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Apr 13, 2018   Leave a Comment 'Harry Clarke'

The Tony-winning actor plays 19 characters in David Cale’s virtuoso, one-man off-Broadway show at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Read More here

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

Mar 31, 2018   Leave a Comment Interview

Billy Crudup loves disappearing into characters.
So it wouldn’t be off-base to assume he jumped at the chance to play 19 of them in Harry Clarke, the new one-man Off-Broadway play about a man with multiple personalities that’s recently earned the actor rave reviews. “When I first heard it was a solo show, my initial reaction was, ‘You gotta be fuckin’ kidding me, I’ve never done anything like that,’” Crudup tells ET over the phone from his home in New York City. Harry Clarke is the alter ego of Philip Brugglestein, “a curiously captivating, but essentially timid” man, in the playwright’s words, who “feels more himself speaking with an English accent” — even though he’s from South Bend, Indiana. Harry, on the other hand, with his resounding deep voice and knack for personal fictions, is outgoing and magnetic in a way the shy, queer Philip can only dream of. When Harry more or less takes the reins full-time after Philip arrives in New York, he ingratiates himself with a Manhattan family to shocking results. (Think Talented Mr. Ripley, only less macabre.) Read More here

Mar 25, 2018   Leave a Comment Site Update

I am going on holiday shortly therefore there will be no site updates until the middle of April.

Mar 25, 2018   Leave a Comment 'Harry Clarke'

Let’s face it: You didn’t come here for me to regurgitate the facts about this show. Chances are, you’ve already read that Billy Crudup plays a Midwestern man who since childhood has felt that an English accent was his “true voice” despite physical and verbal abuse from peers and from his homophobic father. Who moves to New York following his father’s death to live his desired life as an Englishman. Who, from following a man one day to meeting him by happenstance at a theater months later to a series of impulsive decisions made afterwards, charms his way into a family and their fortune, The Talented Mr. Ripley style. With a little touch of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. And maybe a little Birdman. The plot was never the important part of this production anyway. Read More here