He was a longtime acting teacher at HB Studio whom I had a negative opinion of but that recently softened after watching an interview with him.
“Romeo and Juliet” at this unique theater was the first Broadway show I saw. Rex Harrison, George C. Scott and Brian Bedford were also memorable there.
This 1980’s obscure and brief-running dark work is among my favorite plays. I later met the author’s wife, which inspired Rupert Pupkin-style delusions.
Here are accounts of shows I attended just before live performances traumatically ceased in NYC due to COVID-19, one review was not published before.
There are happy and distracting memories to treasure while the theater is in limbo due to COVID-19. Lauren Bacall also appears in this recollection.
Viewing a stunning painting at an art gallery of the great actress done in 1968 inspired me to re-read her memoir to see if there was information about it.
The pioneering gay playwright’s exclusion from a book about gay writers rankled me. The author spoke at the book club I attend and I confronted him.
The great actor’s milestone birthday inspires a cascade of memories, observations and reflections based on following his illustrious and enduring career.
He was the only one of the figures on the fringes of show business that I’ve met who truly experienced the Cinderella story we dream of. Today he’d be 90.
In honor of that iconoclastic titan of the English theatre’s milestone birthday are my memories of seeing him perform and his profound influence on me.