April 11, 2004 |
Stephen SPINELLA won back-to-back Tony Awards for his heartbreaking performance as the AIDS-ravaged Prior Walter in Tony Kushner's landmark "Angels in America" plays: "Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika." But truth be told, he's really a musical comedy performer at heart. And he literally gets to kick up his heels -- and in this case, his high heels -- as a drag performer in the comedy "Connie and Carla," Nia Vardalos' follow-up to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."
January 16, 2014 |
Aristotle placed spectacle near the bottom of his list of tragedy's essentials, and anyone who ventures to see "An Iliad" at the Broad Stage will agree that special effects aren't needed to bring to the stage Homer's deathless epic in all its agonizing, heroic glory. The set is largely bare, save for some scattered props and backstage equipment that never let us forget we are in a theater. The cast consists of one actor, Denis O'Hare. Little did we know from his Tony-winning turn as the gay baseball fanatic in Richard Greenberg's "Take Me Out" that he harbors legions of legendary Greeks, Trojans and immortal deities within himself.
April 13, 2005 |
Keith Carradine, whose previous portrayals of historical figures include Will Rogers ("The Will Rogers Follies") and Wild Bill Hickok ("Deadwood"), will play George W. Bush in "Stuff Happens" at the Mark Taper Forum, opening June 5. Among the other actors in David Hare's play about the decisions that produced the U.S.
January 12, 2014 |
Denis O'Hare's campaign to write and perform a solo play based on "The Iliad" has now lasted almost as long as the Trojan War itself. He began writing "An Iliad" in 2005 with his director and co-author, Lisa Peterson. Now they're bringing their 100-minute distillation of Homer's 24-chapter poem about the epic ancient struggle to L.A. for the first time, starting Jan. 15 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. O'Hare will make his L.A. stage debut after more than 25 years of acclaim on Chicago and New York City stages, including a 2003 Tony Award playing a baseball-besotted accountant in Richard Greenberg's "Take Me Out. " PHOTOS: Best of theater 2013 "The Iliad," set in the ninth year of the 10-year siege of Troy, begins with the Greek fighting machine Achilles feeling fed up for his own egotistical reasons.
June 8, 1993
Here is a complete list of winners of Broadway's 1993 Tony Awards announced Sunday: *Play: "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches." *Musical: "Kiss of the Spider Woman." *Revival: Roundabout Theatre Company's "Anna Christie" *Book of a musical: Terrence McNally, "Kiss of the Spider Woman." *Original score: (tie) John Kander and Fred Ebb, "Kiss of the Spider Woman"; Pete Townshend, "The Who's Tommy." *Director/musical: Des McAnuff, "The Who's Tommy." *Director/play: George C.