Wednesday, November 28, 2007

One busy Pink Lady!

  • Rosemary Harris' aforementioned latest project Is There Anybody There? is now listed on IMDb. Their plot summary is as follows:
[...] Set in 1980s seaside England, this is the story of Edward, an unusual ten year old boy growing up in an old people's home run by his parents. Whilst his mother struggles to keep the family business afloat, and his father copes with the onset of mid-life crisis, Edward is busy tape-recording the elderly residents to try and discover what happens when they die. Increasingly obsessed with ghosts and the afterlife, Edward's is a rather lonely existence until he meets Clarence, the latest recruit to the home, a retired magician with a liberating streak of anarchy. Is There Anybody There? tells the surprising, touching story of this odd couple - a boy and an old man - facing life together, with Edward learning to live in the moment and Clarence coming to terms with the past. [...]

Apart from the lovely Ms Harris as Elsie, the film will also star Michael Caine and Leslie Phillips no less. Exciting stuff.

  • On the theatrical side, The George Street Playhouse announce that Oscar and the Pink Lady starring Rosemary Harris will be joining them in the New Year, after its recent run at the Old Globe in San Diego.
[...] George Street Playhouse announced today that Academy Award nominee...Rosemary Harris will star in the East Coast premiere of a new play by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt titled Oscar and the Pink Lady. This one-woman tour de force will play in New Brunswick from January 15 through February 10, 2008, with opening night set for Friday, January 18. [...]
On the lady herself:
[...] “I am thrilled and honored to be welcoming Rosemary Harris to George Street Playhouse,” said Artistic Director David Saint, “it is amazing to me to have this great lady of the theatre on our stage." [...]
[...] Internationally acclaimed director and cinematographer Santosh Sivan brings...Before the Rains, set in India in the 1930s against the backdrop of the growing nationalist movement. The film stars rugby player cum social activist and arthouse actor Rahul Bose in a conflict of loyalties between his village and his British boss. Bose is also confirmed to grace the DIFF proceedings. [...]

In other news:

  • More Intelligent Life has a excellent article by Arkady Ostrovsky (Russian Utopia translator) on the play's significance in Russia, its reception and its director, Alexei Borodin. Playbill has photos of a few of the crewtopians from the Henry Hewes Awards ceremony (see the 4th and the final two photos), The Stage's Mark Shenton comments on the Broadway shutdown (somehow managing to include a snippet of Utopia praise!) while Misha Berson of The Seattle Times talks both about the Broadway situation and Rock 'n' Roll. Lastly, The New York Times has a nice chat with Martha Plimpton, and Terry Teachout at The Wall Street Journal has a fun and interesting piece about ticket prices on Broadway. Happy reading!

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