Column | Jun 11, 2012
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Column | Jun 1, 2012 | 1:47 PMWhen Phylicia Rashad was cast as a replacement Violet Weston in Anna D. Shapiro's Broadway production of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County," the Broadway gossip boards were abuzz with the notion of casting an African-American actress, best known for playing Clair Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," in a play that seemed to be very specifically about a dysfunctional white family, interlopers on the prairie. To some, it was akin to casting a white actor in a play by August Wilson.
Column | Apr 9, 2012 | 12:26 PM
Phylicia Rashad has signed on to direct a play called "Immediate Family," in a new commercial production to be staged this summer in rented space at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. The play, which is produced by Paul Boskind, Ruth Hendel and Stephen...