I’ve updated the Felicity Huffman Source Gallery with 5 new stills from American Crime.
David Mamet’s two-character play, which had a notoriously brief run on Broadway in 2012, will receive a staging in Los Angeles with two actresses who are closely associated with the famed playwright: Felicity Huffman and Rebecca Pidgeon.
Organizers said the play will open April 24 for a month-long run at Theatre Asylum, a small space in the heart of Hollywood’s Theatre Row district. Huffman will play the role of Cathy, a political radical and longtime prison inmate, who engages in a philosophical debate of sorts with a prison official (Pidgeon).
The first episode of American Crime is capped and in the Felicity Huffman Source Gallery.
What was your first reaction when you read John Ridley’s pilot script?
I thought it was shocking. I thought it was a pilot and it would never make it to series, so I thought, I’m just signing on for a pilot — that’s great. And I thought I would love to be a part of that.
What struck you most dramatically?
Because I was reading it from the point of view of the character I would play, Barb, I thought it would be a tightrope walk to play that character because it’s hard to make someone so driven — you know, her motivation is pure, but the way she presents it is so off-putting — I thought that would be a tightrope walk, and I was interested in the challenge.
Live with Kelly & Michael – March 4, 2015 – Oscar®-nominated actress FELICITY HUFFMAN talks about the new series “American Crime,” and the hosts chat with “Long Island Medium” THERESA CAPUTO.
Late Night with Seth Myers Wednesday, March 4: Guests Sir Kenneth Branagh, Felicity Huffman and musical guest Purity Ring. Kate Pierson sits-in with The 8G Band. Show 0174.
Atlantic Theater Company will present its landmark 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, March 2, 2015 at The Pierre (2 East 61 Street) hosted by Atlantic Founding Ensemble Member and Academy Award nominee Felicity Huffman.
Directed by Neil Pepe with musical direction by Matt Gallagher, the annual gala will celebrate thirty Atlantic seasons with an evening of music and performances from the Atlantic Ensemble and celebrity artists and honor Charles R. Bendit and Paul E. Pariser, co-CEOs of Taconic Investment Partners for their long-time partnership with Atlantic.
The Gala will begin at 6:30pm at The Pierre with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a three-course dinner at 7:30pm, a live auction, and star-studded musical entertainment.