Elaine May Returns to Broadway as The Waverly Gallery Makes Main-Stem Premiere

first_img The Waverly Gallery © Justin “Squigs” Robertson About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 27, 2019 View Comments The Waverly Gallery, the acclaimed 1999 Pulitzer-finalist play by Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan, opens its first Broadway engagement on October 25 at the Golden Theatre. Obie winner Lila Neugebauer directs the production, which began previews on September 25. The cast is led by Oscar nominee Elaine May—making her first appearance on a Broadway stage in five decades—alongside Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges, Tony nominee Michael Cera, Tony winner Joan Allen and Tony winner David Cromer.The Waverly Gallery centers on the final years of a generous, chatty and feisty grandmother’s battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Gladys (May) is an old-school lefty and social activist and longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson (Hedges).To celebrate opening night, Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched a portrait showing the play’s five-person cast of stars introducing a classic play to modern Broadway crowds. Related Showslast_img read more

Johnson Rues Two Points Lost After Derby Comeback

first_imgMatty Taylor marked his first start with his first goal for the club before strike partner Tammy Abraham struck twice from close range, taking his tally to 21 goals for the season.But Darren Bent pulled one back for hosts Derby County before Taylor spurned a golden opportunity to make it 4-1.With the Rams still alive in the contest, Tom Ince reduced the deficit to 3-2 and Bent equalised from the penalty spot nine minutes from time.”We should have three points,” Johnson told Bristol City Player HD. “We set our game plan and administered that to perfection in the first half.”Even in the second half, we should have scored two or three more goals.”We had a killer instinct to go 3-0 up but we need that strength of character as a group to stay in front and see it out.”I’m not going to lambast the players – they were superb, especially in that first half.”Matty will be disappointed with the one from close range but he was superb on his full debut. We’ve got goalscorers, as we’ve shown today.”We’ll take the positives but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed to draw, despite it being such a tough game.””We had a killer instinct to go 3-0 up but we need that strength of character as a group to stay in front and see it out.”last_img read more