By KATHRYN SHATTUCK / Source: nytimes.com
Countless words have been spilled on the subject of Timothy Olyphant and the Stare: that faint narrowing of those fathomless eyes, shorthand that one of his gunslinging lawmen — say, Raylan Givens of “Justified” or Seth Bullock of “Deadwood” — is about to blow a bad guy to smithereens.
Or, in real life, that an interview is headed south.
On a recent evening, Mr. Olyphant, 47, slid into a chair after a long day of rehearsing Kenneth Lonergan’s new play, “Hold on to Me Darling,” now in previews at the Atlantic Theater Company. Mr. Olyphant, a California boy without a western bone in his body, has played a lot of cowboy types. Here he’s Strings McCrane, a country-music and movie star on a downward spiral in what he called “a beast of a play, at first glance absurdly funny but operating on a very deep, very insightful level about human behavior.”
For the second time now, Oliver Stone’s Snowden has been delayed. The film, which tells the true story of Edward Snowden, a computer professional and former CIA employee who leaked classified information from the United States National Security Agency to The Guardian, was originally set to come out last year on Christmas Day, before it was pushed back to May 13, 2016. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Snowden‘s new, and hopefully final, release date will be September 16, 2016.
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Emmy nominee Timothy Olyphant (Justified) returns to the stage later this month in Hold On to Me Darling, a new play from Oscar nominee Kenneth Lonergan. The Atlantic Theater Company production, under the direction of Neil Pepe, runs from February 24-April 3. Opening night is set for March 14.
Olyphant plays Strings McCrane, a country and western star who begins questioning the meaning of his life upon learning of his mother’s death. Determined to abandon his celebrity and career, he moves back to his hometown in Tennessee. It doesn’t go well.
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Returning to the stage for the first time in two decades, Justified star and six-time Emmy nominee Timothy Olyphant will headline the Atlantic Theater Company’s world premiere of Oscar nominee Kenneth Lonergan’s Hold On To Me Darling. Performances are set to begin February 24, with opening night April 3 at the Atlantic’s Chelsea mainstage, the Linda Gross Theater.
The Atlantic describes Hold On To Me this way: “On learning of his mother’s death, world famous country and Western star Strings McCrane (Olyphant) begins questioning the meaning of his life and what it all adds up to. Determined to abandon his celebrity and career, he moves back to his hometown in Tennessee. It doesn’t go well. This compelling new play from acclaimed playwright Kenneth Lonergan examines the costs of fame, fortune and narcissism in pursuit of the American Dream.”
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