Noel Coward's Present Laughter

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lennygoran
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Noel Coward's Present Laughter

Post by lennygoran » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:50 am

I know there are Noel Coward admirers CMG-my DVR will be going. Regards, Len

Fri Nov 3 9:00 pm

Great Performances

Noel Coward's Present Laughter

Legendary Academy Award and Tony Award winner Kevin Kline made his eagerly awaited return to Broadway in 2017 with a Tony-winning performance in Noel Coward’s outrageously irresistible backstage comedy. With a spectacular cast headed by Kate Burton (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy), Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), and Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) in her Broadway debut, Present Laughter follows a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Juggling his considerable talent, ego and libido, the theater’s favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts, and unexpected twists.

http://www.thirteen.org/schedule/?program=67

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Present_Laughter

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Re: Noel Coward's Present Laughter

Post by jbuck919 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:32 pm

Interesting thing about Noel Coward. He was flamboyantly homosexual, but also a very good actor. You would never guess his basic orientation from his performance in the classy WW II propaganda movie In Which We Serve.

Irrelevantly, I note that this is the post that took me past 26,000. Actually, I surpassed that some time ago because I lost a number of posts the last time the site had a crash. Nevertheless, it has been an honor to be here for this long, with this many posts. As I have stated before, I have learned 100 more times from other members than I can ever hope to impart.

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Re: Noel Coward's Present Laughter

Post by Belle » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:16 am

I love Kevin Kline and he trained in classical piano!! He always hits the right note when acting, that's for sure. And he's so very classy. I adored him in this film - and in that sizzling Armani suit!! OH - MY - GOD!! And this song is a masterpiece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ7ifstcOtQ

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Re: Noel Coward's Present Laughter

Post by barney » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:03 am

Kevin Kline was the best pirate king ever in Pirates of Penzance. And Linda Ronstadt was the most fetching Mabel. I love that production.

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