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.
My Circle in the Square
“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.
Jules Feiffer’s Grown Ups
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.
The Last Theater Shows
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.
Vincent Price Was Oscar Wilde
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.
A Portrait of Maureen Stapleton
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.
Doric Wilson: An Eminent Outlaw
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.
Frank Langella is 80: A Stream of Consciousness Tribute
The great actor’s milestone birthday inspires a cascade of memories, observations and reflections based on following his illustrious and enduring career.
William Hickey: Reminiscences
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.
Steven Berkoff is 80: An Appreciation
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.