One of the saddest casualties of the recent cancelation of Plaza Theatreâ??s theatrical season was Gramercyâ??s scheduled production of Driving Miss Daisy. Iâ??ve given less-than-glowing reviews to some of Gramercyâ??s earlier outings, but I was looking forward to Daisy because it planned to pair Michael â??Mamma Waltonâ?� Learned as Daisy Wortham with Russ Blackwell as her son Boolie. Blackwell, last seen here in Playfestâ??s Missing Celia RoseÂ¸ was a staple of
Gramercyâ??s season is now gone, but I got good news from Whitney Goin of the Vine Theater. The newly-revived company, whose last production was 2008â??s Steel Magnolias, is bringing Blackwell back to town to direct A Streetcar Named Desire this June at Winter Gardenâ??s Garden Theatre. Normally Iâ??d cry for a moratorium on Streetcar (GOAT presented it mere months ago), but this version will star former
With two of my favorite folks on board, I almost wish I could be in the cast (Iâ??d make a decent Stella if I shaved). If you feel the same, or are just on the hunt for a paid acting gig, get in touch with Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org and make an appointment for an audition. Theyâ??ll be held next Wednesday (Feb 18th) at the Co-Vantage building downtown (
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