Stockard Channing Awake & Singing at Almeida???
Date: 11 May 2007
American screen star Stockard Channing is in talks to return to the London stage in an autumn revival of Awake and Sing at the Almeida Theatre, according to columnist Baz Bamigboye in today’s Daily Mail. Clifford Odets’ 1935 play about a Bronx family’s struggles during the Great Depression was directed by Bartlett Sher on Broadway last year, winning a Tony for Best Revival of a Play and nominations for its stars, Mark Ruffalo and Briton Zoe Wanamaker (now at the National in The Rose Tattoo). No creative details have yet been announced for the Almeida’s planned production. Channing is best known internationally for her screen work including, early in her career, playing Rizzo in the film of Grease and, more recently, first lady to Martin Sheen’s US president in The West Wing. However, she started her career in the theatre and has continued to appear regularly on stage with Broadway credits including Little Foxes, They’re Playing Our Song, Love Letters, The Lion in Winter, The House of Blue Leaves and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, for which she won a Best Actress Tony Award. She’s previously appeared on the London stage in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation, which she also performed on Broadway and on screen.
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