It is my attempt each month on the blog to include at least one theatre story, even if I don’t actually see a new play or musical. I pondered a few options for January’s entry, and soon decided, “hey, why not do some promotion for a family friend”! Edward James Hyland is a vastly experienced actor on stage, television and film. Among his recent impressive credits are as Judge Ketchum in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”, Professor Wallace in M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening” and the role of Jellaby in the acclaimed 2011 Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard’s brilliant “Arcadia”. In the brand new revival of “Machinal” on Broadway, Ed is cast in the dual role of a priest and the adding clerk. It runs through March the 2nd at the American Airlines theater under the auspices of the famed Roundabout Theatre Company. “Machinal” has opened to strong reviews and boasts the Broadway debut of notable film actress Rebecca Hall(“The Town”, “Iron Man 3”). Rebecca, of course, is the daughter of the renowned Peter Hall, a lauded stage director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company. This play, inspired by a true story, was written by Sophie Treadwell and is celebrating its first Broadway revival since 1928! This production is directed by Lyndsey Turner with choreography by Sam Pinkleton. So, head on out and support the talented Ed Hyland. And while you’re at it, watch his daughter Sara Hyland on your television, as one of the award-winning ensemble players of a little show called “Modern Family”. A fine acting family, indeed!
See my friend Ed Hyland on Broadway in “Machinal”!