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Cherry Jones and Doug Hughes

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Actress Cherry Jones and director Doug Hughes discuss the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of “Mrs. Warren’s Profession.” Considered one of George Bernard Shaw’s greatest plays, the play tells the story of Kitty Warren (played by Cherry Jones), a mother who makes a terrible sacrifice for her daughter Vivie’s independence. This is the first time Jones and Hughes have worked together since “Doubt.” “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” opens October 3, at the American Airlines Theater.

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Doug Hughes and Cherry Jones
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Comments [3]

Vivie is the "Frankenstein that Mrs Warren has created?" (Cherry Jones' remark) Never thought of that.

When I read the play, Mrs Warren has a line where she describes herself, as a young woman, as "good-looking and well-built." That instantly brought Mae West to mind,especially "My Little Chicadee." Mae West is frequently referred to in reviews of this production, and Mr Lopate does too.
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Nice interview, a little talky.......snooze

Oct. 08 2010 12:10 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Listening to this interview, it occurs to me that these guests may be the best people to ask a question I've been wondering about for a few years: Has anything ever been done theatrically w/the premise "Jesus was a Jew; therefore, Mary was a Jewish mother"?

Oct. 07 2010 12:46 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

I would love to see Ms. Jones and Gene Wilder reprise their all-too-short-lived mystery "series" that was presented on A&E a few years ago. They were lots of fun, wonderfully acted and surprisingly lyrical.

Oct. 07 2010 12:13 PM

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