Pride and Prejudice; Twisted History -
Pride and Prejudice; Twisted HistoryChicago Reader... myself cringing at the discomfort, awkwardness and yes, palpable self-loathing they seemed to display. The sight, in particular, of [actress] Alice Playten--and the smirky little look she had as she was about to break into a hora--remains etched in ...
Posted on 30 May 2017 | 9:47 pm
Ribbons Down Their Backs: The Supporting
Broadway WorldRibbons Down Their Backs: The Supporting Ladies of HELLO, DOLLY!Broadway WorldHello, Dolly! is one of the most famous Broadway star vehicles, and no production has yet made that clearer than the one with Bette Midler's name floating high atop the marquee (along with the 'sold out' sign). But what about the supporting ladies that ...
Posted on 29 May 2017 | 12:02 pm
Steven Appreciates... Funny Girl! (or
ChicagoNow (blog)Steven Appreciates... Funny Girl! (or "Barbra, Bancroft, and Betty Boop...Oh My!")ChicagoNow (blog)... and included such Broadway luminaries as Carolee Carmello, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Ana Gasteyer, Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, Judy Kuhn, Julia Murney, LaChanze, Ricki Lake, Andrea Martin, Idina Menzel, Bebe Neuwirth, Alice Playten, ...
Posted on 30 November 2016 | 4:07 am
NSFW: Let's Revisit 1981's Saucy and Violent
Bloody DisgustingNSFW: Let's Revisit 1981's Saucy and Violent 'Heavy Metal'Bloody DisgustingWhen you've got the talents of people like John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy, John Vernon, Susan Roman, Alice Playten, and more, it's hard to imagine how the lines could've been delivered poorly. Each character feels alive and exciting and their ...
Posted on 11 November 2016 | 11:35 am
See The Voices Behind Your Favorite 'Doug'
Entertainment Weekly (blog)See The Voices Behind Your Favorite 'Doug' CharactersEntertainment Weekly (blog)Billy West first introduced viewers to Doug Funnie when Doug made its debut in August 1991. The prolific voice actor also took on the role of Doug's nemesis Roger Klotz, continuing to voice the Bluffington teens for the rest of the show's Nickelodeon run.
Posted on 11 August 2016 | 6:35 am
See the Cast of 'Legend' Then and Now
Director Ridley Scott dubbed over Bennent's voice in the film, using co-star Alice Playten for Gump's dialogue instead because Bennent's voice sounded "too German." Prior to his role in 'Legend,' Bennent had a constroversial role in 'The Tin Drum' at the ...
Posted on 23 May 2013 | 4:31 am
Actress Alice Playten dies
Diminutive actress Alice Playten, whose career spanned more than 50 years, parts including Baby Louise in Broadway’s original “Gypsy,” a Tony nomination for “Henry, Sweet Henry” and two Obie wins, died of heart failure complicated by both ...
Posted on 5 July 2011 | 11:45 am
Marriage, New York Style: Frank Rich and
A civil rights landmark, plus the latest production of 'The Normal Heart' and a tribute to the actress Alice Playten. Adam: Hi, Frank. When you came over to New York, we said we’d try a weekly dialogue of some sort. Right now you’re closing next week ...
Posted on 28 June 2011 | 9:39 am
Alice Playten, actress on Broadway
NEW YORK — Alice Playten, a versatile character actress and musical comedy voice whose piping wail earned her comparisons to a baby Ethel Merman, died Saturday in New York. She was 63 and lived in Manhattan. The cause was heart failure after a lifelong ...
Posted on 27 June 2011 | 6:56 pm
In Memoriam: Alice Playten
FRED PLOTKIN is one of America’s foremost experts on opera and has distinguished himself in many fields as a writer, speaker, consultant and as a compelling teacher. He is an expert on everything Italian, the person other so-called Italy experts turn to ...
Posted on 27 June 2011 | 3:18 pm