Sunday, April 08, 2007

Utterly transported...(and this time really)

Substantiating my theory that almost everyone of theatrical consequence is currently in New York, the great Mr Kevin Spacey talks about his new project, O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, which has just begun previews at the Brooks Atkinson.

He also discusses his significant role at The Old Vic in London. There is quotage from Ms Ehle, who speaks highly of both the theatre and its artistic director. Referring to her work there with Mr Spacey for The Philadelphia Story in 2005, she says:
It was a wonderful experience and a really warm, exciting place to work. The Old Vic is a beautiful theatre to work in. It's quite a large house but it has a feeling of intimacy. And Kevin was utterly focused at rehearsals. He left his other hats at the door.



Tom Vitale of NPR talked to some marathon runners at 11am and then 11pm. There are also words from the famous Ben Brantley as well as the arguably more infamous Charles Isherwood. Mr Hawke also gives his argument for seeing the marathon. Namely, that you will remember it more than a day where you hung out your washing. (Well, one can't argue with that, can one?)


Mr O'Byrne's appearance on Theater Talk was aired on April 6. It should be available online here in a couple of days.


Aaron Riccio discusses the idea of connectedness in theatre in which he makes a brief mention of Utopia. We've already covered it, but his actual review of Salvage is here.


Jesse Rosen was "completely transported" by the show. He ignored his friends' advice regarding pre-show reading, and thinks he made the right decision. (I do, too)

Jesse Jarnow gives some nice comments on the experience of Parts 1 & 2, including a bit about a four-legged audience member who was better behaved than some of his two legged counterparts. (Strange but true, shockingly)

Antonia Malchik advocates running the marathon. She also said the production was so well done that she felt like standing up and warning the characters what they were getting themselves into. (I like it)

H Catherine meanwhile, is falling in love with dead revolutionaries. (Aren't we all!)


Utopia's Dan Lipton is involved in an exciting new project.

There is an interview with the lovely Mr Crudup from the Times (UK) published in February.


Utopia achieved 89.1% capacity last week (ending April 1) putting it at....first place. Frost/Nixon and Moon for the Misbegotten came a very close second and third respectively, while former premier uno The Year of Magical Thinking achieved a lesser (but still respectable) 79%. I predict some leapfrogging over the next five weeks. Sadly, five weeks is all it is. Let them pass Coast-lessly at your peril...

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