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‘No Pay, Nudity’ Exclusive Clip: Gabriel Byrne Plays an Aging Actor Struggling with Love, Work and Life

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‘No Pay, Nudity’ Exclusive Clip: Gabriel Byrne Plays an Aging Actor Struggling with Love, Work and Life
The life of an actor can be arduous and frustrating, considering the constant rejection and the inconsistent pay. The new comedy-drama “No Pay, Nudity” follows an aging actor as he struggles with work and life in his twilight years. Gabriel Byrne (“Miller’s Crossing”) stars as Lester Rosenthal who navigates the new realities of the world while continuing to pursue his dreams and dignity. The film co-stars Nathan Lane (“The Birdcage”), Frances Conroy (“Six Feet Under”), Donna Murphy (“Tangled”), Boyd Gaines (“Funny Games”), Valerie Mahaffey (“Sully)” and more. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: Review: Joachim Trier’s Beguiling And Fascinating ‘Louder Than Bombs’ Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne & Isabelle Huppert

The film is directed by Lee Wilkoff, who’s best known as an actor for the screen and stage for almost 40 years. He originated the roles of Samuel Byck in Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins” and
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New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'The Sure Thing,' 'Into the Woods,' 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' and More

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The Sure Thing - Shout! Factory - Blu-ray Director: Rob Reiner Cast: John CusackDaphne ZunigaBoyd GainesAnthony EdwardsTim Robbins. Full cast + crew There are a few noteworthy big-budget releases from 2014 hitting store shelves this week, but before we get to those let's focus on an old gem that an entirely new generation should rediscover: The Sure Thing, directed by Rob Reiner. It was his second feature ever, and it came sandwiched right between This is Spinal Tap and Stand By Me. It's a brilliant, character-driven script with two great leads in John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga. It elevates '80s sex comedy material to some endearing levels, and the whole movie has aged remarkably well. Highly, highly recommended if...

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Blu-ray Review – Porky’s (1982)

Porky’s, 1982

Directed by Bob Clark

Starring Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson, Cyril O’Reilly, Tony Ganois, Kaki Hunter, Kim Cattrall, Nancy Parsons, Scott Colomby, Boyd Gaines, Doug McGrath, Chuck Mitchell and Alex Karras

Synopsis:

Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help a buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.

Before Van Wilder, before American Pie, there was Porky’s. The “raunchy” sex comedy that delivered on one promise: if you went to see the movie, you would see boobs. It has held a legacy that is unrivalled with many comedy directors saying that this was the movie that made them want to get into filmmaking. It was lambasted by critics upon its release in 1982 for being too racy, but now 32 years on some people may
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‘Porkys’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

Stars: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson, Cyril O’Reilly, Tony Ganios, Kaki Hunter, Kim Cattrall, Nancy Parsons, Boyd Gaines, Doug McGrath, Chuck Mitchell, Alex Karras | Written and Directed by Bob Clark

When we think of the rise of the teen sex comedy in the current movie generation the focus easily moves to American Pie and maybe even Superbad. The brashness and move against being controlled by the ratings system pushed the boundaries of what could be included on-screen. Looking back to the eighties though there was a movie that arguably created the blueprint from which these films would work from. That film was Bob Clark’s Porky’s.

Set in 1954 we see a group of high school kids from Florida, trying to find the best way to get their friend Pee-Wee (Dan Monahan) laid, and finally “lose his cherry”. With a few disastrous failures under their belt,
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Fund This Film: ‘No Pay, Nudity’ Features an All-Star Cast of Non-Stars (Like Brent Spiner)

I’m not exactly sure what I’m selling here. At first I thought No Pay, Nudity was a documentary about actors. I thought Laurie Metcalf, Nathan Lane, Ted Levine and others were appearing to talk about the positives and negatives of their profession. Then I thought maybe they were at least playing themselves in the movie. After watching the Kickstarter campaign video I don’t know what the finished result will be. It has a scrip by Ethan Sandler (Whitney… wait, don’t go away yet), so it’s fictional. And in addition to the actors already mentioned, the huge ensemble on board includes Lewis Black, Brent Spiner, Jessica Hecht, Austin Pendleton, Boyd Gaines, Mark Blum, Peter Jacobsen and many more whose face you’d recognize before their name. It’s basically a movie full of “that guy” non-stars. But not Curtis Armstrong, apparently, though he does show up in the campaign video. I
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Henrik Ibsen's 'An Enemy of the People' remains scarily timely and timeless

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A 130-year-old play might seem creaky when considering the men are in top hats, the women are in long dresses, and there is an overall stiffer manner.

But Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People," at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, holds up just fine in director Doug Hughes' capable hands. 

If only it weren't so timely.

The play asks important questions about free speech, environmental disasters and the rich expecting the poor to suffer an undue tax burden. Considering recent events such as the Bp disaster, Wall Street greed and the one percent, then none of it seems all that old.

In fact it's pretty timeless.

And scary. Unless those involved are armed, little is scarier than a mob. When people lose critical thinking abilities and just start chanting, when they repeat without thinking and close in on someone, anything can happen. And it is rarely good.
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A New Broadway Season, A New Set of Tony Hopefuls

By Sam Negin

Theater Editor & Columnist

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A new Broadway season is about to begin and, with it, new life has been brought to my posts. After over 900 posts, 50 comments, over 325 Tony nominees and over 75 winners in the two-and-a-half years I blogged independently about the Tony Awards, I am proud to be joining the team at ScottFeinberg.com.

Without any further ado, I would like to begin with a look ahead at the Broadway shows that will be coming up this year. I have made this list as comprehensive as I could given what information is available but, as is often the case, there is much more data available right now about the fall season (September through the winter holidays) than the spring season (Christmas through the Tony Awards in June) on Broadway. I will update this post with more details as information becomes available.

The list of shows we expect to see this year,
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News Nuggets: Who are Grammy contenders for Album of the Year?

News Nuggets: Who are Grammy contenders for Album of the Year?
Cheyenne Jackson withdraws from Tony nominating committee: "The actor has had to recuse himself from nominating duties now that he will star in the new Broadway play 'The Performers' this fall. Previously announced committee members Boyd Gaines (who will star in 'An Enemy of the People') and director Pam MacKinnon ('Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?') will also not serve on the board. No replacements have been named at this time." Broadway.Com BAFTA adds news writing category to its awards: "BAFTA is to introduce separate prizes for comedy and drama writers at its annual craft awards, following pressure from the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. Up until now, BAFTA has only awarded a best writer award at its television craft awards ceremony, meaning drama writers have been pitted against comedy creators. Last year, the guild began discussions with BAFTA to address this issue. Today, the union has
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'Enemy of the People' and 'Hands on a Hard Body' Coming to Broadway

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Manhattan Theatre Club has announced new productions for its 2012-13 seasons both on and Off-Broadway. For its Main Stem opener at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, Tony-winner Doug Hughes ("Doubt") will direct Rebecca Lenkiewicz's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" starring four-time Tony-winner Boyd Gaines as a heroic doctor who stands against popular opinion to save his town. Richard Thomas will star as his brother, the conciliating mayor. Previews begin Sept. 4 for a Sept. 27 opening. This is a rare instance of a Broadway nonmusical with a large cast. Nancy Piccione is the casting director. Equity principal auditions will be held June 14.Also coming to Broadway during the 2012-13 season is "Hands on a Hard Body," one of very few Broadway musicals based on a documentary film. ("Grey Gardens" is another one.) The 1997 feature that inspired the show depicts a group of Texans competing in...
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John Lithgow is at the center of 'The Columnist's' universe on Broadway

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The talking heads on cable only wish they wielded the power newspaper columnists of old had. They were titans who formed public opinion and whispered in presidents' ears.

Sure, vestiges remain, a powerful writer, here and there, and certainly some cable commentators and radio personalities fire up crowds. But Joseph Alsop (1910-1989) was hugely influential as a widely syndicated columnist, with an Ivy League education and family ties to the Roosevelts. As John Lithgow portrays him in "The Columnist" presented by the Manhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, he is a man convinced he is at the center of the universe.

In many ways he is. But that universe was bound to implode. 

Lithgow, as always, is excellent. There is a very good reason he has earned two Tony Awards, five Emmy Awards and two Oscar nods. He plays Alsop as arch, prissy, closeted and intellectual. He's not very easy to like,
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You decide: Will Matthew Broderick win second Best Musical Actor Tony?

You decide: Will Matthew Broderick win second Best Musical Actor Tony?
The race for Best Musical Actor pits two-time Tony champ Matthew Broderick ("Nice Work If You Can Get It") against four-time nominee Raul Esparza ("Leap of Faith"). Broderick won this race in 1995 for the first rialto revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and contended in 2001 for "The Producers," losing to his co-star Nathan Lane. Broderick also won the featured actor prize for the play "Brighton Beach Memoirs" in 1983. Esparza is one of only two Broadway performers to have contended in all four acting races. Unlike the other, Boyd Gaines, who has won three of his four bids, Esparza has yet to take home a Tony. In 2004, he lost Featured Musical Actor for "Taboo" to Michael Cerveris ("Assassins"); in 2007 he lost Musical Actor for "Company" to David Hyde-Pierce ("Curtains"); in 2008, he lost Featured Play Actor for "The Homecoming" t...
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Driving Miss Daisy Review

Alfred Uhry has said that he had long turned down offers for a Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy until the impressive cast of Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones came along, and what a wise decision that was. The tale, albeit sentimental and touching, is given the electrifying touch it needs by the actors.

The celebrated pair, alongside Boyd Gaines, have had time to perfect the production, having starred last season on Broadway and are now testing the English waters at Wyndham’s theatre.

Although the story is well known to many, thanks to the 1989 film starring Morgan Freeman, it is given a fresh spin with Redgrave’s witty and personable representation of Miss Daisy. This is matched by Jones’ impeccable portrayal of the kind and sub-serving Hoke Colburn that puts the theatre production head and shoulders above the film.

Miss Daisy is a headstrong Jewish widow from Atlanta who,
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Quick Shooter: A Clint Eastwood Profile (Part 3)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the third of a five-part feature (read parts one and two)...

“You’ve got to keep stretching out and trying other stuff,” observed actor and director Clint Eastwood. “I could have chosen a lot of scripts that were different than Bronco Billy [1980], that were less of a challenge but it was worth trying.” The native of San Francisco, California explains, “It’s about the American Dream, and Billy’s dream that he fought so hard for. It’s all the context of this outdated Wild West show that has absolutely no chance of being a hit. But it’s sweet. It’s pure.” The subject matter resembles the work of two legendary Hollywood filmmakers. “My first thought was that Frank Capra [It’s a Wonderful Life] or Preston Sturges [Sullivan’s Travels] might have done it in their heyday. It has some values that were interesting to
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Tony Nominating Committee for New Broadway Season Announced

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The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced on Friday the Nominating Committee for the 2011-2012 Broadway season. This committee attends all productions during the upcoming season and meets on the designated date determined by the Administration Committee to vote on the Tony nominees. The committee has been expanded to 35 members for this season and includes the following:John Arnone – Scenic Designer*Victoria Bailey – Executive Director, Theatre Development FundDavid Caddick – Music SupervisorKathleen Chalfant – Actor Hope Clarke – Stage Director/Choreographer/Actor Douglas J. Cohen – Composer/Lyricist/Playwright*André de Shields - ActorEdgar Dobie –Managing Director, Arena Stage Washington, DC Gordon Edelstein – Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre Beverly Emmons – Lighting DesignerBert Fink – Senior Vice President/Communications, Rodgers & Hammerstein*Boyd Gaines – Actor*Michael Greif – DirectorKathryn Grody – Actor/Writer*Paulette Haupt – Director of the Music Theatre Conference at The O'Neill CenterSusan Hilferty – Costume Designer*Mark Hollmann – Composer/LyricistAbe Jacob – Sound Designer*Robert...
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'Driving Miss Daisy' Performance to Benefit the Actors Fund

In early February, the Broadway revival of "Driving Miss Daisy" will add a ninth performance to its eight-show week. The special benefit performance will take place on Feb. 7 at 8 pm. It will be dedicated to the memory of Lynn and Corin Redgrave, both of whom passed away last year. All proceeds go to The Actors Fund.  Starting in 1992, Lynn Redgrave was actively involved with The Actors Fund, serving on the Board of Trustees and later as a Vice Chair. Corin Redgrave, her brother, often donated his talents to raise funds for the charity. "Driving Miss Daisy" opened at the John Golden Theatre on October 25, 2010. The play tells the story of the profound friendship between an elderly Jewish woman (Vanessa Redgrave) and her African-American chauffeur (James Earl Jones). It also stars Boyd Gaines. Founded in 1882, the Actors Fund is a non-profit human services organization that aids professionals working in all forms of entertainment.
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'Driving Miss Daisy' Takes Express Lane To Recoupment

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While all the focus today is on the woes of the mega-budget Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, here's a little positive stage news: the Broadway production of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy has recouped its $2.6 million investment in less than three months. It is the first play of the 2010-2011 Broadway season to make back its money. The David Esbjornson-directed play, which stars James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines, opened October 25 at the Golden Theatre, and the run has been extended through April 9 with the original cast. The play first opened Off-Broadway in 1987.
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Yawning at Uhry

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Driving Miss Daisy

Golden Theatre, NYC

Through January 29, 2011

When a play starring Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones, and Boyd Gaines somehow still manages to be boring, then it seems fairly clear that the actors are not to blame; such is case with this current revival of Driving Miss Daisy.

James Earl Jones gives a vibrant performance, portraying a man with an unflaggingly positive nature and an outward joy that masks the many less-happy conflicts that must be stirring beneath the surface.

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Gaines Takes The Wheel From Aykroyd In Driving Miss Daisy

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Gaines Takes The Wheel From Aykroyd In Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy star Dan Aykroyd is steering clear of the film's Broadway debut - Tony-winning actor Boyd Gaines will step into the funnyman's role when it comes to the New York stage.

Gaines has been tapped to take over as Miss Daisy's son, Boolie Werthan, in the latest stage version of the 1989 Oscar-winning film, about the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur.

The actor joins an all-star cast including fellow Tony-winners Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones, whose respective characters Miss Daisy and chauffeur Hoke were played by Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman on the big screen.

Gaines has won four Tony Awards for acting, most recently for the latest revival of Gypsy; he also earned Tony gold for Contact, She Loves Me and The Heidi Chronicles.

Driving Miss Daisy originally opened Off-Broadway in 1987. The Broadway version is scheduled to begin 16 weeks of performances on 7 October.

Broadway Revivals Win Top Prizes At Tony Awards

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Broadway Revivals Win Top Prizes At Tony Awards
Old-fashioned Broadway revivals Gypsy and South Pacific ruled at the 62nd annual Tony Awards on Sunday, taking home the top awards of the night.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific edged out competition from beloved favourites Grease and Sunday in the Park with George to claim the award for Best Revival of a Musical, as well as six other awards, including best actor - for the lead, Paulo Szot - and a best director prize for Bartlett Sher.

Stephen Sondheim, whose shows Gypsy and Sunday in the Park With George were both competing for best musical revival, was honoured with a lifetime achievement award.

The ceremony, which was hosted by actress Whoopi Goldberg, featured performances by the casts of stage shows such as The Lion King, Rent, The Little Mermaid and Young Frankenstein.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Play: "August: Osage County"

Musical: "In the Heights"

Book-Musical: "Passing Strange"

Original Score (music and/or lyrics): "In the Heights"

Revival-Play: "Boeing-Boeing"

Revival-Musical: "South Pacific"

Actor-Play: Mark Rylance, "Boeing-Boeing"

Actress-Play: Deanna Dunagan, "August: Osage County"

Actor-Musical: Paulo Szot, "South Pacific"

Actress-Musical: Patti LuPone, "Gypsy"

Featured Actor-Play: Jim Norton, "The Seafarer"

Featured Actress-Play: Rondi Reed, "August: Osage County"

Featured Actor-Musical: Boyd Gaines, "Gypsy"

Featured Actress-Musical: Laura Benanti, "Gypsy"

Direction-Play: Anna D. Shapiro, "August: Osage County"

Direction-Musical: Bartlett Sher, "South Pacific"

Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler, "In the Heights"

Orchestrations: Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, "In the Heights"

Scenic Design-Play: Todd Rosenthal, "August: Osage County"

Scenic Design-Musical: Michael Yeargen, "South Pacific"

Costume Design-Play: Katrina Lindsay, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"

Costume Design-Musical: Catherine Zuber, "South Pacific"

Lighting Design-Play: Kevin Adams, "The 39 Steps"

Lighting Design-Musical: Donald Holder, "South Pacific"

Sound Design-Play: Mic Pool, "The 39 Steps"

Sound Design-Musical: Scott Lehrer, "South Pacific"

Regional Theater Tony Award: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Special Tony Award: Robert Russell Bennett

Lifetime Achievement Award: Stephen Sondheim.

August, In the Heights Named Top Shows at Tony Awards

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Broadway came out swinging Sunday night for the 62nd annual Tony Awards, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. August: Osage County was named best play and won five awards in all, while In the Heights was the recipient of four Tonys, including best musical. Besides the top award, In the Heights, a celebration of Latin-community life in Upper Manhattan, was recognized for its orchestration, choreography and score, with its writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, stopping the show with his acceptance speech – delivered, in breathtaking fashion, as a rap song. Adding to its distinction as this year's Pulitzer Prize winner for drama, the Steppenwolf Theatre
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