Nov
16
2010
0
Oct
20
2010
0

Eddie Channel on Youtube/Every Day news

[thanks Noelle]
For your viewing pleasure… CLICK

Everyday was picked up by Image Entertainment for distribution at the TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL.

Written by Momo in: Movies,News,video |
Oct
07
2010
1

Eddie Izzard: How to Win over an Audience

[thanks Jean!]

Written by Momo in: video |
Aug
23
2010
0

Race Closes on Broadway

[from playbill.com]

David Mamet’s provocative legal drama Race, starring Eddie Izzard, Dennis Haysbert, Afton C. Williamson and Richard Thomas, ended its Broadway run Aug. 21 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Mamet also directed his play, which began previews Nov. 17, 2009, and officially opened Dec. 6. Race is not only the longest-running play of the 2009-2010 Broadway season, but upon its closing after 320 performances, there will be no plays represented on Broadway until the Roundabout Theatre revival of Mrs. Warren’s Profession begins Sept. 3.

Race, which tests the dynamics of a law office when a crime is committed against a black woman, recouped its entire $2.5 million investment in late April. The original cast featured David Alan Grier, James Spader, Kerry Washington and Richard Thomas. Grier, Spader and Washington departed the production in June. Thomas is the only original cast member to remain with the play.

Producers announced Aug. 11 that plans are underway to bring the work to London audiences, as well as individual regional theatres in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, in 2011.

Here is a look at Race’s final Broadway curtain call: > PHOTO GALLERY

Written by Momo in: Photos,Race,video |
Aug
18
2010
0
Aug
04
2010
0

One-On-One With Eddie Izzard

[from broadwaysbestshows.com | thanks Jean!]

One of the funniest stand up comedians is now on Broadway. British born Eddie Izzard first conquered American audiences with his Emmy winning comedy specials. Eddie talked to Pat Collins backstage about why he is open and honest about a personal topic.

Written by Momo in: Interview,video |
Aug
03
2010
0

Eddie on the Late Late Show

Eddie Izzard’s entrance on ‘The Late Late Show’ (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS) was mildly reminiscent of Tom Cruise’s appearance on ‘Oprah.’ But did Cruise lose his breath? Izzard jumped up and down on the host’s couch chairs, at one point diving over the back.

“I was just about to [read] the tweets and emails — I don’t suppose I could persuade you to help me?” asked Craig Ferguson. Through panting gasps, the comedian replied, “No, I’m exhausted.”

“I’ll fill in some time while you get your breath back,” said Ferguson. He grabbed a harmonica and began playing a lonesome tune.

Izzard picked up on it and started doing some improv: “It’s a cold night, Sarge — cold night here in the trenches.” The host added, “That’s right, there youngen, but don’t you worry ’cause I got here me mouth organ.”

Written by Momo in: video |
Aug
01
2010
0

New York4 Interviews Eddie

[thanks Jean!]

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video.

Written by Momo in: Interview,Race,video |
Jul
15
2010
0

Old Interview…New Footage

[thanks Jean]

This interview was done in the Netherlands during Stripped featuring some nice behind the scenes footage.

Written by Momo in: Interview,Tour,video |
Jul
14
2010
0

NY1 Theater Review: “Race”

[from brooklyn.ny1.com]

Credit David Mamet and a slick production for the success of “Race,” a thin play that’s run a lot longer than I expected. While the drama still disappoints, a cast change adds a nice shot of adrenaline to a show that’s nearing the finish line.

“Race” is intended to be a highly provocative riff on the controversial topic of racial dynamics. But David Mamet offers no insights and instead manages to reinforce a bunch of stereotypes centering on not only race but gender, lawyers and privileged rich people.

Still, Mamet, who also directed, is a pro. While the work is intellectually flawed, he certainly knows how to keep an audience entertained. His signature staccato rhythms featuring tons of profanity-laced dialogue is very much in place, and it’s titillating to hear such toxic language.

Eddie Izzard, taking over for James Spader, plays attorney Jack Lawson, who’s trying to decide whether to take the case of a wealthy white businessman accused of raping a black woman. Lawson’s partner, Henry Brown, is now being played by Dennis Haysbert, replacing David Alan Grier.

The casting is a plus for the most part, adding dimension to the characters. Haysbert, who seemed to struggle a bit with his lines, is a commanding presence and his interpretation reveals Henry to be less a bigoted reactionary than a jaded cynic.

Afton C. Williamson in the sketchy role of a young associate adds more credibility than Kerry Washington.

Richard Thomas, continuing as the accused rapist, still can’t do much with a confounding part.

Izzard delivers an intelligent performance, turning Jack more human and visibly conflicted. What was a single-minded opportunist in the original company is still a shark but one with a more pronounced conscience and a sliver of a heart.

“Race” remains one of Mamet’s lesser plays, but thanks to a company that brings new shades to the work, it’s not quite so black and white anymore.

>> VIDEO HERE

Written by Momo in: Race Reviews,video |

 


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