After the Tonys are handed out in New York City, Queens will see Kevin Spacey in solo action. According to the Broadway.com website, Spacey will play Clarence Darrow, the legendary lawyer, in a one-man show at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, Queens. This show will be a 2-night event, June 15th and 16th. The 90-minute play about the famed American Civil Liberties attorney premiered on Broadway in 1974. Henry Fonda played Darrow. Ticket for Spacey's production go on sale April 30th.
You wouldn't think that a movie based on the President Nixon and Elvis Presley White House meeting would work. Michael Shannon played Elvis. Shannon didn't sing nor does he really resemble Elvis, but he got the emotional truth of the man and gave a solid performance. So did Spacey as Nixon. There's humor, heartache and depth in this loopy film. It doesn't come off like an extended comedy sketch. Director Liza Johnson did a fine, bright job. Here's a trailer.
TCM (Turner Classic Movies) has been airing a short video salute to Jack Lemmon narrated by Kevin Spacey. It's a lovely piece. In it, he tells how Jack came to be his mentor and, later, his fellow cast member in the movie version of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS.
Look for ELVIS & NIXON on Amazon Prime. For information on tickets to see Kevin Spacey in CLARENCE DARROW, check out this website: NewYorkCityTheatre.com.