Bill On Broadway in
"The Goat or Who is
Goat or Who is Sylvia? has just won the Tony Best Play award. It has also won Best
Play awards from the New York Critics Circle, the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama
Desk. Although Bill was nominated for several awards, the Tony's glaringly left him out.
Here's an article from Variety magazine from
someone who was as outraged as we were!
Pictures from the Tony Awards are also available!
Premiered on March 10
Sets by John Arnone; costumes by
Elizabeth Hope Clancy; lighting by Kenneth Posner; sound by Mark Bennett; production stage
manager, Erica Schwartz; general manager, Joey Parnes. Presented by Elizabeth Ireland
McCann, Daryl Roth, Carole Shorenstein Hays, Terry Allen Kramer, Scott Rudin, Bob Boyett,
Scott Nederlander and SINE/ZPI.
Bill Pullman (Martin)
Mercedes Ruehl (Stevie)
Stephen Rowe (Ross)
Jeffrey Carlson (Billy)
Like the poster? See other candidate posters and find out the reason why Edward
Albee chose this one.
To order posters, go to the Triton Gallery site.
Wait until a few weeks after opening night, though.
|The Goat or
Who Is Sylvia? is a bold new play by legendary playwright Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of
Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance, Seascape, Three Tall Women, The Play About the Baby)
that concerns an architect played by film star Bill Pullman. In the same week that he's
received an international prize, been awarded a lucrative
contract and celebrated his 50th birthday, the lead character also has to confess to his
wife (Mercedes Ruehl) and son that he's involved in a relationship which will probably
destroy his marriage, his career and his life.
Read more articles about The Goat.
|There have been
appearances by cast members, and Edward Albee, on various talk shows to promote the play.
- Recently, Bill Pullman appeared on LIVE with Regis
and Kelly to promote the play. (see pics from
- On March 6,2002, Mercedes Ruehl appeared on The Rosie Show to promote
- Also on March 6, Edward Albee appeared on the NPR radio
show to promote "The Goat", along with his other plays. There may be a
way to order a tape of the interview so contact NPR directly.
- An appearance by Bill to promote The Goat on The Rosie Show on April
3.(see pics from the show)
- The cast - Mercedes and Bill - along with Edward Albee
appeared on The Charlie Rose show the night before the Tony Awards. (see pics from the show)
To hear what others are saying about the play, view
chats from the Talkin Broadway site.
Critic Reviews also available.
Mercedes Ruehl & Bill Pullman during rehearsals
for The Goat.
|Some lucky fans from the
list-serve got to see The Goat during previews. While it was only a week after previews
started, The Goat has already resulted in laughter, tears and raves, and some lengthy
discussion, from the sold-out crowd. With dialogue as crisp and caustically funny as
you'd come to expect from an Albee play, it managed to squeeze humor from an admittedly
dark subject. Expertly straddling humor and tragedy, I laughed till I cried and cried till
there were no more tears ,especially during the confrontation between Stevie (Ruehl) and
Martin (Pullman) and of course, the ending. Ah, the ending. Here's hoping the
director will have the guts to keep the ending for opening night. Of course, the play also
succeeds due to stellar performances from Bill (duh!) and Mercedes, along with the rest of
the cast. In a brave performance, Bill maintains our sympathy, even as his character
destroys everyone around him. Go see it now, before tickets run out, and prepare yourself
for a shocking, thought-provoking evening.
|Pictures from the mini-gathering
of list-serve fans in NYC are included in another page. It was great to finally
meet some of you!
We were supposed to be serious in the
picture, like the poster, but not everyone got the message. Just wanted to let y'all
know in case you thought we were unfriendly looking!
See more pics!
Home | The Goat Home | Goat Posters
| Reviews | Articles | Awards
(Next Row of links from February visit by
Bill & Fans | More Bill Pics | Friday | Saturday | Various Accounts
Just a few explanations on maneuvering thru
these pages. The Goat home is here, not the barn. The Fans pages
is chockful of pictures from THAT WEEKEND, roughly broken down by days, along with
personal accounts from some attendees. Reviews Page has all the reviews, good and
bad, for this is America, from various critics. Articles Pages include various articles on
The Goat, as well as Albee and Bill. The Congrats page has the account and contents
of the Book of congratulations delivered to Bill by our own Mary Anne. And if we still
haven't gotten your goat, then continue to The Goat Posters, which has rejected poster
candidates. That's all for now, I "kid" you not. Sorry about
that. Somebody stop me!