STAGE VIEWS: Einstein Star Richard Kent Green
By Andrew Gans
August 3, 2013
Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they're looking forward to and more. Here, via email, we hear from Richard Kent Green, who is currently starring in the title role of the world premiere of Jay Prasad's Einstein at Theatre at St. Clement’s.
What show recently impressed you?
Pippin! I literally shed tears of joy throughout Andrea Martin's sequence, and I was a very enthusiastic member of a stop-the-show standing ovation for her. Diane Paulus rules. The cast is the most phenomenally talented and energetic troupe of performers ever to have graced a Broadway stage. Also loved Peter and the Starcatcher (the most genuinely theatrical play on Broadway [at the time]) and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. And kudos to everyone in Lucky Guy - especially Tom Hanks, who was clearly having the time of his life.
What production are you most excited to see?
Book of Mormon ('cause I haven't yet)...and can't wait for Bullets Over Broadway.
What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
Has there been a Jimmy Durante story/musical? I want to play him! Failing that, Iago in Othello.
What are your current/upcoming projects?
I'm currently playing Albert Einstein in Jay Prasad's bio-drama Einstein, directed by Obie winner Randolph Curtis Rand and featuring a wonderful cast. The Drama Desk Award-nominated WorkShop Theater Company keeps me busy with new projects. I've been in the development casts of a new play by Mark Loewenstern, Parish Dunkeld; a new play with music by David Dannenfelser and Patrick Gallagher, The Medicine Show (which had a run in FringeNYC); and a new docu-play by the prolific Rich Orloff, "Chatting with the Tea Party." Stay tuned...