14 May 2015

2015 Gersh Upfronts Party

Actor Chris Noth attends the 2015 Gersh Upfronts Party at Asellina at the Gansevoort on May 12, 2015 in New York City.

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Chris Noth-Led Doctor Faustus Delays First Preview, Extends Before Opening Off-Broadway

You've now got a little longer to make that pact with off-Broadway! Classic Stage Company’s production of Doctor Faustus, starring Chris Noth and Tony nominee Zach Grenier, has extended through July 12; the show had been set to shutter on July 2. Performances will also now begin on June 2 instead of the previously announced May 29. Opening night remains June 18.

The production features an adaptation of the Christopher Marlowe play by David Bridel and Belgrader. It’s the familiar story of pacts with the devil and the gratification and consequences that follow.

Joining Noth and Grenier will be Jeff Binder, Ken Cheeseman, Carmen M. Herlihy, Walker Jones, Geoffrey Owens and Lucas Caleb Rooney.

Andrei Belgrader will direct.


13 May 2015

A Date With Chris Noth in Hong Kong

Chris Noth and I are inside the China Club, a throwback, members-only restaurant atop a bank in Central Hong Kong. A platter of Peking duck sits between us. The early 1900s-era decor (brass flamingo lamps, rickety wooden fans overhead) has inspired a game: Which period of history would we relive if money and status were no object? Noth goes for biblical, specifically, Galilee during the time of Christ: "I would've liked to meet the guy, maybe sit in with the disciples." I pick ancient Greece, a humble goat-herder, ambling over meadows with my hand-whittled flute, wine flask strapped snugly around my waist.

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10 May 2015

How the “The Good Wife” went bad: Your comprehensive guide to the many recent fails of a previously-great show

Season 5 of “The Good Wife” was a fantastic, thrilling season of television. Yes, “The Good Wife” is primarily about a clutch of well-heeled attorneys in a few Chicago law firms, which doesn’t quite sound like edge-of-your-seat suspense, and yes, it required four years of back story to fully understand, which is a lot of commitment for new viewers. But “The Good Wife” is a prestige drama built on the network model, meaning that its 22-episode seasons offered plenty of entry points to drop into the world of the characters, whether that was through ongoing fourth-year-associate drama or a tech-oriented case of the week. One of the reasons the season was so appealing was because it contained its own arc, too—the long-awaited denouement of Will and Alicia’s smoldering romance, precipitated in large part by actor Josh Charles’ decision to leave the show. The fifth season told the story of Alicia attempting to establish independence, and some of that meant hurting the people closest to her. When Will died suddenly partway through the season, Alicia was forced to deal with how much she’d hurt him—and ultimately found a path to making a mark without either him or her husband, Peter, when she decided to run for Illinois state’s attorney.

This season has not felt nearly as rewarding. Now, the question I get from fellow fans of “The Good Wife,” over and over again, is simply: What happened? The tightest network drama on television fell apart, seemingly overnight. On the eve of the finale, it’s hard to tell what this season has been about: We watched an election, a stint in prison, an investigation of a drug dealer, and the aftereffects of voter fraud, but it has been difficult to assemble the events into a cohesive narrative, and harder still to surmise why any of that narrative matters to us, the viewers. The upcoming seventh season is widely believed to be the show’s last, which somehow makes the missteps more poignant. Is this how it’s going to be from now on? Was it all downhill after Charles left the show? What went wrong? Here are at least some of the things that made Season 6 a strange, unfulfilling disappointment.

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1 May 2015

Backstage Visit at CSC's DOCTOR FAUSTUS starring Chris Noth

CSC brings together Chris Noth (“Law & Order,” “Sex and the City,” “The Good Wife”) and director Andrei Belgrader (CSC’s productions of THE CHERRY ORCHARD, WAITING FOR GODOT and SCAPIN) to tackle Marlowe’s DOCTOR FAUSTUS. A pact with the devil brings Faustus boundless knowledge and endless gratification, but is it worth his very soul? Join us for this ever-irreverent play, which remains as ahead of its time today as it was when it first scandalized audiences some four hundred years ago. Enjoy two of the choicest seats in the house, followed by an unforgettable backstage visit to meet some of the artists.


29 Apr 2015

The Good Wife - Episode 6.22 (Season Finale) - Wanna Partner? - Press Release


Michael J. Fox Returns as Louis Canning

Episode Written by Executive Producers Robert King and Michelle King,

Directed by Robert King

Alicia’s professional future hangs in the balance as she decides what’s next for her career. Meanwhile, when Alicia gets a suspicious call from a client, she discovers that he’s being held in a secret police facility where people are detained without being officially booked, on the sixth season finale of THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, May 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Michael J. Fox returns as Louis Canning. This episode was written by executive producers Robert King and Michelle King, and was directed by Robert King.

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Julianna Margulies (Alicia Florrick)
Christine Baranski (Diane Lockhart)
Archie Panjabi (Kalinda Sharma)
Matt Czuchry (Cary Agos)
Makenzie Vega (Grace Florrick)
Alan Cumming (Eli Gold)
Zach Grenier (David Lee)
Matthew Goode (Finn Polmar)


Chris Noth   (Peter Florrick)
Graham Phillips  (Zach Florrick)
Michael J. Fox   (Louis Canning)
Chris Butler   (Matan Brody)


Susan Misner (Simone Canning)
Wallace Shawn (Charles Lester)
Jane Alexander (Judge Suzanne Morris)
Seth Gilliam (Jacob Rickter)
Ian Unterman (Joel Kingsley-Weaver)
Sharon Leal (Nicole Rickter)
Kevin Bigley (Chris Tannerman)
Danny Mastrogiorgio (Joe Collins)

WRITTEN BY: Executive Producers Robert King and Michelle King
DIRECTED BY: Executive Producer Robert King

26 Apr 2015

Chris Noth Talks After the Ball

Earnestly reigniting a heartfelt relationship between an estranged parent and child can be an emotionally daunting endeavor, especially when you don’t know how to best overcome the differences that have formed after undergoing a painful experience together. That intimidating process of initially reconnecting, and subsequently overcoming your contrasting opinions on how to best approach life again as you contend with that harrowing occurrence, is relatably explored in director Sean Garrity’s new comedy, ‘After the Ball.’ The family film, which opened this weekend in theaters and on VOD, mixes compelling sentiments and natural humor between its father and daughter, played Chris Noth and Portia Doubleday, to emphasize that no matter what dilemmas they’re forced to overcome together, maintaining familial relationships is one of the most important things in life.

‘After the Ball’ follows Kate (Doubleday) as she graduates with a degree from New York’s Fashion Institute. As she begins looking for a job in couture, no designer wants to hire her, as she’s the daughter of Lee Kassell (Noth), a retail guru whose clothes are inspired by his competition. So she reluctantly returns to Montreal and stays with her godmother, Bella (Mimi Kuzyk), who owns the title vintage clothing store, and her friend Richard (Carlo Rota), an actor with many talents.

Supportive of her talent, Bella and Richard encourage Kate to work with Lee at his company, despite the fact that he has missed a great deal of her life since her mother’s death. While she’s reluctant to join Kassell Clothing, she takes the job, in an effort to reconnect with her estranged father and have the opportunity to begin working as a designer. However, her stepmother, Elise (Lauren Holly), who’s the vice-president of the company, and two stepsisters, Tannis (Natalie Krill) and Simone (Anna Hopkins), are determined to stop Kate from moving up in the company. In an effort to force her to quit, they make her assort the company’s accessory room. While working on that assignment, she meets the quiet and reserved Daniel (Marc-AndrĂ© Grondin), who works in the shoe department of the company, and is the only one at Kassaell Clothing who sees her full potential.

When Elise and her daughters’ plan doesn’t work, they plant evidence on Kate’s phone, showing that she she publicly leaked the latest designs Kassell Clothing was working on. Lee is then forced to fire his daughter, which prompts Bella and Richard to convince Kate to transform herself into a fictional up-and-coming designer, Nate, to infiltrate the company and prove Elise’s destruction. Combing Kate’s inspiring party dress line, Everyday Princess, with her alliance with Daniel and Maurice (David Michael), another company employee who doesn’t approve of Elise, Tannis and Simone, she ambitiously works to save her father’s company under the guise of Nate.

Noth took the time recently to talk about filming ‘After the Ball’ over the phone. Among other things, the actor discussed how he was drawn to play Lee in the comedy in part because it’s a genuine, family-driven film that has positive themes and images for all audiences, especially young children; and how he enjoyed building the father and daughter relationship with Doubleday on screen, as she’s a versatile and talented actress who effortlessly embraced playing the dual roles of Kate and Nate.

Full article here.