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2009-2010 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATIONS

2009-2010 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 76th annual Drama League Awards, celebrating excellence in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, were announced this morning.

AS YOU LIKE IT has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play.
 
A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE
has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play, and Distinguished Performance (Christopher Walken).

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play.
 
COLLECTED STORIES has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and Distinguished Performance (Linda Lavin).
 
FENCES has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Denzel Washington and Viola Davis).  In addition, director Kenny Leon will be honored with the Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Judith Ivey).

HAMLET has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Jude Law).
 
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge).
 
LEND ME A TENOR has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Jan Maxwell and Tony Shalhoub).

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones).

LOOPED has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Valerie Harper).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Lance Guest and Levi Kreis).

NEXT FALL has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play.

PRESENT LAUGHTER has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Victor Garber).
 
RAGTIME has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Distinguished Performance (Bobby Steggert).
 
RED has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne).
 
THE ROYAL FAMILY has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Jan Maxwell). In addition, Rosemary Harris, a previous Distinguished Performance Award winner, will be recognized at the ceremony.
 
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Barbara Cook and Vanessa Williams).
 
TIME STANDS STILL has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Laura Linney).
 
THE UNDERSTUDY has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Mark-Paul Gosselaar).

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Hecht).
 
WISHFUL DRINKING has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Carrie Fisher).
 
Not for profit company nominations:

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY has been honored with a nomination for Stephen Rea, a past recipient of the Distinguished Performance Award who will be honored on the dais for his work this season in AGES OF THE MOON.

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB productions have been honored with four Drama League nominations: two nominations for COLLECTED STORIES, one nomination for THE ROYAL FAMILY and one nomination for TIME STANDS STILL.

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY productions have been honored with seven nominations including three for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, one for THE GLASS MENAGERIE, one for PRESENT LAUGHTER, one for THE UNDERSTUDY and one for WISHFUL DRINKING.
 

TO READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, VISIT: http://tinyurl.com/y4wwz35 

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Roundabout’s THE UNDERSTUDY concludes limited engagement 01/17

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Final Week!

 

THE UNDERSTUDY

By Theresa Rebeck

Directed by Scott Ellis

 

with

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk and Julie White

 

concludes its limited engagement Sunday, January 17th, 2010

 

“A RAZOR-SHARP COMEDY!”  – Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

 

“Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk & Julie White are a thoroughly excellent trio.”

– Dan Kois, New York Magazine

 

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of The Understudy will play its final performance on Sunday, January 17th at 2:00 PM. Theresa Rebeck’s The Understudy is directed by Scott Ellis featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar as “Jake”,  Justin Kirk as “Harry” and Julie White as “Roxanne”.

 

On January 17th, The Understudy will have played 32 preview performances and 85 regular performances. The Understudy opened officially on November 5th, 2009, Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This limited engagement was extended two-weeks due to popular demand.

 

The most thankless job in theatre takes center stage in Theresa Rebeck‘s new look at the underbelly of the acting world. Through the course of a dress rehearsal, we glimpse all the genius, bitterness and ridiculousness that underscore a life in showbiz.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE UNDERSTUDY’s cast & playwright on Theater Talk 12/25

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

THE UNDERSTUDY’s

 

MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR, JUSTIN KIRK, JULIE WHITE and Playwright THERESA REBECK

will be featured on

 “Theater Talk”

on Friday, December 25th at 1:00AM

on Channel Thirteen

 

“A RAZOR-SHARP COMEDY!”  

– Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

 

“Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk & Julie White are a thoroughly excellent trio.”

– Dan Kois, New York Magazine

 

The Understudy’s Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk, Julie White and playwright Theresa Rebeck, will be featured on “Theater Talk” beginning Friday, December 25th at 1:00AM on Channel Thirteen.  The interview will repeat on CUNY TV, channel 75 on Saturday, January 2nd  at 8:30PM; Sunday, January 3rd at 12:30PM; and Monday, January 4th at 7:30 AM, 1:30PM, and 7:30PM.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to present the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT’s “Raising the Bar”) as “Jake”,  Justin Kirk (Showtime’s “Weeds”) as “Harry” and Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”.

 

The Understudy opened officially on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  The limited engagement has been extended through January 17th, 2010.

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

 

Box office heroes and washed-up has-beens take heed: the play’s almost the thing. In this bitingly witty and entertaining comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius), the lights of Broadway cast an affectionate glow over this look at one of the most notorious roles in the theatre: the understudy.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE UNDERSTUDY’s Kirk & White on “Leonard Lopate” 12/18

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

THE UNDERSTUDY’s

 

JUSTIN KIRK & JULIE WHITE

will appear on

WNYC’s “THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW”

Friday, December 18th between 12:00-12:30PM

Channel 93.9FM and AM 820

 

“A RAZOR-SHARP COMEDY!”  – Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

 

“Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk & Julie White are a thoroughly excellent trio.”

– Dan Kois, New York Magazine

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to present the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT’s “Raising the Bar”) as “Jake”,  Justin Kirk (Showtime’s “Weeds”) as “Harry” and Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”.

The Understudy opened officially on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  The limited engagement has been extended through January 17th, 2010.

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

Box office heroes and washed-up has-beens take heed: the play’s almost the thing. In this bitingly witty and entertaining comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius), the lights of Broadway cast an affectionate glow over this look at one of the most notorious roles in the theatre: the understudy.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE UNDERSTUDY extends to Jan. 17, 2010

Following a best-selling post-opening week

at the Laura Pels Box office

Roundabout Theatre Company

announces

A TWO WEEK EXTENSION!

Through January 17, 2010

of

THE UNDERSTUDY

 

“Rebeck’s ‘The Understudy’ is a masterpiece of comic clockwork. Pulverizingly Funny!” 

– Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

 

“A RAZOR-SHARP COMEDY!”  – Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

 

“Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk & Julie White are a thoroughly excellent trio.”

– Dan Kois, New York Magazine

 

“Scott Ellis’s production is impeccably cast and paced.” – David Cote, Time Out

 

 

Following a bestselling week at the box office, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a two-week extension of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis. 

 

The New York premiere production of The Understudy will extend through January 17th, 2010. 

 

The Understudy, featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar as “Jake”, Justin Kirk as “Harry” and Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”, opened officially on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  The limited engagement has been extended through Sunday, January 17th, 2010.

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

 

The most thankless job in theatre takes center stage in Theresa Rebeck‘s new look at the underbelly of the acting world. Through the course of a dress rehearsal, we glimpse all the genius, bitterness and ridiculousness that underscore a life in showbiz.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46th Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.        

                       

 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

 

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THE UNDERSTUDY reviewed in NY Magazine

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

November 9, 2009

 

The Lady With (Almost) All the Answers

Sometimes a veneer of professionalism is the only thing masking all-out panic. Julie White, in The Understudy, gives us both at once.

 

By Dan Kois

 

Roxanne is a sensible woman. All stage managers are. She wears a comfortable purple hoodie and a headset. She knows where every chair is marked onstage and the timing of every light cue. When a phone rings during a rehearsal, she sharply calls out, “Cell phone! Cell phone!” She scolds actors for eating prop bananas during rehearsal.

 

So we rejoice when, in The Understudy, Theresa Rebeck’s backstage comedy at the Roundabout, Roxanne is thrown entirely off-kilter by the sudden appearance of her actor ex-fiancé, Harry. Usually so collected, Roxanne is transformed by Harry’s prickly charm into an irritable wreck throughout an arduous pickup rehearsal for the Broadway production of an undiscovered play by Kafka. Why should we be glad that Harry’s return turns Roxanne’s orderly world upside down? Because Roxanne is played by Julie White, theater’s most accomplished purveyor of barely restrained hysteria, and to watch White play Roxanne falling to pieces, and then pulling herself back together, is the great pleasure of The Understudy.

 

White’s loopy voice rises in panic and falls into sorrow, just as her hands nervously fly up to tie her hair into a ponytail, pull it free, and tie it up again. She’s the best of a thoroughly excellent trio, rounded out by Justin Kirk as the talented Harry, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Jake, the Hollywood action star for whom a bitter Harry is the understudy.    

TO READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW, CLICK HERE:  http://nymag.com/arts/theater/reviews/61856/ 

THE UNDERSTUDY in the news.

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

THE UNDERSTUDY

In the news

 

MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR in NEW YORK TIMES

NYTIMES

 

THE UNDERSTUDY on NY1

NY1  

 

MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR, JUSTIN KIRK & JULIE WHITE

 on BROADWAY.COM

BROADWAY.COM

 

MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR in BLOOMBERG NEWS

BLOOMBERG

 

“Rebeck’s ‘The Understudy’ is a raucously funny farce and masterpiece of comic clockwork.”  – Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

 

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to present the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT’s “Raising the Bar”) as “Jake”,  Justin Kirk (Showtime’s “Weeds”) as “Harry” and Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”.

 

The Understudy opened officially on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3rd, 2010.

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

 

The most thankless job in theatre takes center stage in Theresa Rebeck‘s new look at the underbelly of the acting world. Through the course of a dress rehearsal, we glimpse all the genius, bitterness and ridiculousness that underscore a life in showbiz.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE UNDERSTUDY opens tonight 11/5

OPENING NIGHT IS TONIGHT NOVEMBER 5!

 

Roundabout Theatre Company

presents

the New York Premiere of

THE UNDERSTUDY

By Theresa Rebeck

Directed by Scott Ellis

 

With Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk & Julie White

 

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

 

Tonight is the official opening of Roundabout Theatre Company’s New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis featuring Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as “Jake” and Justin Kirk as “Harry”.

 

The Understudy will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). 

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

 

The most thankless job in theatre takes center stage in Theresa Rebeck’s new look at the underbelly of the acting world. Through the course of a dress rehearsal, we glimpse all the genius, bitterness and ridiculousness that underscore a life in showbiz.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE UNDERSTUDY’s Gosselaar & Kirk on WNBC’s “LX New York” 11/3

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

THE UNDERSTUDY’s

 

MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR & JUSTIN KIRK

 

will be live in-studio at

WNBC’s “LX New York”

Tuesday, November 3rd between 5:00-5:30pm

WNBC – Channel 4

 

The Understudy opens officially on Thursday, November 5, 2009

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to present the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT’s “Raising the Bar”) as “Jake”,  Justin Kirk (Showtime’s “Weeds”) as “Harry” and Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”.

 

The Understudy opens officially on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3rd, 2010.

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

 

Box office heroes and washed-up has-beens take heed: the play’s almost the thing. In this bitingly witty and entertaining comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius), the lights of Broadway cast an affectionate glow over this look at one of the most notorious roles in the theatre: the understudy.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE UNDERSTUDY’s White & Rebeck in NY Times

Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Understudy opens on Thursday, November 5 at the Laura Pels Theatre.

 

NEW YORK TIMES, ARTS & LEISURE

November 1, 2009

Theater

 

One Writes, the Other Acts. Sparks Fly.

By KATE TAYLOR

 

ONLY in the theater could one woman put another in so many humiliating situations and the two still consider each other friends. Even more than friends: a stellar team.

 

“Sometimes I feel that my job on earth is to put Julie White through horrible things, watch her writhe and then recover,” the playwright Theresa Rebeck said with a laugh the other day. She was sitting next to Ms. White, her friend and frequent muse, in the lobby of the Laura Pels Theater, where the Roundabout Theater production of “The Understudy,” a backstage comedy starring Ms. White as a put-upon stage manager running an understudy rehearsal for a Kafka play, opens on Thursday.

 

“You often put the characters that I play in an extremely difficult situation,” Ms. White agreed in a mild Texas twang, which comes as a surprise if you’ve heard her only onstage. “And I think what I bring to it is trying to do it with good humor and grace and — —”

“Resilience,” Ms. Rebeck interrupted, saying that she admires that trait of Ms. White’s offstage personality and has worked it into her plays.

 

The two women met in 1992, when Ms. White appeared in Ms. Rebeck’s play “Spike Heels” at the Second Stage Theater. The morning of the first preview, having given a well-received performance the night before for an invited audience at the dress rehearsal, Ms. White woke up with terrible abdominal pains. It turned out that she needed surgery and would have to spend the night in the hospital. (“It was something like her ovary exploded,” Ms. Rebeck said.) Ms. White begged them not to give away her part.

 

Cynthia Nixon filled in for a few performances, and Ms. White was able to return. But the experience bonded them, and Ms. White’s scrappiness and humor made a lasting impression on Ms. Rebeck.

 

The first part she wrote specifically for Ms. White was that of an idealistic young screenwriter in “The Family of Mann,” a dark comedy about the misogynistic, backstabbing world of Hollywood writers’ rooms. Years later a conversation about Ms. White’s romantic life led to the one-woman play “Bad Dates.”

 

“I bumped into a fellow writer, and he said to me, ‘So what are you working on?’ And I said: ‘You know what? I’m writing a one-woman show for Julie White,’ ” Ms. Rebeck said. “He got this look on his face, like: ‘A one-woman show for Julie White. That’s a brilliant idea!’ He didn’t say anything; he just got that crazy writer ‘Can-I-steal-that?’ look in his face. And I said, ‘It is a brilliant idea, and it’s my idea.’ ”

“Bad Dates” was a hit, running in New York, Boston and (because Ms. White’s family was there) Dallas. It has since had several other regional productions.

 

Although they are theatrical alter egos, they joke about their differences. Ms. Rebeck has a doctorate in English, while Ms. White just got her bachelor’s degree recently, about 25 years after dropping out of college to work. “She’ll be up in the middle of the night watching Chris Matthews,” Ms. White said of Ms. Rebeck, “and I’ll be up watching ‘The Dog Whisperer.’ ” She and Ms. Rebeck’s teenage son, Cooper, often go to movies together that the rest of his family won’t see. “We were there at ‘Star Trek,’ man, with our phasers,” she said. “We saw ‘Fame.’ ”

 

But Ms. White is clearly in some ways a role model for Ms. Rebeck as well. “The character in fiction who reminded me most of Julie was that chicken in ‘Chicken Run,’ ” Ginger, who wants to help all the other chickens escape, Ms. Rebeck said. Even though Ginger keeps getting caught and locked in the coal shed, she keeps trying. “She’s resolute and resilient, like Julie.”

 

“Well, I’m so glad you didn’t say like Scarlett O’Hara,” Ms. White said. “I’d much rather be Ginger the chicken.”

 

To read the entire story, click here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/01/theater/01tayl.html?_r=1&ref=theater