Romulus Linney
American playwright
Romulus Linney
Romulus Zachariah Linney IV was an American playwright and professor.
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Neil Patrick Harris Brings the Magic of Nothing to Hide From LA to NYC
Huffington Post - about 3 years
When a play is extended four times at the Geffen Playhouse, a theater lover in LA (if only part-time) has to buy a ticket. I had read a few favorable blurbs of Nothing to Hide, starring Magic Castle sensations Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimaraes, but didn't understand the fuss until I saw the remarkable 70-minute magic show directed by the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris, himself President of the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle. DelGaudio, artist, magician and founder of the experimental performance art duo, A. Bandit, and the Portuguese wonder, Guimaraes, the youngest ever World Champion of Card Magic in 2006 at just 23, have the kind of rapport and chemistry you expect from a comic duo together for decades. DelGaudio reminds one of a young, thin Vincent D'Onofrio, striking a perfect balance between cockiness and self-deprecation, while Velder strikes one as a low-key Roberto Benigni. Both are wonderfully sarcastic, so it's not a traditional funny/straight man dy ...
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First Nighter: Neat Tricks Pulled Off in Beckett's <i>All That Fall</i>, <i>Nothing to Hide</i>
Huffington Post - over 3 years
(Reviewer's note: Some months ago, I reviewed Samuel Beckett's All That Fall, a radio play that director Trevor Nunn convinced the Beckett estate executives should be done on the stage. To help prove his point, he hired the superlative Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon to lead the small cast. That production, still headlining Atkins and Gambon, is now in Manhattan at 59E59 Theatres. Here's a partially rewritten version of the earlier review.) Samuel Beckett wanted his plays done exactly as he wrote them and as he particularized them in his stage directions. Don't think of adding even a second tree, for instance, to the Waiting for Godot set. His executors have followed the strict dictates, although they've recently bent them for All That Fall, the 75-minute radio play he composed as a 1956 BBC commission. The title is taken from Psalm 145, where the palmist promises that God will lift the fallen. Beckett wanted sound to be the main focus, of course, and asked for all kinds of sound ...
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First Nighter: Regina Taylor Confronts the Computer Age Poorly, Matt Charmian Does It Better
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Whatever Regina Taylor is trying to get across in stop. reset., at the Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney, has gone completely over my head, and I suspect I'm not the only one who exited--or who will exit--the 100-minute drama wondering what the devil she's getting at. The action--and there's a fair amount of it--takes place on a torrentially snowy Chicago day in the Alexander Ames Chicago Black Book Publishers office. It's the day when publisher Ames (Carl Lumbly) is scheduled to announce which of his long-time and loyal employees--Chris (Teagle F. Bougere), Jan (LaTanya Richardson Jackson), Tim (Donald Sage Mackay) and Deb (Michi Barall)--is going to get the axe as a result of an impending merger. While the nervous four mill about Neil Patel's version of slick digs in a modern high-rise--and Shawn Sagady's intricate projection design flashes on the walls (footage, among much else, of Martin Luther King, excerpts from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man)--Ames interrogat ...
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Jane Vandenburgh: Shopping for Husbands
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Part One of Three When my husband Jack and I got together more than twenty years ago, it was in a time when virtually every other marriage was ending in divorce, stats so terrible they'd engendered their own grim humor: You could shop for your next husband, it was said, in the produce aisles of the Berkeley Bowl. Made sense, ours being such a foodist town that the Bowl and Monterey Market were like church to us. I'd seen him around, knew him by reputation, but even the loud syllables of his name -- JACK! SHOE! MAKER! -- completely terrified me. Bespectacled, beard and thinning hair cropped short, he'd stand silently at the back of a reading at Cody's on Telegraph, arms folded across his chest, listening carefully. Unapproachable, he seemed to inhabit a place of such exalted literary excellence I guessed it'd take some map written in disappearing ink in a half-forgotten language to find your way there. Jack and his partner Bill Turnbull had adopted that standoffish ...
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Camille Sweeney & Josh Gosfield: What Makes Laura Linney Act? It's the Story, Stupid.
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Award-winning actor, Laura Linney, starring opposite Bill Murray in Hyde Park on the Hudson (in theaters December 7), opens up about who she is acting for. When we interviewed Laura Linney for a chapter on "How to Act" in our upcoming book, we asked the award-winning actor: "Who are you acting for?" The question was met with a long silence. We had to stifle the urge to blurt out helpful hints. As the seconds turned into minutes, we wondered if she had misunderstood or been offended. It turned out Linney was thinking, actually thinking, not pretending to think as sometimes happens when you are interviewing a famous person who is feeding you lines because that is what their publicist told them to do. When Linney finally did respond -- a full two minutes of tape time later -- her answer was not at all one we would have expected. She was not acting for her audience, her fellow actors, directors, producers or even her late father, the playwright Romulus Linney. No. She ...
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ALL MY SONS, HAY FEVER et al. Set for Juilliard's Drama Division 2011-2012 Season - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Other esteemed playwrights who have led Juilliard&#39;s up-and-coming writers include John Guare and Terrence McNally, who co-created the program with Drama Division director Michael Kahn, as well as Jon Robin Baitz and Romulus Linney
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What's Up, Beth Grant? The Film and TV Scene-Stealer on Her Hell-Raising Role ... - Broadway.com
Google News - over 5 years
I started here in Romulus Linney&#39;s Holy Ghosts, straight out of college at East Carolina University [in 1973], and I&#39;ve longed to come back ever since. My daughter is going to be a freshman at Juilliard this fall, so it&#39;s perfect timing
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Reading, writing and acting - Orlando Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
Other biggies through the years: Ted Tally, Jack Mitchell, Ned Rorem, Don Cherry, Romulus Linney, Allen Ginsberg, Spalding Gray, Merce Cunningham, Bobbie Ann Mason, June Havoc and Robert Rauschenberg. Meanwhile, Sunday was the final performance day for
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What's Happenin': Tuesday, July 5, through Wednesday, July 20 - River Cities Reader
Google News - over 5 years
Running July 15 through 24, the Playcrafters Barn Theatre&#39;s latest production is author Romulus Linney&#39;s A Lesson Before Dying. And yes, the title does feature a particular word that might make you think the show is depressing as all get-out
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The Listings
NYTimes - over 5 years
Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional listings, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/theater. Previews and Openings 'All's Well That Ends Well' (in previews; opens on June 25) After staging two of the Public's more memorable recent Shakespeare
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Theater Listings: June 17 — 23 - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
(Claudia La Rocco) Marathon 2011, Series A (closes on Saturday) Ensemble Studio Theater pays tribute to Romulus Linney by making his 1980 Appalachian mountain tale, “Tennessee,” the centerpiece of its annual festival of one-acts
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"The Book of Mormon" is Best Musical at the Tony Awards - CBS News
Google News - over 5 years
Among those honored include James Gammon, Michael Gough, Betty Garrett, Tom Bosley, Pam Gems, Arthur Penn, Elizabeth Taylor, Romulus Linney, Sada Thompson and Lanford Wilson. 10:24 pm Kelsey Grammar presents the award for Best Revival of a Musical
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Theater
NYTimes - over 5 years
Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional listings, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/theater. Previews and Openings 'All's Well That Ends Well' (Previews start on Saturday; opens on June 25.) After staging two of the more memorable recent
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Theater Listings: June 10 — 16 - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
(Brantley) Marathon 2011, Series A Ensemble Studio Theater pays tribute to Romulus Linney by making his 1980 Appalachian mountain tale, “Tennessee,” the centerpiece of its annual festival of one-acts. Harris Yulin&#39;s revival is unevenly cast,
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The Listings
NYTimes - over 5 years
Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional listings, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/theater. Previews and Openings 'Desperate Writers' (In previews; opens on Monday.) Are there any other kind as a deadline looms? This comedy, by Joshua
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THEATER REVIEW | MARATHON 2011: SERIES A; Marathon 2011: Series A at Ensemble Studio Theater
NYTimes - over 5 years
Making Romulus Linney &rsquo;s &ldquo;Tennessee&rdquo; the centerpiece of Series A of the Ensemble Studio Theater&rsquo;s 33rd annual festival of one-acts was a fine idea. It pays tribute to Linney, an undervalued playwright who died in January and had a long history with this incubational Off Broadway company. But it also stands as a vibrant
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From Elegiac Appalachian Hollers to New Terrain - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
In Romulus Linney&#39;s “Tennessee,” Kristen Lowman and Scott Sowers explore timeless Appalachia, at Ensemble Studio Theater. By DAVID ROONEY Making Romulus Linney&#39;s “Tennessee” the centerpiece of Series A of the Ensemble Studio Theater&#39;s 33rd annual
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Theater Review: Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon: 2011 - The Epoch Times
Google News - over 5 years
It is the story of a murder plot on one side of a bar and a marriage unraveling on the other that threaten to intertwine in unpredict (Gerry Goodstein) This presentation of Romulus Linney&#39;s “Tennessee” has been dedicated to the late playwright,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Romulus Linney
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 80
    Romulus Linney died on January 15, 2011, aged 80, from lung cancer at home in Germantown, NY.
    More Details Hide Details He was the father of actress Laura Linney. The plays of Romulus Linney include:
  • 2010
    Age 79
    He also completed a full-length play about Alzheimer's disease, Over Martinis, Driving Somewhere, which received a workshop at New York Stage and Film in the summer of 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Among Linney’s many awards were two Obie awards, one for sustained excellence in play writing; two National Critics Awards; three Drama-Logue Awards; and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which conferred upon him its Award in Literature, Award of Merit and its highest award, the Gold Medal. He received an honorary doctorates from Oberlin in 1994, from Appalachian State University in 1995, and from Wake Forest University in 1998. He was a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Fellowship of Southern Writers, National Theatre Conference, College of Fellows of the American Theatre, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Corporation of Yaddo. Linney had been chair of the MFA Playwriting program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and Professor of Playwriting in the Actors Studio MFA Program at The New School in New York. He also taught over the years at Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Connecticut College, and the Sewanee Writers Conference among others.
    In 2010 before his death, Linney completed a libretto for an opera based on his first play The Sorrows of Frederick commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center Theater.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1930
    Born
    Born on September 21, 1930.
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