Drama Blackbird: An Intense Reunion of Unexpected Lovers
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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This play was OK. It got a little boring with too much dialogue. I saw a couple of patrons snoozing.
Corryn Cummins nailed the part, she was outstanding but Sam Anderson missed some lines, looked nervous and his acting didn't look organic.
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This powerful piece begins when Una shows up unexpectedly at the office of Ray, forcing him to come to terms with the effects of their relationship. Una pulls Ray into an encounter that is gripping, surprising and utterly unforgettable.__
__ Sam Anderson (Ray) is the Co-Artistic Director of the Road Theatre Company, and can now be seen on the big screen as Mr. Hyde in Water For Elephants (with Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz), and starring in the independent film, __Frankie Goes Boom. __L.A. theatre credits include a five-month run of __The Bird and Mr. Banks, __for which he won leading actor awards from the LA Drama Critics Circle and Backstage. His Ovation Award-winning turn came when he played the father in the Road’s Napoli Millionaria. Sam has often worked at the Odyssey, in __Road to Nirva __(_LA Weekly _Best Actor), Taking Sides, Rhinoceros, and in David Mamet’s Edmond (LA Weekly, _Backstage West _Awards). At LATC, Sam originated the role of Finney in Marlene Meyer’s Kingfish, and was directed by Simon Callow in Milan Kundera’s __Jacques and His Master. __At Antaeus he appeared in Cousin Bette. Sam recently completed a five-year run as Bernard on ABC’s megahit Lost. In a film and television career spanning close to 200 roles, some of his favorites are the Principal in Forrest Gump, the lethal attorney Holland Manners in Angel, Donna’s racist father in La Bamba, Dr. Fonzie in Friends, and roles in Everybody Loves Raymond, and Stephen King’s The Stand. He garnered a SAG Award (Best Ensemble) for his role on E.R.
Corryn Cummins (Una) is a Rogue Machine ensemble member, where her onstage work includes roles in __Bingo with the Indians, Yard Sale Signs __and Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath. Other Los Angeles theatre credits include: Killer Joe with Lost Angels (Ovation Awards: Ensemble Performance and Production), The Lonesome West (The Odyssey), A Hole in the Dark (The Blank__), ____and Hotel Bardot and Neo-Sacred Revival__ (both with Padua Playwrights). Chicago Theatre credits include: a world premiere adaptation of Studs Terkel’s Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession with Lookingglass Theatre, directed by David Schwimmer (Joseph Jefferson nomination, Ensemble Performance), Fahrenheit 451 (Steppenwolf), The Hot L Baltimore directed by David Cromer (Joseph Jefferson Award, Supporting Actress). She has appeared in over a dozen films, including voicing the lead character, Cee, in the animated feature __From Inside __(winner Grand Prix, Utopiales (France) and Best Animated Film Sitges Int’l Film Fest). __