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Reviews from Noises Off! Barn Theatre, 2018

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  The role of director here comes to fruition hitting all the right notes. At once explosive yet restrained, charming yet with a dark underbelly, and with both agitation and grace, Robert Newman is marvelous in this role. The tenuous glue that holds the madness together, except when he’s adding to it. He’s the shining   …Continue Reading


Reviews and pics from Hairspray! Barn Theatre, 2018

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  Robert Newman is an imposing presence between both his height and his fat suit. He does a wonderful job of playing the insecure mother who, with the inspiration of her daughter and the support of her husband, grows into the powerful woman ready to take on the world. He finds the right balance of   …Continue Reading


Robert Newman and Charlie King: Timeless to Me

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From Hairspray at The Barn Theatre 2018 with the great Charlie King as Wilbur! https://youtu.be/kx2Esw5UP-A      


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf- Nantucket Theatre Workshop 2017

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  TWN’s “Virginia Woolf” stands the test of time Don’t fear seeing “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” at Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. There’s a lot of bite in this impressive production of one of the greatest plays of the 20th century. For fans of daytime TV serials, the “soaps” as they’re known, it’s a chance   …Continue Reading


The Lion In Winter- Barn Theatre, 2017, also starring Kim Zimmer…

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“When Robert Newman takes the stage as King Henry II in “Lion in Winter,” the audience spontaneously applauses before he even utters a word. And it’s well deserved. Not just because the man himself is royalty at The Barn — having started his career more than three decades ago at the beloved summer stock theater   …Continue Reading


Hunchback of Notre Dame- Barn Theatre, 2017

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Tormented by trying to reconcile his fervent dedication to his faith and his uncontrollable desire for Esmeralda, a woman who represents everything he has tried to despise, Frollo is a walking contradiction, and Newman fully illuminates the man’s multiple facets. He demonstrates how smoothly kindness can slip into cruelty and how swiftly the sanctimonious and   …Continue Reading


2017 shaping up to be a pretty wild ride! Details coming soon….

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This is Happening!! A Barn Theatre Fundraiser

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Come join us on Friday, April 28th at 9:30 pm at 54 Below in NYC for an evening of music and stories.  Myself, Kim Zimmer, Tom Wopat and a bunch of great talent from the Barn Theatre all to raise money for the theatre itself.  It will be wonderful.. .


Playing Dalton Trumbo…

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Some of you have asked if I have any video from the production of Trumbo: Red White and Blacklisted we did at IWU last week. Unfortunately we could not tape the production for obvious reasons. However, I did a rehearsal tape on my own of a couple of Trumbo’s letters and here is one of   …Continue Reading


My first episode of Guiding Light! From Oct, 1981…

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Discovered this in my basement on Betamax and had it transferred to DVD. I’ve edited it down a bit. This was my debut as Josh Lewis on Guiding Light. Fresh out of college and having never acted in front of a camera before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m64dDNfYRAU&feature=youtu.be  


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