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Dusk Rings a Bell’s Kate Walsh on “Jimmy Fallon” – Watch Online Now

WATCH ONLINE NOW

 

 “DUSK RINGS A BELL” STAR

 

KATE WALSH

 

 ON “LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON”

 

CLICK TO VIEW:

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/episodes/#vid=1234899

 

“Kate Walsh is a gifted stage actress. She delivers a stunningly nuanced portrait of a woman who comes to realize that some things like the notion of emotion defy communication.” – NY-1 News

 

 

Television star Kate Walsh (“Private Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), now making her Off- Broadway debut in Stephen Belber’s world premiere play DUSK RINGS A BELL at Atlantic Theater Company appeared on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” this week.

 

Now watch the full interview segment online: http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/episodes/#vid=1234899

Click Kate Walsh photo under video player screen labeled “Chapter 3”

 

Directed by Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation) and co-starring Paul Sparks (Broadway’s Hedda Gabler, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), DUSK RINGS A BELL began previews May 19, officially opened May 27 and has been extended through Saturday evening, June 26 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street).

 

Molly and Ray unexpectedly meet 25 years after a one-afternoon adolescent fling. She has a successful media career; he owns a small landscaping business. Both begin to romanticize their chance reunion, but a renewed connection is disrupted when Ray discloses the details of a crime that left him incarcerated for ten years. Their encounter reveals two vastly different paths taken and two lonely souls attempting to reclaim a moment of possibility, when they were young and perhaps at their very best.

 

KATE WALSH studied English Literature at the University of Arizona, trained at the Piven Theatre Workshop and The Oxford School of Drama, and appeared in The Tooth of Crime and Beauty and the Beast. She then starred in multiple theatre productions in Chicago, including Happy Birthday, Wanda June, The Danube, Moon Under Miami and Troilus and Cressida, A Pinter Landscape, Flesh and Blood and the critically-acclaimed Born Guilty. In New York, Walsh was a member of the improvisational comedy troupe Burn Manhattan and The New York City Players theatre ensemble. Other theatre credits include The Four Twins at the Ontological Theatre, and the world premiere of Rich Maxwell’s Flight Courier Service. In Los Angeles, Walsh was in Orlando at The Actors Gang, and still performs at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre and Improv Olympic. She currently stars as “Dr. Addison Montgomery” on the ABC drama “Private Practice,” following three seasons on the award-winning hit series “Grey’s Anatomy.” On the big screen, Walsh was most recently seen in the supernatural thriller Legion opposite Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid, and has completed production on the independent film Waska.

 

DUSK RINGS A BELL plays Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30p and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm.There will be a Wednesday matinee at 2:30pm on June 23.

 

All non-member tickets are $50 and available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 (ticketcentral.com) or in person at ATLANTIC STAGE 2’s box office located at 330 West 16th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). 

 

For general inquiries and group sales for both the main stage Linda Gross Theater

 and Atlantic Stage 2, call 212-645-1242.

 

www.atlantictheater.org

 

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Dusk Rings a Bell Star Paul Sparks New York Times feature

“DUSK RINGS A BELL” STAR

 

PAUL SPARKS

 

NEW YORK TIMES “ARTS & LEISURE” FEATURE

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/theater/20sparks.html

 

“Paul Sparks’ halting, haunted performance perfectly captures Ray, a man who can’t quite explain his past.” – New York Times

 

“Sparks’ wonderfully low-keyed natural performance proves yet again why he’s one of New York’s most brilliant and underrated actors.” – NY-1 News

 

 

Paul Sparks, now starring in Stephen Belber’s world premiere play DUSK RINGS A BELL, is profiled with a New York Times “Arts & Leisure” feature this week.

 

Directed by Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation) and co-starring Kate Walsh (“Private Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), DUSK RINGS A BELL plays through Saturday, June 26 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street).

 

NEW YORK TIMES – June 20, 2010

 

Embracing a Tragic Masculinity

By David Rooney

Since he first gained attention on a New York stage 10 years ago, as a neo-Nazi on death row in “Coyote on a Fence,” Paul Sparks has played manic addicts, antisocial misfits, bitter philanderers and other casualties of mismanaged existence.

More by accident than by design, he has specialized in men who have sabotaged their lives with bad decisions and reprehensible behavior, their innate intelligence usually making their self-inflicted wounds cut deeper.

The surprise, when meeting Mr. Sparks, 38, is how unlike his bruised, brooding characters he seems. Mild mannered and deferential almost to the point of shyness, he shows no trace of the vanity that often comes with being an actor, nor of the destructive personalities he has played so well.

“To me it’s hilarious because I grew up so normal,” Mr. Sparks said, reflecting on the roles he has played. “I’m from a small town in Oklahoma. My father was a football coach, and my mother was a schoolteacher. I had no drug problem. My parents didn’t hit me. None of that stuff.”

In the plays of Adam Rapp, a friend with whom he has often worked, Mr. Sparks might ingest nothing but Cheez Doodles and pharmaceuticals. In person he politely explains that he’s a Type 1 diabetic while giving himself an insulin shot and then sipping a bowl of vichyssoise at the theater district restaurant Angus McIndoe.

His characters have traveled the rocky byways of contemporary masculinity mapped by a whole crew of white, male, 40-something American playwrights, among them Mr. Rapp; Craig Wright, another close friend; and Tracy Letts. The latest to join that list is Stephen Belber, whose two-character play, “Dusk Rings a Bell,” has garnered Mr. Sparks the kind of ecstatic reviews for which many actors wait their entire careers.

“I think there’s a group of us playwrights that have been onto Paul for a while,” Mr. Belber said, adding that he had wanted to work with Mr. Sparks since seeing him perform at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in West Virginia almost a decade ago. “He’s kind of the anti-acting actor, which I’m a big fan of, when you’re not aware of someone acting. Paul listens to the essence of the character in a way that I rarely have come across.”

That process is most intriguing to Mr. Sparks when he is playing conflicted men. “The characters I’ve played that I like the most are people that have a lot of obstacles,” he said. “They have a lot of bad things going on. They’re seeking to do something good amidst all the detritus around them, and they’re aware of how badly they’ve screwed it up. That kind of self-awareness is tragic.”

Such painful introspection applies in particular to Ray in “Dusk Rings a Bell,” who is both an extension of Mr. Sparks’s gallery of problem portraits and a departure into more penetrating emotional territory.

A summer-house caretaker mowing lawns in a quiet Delaware beach town, Ray spent 10 years in prison for his bystander role in a hate crime, and he continues to carry images of that violence with him every day. In Mr. Sparks’s soft-spoken performance, Ray lives in a melancholy limbo between searching for redemption and being reconciled to its impossibility.

The play co-stars Kate Walsh, of the ABC dramas “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice,” as Molly, an emotionally unfulfilled CNN executive who has a chance encounter with Ray 25 years after they shared a kiss on a lifeguard stand.

That setup might sound closer to another Sparks — the popular novelist Nicholas Sparks, who is no relation to the actor — but the intimate duet orchestrated by Mr. Belber and Sam Gold, who directed the production at Atlantic Stage 2 in Chelsea, is no syrupy affair.

A significant part of the play’s complexity comes from the subtlety and thoughtfulness of Mr. Sparks’s performance, and from the natural chemistry between him and Ms. Walsh as two people reaching for an unlikely shot at love. She’s compulsively verbal and physical; he’s taciturn and largely passive. Yet in a performance built around watching, listening and contemplating, Mr. Sparks injects laconic Ray with sly touches of prickly humor.

Simultaneously awkward and self-possessed, he has the sleepy delivery and needling cynicism of Bill Murray and the haunted intensity of Daniel Craig. Groundedness, heart, humanity and vulnerability are among the characteristics Ms. Walsh said he brings to the part. Mr. Belber adds genuineness to that list.

“He’s incredibly humble and absolutely honest,” Ms. Walsh said in a phone interview. “There’s never a false note.

“The piece itself is so exposing. The only thing either of us has is our clothes. So we have our pockets, and we have each other. From Day 1 Paul was just so present and available. It’s an odd piece, and if you don’t have someone that’s completely available to you, it would be a disaster.”

READ THE REST OF THE FEATURE:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/theater/20sparks.html

 

Stage Scenes: Paul Sparks

Photos from some of the actor’s past stage performances

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/06/20/theater/20100620-sparks.html?ref=theater

 

Molly and Ray unexpectedly meet 25 years after a one-afternoon adolescent fling. She has a successful media career; he owns a small landscaping business. Both begin to romanticize their chance reunion, but a renewed connection is disrupted when Ray discloses the details of a crime that left him incarcerated for ten years. Their encounter reveals two vastly different paths taken and two lonely souls attempting to reclaim a moment of possibility, when they were young and perhaps at their very best.

 

DUSK RINGS A BELL plays Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30p and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm.There will be a Wednesday matinee at 2:30pm on June 23.

 

All non-member tickets are $50 and available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 (ticketcentral.com) or in person at ATLANTIC STAGE 2’s box office located at 330 West 16th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). 

 

For general inquiries and group sales for both the main stage Linda Gross Theater and Atlantic Stage 2, call 212-645-1242.

 

www.atlantictheater.org

 

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Dusk Rings a Bell’s Walsh on “The View” today – Watch Online Now

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“DUSK RINGS A BELL” STAR

KATE WALSH ON “THE VIEW”

CLICK TO VIEW:

http://abc.go.com/watch/the-view/SH559080/VD5571886/the-view-617

Fast forward to 23:45 for segment

“Kate Walsh is a gifted stage actress. She delivers a stunningly nuanced portrait of a woman who comes to realize that some things like the notion of emotion defy communication.” – NY-1 News

Television star Kate Walsh (“Private Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), now making her Off- Broadway debut in Stephen Belber’s world premiere play DUSK RINGS A BELL at Atlantic Theater Company, visited ABC’s “The View” live today.

Now watch the complete interview online by clicking on the following link and fast forwarding to 23:45:

http://abc.go.com/watch/the-view/SH559080/VD5571886/the-view-617

Directed by Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation) and co-starring Paul Sparks (Broadway’s Hedda Gabler, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), DUSK RINGS A BELL began previews May 19, officially opened May 27 and has been extended through Saturday evening, June 26 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street).

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Dusk Rings a Bell’s Kate Walsh on NBC’s “Jimmy Fallon” – 6/18

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY

“DUSK RINGS A BELL” STAR

KATE WALSH

ON NBC’s “LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON”

FRIDAY, JUNE 18

“Kate Walsh is a gifted stage actress. She delivers a stunningly nuanced portrait of a woman who comes to realize that some things like the notion of emotion defy communication.” – NY-1 News

“Kate Walsh is pitch perfect.” – The Gothamist

“Under the superb direction of Sam Gold, the actors display real chemistry together, with the wonderfully appealing Walsh and the intriguingly underplaying Sparks providing ample reason to root for them.” – The Hollywood Reporter

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Dusk Rings a Bell Star Kate Walsh on ABC’s “The View” – 6/17

 

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY

“DUSK RINGS A BELL” STAR

 

KATE WALSH 

LIVE ON ABC’S “THE VIEW”

THURSDAY, JUNE 17

 

 “Kate Walsh is a gifted stage actress. She delivers a stunningly nuanced portrait of a woman who comes to realize that some things like the notion of emotion defy communication.” – NY-1 News

“Stephen Belber’s small, ravishing play unfolds like an eloquent short story. In nimble strokes, Belber captures the uncanny way a chance encounter can reverberate through time. His delicate touch is matched by Sam Gold’s direction, and by Walsh and Sparks, who imbue the play with the rueful humanity it deserves.”  – The New Yorker

 Television star Kate Walsh Walsh (“Private Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), now making her Off- Broadway debut in Stephen Belber’s world premiere play DUSK RINGS A BELL at Atlantic Theater Company, will visit ABC’s “The View” live on Thursday,  June 17 in the 11:00a half hour. 


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Atlantic’s Dusk Rings a Bell Extends Before Previews Begin

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY

STEPHEN BELBER’S “DUSK RINGS A BELL”

STARRING KATE WALSH and PAUL SPARKS

EXTENDED BEFORE PREVIEWS BEGIN TONIGHT

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director)’s world premiere production of Stephen Belber’s new play DUSK RINGS A BELL has been extended before previews even begin this evening, Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

Starring Kate Walsh (“Private Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and Paul Sparks (Broadway’s Hedda Gabler, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) and directed by Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation), DUSK RINGS A BELL will officially open Thursday, May 27; and now play an additional week through Saturday evening, June 26 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street).

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Atlantic Announces Walsh, Sparks to Star in Dusk Rings a Bell

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY

KATE WALSH and PAUL SPARKS

TO STAR IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

DUSK RINGS A BELL

by STEPHEN BELBER
directed by SAM GOLD


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Atlantic Announces Belber’s “Dusk Rings a Bell” – World Premiere 5/19

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY ANNOUNCES THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

DUSK RINGS A BELL

by STEPHEN BELBER
directed by SAM GOLD

Previews begin Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Opening Thursday, May 27, 2010
Limited engagement through Sunday, June 20, 2010
 
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce the final Stage 2 production of its 2009-2010 season – the world premiere of Stephen Belber’s play DUSK RINGS A BELL, directed by Sam Gold. Casting and design team will be announced.

DUSK RINGS A BELL will begin previews Wednesday, May 19; officially open Thursday, May 27; and play a limited engagement through Sunday, June 20 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street).

Molly and Ray unexpectedly meet 25 years after a one-afternoon adolescent fling. She has a successful media career; he owns a small landscaping business. Both begin to romanticize their chance reunion, but a renewed connection is disrupted when Ray reveals the sordid details of a crime that left him incarcerated for ten years. Their encounter reveals two vastly different paths taken and two lonely souls attempting to reclaim a moment of possibility, when they were young and perhaps at their very best.

Playwright and screenwriter Stephen Belber makes his Atlantic debut with the world premiere of Dusk Rings a Bell. He has been represented on Broadway with the world premiere of his play Match starring Frank Langella. His hit Off-Broadway play Tape has been produced in New York, Australia, Germany, Canada, Greece and Japan and was made into a feature film starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman.

Sam Gold also makes his Atlantic debut. He most recently directed Annie Baker’s play Circle Mirror Transformation Off-Broadway and will direct her new play The Aliens this spring. He is a recipient of a Princess Grace Award, a Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship, and is a Wooster Group Associate Artist, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect.   

The American premiere production of Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard’s Ages of the Moon, directed by Jimmy Fay, has been extended through Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street).

STEPHEN BELBER. As a playwright, Belber’s work has been produced on Broadway and in over 25 countries.  Plays include Match (Tony Award® nomination for Frank Langella);  Tape (Naked Angels NY/LA/London); McReele (Roundabout);  A Small, Melodramatic Story (Labyrinth);  Geometry of Fire, (Rattlestick);  Fault Lines (Cherry Lane);  One Million Butterflies (Primary Stages), and Carol Mulroney (Huntington Theater Company). He was an Associate Writer on The Laramie Project (Drama Desk and Lortel nominations), and co-writer on the more recent Laramie Project Epilogue.  Movies include Tape, directed by Richard Linklater, The Laramie Project (Associate Writer/Emmy Nomination for screenwriting),  Drifting Elegant and Management, which he also directed, starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn.  He is currently developing screen adaptations of both Match and McReele. Television includes “Rescue Me” and “Law & Order SVU” (staff writer).  Member of Tectonic Theater Project and the Labyrinth Theater Company.
 
SAM GOLD (Director). Recent credits: Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons) and The Aliens (Rattlestick), Nick Jones and Raja Azar’s Jollyship the Whizbang (Under the Radar Festival; Ars Nova), Betty Shamieh’s The Black Eyed (New York Theater Workshop), Noah Haidle’s Rag and Bone (Rattlestick), Alena Smith’s The Sacrifices (Summer Play Festival), Sam Forman’s The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (Stage 13), Sam Mark’s The Joke (Studio Dante), Colin McKenna’s The Secret Agenda of Trees (Cherry Lane), and Rogelio Martinez’s Fizz (The Ohio Theater). Sam has developed new plays at American Conservatory Theater, Clubbed Thumb, The Lark, Manhattan Class Company, Manhattan Theater Club, The Marin Theater, New York Theater Workshop, The Ojai Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, The Public Theater, The Sundance Theater Lab, The Vineyard Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, and The Yale Repertory Theater. Sam is a teaching artist and guest director at The Juilliard School and has taught and directed at NYU Graduate Acting, ACT, Williams College, and Cornell. He is a recipient of a Princess Grace Award, a Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship, and is a Wooster Group Associate Artist, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect.   

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is the award winning Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to producing great plays simply and truthfully utilizing an artistic ensemble. Atlantic believes that the story of the play and the intent of the playwright are at the core of the creative process. Atlantic maintains an ensemble of acclaimed actors, writers and directors including Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and director David Mamet and Academy Award® nominated actor William H. Macy who founded Atlantic twenty five years ago in 1985.  
Atlantic and Neil Pepe were awarded a 2009 Drama Desk Award last season for “exceptional craftsmanship, dedication to excellence and productions that engage, inspire and enlighten.” In 2006, Atlantic was awarded the Lucille Lortel Prize for Outstanding Body of Work  as its critically acclaimed production of Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant Of Inishmore transferred to Broadway, where it was nominated for five 2006 Tony Awards® including Best Play.
 
Atlantic’s acclaimed world premiere production of its first musical Spring Awakening, with music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater and direction by Michael Mayer, won 8 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical.
 
Last season, Atlantic and Druid’s critically acclaimed production of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, directed by Tony Award® winner Garry Hynes, was extended three times and received four 2009 Lucille Lortel Award nominations including Outstanding Revival, three Outer Critics Circle Award nominations including Outstanding Revival, a Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Revival, and was awarded a 2009 Lortel for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.

Since its inception, Atlantic has produced over 125 productions including the Tony Award® winning play The Beauty Queen of Leenane, the world premieres of Academy Award® winner Ethan Coen’s comedies Almost an Evening and Offices,  Woody Allen’s A Second Hand Memory and Writer’s Block, David Mamet’s Romance and his adaptation of The Voysey Inheritance, the musicals Spring Awakening and 10 Million Miles, Conor McPherson’s Port Authority, Peter Parnell’s Trumpery, Lucy Thurber’s Scarcity, Annie Baker’s Body Awareness, Beau Willimon’s Farragut North, Bekah Brunstetter’s Oohrah!, David Pittu’s What’s That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling, Leslie Ayvazian’s Make Me, Tom Donaghy’s Minutes From The Blue Route, Edwin Sanchez’s Trafficking in Broken Hearts, the American premieres of Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange, Conor McPherson’s Dublin Carol, Jez Butterworth’s The Night Heron, the New York premieres of David Mamet’s Keep Your Pantheon and School, Jez Butterworth’s Parlour Song and Mojo, Rolin Jones’ The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow and Peter Parnell’s The Cider House Rules as well as revivals of David Mamet’s American Buffalo and Edmond, Harold Pinter’s The Hothouse and the double bill of Celebration and The Room and Harold Brighouse’s Hobson’s Choice.
 
DUSK RINGS A BELL will play Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30p and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm.

All tickets are $45 and will be available beginning Monday, April 12, 2010 by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 (ticketcentral.com) or in person at the ATLANTIC STAGE 2 box office located at 330 West 16th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).  

Purchase an “All -In-One Membership” and see every main stage and Atlantic Stage 2 production for $195 (plus an $8 service charge).  

For general inquiries and/or group sales for both the main stage Linda Gross Theater and Atlantic Stage 2, call 212-645-1242.

http://www.atlantictheater.org 

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