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Tue, Aug. 25th, 2009, 12:05 pm
bigrivermusical: Ben in Ragtime!

Benjamin Schroeder will be in the revival of Ragtime cast! Ragtime is one of my all time favorite shows. I'm SOOOO excited. Wish Daniel will be Father in it too ;-)

Fri, Jul. 31st, 2009, 04:19 pm
bigrivermusical: Christopher Hanke in Three Rivers

I was watching David Letterman last night and saw the preview of "Three Rivers." A familiar face appeared in the clip and that was Christopher. Congrats!

http://www.cbs.com/primetime/three_rivers/

"Ryan Abbott (Christopher J. Hanke), the inexperienced new transplant coordinator who arranges the intricately choreographed process of quickly and carefully transporting organs from donor to patient."

Mon, Jan. 26th, 2009, 05:56 pm
bigrivermusical: Positive review from LAT!

Horray! It reads like mix to positive, but more towards to positive when you read the last sentence. I'm happy.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/01/review-pippin-a.html

Mon, Dec. 1st, 2008, 01:19 pm
chelseafrew: Pippin at the Mark Taper (LA) in Jan.

The cast of Pippin, a joint production between the Mark Taper and Deaf West Theatre, has been announced:

Playbill Article on Pippin

The casting of Ty Giordano as Pippin is too good to be believed, and I will be schlepping myself out to the West Coast from DC for this one...

Mon, Jul. 21st, 2008, 09:50 am
bigrivermusical: Dan Jenkins in Love Child!!!!

Hooray, finally this date came today!

Daniel Jenkins has written a two-person play with his partner, Robert Stanton, and both will be performing in "Love Child" at Primary Stages this fall. They have been working on this play for years and had workshops and readings, which I could never attend but I sent a mole (LOL) to one of the workshop and the feedback was excellent. I'm so excited about this off broadway run!

http://broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=30225

It's a limited run from October 12 through November 19, plus it'll run repertory with another show, so please check the dates and time!

Wed, Feb. 20th, 2008, 07:53 pm
chelseafrew: Ty in "Untraceable"

OK, I know it's a little late, given that the movie opened almost a month ago, but I have been busy, busy, busy, and haven't had any time to post any kind of review.

This was the first time I wasn't able to see one of Ty's movies on opening day, as it opened the day I left for a week-long trip to London. I went the day after I got back (Feb. 3), and then took my best friend the following weekend to see it, so I've been twice.

To start with, I thought it was a good movie. It isn't for the faint of heart, by any means, as there are definitely scenes of torture all throughout the movie, but the movie was very well-written, well-acted, and well-paced. In particular, Diane Lane and Colin Hanks both did wonderful work, and they were great choices to headline this story. The movie gets across a good message about the Internet and its inherent dangers and multiple oppportunities for misuse. (It's worth noting here that I would have gone to see a movie with this storyline, starring these people, regardless of whether Ty was in it or not.)

Which brings me to Ty... His screen time in this is probably about on a par with what he got in "A Lot Like Love," give or take. He has 4 lines (5 if you count an "Oh." as a line. For a very long time in the movie, I wondered if he had been hired purely to be decorative and look horrified at all that was going on, then he finally got one scene in which he was actually given something to do. That was nice. I could still live without the beard, but otherwise, he looked pretty good (even if wardrobe did choose some truly horrible sweaters for him to wear). I still think "The Family Stone," of his 3 films so far, has used him the best, but presumably there will be more films to come.

So, if you like suspense thrillers, I would definitely recommend this movie, assuming you think you can handle the torture scenes. If all you want to do is check out Ty's work in the movie, you might want to just wait for the DVD (which arrives May 13). You'll be able to zip through his parts in about 10 minutes.

If I haven't touched upon anything about the movie you might have wanted to know, let me know, and I'll try to answer it.

All for now...

Mon, Oct. 22nd, 2007, 09:33 pm
chelseafrew: Play "Spot Ty"

The trailer for Ty's next movie is here: Untraceable Trailer

By my count he is in the trailer 3 times, wearing glasses (!), and sporting the beard he's had since earlier this year. Movie looks intense, but could be good. Not, I fear, for the faint of heart.

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