At a post-show discussion at the first preview, Gomez responded to an older patron who referred to Villa's character as "Barack Obama," by calling him "the Other Guy." Conceded Hnath, "I'm going in knowing that people are going to have a strong desire to see this as a bioplay
. I am daring them to do that.
James Phillips' soulless bioplay
"McQueen" and, worse still, John Caird's glossy production are symbolic of what London has become since then --modish, unfeeling and out of touch with reality.
Highland negotiated client Bryan Cranston's deal for LBJ bioplay
"All the Way" that won the thesp a Tony for lead actor.
"I thought that was very Sue," the Sue Mengers bioplay
Broadway insiders are saying that Graydon Carter and other producers of John Logan's I'll Eat You Last have shown the script to Barbra Streisand, who's oft mentioned in the Sue Mengers bioplay
starring Bette Midler.
"The Columnist" is a bioplay
about Joseph Alsop, a fierce supporter of the Vietnam War.
Another world premiere, but under the auspices of the nonprofit MTC, is "The Columnist," David Auburn's long-awaited follow-up to "Proof." John Lithgow stars as Vietnam War-defender Joseph Alsop in the bioplay
, set to open end of season.
When Magic Johnson first called up Larry Bird to float the idea of a bioplay
about the legendary basketball rivals--a show that became Eric Simonson's "Magic/Bird," which just opened at Broadway's Longacre Theater--Bird told Johnson to shove it.
Its helmer, Richard Eyre, however, rounded out his year with a beautifully judged production of Nicholas Wright's new bioplay
"The Last of the Duchess" about Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor.
But then, "Lombardi"--the bioplay
now in previews and recently featured in SI--isn't going after the usual Main Stem demographic.
Michael Grandage announced the program for the remainder of 2009, including his own world-premiere production of John Logan's Mark Rothko bioplay
"Red" and the Spanish Golden Age classic "Life Is a Dream," helmed by Jonathan Munby.
Last of the new works to bow this season is George Stevens Jr.'s "Thurgood," a one-man bioplay
starring Laurence Fishburne as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.