March 5, 2006 |
IN "Bridge & Tunnel," Sarah Jones' solo Broadway comedy, a Mrs. Lorraine Levine kicks off the poetry slam proceedings with a senior citizen jeremiad. Her hand fumbling with reading glasses, she prefaces the poem by recalling the anti-Semitism faced by her immigrant parents. "Thank God, times have changed," she says, "It may not be perfect, but we live in the best country in the world. Here in America we have freedom to say what we want, be what we want, to decide what happens in our country.
September 18, 2007 |
"Bridge & Tunnel," Sarah Jones' one-woman comedy show that was to have opened next week at the Brentwood Theatre, has been postponed. A spokesman for the producers said the L.A. engagement of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production, scheduled for Sept. 25 to Oct. 21, had been planned as the beginning of a tour, but that other elements of the plan "did not fall into place." Refunds are available at point of purchase.
December 25, 2005 |
Sarah Jones Actor-playwright Arising out of the spoken-word scene, Sarah Jones, a 30-year-old theatrical hybrid (imagine Anna Deavere Smith crossed with John Leguizamo), makes labels like "playwright" and "actor" seem far too confining for her protean gifts. A solo performance artist who gives life to multicultural multitudes, she slips out of pigeonholes, both personal and professional, with the ease of a blindfolded Houdini escaping from an underwater safe.
February 19, 2005 |
They come from everywhere, the immigrants who find their way to the boroughs of New York City, but they all seem eventually to converge in the person of the extremely talented writer-actor Sarah Jones. Jones, whose off-Broadway, one-woman show "Bridge & Tunnel" was a critical hit in New York last year -- a Broadway transfer is planned for this fall -- has a gift for not only mimicking dialects and physically evoking a wide variety of characters but also for giving them interesting things to say.
May 13, 2006 |
Sarah Jones will receive a special Tony Award next month for "Bridge and Tunnel," her critically praised celebration of the immigrant experience in New York. Jones wrote and stars in the show, in which she portrays a dozen or so characters who get together for a poetry slam in a Queens cafe. The decision to honor Jones was made by the Tonys' administration committee, which rules on the eligibility of shows and performers for what is considered Broadway's highest honor.
January 16, 2012 |
Though not technically an onomatopoeia, as its origins are in the Spanish word for pelican, Alcatraz, with its standing-stones line of tough consonants, has an undeniably sinister sound. That it also famously names the iconic island prison turned national park rising from the frigid, forbidding waters of the San Francisco Bay only increases the shiver value. So when Sam Neill, a man not short on shiver value himself, stares into the camera and says "Welcome to Alcatraz," you're certainly not going to argue with him. You're going to sit up straight, zip your lip and watch the darn show.