Alias: Roxane. Why Jennifer Garner had to take her chances on Broadway
November 1, 2007 §
I think what we’re seeing here might be revival of new audiences for Broadway. It seems that more and more these days (anyone want to see a naked Harry Potter?) screen actors are heading to the stage to try their art in a new way. What a way to reach audiences! People who wouldn’t think twice about seeing Cyrano de Bergerac might think twice if they can have a close encounter with a movie star. Although I do agree with the article that more classically trained, non-famous actors/actresses are being shut out due to their lack of name recognition, as long as the part is played well, isn’t that what should matter? I guess it comes down to integrity of the play or butts in seat. I’m interested to see how the opening goes tonight.