Articles Tagged 'Theater'

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5 Things That Happen to British Stage Actors in American Community Theaters

As a British expat living in the United States, my voice is often the topic of conversation among Americans, who love it when I say oregano, schedule or van Gogh. And as an actor, there is one place in particular where these pronunciations—and many others—truly get noticed: a community theater. Having acted in various theaters […]

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Awaiting the Tonys, No Anxiety of Influence for Jez Butterworth

Jez Butterworth, whose comic drama Jerusalem is up for a Tony award for best play tonight, stopped by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York yesterday afternoon. The British playwright said that he’d written the play in New York while he was producing the movie Fair Game, about the Valerie Plame affair, starring […]

Angela Lansbury on ‘Manchurian Candidate’ and Elusive Film Stardom

At a recent screening of The Manchurian Candidate, Angela Lansbury spoke about what she termed her “unrequited movie career.” Lansbury, 85, told a packed audience that she’s an actress, not a movie star, and although she says she doesn’t regret it, she didn’t seem entirely happy about it, either. “I know that I missed out […]