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series: Artist Toolbox
air date: 4/05/13 10:30 AM
In this episode, join host John Jacobsen in the beautifully-remodeled Saban Theatre in Los Angeles as he attempts to crack up classic funny-man Jason Alexander, perhaps best known as George Costanza from the ground-breaking sitcom, "Seinfeld." While having such a successful show often typecasts actors for the rest of their careers, Alexander talks about breaking the mold and forging a career based on craft, training and ambition. Having enjoyed an active career on the stage for the past twenty years, including his Tony Award-winning performance in Jerome Robbins' Broadway and the Los Angeles production of The Producers with Martin Short, he has also appeared in numerous films, including Pretty Woman. He examines life after "Seinfeld," the process of acting and building a character, and his work as the Artistic Director of the Reprise Theatre in Los Angeles where he has directed several musicals; we'll see a snippet of his performance in his current production, They're Playing Our Song. Alexander, also a fine magician and an avid poker player, seems to have mastered the art of how to play his cards as he magically juggles a charmed career and beautiful family.
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