Monday, September 23, 2013

Critics Picks September 23

Marc Ginsburg in the role of Leo Bloom,
As Leo goes from seemingly normal to insanely upset, Marc Ginsberg calibrates every millisecond of comedy along the way. He can sweetly show Leo’s insecurity and longing, enact manic panic, and yet croon like a romantic tenor.

Lorenzo Pisoni (as himself)
Lorenzo Pisoni has channeled his unconventional memories of growing up as part of his family’s circus to create a charming and charmed solo show chronicling a childhood that, to him, was just life—as though everyone learned how to do backflips and fall down a flight of stairs in an effort to get a few easy laughs. His sad clown-infused performance is a quietly brilliant, a unique tribute to his father and the joys of growing up loved, even in a bizarrely unconventional environment. — Travis Holder

Jennifer Pollono in the role of Maggie,
Pollono’s rage-soaked Maggie appears to carry the weight of all her family’s generations of failed women through every jagged word and gesture.
—Julio Martinez

Stephen O’Mahoney in the role of Bruce Niles
The cast of Simon Levy’s fine Larry Kramer revival really lets it rip, albeit sometimes to extremes. Which is why O’Mahoney’s simple, unaffected explanation of his lover’s ignominious death in Phoenix is the evening’s single most powerful piece of acting. The play deliberately lets us underestimate Bruce, a closeted Citibank V.P. chosen as GMHC’s leader for his beefcake quotient. So when he reveals what he has gone through with Albert on a transcontinental flight through incontinence and dementia for a final reunion with mom, Bruce’s unanticipated depth of feeling breaks the normal heart.
—Bob Verini




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Booking: STRANDED - Gigi Garner Management



ASHLEY HAYES
Booked: STRANDED
Role: Lead [Elizabeth Stillwell Cooley]
Represented By: Gigi Garner Management
Casting Director: David DeCoteau
Additional Notes: This is the second time Ms. Hayes and Director David DeCoteau have recently worked together. DeCouteau cast her in the Lead role as[Bonnie Parker] in Lionsgate's new feature Bonnie and Clyde: Justified that is coming out soon. She also appeared in a featured role with Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, has a big role in The Temp and The Wrong Woman, which are also coming out this fall.

Booking: NURSE JACKIE - Colette-CP Talent Management

CALEB CLARK
Booked: NURSE JACKIE Episode #601
Role: Boy at the hospital
Represented By: Colette-CP Talent Management
Casting Director: Julie Tucker/Ross Meyerson

Booking: DARK PLACES - IMPACT MTA



MADISON MCGUIRE
Booked: DARK PLACES
Role: YOUNG DEBBY DAY
Represented By: IMPACT MTA
Casting Director: VICKY BOONE CASTING
Additional Notes: We are so very proud of you Madison! -- Whoop Whoop! Madison is one of our best! She is so talented and very well behaved! She is dedicated to her dream, which she is now living! :-) Madison has great support around her, helping her reach the next level. -- GO MADDY GO! www.impactmta.com 
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