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The Work


 

THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Tennessee Williams

Austin Khemraj and Deanna Shinsky


DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by Arthur Miller

Sam Rubin

SONNET 68
by William Shakespeare

Mari Hayes

 

WITCH
by Jen Silverman

Liliane Klein


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  • "Hamlet's Advice to the Players" by William Shakespeare
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Music This Week


INTRO:  "I Want To Hold Your Hand" & "Magical Mystery Tour" by The Beatles

OUTRO: "Back In The U.S.S.R" by The Beatles

 


Recommended This Week


 

WATCH

MCCARTNEY 3, 2, 1

Paul McCartney sits down for an in-depth one-on-one with music producer Rick Rubin to discuss his groundbreaking work with The Beatles, the emblematic 1970s arena rock of Wings, and his 50-plus years as a solo artist; exploring music and creativity in a unique and revelatory manner, and giving a front-row seat to Paul and Rick in an intimate conversation about the songwriting, influences, and personal relationships that informed the iconic songs that have served as the soundtracks of our lives.
Stars: Paul McCartney and Rick Rubi n

Available on: Hulu


 

WATCH

FESTIVAL EXPRESS

This compilation of footage from the Grateful Dead's Canadian train tour depicts the height of the band's music and fame for five days in 1970, along with that of performances from Janis Joplin, Buddy Guy, The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. However, there's also a dark side shown alongside the seminal concerts, as when the train stops, the musicians are often confronted with worried promoters, inquisitive reporters and protesting students who can't afford ticket prices.

Director: Bob Smeaton
Available on SlingTV [Premium], Vudu, and Tubi


WATCH

SID AND NANCY
Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman) takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb), along for the ride. Along the way, the couple's turbulent relationship strains the patience of bandmate Johnny Rotten (Andrew Schofield) and manager Malcolm McLaren (David Hayman), while plunging Sid and Nancy into the depths of drug addiction and co-dependency.
Director: Alex Cox
Starring: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, Alex Cox and Courtney Love
Available on Netflix, Amazon, IndieFlix

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New York Professional Actor Training comes to your home next Saturday!

Welcome our Guest Artist Voice & Speech Instructor for this coming Saturday - Mary Lou Rosato!

MARY LOU ROSATO

Mary Lou Rosato is a founding member of The Acting Company and a graduate of Juilliard’s Group 1 under John Houseman and Michel St. Denis.  Mary Lou Rosato served as Co-Head of the CalArts School of Theater for 18 years. 
Currently, she is on faculty at the Yale School of Drama and the Tom Todoroff Conservatory, NYC.

As an actress, director, and teacher, she has been working in the theater for over forty-five years, most recently performing in NYC in The Government Inspector with the Red Bull Theater Company, and in The Skin of Our Teeth at TFNA.

She has appeared on and off Broadway numerous times, and in major regional theaters throughout the country including Yale Repertory, the Guthrie, ART, the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC, Seattle Rep, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park Cleveland Playhouse, the McCarter, the Old Globe in San Diego, and the Williamstown Theater Festival , and on international stages including the Old Vic in London and at the Taganka Theater in Moscow.  In NY she appeared in THE SUICIDE starring Derek Jacobi, and in THE MISANTHROPE with Uma Thurman and Roger Rees, and played Pauline in THE WINTER'S TALE, at the Classic Stage Company for Barry Edelstein.  She was in HENRY THE FIFTH starring Mark Rylance at TFNA, and in the Lincoln Center Festival production of MY LIFE AS A FAIRY TALE, directed by Chen Shi Zheng and starring Fiona Shaw.  She has played Lady Sneerwell in two productions of Sheridan’s SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL – on Broadway at the National Actors Theater starring Tony Randall, and off-Broadway with The Acting Company, for which she received a Drama Desk Award.  In Los Angeles, she was in THE CLEAN HOUSE at South Coast Repertory, THE PEACH BLOSSOM FAN at RedCat, KING LEAR (a Cal Arts/CNP production), and MEDEA with Annette Bening at UCLA Live in Los Angeles, CA.  Her musical credits range from Brecht’s MOTHER COURAGE and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM for The Acting Company, to CANDIDE at the Guthrie, Behan’s THE HOSTAGE directed by Jack O’Brien at The Old Globe in San Diego, and the CHANGES OF HEART directed by Stephen Wadsworth at the Mark Taper Forum in 1996, she received a best actress nomination from the LA Drama Critics Circle Award committee.  In Chicago she won a Joseph Jefferson Award for her role in CURSE OF AN ACHING HEART directed by Gerald Gutierrez.

Her film credits include QUIZ SHOW, HUDSUCKER PROXY, THE WEDDING BANQUET, TWO BITS with Al Pacino, Spike Bensonhurst, Brenda Starr, Reporter, and John Turturro’s ILLUMINATA.  On TV she played Nurse Kathy on TITUS, and appearances in LAW AND ORDER, SVU, CAROLINE IN THE CITY, THE LOT, MICHAEL HAYES (pilot), and WAREHOUSE 13.

She began directing in the 1990’s and is a member of SDC.  Among her first directing credits was THE BEAUX STRATAGEM at the Pearl Theatre in New York, which was nominated as one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of 1994 by the New York Daily News.  In NYC, she directed AS YOU LIKE IT at The Juilliard School, and her own adaptation of HENRY V: Crispian’s Day at the Boars Head (2001), HENRY THE FIFTH, WAY OF THE WORLD, TIME OF YOUR LIFE, and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.  In 2013, she directed Shakespeare’s RICHARD II for Creative Pulse Company in Los Angeles.

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