Eight times a week at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre, Danny DeVito eats a hard-boiled egg onstage. Playing the slovenly, fast talking furniture dealer in the Terry Kinney-directed revival of Arthur Miller’s “The Price,” the scene brings the house down nightly.
In this tutorial for the New York Times, DeVito—who just received a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actor in a Play for the role—breaks down how he manages to both peel and consume what he refers to as a “masticating conflict,” while getting to the yolk of the bit’s comedic center.
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