22 Jan – 9 Feb)

 

For more information click here

 

Tickets cost £12 (£8 conc)

Book now by calling 020 7978 7040

 

The Aditya Mittal tickets for under 25s 100 £12 tickets are available for every performance at The Old Vic. Tickets can be purchased in advance, but must be collected from the Box Office with proof of age. Please phone 0870 060 6628 for more details.
 
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The Lover & The Collection by Harold Pinter
Starring Richard Coyle, Gina McKee, Charlie Cox & Timothy West
From Tue 15 January at the Comedy Theatre
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Sweet William
Written and performed by Michael Pennington
Trafalgar Studio 2 from Mon 4 - Sat 16 February
"In his brilliant one man show Pennington embraces the infinite variety found in Shakespeare's world" **** The Guardian
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« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2008, 09:28:46 AM »

Porgy’ Meets Katrina, and Life’s Not So Easy

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/29/arts/music/29porg.html?th&emc=th

Do you know who Zachary Scott was?

Yes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zachary_Scott
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« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2008, 03:14:11 PM »

You just think you do. Yet much depends on how soon you began spotting him in his movies in your childhood, what year that was  or how old you were and the length of time the movie had been made before you saw it.  He was one of my childhood favorites and,he certainly gave me a few lessons that every girl ought to know. OF COURSE, the packaging comes differently in every generation as to style.

I hadn't thought about him much recently, since so many people mention Peter Lorre instead, and I mention Sidney Greenstreet from time to time, so maybe ZAK was just a repressed memory until this production in Austin was given a link by The New York Times. 

As you probably noticed as you read, he wanted an acting career on the stage and look what happened instead, so he had to invent variations on a role in films since he couldn't break the chain and return to the stage for different roles.  I hate to say that one could develop bad karma just from play-acting bad guys in the movies. That was just the appearance. Although he did many good works for other people, he somehow accidently had bad luck.  A very sophisticated guy who should be better appreciated.
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« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2008, 03:29:28 PM »

You just think you do.

I didn't say I knew him personally, ma. You asked "Do you know who Zachary Scott was". Yes, I know who he was. Sorry, but I tend to take folks literally.
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« Reply #70 on: February 01, 2008, 11:29:37 PM »

Was really asking which of his movies did you like?  I was a fan.
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« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2008, 06:27:34 AM »

That's cool, ma. I only know about him because I live there... uh, here. Been to the theater that bears his name. Can't say that I have seen him on film tho'.
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« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2008, 02:56:14 PM »

On television; they are "oldies" from the 1940s.  My cousin lives out in Austin as well, with her daughter and in-laws, but is very elderly.
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« Reply #73 on: February 05, 2008, 11:42:19 PM »

"Paul Newman will make his debut as a theater director when he stages a production based on John Steinbeck’s novella “Of Mice and Men” at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut from Oct. 7 to 25 and from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1."

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This is of course "Joanne Woodward's Theater", as Harrie reminded me and I'm so glad that she did that.  I found so many interesting things on why this couple met, all those years ago; because of posting a photo-link of Paul in the Movie Forums, that Harrie commented upon.  More later.


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« Reply #74 on: February 13, 2008, 12:30:38 PM »

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http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/people,674,spacey-and-goldblum-hailed-as-greatest-double-act-in-mamet-play,17473

The London theatre has a new hit show on its hands - David Mamet's play Speed the Plow, starring two Hollywood actors, Jeff Goldblum and Kevin Spacey, at the Old Vic. The critics are ecstatic this morning, Charles Spencer of the Daily Telegraph calling the casting inspired: "Goldblum and Spacey offer one of the greatest double acts I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing, right up there with Lemmon and Matthau, Morecambe and Wise, and Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday."

Benedict Nightingale in the Times writes: "Nobody with the least interest in acting should miss the snap and crackle, whizz and fizz of, in particular, their opening scene."

Speed the Plow is Mamet's satire on Hollywood greed and triviality. It provides, as Nightingale puts it, "two super roles for men able to cope with his [Mamet's] brash, breathless dialogue". Goldblum plays the head of production at a Hollywood studio, while Spacey plays the coked-up independent producer who thinks he has a script and a star that will make his fortune.

The English actress Laura Michelle Kelly (pictured above, between Goldblum and Spacey), acclaimed for her Mary Poppins in the West End, plays the temporary secretary, the role taken by Madonna when the play premiered in 1988.

Spencer concludes his review: "The charismatic brilliance of Spacey and Goldblum, and the subtle radiance of Kelly, silence all niggling criticism of Mamet's brilliant but flawed script. There's no doubt: the Old Vic has an absolute blast of a smash hit on its hands."
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