Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Theatre news 2: Oscar hits Broadway

I was surprised to see that recent revival of David Hare's THE JUDAS KISS about Oscar Wilde, which we enjoyed and wrote about a bit back in 2012, has now arrived on Broadway, with Rupert Everett once again getting rave reviews for his great performance as Oscar - surely the best part of his later career. That London production which I saw initially at the Hampstread Theatre was also the debut of Ben Hardy - recently in EASTENDERS, the BBC soap and he is now Angel in the latest X-MEN. Rupert is also now in dastardly mode in the new BBC series THE MUSKETEERS, which is an enjoyable romp.

I was drawn to THE JUDAS KISS as I had seen the original production a decade or more ago, with Liam Neeson and Tom Hollander as that very petulant Bosie. The Everett re-boot had a successful London west end run too before going on tour, my pal Martin saw it in Dublin.
Here is Rupert writing for The New York Times on Oscar and the play's genesis this time round,
and the paper' review:

More on Oscar (and Peter Finch's portrayal of him) and Rupert at labels.

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