“You can’t hurt me, I don’t have a film career," Lane apparently told the film executive.
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Pack found the earnest details utterly hilarious. He wondered what would it be like to actually read select passages to an
As he was not permitted to leave his home country, the young Iranian playwright wrote this piece as his conduit with the
It's hard to navigate the "how can I be a political pluralist in the midst of Donald Trump's ascent" conundrum. Not just because I'm a rabbi. Not just because I'm a Jew. Not just because I'm a Democrat. Not just because I'm a worried father.
But what about the psychic damage people inflict on themselves? Condemned by their religion, and ostracized by their families, some gay men develop high levels of internalized homophobia, which prevents them from enjoying life. In another part of the world, a desperate need for money may make a young gay man take extreme measures that could affect his future.
In a play where he has been surrounded by immeasurable talent -- from Nathan Lane to Martin Short to F. Murray Abraham to Stockard Channing to (need I go on?) -- Micah Stock stands out as the little-known but bright rising star.
Can a great play also be not entirely good? I ask this because the question kept wandering around my head as I watched and listened to--and watched and listened to and watched and listened to--Robert Falls's 2012 production of Eugene O'Neill's (classic?) The Iceman Cometh for Chicago's Goodman Theatre. It's finally reached the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
You will not likely find anything funnier onstage, just now, than Nathan Lane in the opening scene of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play. Lane, as a humble off-Broadway actor turned top-tier sitcom star, is given a barrage of robustly funny jokes to launch at us, mostly of the lacerating variety.
For Stewart's full segment on Hannity, including the overtures made to him by both the governors of Florida and Texas, see