Side Dish: Lee Pace Scores a Lead Broadway Role

Huge. Lee Pace, as Joe Pitt, in Angels in America – the Latest British version making its way to Broadway. Here


Side Dish: Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III -Reminder 5/10 & 5/14


To be shown in BBC 2 and PBS, here . FYI, for those  of you outside the UK or US with a ROKU box, or maybe some other device to watch live TV ( Android, etc. smart tv), there is a channel on ROKU called FilmonTV. It’s a free channel that has live TV selections from several countries – including UK. ( It’s the first selection). That channel has BBC2, live.

I’ll be able to watch it at 3 P.M. my time tomorrow, which is pretty near perfect, as 3 P.M. begins the hottest part of the day, now they we are in “the hot season” here in Mexico.

Side Dishes: Quantum Meruit – Leland Orser Sued by Mgr.


The allegations of the complaint hit a little below the belt, but aren’t unusual : Loyal mgr helped him and stood by him during difficult points in his career – got dumped when he reached  his goals. ( Two series – Ray Donovan and Berlin Station).

What  is unusual is that there seems to have been no written agreement for 11 years. In some states, there is what’s called a Statute of Frauds  which requires that a contract for more than one year, must be in writing to be enforceable.

So, it is possible that the plaintiff cannot win on  breach of contract claim for an oral agreement that stretches back a full 11 years.

What she may be entitled to is quantum meruit, an equitable, not a legal theory of relief. She would be entitled to the value of her services, which is a question of fact. I think that might be  difficult figure for a talent manager.  It doesn’t seem like she found the roles, as an agent might have.

Stay tuned.


Side Dish: EPIX’s GRAVES Gets Good Review

This is hopeful. And gosh – they got their screening at MOMA!

I love Sela Ward – so this could be fun. Described as ” in tandem” with Berlin Station, for Epix’s foray into original scripted series.


Side Dishes: Aidan Turner and Poldark Score Brit NTV Nominations


POLDARK’s Aidan Turner is up for the drama performance vote, but will face stiff competition from David Tennant for BROADCHURCH, DOCTOR FOSTER’s Suranne Jones and last year’s winner Sheridan Smith for BLACK WORK.


Side Dishes: Speaking of Aidan Turner

He’s got one of the best parts in a notable ensemble for the BBC production of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. What would Miss Marple say about some of the language?AIDAN 4Screen Shot 2015-12-27 at 5.58.15 PM 1

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Sorry about the quality of the screenshots – And finally, could Aidan Turner be the next James Bond? It must be discussed if he’s in a tux.
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Side DIshes: Some More Reviews of Yaēl Faber’s Salome


here (DC Theater Scene) very detailed and to me, brings some similarities to The Crucible in Staging.