Paul Rudd Is Coming To Broadway In A Shroud Of Darkness

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The imminent Broadway play Grace had a press conference by the Grace Hotel pool yesterday--I love a theme event--where actors like Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, and Ed Asner told us the play is about large, important issues like questioning faith and the universe, but it's fun and accessible too.

Rudd (above) said he likes playing a character who's dark and different from himself and isn't dependent on jokes.

Rudd would like to play those dark roles in films too, he added, "but nobody's making that call."

It's hard to imagine Rudd isn't getting whatever calls he wants!

Asner was also adorable, joking that he's doing the play because they promised him he'd get the girl, but they pulled the rug right after he signed.

More seriously--but not that much more--he explained, "I wanted to work with young people. They make me young.

"I didn't know that they would be three retarded young people," he added, with a wry smile.

"But I must say they're very entertaining in their retardation."

And just wait till the set starts hydraulically spinning around, as promised.

They'll really start questioning faith and the universe.

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25 comments
TheOnlyEdAsner
TheOnlyEdAsner

@TherapyDogsRock @FamilyMemberInc Thank you for pointing this out. I am sorry. Even at 82 I am still learning. It won't happen again.

deebieg
deebieg

Mr. Asner is a jerk and his words have just proved it.  I cannot imagine why he feels he can be so disrespectful of people with intellectual disabilities.  It's too bad Mr. Asner's real persona is only apparent now.  His cruelty should be met with shunning.

drachel121
drachel121

Kudo's to Musto for showing us the real Ed Asner. Many of us believed he was a true advocate. Wordshurtorheal ......yours hurt.

FamilyMemberInc
FamilyMemberInc

@TherapyDogsRock Unfortunately I believe that the ed asner account is a fake twitter account and they are just having fun with us.

FamilyMember
FamilyMember

Very disappointed in Ed Asner's use of demeaning language to describe his classmates.  You might expect this from middle school students, not from someone who should know better.  I'll pass on the play.

jennifertowell
jennifertowell

How is it adorable for Ed Asner to call his castmates "retarded"-- I find it deplorable.

garypgarrett
garypgarrett

@mikeymusto Guess you'll b watching CSI re-runs instead.

stephen_blog
stephen_blog

@mikeymusto When did they start dating?!?

williamHK
williamHK

Went past the marquee a couple weeks ago, it's in the same theater where Farrah (barely) opened in "Bobbi Boland."

bwaybill
bwaybill

I think it won an award in LA, if that means anything.

bethesda
bethesda topcommenter

I'm totally in love with Paul Rudd. And Lou grant is in this too? I'm there.

FamilyMemberInc
FamilyMemberInc

@TheOnlyEdAsner @TherapyDogsRock Sad that you are pretending to be Ed Asner.

TherapyDogsRock
TherapyDogsRock

@TheOnlyEdAsner Since you deal with autism in your family, it was a bit surprising to read but years ago it was accepted to say, I guess.

williamHK
williamHK

"Boland" never opened, closed in previews. 

TherapyDogsRock
TherapyDogsRock

@FamilyMemberInc @TheOnlyEdAsner I don't believe Henry Winkler, Michael Rauch, Grace on Broadway & Matt Asner would follow an imposter.

TheOnlyEdAsner
TheOnlyEdAsner

@FamilyMemberInc @TherapyDogsRock If it makes you feel better thinking that so be it.

TherapyDogsRock
TherapyDogsRock

@thelastdisciple @FamilyMemberInc Right. I'm surprised it took Michael McKean so long.

TherapyDogsRock
TherapyDogsRock

@FamilyMemberInc You could always ask him to have someone take a picture of him holding a sign with his Twitter handle.

thelastdisciple
thelastdisciple

@FamilyMemberInc @TherapyDogsRock Account verification doesn't always happen overnight, it can take time.

FamilyMemberInc
FamilyMemberInc

@TherapyDogsRock Thanks. I don't believe it's him despite his following. He would have known that he used the R word.

TherapyDogsRock
TherapyDogsRock

@FamilyMemberInc Henry is verified. Michael McKean (Squiggy on Laverne & Shirley and on Broadway) just got verified and follows him too.

TherapyDogsRock
TherapyDogsRock

@FamilyMemberInc Michael Rauch and Henry Winkler worked with him on Royal Pains and Grace on Broadway is his show, so ...

FamilyMemberInc
FamilyMemberInc

@TherapyDogsRock Are the people who follow him verified? You have to wonder why his account isn't verified.

FamilyMemberInc
FamilyMemberInc

@TheOnlyEdAsner @TherapyDogsRock Why not tweet a picture of yourself holding up a sign with your twitter name? No photoshopping!

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