Adam James stars as Bernard in the John Tillinger directed farce, Don't Dress For Dinner (written by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon, produced by Roundabout Theatre Company) currently running at The American Airlines Theatre on West 42nd Street in New York City. Here we speak with Adam James about his stage career, some notable TV spots, and the tricks of successfully performing farce.
Kecia Lewis-Evans plays Ida Mae Sturdevant in the Tony Nominated musical, Leap of Faith, now running at The St. James Theatre on W44th Street in New York City. Here with speak with her about the show, her previous roles, and how she thrives on rejection.
Emmy and Obie Award winning actress, Marilyn Sokol, is one of five actors in Old Jews Telling Jokes facing the enjoyable task of paying homage to and reinventing jokes (and performing comic songs) off-Broadway at The Westside Theatre. The show, inspired by the website of the same name, created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent and directed by Marc Bruni, is in previews now and opens on May 20.
This week, Cristin Milioti was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Roll in a Musical for her work in Once. Once is based on the 2006 movie of the same name and features a book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter, Enda Walsh, the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, and is directed by acclaimed Scottish director, John Tiffany.
Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as well as Golden Globe and Oscar winning writer for The Social Network is also the author of the play, The Farnsworth Invention, which details the invention of television. The Albany Civic Theatre is producing the play and we speak with director, Aaron Holbritter and by the actor playing the title character, Philo T. Farnsworth, Tom Templeton.
Kat Koppett (co-director of improve group Mopco, Mark Fleisher (Producing Artistic Director, Adirondack Theatre Festival), Leigh Strimbeck (WAM Theatre co-founder and Artistic Advisor) tell us about the second 24hr Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre Project.