A recent NY Times ArtsBeat blog post reports that actress Janeane Garofalo, who was my favorite actress for a time in the 1990’s, will appear Off Broadway this winter. I am strongly inclined to attend!
The article provides some brief commentary from Janeane herself, with her customary self-deprecating humor.
“I don’t speak Russian,” she said. “The character is a Russian immigrant who speaks Russian so I double-checked that that was the part I was supposed to do.” Nonetheless, Ms. Garofalo was drawn to the production by the strength of the script and was convinced by Mr. Elliott that she could play the part. “I could probably fake my way through using broken English with a Russian accent, but he has this way of convincing you that you can do anything,” she said. “It’s an exciting challenge, but at the same time I am terrified about seeming like the biggest fraud in the world.”