Big Hit for Patrick Stewart

A video of English actor Patrick Stewart doing a quadruple take has gone viral on social media.

Stewart, who made his name in the American series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, was doing a tutorial which was being filmed by his girlfriend and jazz singer, Sunny Ozell.

Stewart, who was dressed in a hoody and shorts during the tutorial, goes through the take, from single to the quadruple.

“What you have to understand about the quadruple take is it’s not in the same style as the take, single, or double take, right, it’s a different style of physical comedy,” he says.

Stewart, who will star on Broadway in Harold Pinter’s play “No Man’s Land” as well as Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” this fall, adds: “The first three were based on truth, on naturalism, on spontaneous, naturalistic acting.”

Just before he does the quadruple he says “This, the quadruple take, is in a different category of acting altogether but it’s the only one I know and you’ll be glad to hear that I don’t have anything beyond the quadruple take.”

The video has been viewed more than 1.6 million times since it was posted on YouTube on August 27. Stewart will star as Hirst in No Man’s Land and Vladimir in Waiting For Godot. Broadway officially open son October 26.


Broadway sings Amy Winehouse

The music of deceased British pop star Amy Winehouse will be brought to Broadway as part of the Broadway Sings series in Broadway Sings Amy Winehouse at le Poisson Rouge on September 9.

Winehouse’s songs will be sung by more than 20 Broadway performers during the show. They will be accompanied by a full band orchestra which will perform new arrangements of the singer’s greatest hits.

Among those will be “Rehab“, “Back to Black“, “You Know I’m No Good” and “Valerie“. The music will be orchestrated and arranged by Joshua Stephen Kartes. The series has previously featured works by British artiste Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder.

Winehouse died from alcohol intoxication at age 27 on July 23, 2011 in her Camden, London flat. A subsequent coroner’s inquest showed that she had four times the legal limit of alcohol in her blood at time of death.

The coroner’s report said that “The unintended consequences of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden death.”

Winehouse’s life is also to be the subject of a documentary to be directed by Asif Kapadia.An exhibit of her personal items is currently on display at the London Jewish Museum until September 13.