August 15, 2007 |
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Mention the name Kathleen Turner and you may think of her vivid film performances in "Body Heat" (her movie debut, in 1981), "Romancing the Stone" and "Prizzi's Honor." But the actress with the same sultry pipes she had as the come-hither Jessica Rabbit in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" has also had high-profile roles on stage ("The Graduate," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
February 12, 2007 |
No one who began her career as smolderingly as Kathleen Turner did in the 1981 movie "Body Heat" would ever seem destined to play Martha in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" But to see this now-robust actress, ripened in her middle years by life and the mercilessness of show business, slip into the disappointed skin of the boozy, loudmouth wife of a jaded professor is to experience a perfect theatrical storm of talent and opportunity.
February 11, 2007
KATHLEEN TURNER claims she's "never really seen an extraordinary piece of theater" in Los Angeles and hopes that L.A. audiences will finally be able to "see the quality of what theater can be" when she, incidentally, appears in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" at the Ahmanson Theatre ["No Fear in the Face of 'Woolf' " Feb. 4]. She isn't satisfied with the site of the production either, describing the celebrated theater as being "like an airplane hangar or something." Dear Ms. Turner, I and many others in Los Angeles know "what theater can be" from experiencing extraordinary manifestations of it year after year in our city (productions that have gone on to become long-running Broadway hits)
February 4, 2007 |
WHAT a dump. The rickety table in a grimy little Manhattan office is littered with coffee cups and old newspapers. Steam pipes hiss in the old Midtown building and the windows are caked with dirt. The scene is eerily quiet on this winter afternoon, but then a booming, howling voice shatters the calm. Down the hall, actors are rehearsing for the national tour of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," and Kathleen Turner, cast as Martha, is ripping into her husband, George.
April 2, 2002 |
The clock's hands are making their straight-up, high-noon salute as Kathleen Turner, every bit the sultry-voiced siren of legend, saunters into the Cafe des Artistes, air-announcing, "I'm always on time. The others are not." One of those others, Jason Biggs, dark-haired and still very much the charming and slightly naive goof of his film image ("American Pie") comes along shortly.
September 8, 2001
I was delighted to read Howard Rosenberg's column on narrators highlighting Will Lyman ("Sometimes, It's All in the Voice," Aug. 31). He is so good that I will watch a show he is narrating, regardless of what it is about, just to hear him. I think he is to our times what Alexander Scourby was to earlier times. What Rosenberg said about what the narrator adds reminded me of watching a program on Peru's Machu Picchu. It was narrated by Kathleen Turner and was not too interesting. Then I saw one on the same subject narrated by Leonard Nimoy that was much more involving.