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Film, Television & Theater

ACTING

Posted on July 16, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, with 56 Comments

Excerpted from Jane Fonda’s NYTimes #1 Bestseller “My Life So Far”

As I write this I realize that I’ve done a good deal of thinking about acting in the fifteen-year hiatus I have taken, and I’d like to try to give you a sense of what it’s like, at least for me.

In most films there is a scene when the main character is going through a critical transition or defining event.…

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Rosario Dawson was having lunch on the terrace. We're on the board of Eve Ensler's V-Day, a global effort to stop violence against women and girls. Rosario is one swell, fierce lady!!

SNAPSHOTS FROM CANNES

Posted on May 30, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 18 Comments

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THE BOOK OF MORMON

Posted on May 2, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 6 Comments

Richard and I saw “The Book Of Mormon” last Saturday. OMG!!! it is outrageous and hysterical. Written and directed by the guys that brought us “South Park”, it is unlike anything you’ve ever seen on Broadway. Beware the weak of heart or any fundamentalist types, but be prepared to laugh and be jaw-droppingly shocked.

I’m back in L.A .for this week to do some business and family catching up and then back to NY for a few more plays and off to Europe for the Cannes Film Festival where I will work as a brand ambassador (that’s what we’re called) for L’Oreal.…

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Moises Kaufman, Robin Williams and Me

EVENTS OF THE LAST THREE DAYS

Posted on April 30, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 4 Comments

I returned from Atlanta and visited Richard while he worked on the “Baby It’s You!” cast album which sounds terrific!

The next night I saw “Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo,” with Robin Williams which Moises Kaufman directed. It is a powerful, intense play but also has a lot of humor. Robin is brilliant as the tiger but the whole cast is remarkable.…

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GOD OF CARNAGE

Posted on April 14, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 4 Comments

Richard and I took friends to see God of Carnage at the Ahmanson last night. I had seen it in New York. The play, starring Jeff Daniels, James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden and Hope Davis, was playing when I was there with my play and I loved it so much that I wanted Richard to see it too. Two years ago, the play won the Tony ( beating my “33 Variations”) and Marcia Gay beat me for the Tony for Best Actress.…

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The Women’s Media Center presents the New York premiere of D.A. Pennebaker’s “Jane”

Posted on April 14, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Appearances, with 1 Comment

April 20, 2011

The Women’s Media Center: New York premiere of D.A. Pennebaker’s “Jane”

By Bebeto Matthews, AP

SIDNEY LUMET

Posted on April 11, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 2 Comments

Sidney’s first film, “12 Angry Men“, was the only film my father ever produced. I saw it again fairly recently and realized what a brilliant film it is. I also worked with Sidney in ” The Morning After” in which I played a drunk. I loved working with him. He was a master. Such control of his craft.…

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DICK CAVETT INTERVIEWS ME AT THE RINCON INDIAN RESERVATION

Posted on April 9, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 16 Comments

About 2 1/2 hours south of L.A. , waaaaay back in the mountains east of San Diego is the Rincon Indian Reservation. It’s funny, really. I was driven through beautiful valleys for what seemed like hours. Miles and mile of orange, lemon, tangerine groves, even up the rather steep slopes of the mountains. Very remote. Then, all of a sudden, the rising tower of Harrah’s hotel casino.…

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Catherine Keener really made a huge effort to come cause she had to take a red eye to Miami to care for her ill father. She just finished a film with Phillip Seymour Hoffman in which they play a Beethoven quartet. Next to her is Kathy Najimy, me and Forrest

CLOSING NIGHT

Posted on March 8, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 8 Comments

It was bittersweet. We have had a glorious run and much fun. We became a sort of family, and the wonderful audiences some of whom came back to see it again and again—it can take several viewings cause there is so much to absorb. I will miss all this.

It is hard for me to think I will never play Dr Katharine Brandt again…then again, I’ve learned never to say never.…

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