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August 11, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actors' Equity will reconsider its decision to bar British star Jonathan Pryce from appearing in "Miss Saigon" on Broadway. The union's council will revive its debate Thursday, in a meeting occurring simultaneously in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and possibly other cities, linked by telephone.
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January 24, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The film "Listen Up Philip," is about a self-centered Jewish writer named Philip who isn't very good at maintaining relationships with women. It uses a Philip Roth-ish font in its titles. It certainly has some Philip Roth elements. The film stars Jason Schwartzman as the novelist Philip (as Flavorpill puts it, " sorta Philip Roth "), whose second book is about to be published. Elisabeth Moss is his girlfriend/ex-girlfriend, and Jonathan Pryce plays Zimmerman, an older literary mentor who takes Philip under his wing.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Producer Cameron Mackintosh might bring "Miss Saigon" to New York next spring--but only if Actors' Equity meets his demands. The producer of the controversial $10-million hit London musical insisted in a statement released Tuesday that he "be assured that Equity will act responsibly so that we do not become victims of an inflexible casting process."
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March 29, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Four years after the release of "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and nine months after its own delay from last summer until now, the sequel and franchise reboot "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" has finally arrived. Newly spruced up with 3-D effects, "Retaliation" stars Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis as elite commandos battling a terrorist organization and threats from inside the U.S. government. According to most reviewers, however, neither the new story nor the 3-D pyrotechnics amount to more than run-of-the-mill action fare.
NEWS
August 17, 1990 | KARI GRANVILLE and DON SHIRLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actors' Equity on Thursday reversed its controversial decision to bar British actor Jonathan Pryce from playing a Eurasian on Broadway in the hit London musical "Miss Saigon." The move leaves the door open for producer Cameron Mackintosh to bring the $10-million musical to New York. Last week, he canceled the show rather than let Equity dictate his choice of star. In a statement released through a publicist, Mackintosh said he was encouraged by Thursday's decision.
NEWS
August 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
Actors' Equity reversed itself Thursday and said it would allow a white British actor to play a Eurasian in the $10-million Broadway production of the hit London musical "Miss Saigon." The vote to approve actor Jonathan Pryce came at a special meeting of the union's 70-member council, called in response to a petition from more than 600 Equity members outraged by last week's decision to bar the actor. About 54 members of the council took part in the meeting, which lasted nearly six hours.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1993 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The national touring company of "Miss Saigon" will open a nine-month run at the Ahmanson Theatre on Jan. 15, 1995, producer Cameron Mackintosh and the Center Theatre Group announced Monday. It will be the first show to play the Ahmanson after the hall's $17-million reconfiguration is completed. In scale, it will be larger than the New York production and closer to the size of the original London staging.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1990 | SYLVIE DRAKE and DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The furor continued to swirl Thursday over the cancellation of the Broadway production of the London hit "Miss Saigon." Dissenting members of Actors' Equity submitted a petition urging the union's council to reconsider its rejection of the casting of British star Jonathan Pryce as a Eurasian.
NEWS
July 27, 1997 | Kenneth Turan
For celebrated gay writer Lytton Strachy (Jonathan Pryce), his life with painter Dora Carrington (Emma Thompson, pictured) gave evidence of "a great deal of a great many kinds of love." Thoughtful, dense with emotion, preeminently human, the 1995 film explores that intimate but maddening affair of the heart and reveals a thicket of conflicted passions seldom encountered on the screen (Showtime Monday at 11:15 p.m.).
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The film "Listen Up Philip," is about a self-centered Jewish writer named Philip who isn't very good at maintaining relationships with women. It uses a Philip Roth-ish font in its titles. It certainly has some Philip Roth elements. The film stars Jason Schwartzman as the novelist Philip (as Flavorpill puts it, " sorta Philip Roth "), whose second book is about to be published. Elisabeth Moss is his girlfriend/ex-girlfriend, and Jonathan Pryce plays Zimmerman, an older literary mentor who takes Philip under his wing.
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March 29, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sara Sugarman's "Very Annie-Mary" is an ingratiating Welsh comedy starring Rachel Griffiths in the title role as a jaunty but repressed and frumpy 33-year-old spinster who lives with her father (Jonathan Pryce) behind their bakery in a row of stone houses in the quaint village of Ogw. At 15, Annie-Mary took the top prize in Wales' most important singing competition, which included a scholarship to study in Milan.
NEWS
July 27, 1997 | Kenneth Turan
For celebrated gay writer Lytton Strachy (Jonathan Pryce), his life with painter Dora Carrington (Emma Thompson, pictured) gave evidence of "a great deal of a great many kinds of love." Thoughtful, dense with emotion, preeminently human, the 1995 film explores that intimate but maddening affair of the heart and reveals a thicket of conflicted passions seldom encountered on the screen (Showtime Monday at 11:15 p.m.).
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 1995 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
In an appropriate conclusion to an event that was universally conceded to lack surprises, the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday awarded its Palme d'Or to the film that had been touted as the winner sight unseen--Emir Kusturica's three-hour-and-12-minute "Underground." Unruly, audacious, unashamedly excessive, this emotional requiem for a dying Yugoslavia overpowered audiences here with the frenzy of a bull gone mad.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1993 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The national touring company of "Miss Saigon" will open a nine-month run at the Ahmanson Theatre on Jan. 15, 1995, producer Cameron Mackintosh and the Center Theatre Group announced Monday. It will be the first show to play the Ahmanson after the hall's $17-million reconfiguration is completed. In scale, it will be larger than the New York production and closer to the size of the original London staging.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1991 | ALLAN WALLACH, Allan Wallach writes for Newsday.
His right to play the part had been challenged on racial grounds, and now--finally--here he is onstage facing up to the challenge. Watching Jonathan Pryce in "Miss Saigon," it's impossible not to see both the character, a sleazy Eurasian pimp driven by greed, and the actor, driven by pride to prove he's the right man for the role. It may be that Pryce was impelled by the acrimonious controversy to sharpen the edge of a performance that had already been acclaimed in England.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"What do we want? Equity! When do we want it? Now!" Chanting those words, about 60 picketers wearing yellow armbands marched on the sidewalk Friday in front of the Hollywood office of Actors' Equity, protesting the Monday accord between the union and "Miss Saigon" producer Cameron Mackintosh over the casting of the Broadway production. The $10-million London musical is scheduled to begin previews March 23 in New York and open April 11.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sara Sugarman's "Very Annie-Mary" is an ingratiating Welsh comedy starring Rachel Griffiths in the title role as a jaunty but repressed and frumpy 33-year-old spinster who lives with her father (Jonathan Pryce) behind their bakery in a row of stone houses in the quaint village of Ogw. At 15, Annie-Mary took the top prize in Wales' most important singing competition, which included a scholarship to study in Milan.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY
Dom Magwili, director of the AsianAmerican Theatre Project at Los Angeles Theatre Center, resigned Thursday, protesting LATC producing director Diane White's quoted statement about Actors' Equity's veto of the casting of Jonathan Pryce in "Miss Saigon." White had called Equity's move "a terrible decision. . . . The whole affair smacks of censorship."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What does "Miss Saigon" producer Cameron Mackintosh really want? While Actors' Equity postponed until today its response to Mackintosh's most recent request for more guarantees of artistic freedom before bringing the London hit to New York, speculation grew Wednesday that one of the key issues behind his statement was the casting of the title role.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Producer Cameron Mackintosh might bring "Miss Saigon" to New York next spring--but only if Actors' Equity meets his demands. The producer of the controversial $10-million hit London musical insisted in a statement released Tuesday that he "be assured that Equity will act responsibly so that we do not become victims of an inflexible casting process."
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