“NCIS: Los Angeles” star and Broadway veteran Barrett Foa (Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q, …Spelling Bee) will begin performances as Alex More in the smash hit comedy Buyer & Cellar tonight, May 27, 2014 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). For the past five seasons, Barrett Foa has co-starred opposite LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell as tech geek Eric Beale on CBS’ top-rated hit series “NCIS: Los Angeles” which is currently the #2 show on television.
Read more about the play on broadwayworld.com.
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“NCIS: Los Angeles” star and Broadway veteran Barrett Foa (Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q, …Spelling Bee) will begin performances as Alex More in the smash hit comedy Buyer & Cellar on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). For the past five seasons, Barrett Foa has co-starred opposite LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell as tech geek Eric Beale on CBS’ top-rated hit series “NCIS: Los Angeles” which is currently the #2 show on television.
Buyer & Cellar, which recouped its initial investment faster than any Off-Broadway show in recent history, was just nominated for a 2014 Lucille Lortel Award. Written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett, Buyer & Cellar is in an open-ended run.
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Star Apps: ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’
The tech twosome of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” Barrett Foa and Renée Felice Smith, chat about bringing the comedy to CBS’s top-rated drama series, working with costars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J, interacting with high-tech props, and their favorite apps.
On CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles,” the running and gunning are great, but now and then it’s nice to get a little comic relief from the show’s resident techies, Eric Beale and Nell Jones, played by Barrett Foa and Renée Felice Smith.
Barrett, you have a theatrical background, and Renee has a comedy background. How does that play into your roles on “NCIS: Los Angeles”?
Barrett Foa: Good question. I think that we kind of bring a fun, goofy, comedic vibe to the proceedings, which is a great foil for all the action, the brawn, the blowing up of cars, and the terrorism that’s going on. You have your LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, but you also have your clowns, speaking in theater terms. I am very happy to play into that and foil the brawn. We get to be the brains and a lighter aspect on the show. It’s that workplace-comedy-meets-action-adventure drama that kind of makes the show special and work.
Renée Felice Smith: I have always been the sidekick or comedic relief on any show I’ve done, so I think it helps to brighten our show. We deal with some serious subject matter — crimes of terror — and as humans we need to look at those brighter moments, so that our spirits don’t get damaged too much. For me, that’s what comedy does. It allows you the space and time to digest what’s going on in your life, be it happy, sad, or indifferent. So on the show, I try to insert little bits of light and keep it bright when our world is crashing down. But that’s what we have to do, so the human spirit will press on.
What’s it like working with LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell?
Read the answer to this question and more on ctnet.com.
Geeky is the new cool on TV. In fact, Hollywood has become a hotbed for such characters. And actor Barrett Foa is enjoying being part of this trend with his role as tech operator Eric Beale in NCIS LA. Debashine Thangevelo bagged an eXCLUSIVE interview with the actor and found out some interesting things about his heritage and his role…
GEEKY characters are like the new black in Hollywood. With writers defying the boring and unattractive stereotype traditionally associated with nerds, they have shifted their mindset and, in so doing, fashioned a new fan base.
These days, Dr Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) from Criminal Minds, Nikita’s Seymour Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford), CSI NY’s Dr Sheldon Hawker (Hill Harper), Dr Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) from The Big Bang Theory and Zachary Levi in the title role of Chuck are hero-worshipped in their nerdish roles.
Now Barrett Foa has joined that stable as tech operator Eric Beale in NCIS LA, which was given the green light for a sixth season last year.
When I reach Foa on the phone, he animatedly announces: “Hi. My cousin just married a South African, so that is my connection to you.”
After chuckling about his proud proclamation, Tonight asked him if he has visited our shores.
Read the whole interview on iol.co.za
Two of the stars of the CBS’ drama “NCIS Los Angeles” – Renée Felice Smith (Nell Jones) and Barrett Foa (Eric Beale) will be doing a Reddit AMA on Tuesday, 3/25 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm PT.
Basically, /r/IAmA is a place to interview people, but in a new way. “IAmA” is the traditional way of beginning the description of who you are; “AMA” is the traditional way of ending the description; the acronym means “Ask me anything.” The interviewee begins the process by starting a post, describing who they are and what they do. Then, commenters leave questions and can vote on other questions according to which they would like to see answered. The interviewee then goes through and responds to any questions that he/she would like, and in any way that he/she prefers.
Mark your calendars and join the fun !!
Be sure to register to ask a question yourself or add your questions to the comments so we can ask for you…