Here it comes: Spring, my favorite time of the year, when everything's new and fresh and promising. Outside my study window, the magnolia tree is exploding into magenta bloom under an azure sky -- and to top it all off, here comes Glee. . .literally and figuratively!
On the night of Glee's visit, our theater at Pace University was packed with 750 ebullient fans, front and center among them the master's degree candidates of the Actors Studio Drama School, as the stars of Glee paraded out on our stage -- Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith, Lea Michelle, and Chris Colfer, led by the series' co-creator Ryan Murphy.
They're all there, waiting for you on Bravo at 8/7C on Monday, April 9th. You've never seen anything like this episode -- not on Inside the Actors Studio -- and maybe not anywhere else. The episode is a non-stop cascade of revelation, confession, songs and dances -- on the screen and live on our stage.
Full disclosure: I admit to a bias toward this episode and these people and Glee because of the world from which I came to Inside the Actors Studio. It's precisely the world to which Rachel Berry, Finn Hudson, and Kurt Hummel aspire, and from which Lea and Matthew come -- the Broadway musical theater, they on the stage and I behind the scenes as the lyricist and book writer of two musicals, Nowhere to Go but Up and Sherry!
I love "Inside the Actor's Studio," however, I am curious as to know why James Lipton hasn't talked to Actor's Studio alum and acting great Gene Wilder.
I have not yet seen The cast of Glee on Actor's Studio, but look forward to viewing it very much. I grew up in a small white bread town in the Midwest. Child of a musician father. Artist in every sense of the word. Glee has been a delight to view. I relive my childhood through the talented and colorful cast. At 52 I am finally ready to succumb to my quirky, artsy, musical and dramatic cells that have been waiting for their chance to emerge. Sorry children... tell it to your therapists. Thank you, James Lipton I am a huge fan of your work. Sincerely, L
I'm sitting in class right now as I'm typing, and my teacher just showed me this program. From what i see it's a very interesting program and I'm planning on becoming a famous actor when i graduate high school, so this would be the perfect place for me! :)
I would lovelove love if he had Gene Wilder on the program. Inside the Actors Studio is One of the best show platforms ever!!!!
Absolutely the best show ever. Interesting, entertaining, informative. Mr Lipton is a master as a interviewer. The best show on television. I would love to see more episodes and more commercials of upcoming shows. I look forward to watching the next episode.
I have just discovered "Inside the Actor's Studio" and James Lipton, and I am in heaven!!! I LOVE Mr. Lipton's interviewing style! I can't say enough about it. How refreshing for an interviewer to ask a question in a succinct manner then "stand aside" to let the actor speak. Wow! What a great idea! I'm so tired of an interviewer taking over an interview with his/her inane remarks. James Lipton is the NUMBER ONE interviewer of all time! As a person watching these shows I'm thrilled by his manner and format, but the actors must be over the moon not to hear the usual same idiotic questions put in condescending ways. The gaffes I've heard are unbelievable such as an interviewer saying, "What a great part you had! All you had to do is put on the makeup. You didn't even have to act." REALLY? This was said to an actor who has been acting for something like 50 years! He was gracious as always, but why should he have to endure this??? Kudos to all of them, and THANK YOU, Mr. Lipton!!!
I was Facebook'ing with some friends and we were wondering if Jack Nicholson had ever been a guest. My guess is not and my further guess is they've tried to get him and he has either not responded or passed on it. Any way we can see this great American actor on the show?
Mr Lipton, May I say, that your conversations with these fine actors is simply - wonderful. I ask you sir, please.. we want ALAN RICKMAN.. thank you. Carry on.. PS) best? James Gandolfini and Al Pacino.