Abigail is thrilled to share that she is officially returning for Season 4 of Showtime's The Affair! Click here to read about the show and the new faces joining Abbey and the cast! Be sure to turn in when the show returns next year!
Broadway World News Desk - May 16, 2017
Vocal coach for some of the most talented youth today appearing on the Broadway stage and international screen, Philip Pelkington, expands his New York-based Manhattan Showcase Project to the west coast with the announcement of the Hollywood Showcase Project.
His Phiton Productions' Manhattan Showcase Project produced at Michael Feinstein's Below 54 has featured talent from both coasts including Lilla Crawford (Little Red in the acclaimed screen version of Into the Woods and the title role of Annie on Broadway) and Brighton Thomas (2016 Michael Feinstein's Great American Songbook Winner Youth Ambassador).
The Hollywood Showcase Project event is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Rockwell Table & Stage, 1714 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA. The Los Angeles-based Hollywood Showcase Project will present Brighton Thomas, Brianna Mazzola (The Voice), Dana Gaier, (Edith, Despicable Me) and Abigail Dylan Harrison (Stacey Solloway, The Affair, Showtime) amongst other established and up and coming vocal artists.
THE AFFAIR Reveals Its Big Killer Secrets - Recap of Season 3, Episode 9 (Tim Teeman)
It is rare to cheer the television set these days, but watching Helen (Maura Tierney) bundle her insane, awful parents into a fortress-like panic room in the basement of their Montauk home was one such moment.
Thank you, The Affair, for that—and for a brilliant episode so crackling with tension and (darnit) almost the revelation of what the hell has been so corrosively eating away at Noah Solloway (Dominic West). But wow, fellow fans, you were holding your breath too, right? OK, let’s breathe together again. We began the episode with Helen, still laboring under the guilt of having knocked over Scotty Lockhart (Colin Donnell) last season, after Alison (Ruth Wilson)—her successor as Noah’s wife after their affair—pushed him in front of the car Helen was driving.
Noah took the rap for it, because he felt guilty for having the affair, and because he wanted Helen to care for their children, and because he loved Alison.
In jail we know Noah has been tortured by a sadistic guard called Gunther (Brendan Fraser). Noah’s beat up mentally too, and we don’t know what is real and what is not in his present mind.
In a show that centers on the different viewpoints of characters anyway, that uncertainty has made the objective reality issue even harder to decode.
Somebody tried to kill Noah, and so this season also has been an attempted murder mystery. Noah has been wearing a bandage on his neck for officially a very long time. We are all over the bandage. Unless an alien is going to mewl forth from that damn wound, let’s lose the bandage.
After breaking up with hot doc Vic (Omar Metwally), who could not be doing with Helen’s continued twisted love for Noah, Helen decides to take her kids to Montauk, and her parents, driving past the spot where she killed Scotty.
Her mind is untethered most of the time—but then so is everyone’s on this show—and especially so after Noah’s sexual assault of her the night before. Her parents, menacingly marinated in therapy and yoga, have gone from being harrying bullies—at least it seemed on first sight—to karmic sweetie-pies. Does Vic do yoga, her mother asks: He had great energy and a strong core (we agree, we agree).
Helen confesses that she and Vic have broken up, which her parents take as a sign of her brokenness. She is falling apart, a wreck, her mother says, adding that therapy would be the answer.
Helen rushes out to the Lobster Roll, because where else to go for respite but where all this agony began—the cafe where her family, then with Noah at its head and now without, ate and where Alison first met him.
Today she sees pies made by Mrs. Lockhart, and buys three out of guilt for killing her son.
At home, Helen’s mother is boasting about the cauliflower roasted in coconut oil, the children are praising Vic for his culinary and chess tutelage, and her parents want to know what happened.
Then Helen’s daughter Stacy (Abigail Dylan Harrison) reveals she knows that Alison housed Noah in the basement the day before. All hell breaks loose. The other children want to know why she hasn’t told them.
Harrison’s acting is so subtle and beautiful to watch: terrified she has done something wrong, and full of upset at the state of her family.
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by Denise Simon: 11 Young Actors on How to Cultivate and Attitude of Gratitude
"Acting is hard, it’s very hard.”–Charles Nelson Reilly
Sure, acting is hard. You have to speak memorized lines as if you have never said them before and live out events as if they have never occurred. The acting business itself is also hard. You didn’t get the role you prepared for even though you were right for it, your scene in that film ended up on the cutting room floor, auditions have slowed down now that you’re a teen. You start to feel discouraged and then you take a second and remember how many things you’re actually really thankful for.
A simple concept that can get us through challenging times is called gratitude. Studies have shown the positive effects of a simple attitude of gratitude, which can produce social, psychological and physical health benefits. I spoke to some young actors to find out what they are grateful for this time of year and thought I’d share their sentiments.
Abbey's interview with Jane Metzler of
FOX on Stage (FOX News).
Check out all the details here and
listen to the interview below.
"From the Lion King to Les Miz, Fun Home to School of Rock, Broadway and o!-Broadway stages have no shortage of young stars. FOX’s Jane Metzler talks with young actors Ethan Haberfield and Abigail Harrison, their moms Leorah Haberfield and Leslie Harrison and veteran Broadway conductor and stage “dad” Joe Baker. He’s the director of the Broadway Youth Ensemble and also discusses the new summer camp for kids on stage,“Broadway in the Mountains” sponsored by the Catskill Mountain Foundation." -FOXNews
10-year-old Abigail Harrison, who currently understudies Tori Murray in the award-winning musical smash RUTHLESS!, is set to perform at the 5th annual "Tunes in Times Square" charity event on Sunday, May 1.The free show, to be held on Broadway between 42nd & 43rd Streets, will be a continuous sing-a-thon featuring Broadway performers to raise awareness about Magical Music for Life, a foundation dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the impactful and extraordinary power of music.