Joel Markowitz schmoozed with Helen Hayes nominees Ed Dixon (nominated this year for the sinister Brother Bob in Signature’s Saving Aimee and Brynn O’Malley (last year nominee for her starring role as Amalia in Arena Stage’s She Loves Me.) Both are now appearing in the Olivier Award winning London production of Sunday in the Park with George which recently transferred to Broadway.
Ed and Brynn talk about young British director Sam Buntrock and working with and around and with the special visual effects that encompass this stunning production..
Washington theatre companies and audiences have really captured the hearts of these two Broadway performers. Listen in to see why they want to come back.
The exceptional ensemble of actors includes other actors who DC Theatre goers have recently seen in wonderful productions -Mary Beth Piel, whose stunning performance as Katherine graced Arena Stage’s stunning 33 Variations and David Turner who wowed audiences in Spamalot at The National Theatre.
What can he say about this production of Sunday In The Park With George? “In one word – mesmerizing. I saw the original 1985 production four times because I was a Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters fan and was thrilled that Sondheim wrote this piece for lovers of art who enjoy an intellectual, thought-provoking evening or afternoon at the theatre. And now, it’s not only thought provoking, but filled with images that make your head spin and only enhance the warmth and heart of this wonderful piece.
I don’t want to give away any more, so please make the trek to NYC to experience this creative work. This “art of making art” will leave you breathless, emotionally wrung and exhilarated. And how rare is that? ”