Daniel Radcliffe in promotional stills from the London production of Equus. That Radcliffe did the play in London last year and opened last week on Broadway in a transfer of that production would be news enough insofar as the star of one of the most successful franchises in film history is performing live on stage, in the flesh. Throughout his journey in Equus , from the media circus surrounding the London run to the slightly less breathless coverage of the Broadway engagement, Radcliffe has maintained his equanimity and a great sense of humor about exposing his private parts. There was very much of that effect. You tighten up like a hamster.
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Kathleen Turner tells all in new memoir
But today, at the age of 53 and having survived disease, alcoholism and a failed marriage, the diva shoe no longer fits. She credited her co-author and close friend, former Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt, with talking her into doing the tell-all book. And she really, I think, had the greater job, because I just got to talk for hours and hours and hours and hours. She had to make some order out of it.
Stars go on stage for a new 'Graduate'
New York theatergoers are a sophisticated bunch, so nobody in the audience makes much of a peep when half a dozen actors playing baseball players in Take Me Out parade onstage, drop their towels and take a shower. Richard Greenberg's off-Broadway play is about the discomfort caused among his teammates when a star center fielder publicly reveals that he is gay. No, it's perfectly in keeping with the play's theme, nothing to get exercised about. Still, if you will pardon a noncritical reaction for a moment: Those guys are naked! Nudity seems to be everywhere in the theater these days, and it's not just the usual flashes of breasts and buttocks.
They come in rapid-fire succession: Dustin Hoffman, as lonely, confused Benjamin Braddock, arriving at the airport. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you? Robinson smoking in a hotel room, Hoffman asking her about her life.