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Death Trap – Barn Theater, MI

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So all that can be said is, Newman (a Barnie from way back, Josh on soap “The Guiding Light” for 28 years) makes a great Bruhl. Arrogant, pompous and full of desperation, Newman’s Bruhl is also funny, pathetic and brutal. In one violent scene (not that one, the other) he genuinely stunned and shocked the   …Continue Reading


Peter Pan – Barn Theatre, MI

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It’s in this home that veteran actor Robert Newman (of “Guiding Light” and more recently Showtime’s “Homeland” fame) first takes the stage as father of the Darling children, paired with “grace personified” in his wife (Penelope Alex). Later, Newman swings into action as Captain Hook. Newman is fantastic as Hook. He shifts from comic mode   …Continue Reading


Man of La Mancha – Barn Theater, MI

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Newman effectively creates the dual characters of Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote…climaxing with a dynamite “The Quest, The Impossible Dream” in Act Two, evoking a deserved mid-show standing ovation. -C.J. Gianakaris, Special to the Kalamazoo Gazette It took only a brief moment for Newman to replace Josh Lewis with Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote. Bridging   …Continue Reading


Annie – North Carolina Theater

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Newman, a pro and a ham, plays Warbucks as an overgrown kid and gets in what seems like a swipe at a neighboring town’s fancy new performing arts center with the quip, “After New York, every other place is just … Durham.”  -Zack Smith, INDY Week   Soap opera veteran Robert Newman blusters as Warbucks   …Continue Reading


Shenandoah – Barn Theater, MI

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It’s Newman who really makes the show something special. Newman is obviously a consummate professional. His acting method has been seasoned through years of experience, which can be seen in every varied gesture and vocalization…. For Robert Newman alone, possibly the best guest the Barn has had on stage in years, the show is more   …Continue Reading


Curtains

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David Hyde Pierce won a Tony for playing Cioffi, but Robert Newman betters him… Cioffi is a character who must show star-struck giddiness. Newman — a tall, handsome daytime TV matinee idol from “The Guiding Light” – can nevertheless play against type and show how rabid a fan Cioffi is.  Newman turns out to be   …Continue Reading


A Little Night Music – Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera

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