Link below provides more details about The Old Vic event. Three American actors are mentioned as having participated in the past(other than Artistic Director Kevin Spacey). They are Vince Vaughn, Brook Shields and Josh Hartnett. The last is the only one of the 3 who has appeared in productions of a more serious nature. Vaughn & Shields roles to date are almost without exception comedic.
[Kevin Spacey runs The Old Vic?…who knew?…hmmm, never watch his movies - sincerely hope he has better management skills:]RA news: (see below links) Excerpt: >The actors include Ronni Ancona, Richard Armitage, former History Boy Samuel Barnett, Niamh Cusack, Toby Jones, Paterson Joseph, Ralf Little, Lesley Manville, Tim Pigott-Smith, Rupert Evans of Hellboy fame, and Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens.
The event, which has a top ticket price of £250, helps support the venue's work with young people, new audiences and emerging talent. The Old Vic, which is run by Kevin Spacey, receives no government subsidy. Spacey said: “We are thrilled to be working with such a remarkable collection of artists again this year and that John Cleese has agreed to host this unique event. It's a high-adrenaline evening but every year some great work is born on that stage.”<
The story was originally reported at the acemarsupial.co.uk website, where you can find pages of other RA information as well.
Wk 7 for Bristol & Mark. Viewer votes have kept them in the competition. In prep for next Mon they'll be told which dance they're expected to perform BUT not the music that will accompany it..yikes!! They must be prepared to do the dance to any tempo at the spur of the moment...who knew Dancin' w/Stars gets so cutting edge...haha...must get out more :) *wink*
Bristallion(her partner Mark's nickname for Bristol:) soldiers on...
from the politico.com website:
>By KARIN TANABE
11/3/10 - The gossip sites are starting to wonder why Bristol Palin hasn’t been kicked off “Dancing with the Stars.” TMZ suggested on Tuesday that there might be some sort of conspiracy: “Nobody can explain why Bristol Palin has managed to stay on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ despite the fact that some are unimpressed" the site said. Is it the power of Sarah Palin that’s behind her daughter’s popularity? Or maybe it’s just that people really like Bristol Palin. Either way, the Alaskan isn’t going anywhere.
On Tuesday night’s elimination round, the “Bristallion” (as her dancing partner Mark Ballas has called her) started to show her frustration. She said that she is ready to go home. “I'm exhausted. This is week seven now. I've been away from home for two months. I'm tired. I want to go home. I want to see my son," Bristol said in her confessional. The tears started to rain down. "I'm just exhausted,” she said again as Ballas comforted her.
But “DWTS” voters want to keep Bristol in a ball gown. After a very long continuation of Monday night’s 200th show celebration—including performances by Taylor Swift and Rod Stewart—came the moment of truth: Bristol and her partner Mark stood on the chopping block along with Kyle Massey and Rick Fox.
While the tension built, the contestants talked about their stress levels and how they keep the nerves from getting the best of their waltzing legs.
“Bristol you were very emotional last night, how difficult is it to be away from home?” asked host Brooke Burke. “It’s extremely difficult. I love dancing and being out here, but it’s very difficult to be away from my family and just Alaska in general,” said Bristol. As for how she keeps her anxiety levels down, she said “right before I go out on stage, I just tell myself to be calm and take deep breaths…in a competition like this, you have to manage stress the right way, otherwise it could destroy you on the floor.”
Well whatever Bristol is doing, America’s “DWTS” voters like it. After much drum rolling, Bristol and Mark were declared safe. Mark leapt up like a frog in a tuxedo while Bristol covered her face. A lot of hugging and spinning and OMGing followed.
In the end, it was the 6’ 7” Rick Fox whose dancing shoes were taken away. He graciously bid adieu to the stage and the five remaining couples.
Next week, the contestants will have to perform an instant dance, not finding out their music until they are live on air with “only minutes to polish their performance and take the floor.” As pro dancer Cheryl Burke said, “the instant dance could be an instant disaster.”<
Harry: "You've been a verrrry baddd boy, Lu...John!"
Spoiler Alert: fascinating Life of Wylie review of final episode:
Noticed while watching Bristol's dance on Mon evening that there will be another rip-off UK show on US tv, it's Skating with the Stars which premieres on Nov 22.
Thought I'd never have any reason to watch it, until they showed photos of the first contestants. Yep...found a TDH to watch....otherwise...meh..trying to jump in at just the right moment for one performer can be quite a juggling act...the TDH this time is Jonny Moseley, Olympic skier..