July 17, 2005 |
Kate BURTON may be starring as rich, glamorous Constance Middleton in a revival of "The Constant Wife" -- the sort of drawing-room comedy with a butler who can bring the car around. But offstage she's an Upper West Side mom, struggling with such mundane tasks as alternate-side-of-the-street parking.
April 10, 2005 |
When Michael Ritchie, Center Theatre Group's new artistic director, announced details of his first season last week, the only actress he mentioned was Annette Bening, who will headline Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" at the Mark Taper Forum next February. But Ritchie is married to actress Kate Burton, and he says he expects she'll wind up appearing on one CTG stage or another while he's the boss. That won't be anytime soon. This summer, Burton will star along with Lynn Redgrave in a revival of W.
November 18, 2001 |
Richard Burton's daughter has her father's blue eyes, her mother's indomitable spirit and (oddly) her stepmother's bordering-on-bawdy laugh. When Kate Burton laughs, a big, openhearted La Liz chortle ricochets around the room. Right up until Sept. 11 (in particular on Sept. 10, which was her birthday), Burton was laughing a lot--because life, she readily admits, was going along very nicely, thank you.
January 12, 1997 |
British playwright Tom Stoppard has a knack for writing dramas riddled with intellectual and linguistic complexities, and many American actors prefer not to tackle that kind of challenge. But for Kate Burton, it's precisely what she craves. That's why the actress is so pleased to be assaying the part of Hannah Jarvis, one of the chief protagonists in Stoppard's "Arcadia," which opens at the Mark Taper Forum Thursday, directed by Taper producing director Robert Egan.
February 18, 1993 |
Women for Jake: Casting for "Jake's Women" at the James A. Doolittle Theatre has been completed with the addition of a group of actors who will be re-creating their Broadway roles. Joining previously announced Alan Alda in this Neil Simon play will be Helen Shaver, Talia Balsam, Kate Burton, Genia Michaela, Maura Russo, Joyce Van Patten and Brenda Vaccaro. The production will run April 15-June 27.
June 21, 1992 |
Kate Burton grew up in the middle of the most famous show-business family of its era, so it was inevitable that she would keep a low profile during the first years of her acting career. "There was a time when I would have said, 'If I could just do theater for the rest of my life, I'd be a happy woman,' " says the daughter of the late Richard Burton and actress-producer Sybil Burton Christopher, stepdaughter of Elizabeth Taylor and actor Jordan Christopher.