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Mar 31, 2018   Leave a Comment Interview

There are lots of characters in the Off Broadway thriller “Harry Clarke.” But they’re all played by Billy Crudup — who gets lonely up there sometimes. “It gets incredibly lonely,” admits Crudup (“Jackie,” “Spotlight,” “Almost Famous”) on the latest episode Stagecraft, Variety‘s theater podcast. A Tony winner for “The Coast of Utopia,” the actor holds the stage solo for the entirety of the 80-minute monologue, and he’s learned that you can’t get too in-your-head when you drop a line or two. “As soon as you start doing that, you forget everything,” he laughs. “And then all of sudden, you’re in a tunnel, and it’s dark outside, and there’s nobody else onstage. That’s when you feel really lonely.” He’s always found his way back on track — but “during the interim, there’s a pretty intense chemical dump when you break into a flop sweat and you want to retire.” Read More here

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