David Hyde Pierce Talks La Bete, Comedy and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" on "The View" (Video)

PlayBlog   David Hyde Pierce Talks La Bete, Comedy and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" on "The View" (Video)
 
Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce visited "The View" Sept. 28 to promote his current Broadway appearance in La Bete. In the clip linked below, Pierce speaks briefly in rhyming couplets, the style in which the show is written, and discusses how he first developed his comedic style as well as the "don't ask, don't tell" controversy.

The full interview contains more discussion about his latest Broadway outing, a revival of David Hirson's 1991 satire set in a 17th-century French court, in which an intellectual playwright (Pierce) must compete with a brash street performer (Tony winner Mark Rylance) for the favor of the princess (Joanna Lumley). The production, directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus, is currently playing at the Music Box Theatre, after a run in London this summer.

To enjoy Pierce discussing comedy and politics, look below. For the full interview, click here and jump to about 17 minutes in.

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