Friday, September 7, 2012

Meet the Nixons: Anthony LaPaglia, Kathryn Erbe Will Star in ‘Checkers’


The Tony Award winner Anthony LaPaglia will play Richard Nixon and Kathryn Erbe (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) will play Pat Nixon in the world premiere of Douglas McGrath’s play “Checkers” this fall at Off Broadway’s Vineyard Theater, executives there announced on Friday. The play, set during the 1952 presidential election, is a character study of Nixon (then the Republican nominee for vice president) as well as a rendering of the Nixon marriage in a moment of crisis, as he delivered his so-called Checkers speech addressing allegations of financial improprieties.
Mr. LaPaglia won the Tony for best actor in a play in 1998 as Eddie Carbone in that season’s Broadway revival of “A View from the Bridge”; his last stage role in New York was in the 2010 Broadway revival of “Lend Me a Tenor.” Ms. Erbe, whose television credits also include “Oz,” and who is a member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company ensemble in Chicago, was nominated for a featured Tony in 1991 for “The Speed of Darkness.”
“Checkers” will be directed by another Steppenwolf ensemble member, Terry Kinney, who is divorced from Ms. Erbe. Mr. Kinney directed the Broadway play “reasons to be pretty” in 2009.
The production’s other cast members are Kelly Coffield Park, Joel Marsh Garland, Kevin O’Rourke, John Ottovino, Mark Shanahan, Lewis J. Stadlen and Robert Stanton. The playwright, Mr. McGrath, shared an Academy Award nomination with Woody Allen for best original screenplay for their 1994 movie “Bullets Over Broadway.” Mr. McGrath also wrote and directed the 1996 film adaptation of “Emma,” which starred Gwyneth Paltrow.
“Checkers” is scheduled to begin preview performances on Oct. 12 and open on Oct. 28.

Photos: Kathryn Erbe takes a break from 'SVU' to pose with fans...


Official movie poster for 'Heroes Behind The Badge''...

From 'Heroes Behind The Badge' Facebook Page...

'Have a look at the official movie poster for Heroes Behind The Badge!

The rough edit is complete and we'll be in the recording studio with Vincent D'Onofrio next week to start on the narration.

If you haven't done so already, please check out our trailer using the link below and pre-order a DVD or Full HD Blu-ray today!! http://www.nleomf.org/officers/heroes-behind-the-badge/'

 '...we will begin screening the film the end of this month (September) and the DVD and Blu-ray will be out in October. Still negotiating TV release.'

Ingrid's Humorous Acting Audition for Vincent D'Onofrio. Acting is Good Therapy!

A Russian Woman, Ingrid wants to bring Acting and Creativity back in style. So, she is putting out this audition tape for Vincent D'Onofrio. Hello Acting!

Thinking of you...

Just wanted to take a moment to express my condolences to Blanca Acevedo on the death of her mother yesterday.  Recently, Blanca's mother fell ill with pneumonia and had been hospitalized since.  Blanca lives in NYC and has given us many photos and video clips of Vincent and Katie filming CI and at other events.  As well as being a devoted daughter, Blanca is also a caregiver for her brother, Alberto, who has autism and for whose cause she tirelessly campaigns for awareness and at benefits for donations.  All our thoughts and prayers for your loss, Blanca, and may the gift of the time you had with her bring you comfort.

Behind the scenes photo of Kathryn Erbe from 'SVU' filming...

This is a photo that was tweeted by Ice T of current filming of 'SVU'.  Katie will be in an upcoming episode entitled 'Acceptable Loss' that will air on October 17TH.

 ''Although Erbe’s reprising her role as Detective Eames from Criminal Intent, she is now working with Homeland Security as part of a joint task force investigating terrorists. She’ll meet up with Benson & Co. when the terrorists are connected to a sex-trafficking ring. Executive producer Warren Leight (who ran CI for several seasons) says he was struck by the characters’ similarities. “These are two women who had long-term partnerships with difficult guys,” Leight says. “These are two people who’ve been underestimated — who’ve worked just as hard, just as long —and people don’t quite get how good they are.” But those people will have ample opportunity to see what they’ve been missing: Leight promises Erbe will be back at least once later in the season.''