We like to pretend that the rise of social media has forever changed America’s relationship to celebrity culture. That somehow Facebook and Twitter have ripped our Hollywood icons from their private lives and subjected them to unprecedented public scrutiny. I say, come meet my friend Clara Bow.
Archives for July 3, 2017
Tell us about the moment when you said to yourself: “I just have to do this!” Michael E. Hammond: I woke up at 4 in the morning. And probably all the usual clichés applied: “jarred awake,” “bathed in sweat,” “alone,” “heart racing.” But those are clichés, so ignore them. But I thought: “What about a play where a fallen […]
Zack Walsh and David Koenigsberg have their way with our questions. Well now, really, what did we expect from two guys who titled their show I’m Margaret Thatcher, I Is!
UPDATE: Watch the live flash mob video from July 4. ———————- First came Nelson Pressley’s in-depth article on theatre makers as activists in Sunday’s Washington Post. Now comes this call to take theatrical activism to the streets. Americans Take Action is coordinating a flash mob to sing the most famous theatrical protest song in musical theatre […]