The Acting Company announces play titles for the 16/17 season of the John McDonald Salon Reading series. The series will kick off with Noël Coward's Design for Living directed by Maria Aitken, featuring Rufus Collins, Francesca Faridany, Liam Forde, Adam Green, Mary Lou Rosato, Michele Tauber, Auden Thornton, and James Waterston (December 12), and continue with Karel Capek's R.U.R. directed by Dana Ivey (February 13), Marcus Gardley's The Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes or The Gospel of Tartuffe (March 20), Rebecca Gilman's Dollhouse directed by Artistic Director Ian Belknap (April 24),... read more
Highlights from News in Olean Times Herald by Tom Dinki Nov. 3, 2016
OLEAN — Tom Alan Robbins stood on the Olean High School auditorium stage Wednesday in front of several dozen students as they sang “Wells Fargo Wagon,” part of “The Music Man,” a production they’ll put on next week.
Robbins led the way, dancing along with students, telling them where to look and offering tips he learned from his years on Broadway in productions like “The Lion King.” Make some kind of hand gesture before starting... read more
On October 17, The Acting Company honored J. BARCLAY COLLINS and MARK LAMOS. The Honorable Thomas Keane presented the Joan M. Warburg Humanitarian Award to Mr. Collins and Richard Thomas presented the John Houseman Award Mr. Lamos at The Metropolitan Club in NYC.
J. Barclay Collins received the Joan M. Warburg Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic leadership. Barclay has been a life-long committed volunteer leader in healthcare, education, the arts, environmentalism and historic preservation fields. He is the chairman... read more
By Michael Gioia, Hannah Vine
Steve and Anita Shevett, the house photographers for the Tony Awards since 1980, reveal the stories behind the iconic shots that captured unforgettable Broadway moments.
Although Anita Shevett had dreams of performing, it was photography that proved to be her calling. “I started at the High School of Performing Arts, where they told me I had a natural eye for photography,” says Anita, who went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley, and took pictures for their drama department.
As she was... read more