Facetime Interview: Emmy Winner Dorothy Lyman & "Blue Bloods" Abigail Hawk: "In The Bleak Midwinter"
Live from Shetler Studios in NYC, "Call Me Adam" speaks with Emmy Winner Dorothy Lyman (All My Children, Mama's Family) & CBS' Blue Bloods' Abigail Hawk about starring in Dorothy's new play In the Bleak Midwinter. We also chat about Tom Selleck, Betty White, & Season 9 of Blue Bloods.
In The Bleak Midwinter, it’s a freezing Catskill winter outside on Gladstone Farms and pretty frosty inside the farmhouse kitchen too, as three generations of women debate the fate of their matriarch. A holiday weekend with family becomes a fulcrum for change, as recently widowed "Elizabeth Gladstone" (Dorothy Lyman) faces old age and the loss of her home. "Betsy," her daughter, (Abigail Hawk) and granddaughter "Liz," (Jeanne Lauren Smith) each have their own ideas about what should happen. "Betsy" wants to cash out, "Liz" wants to try to hang on to the farm. Tempers are as short as the winter days. But for "Elizabeth," the only real question is can the third act of her life really be the best one yet?
In The Bleak Midwinter will play Shetler Studios 244 West 54th Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue), 12th Floor from September 8-23. Click here for tickets!
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"Call Me Adam's" Facetime Video interview with Dorothy Lyman & Abigail Hawk:
More on Dorothy:
Dorothy Lyman has had a long and illustrious career as an actor, playwright, director, and producer. She won two Emmy Awards for her work as "Opal Gardner" on "All My Children" and is well known for her work on "Mama’s Family" where she played "Naomi Oates Harper."
Dorothy is also a theatre/television director and filmmaker. She directed 75 episodes of the hit show, "The Nanny" for CBS. Her first film, shot in Delaware County, "The Northern Kingdom," is currently available on Netflix, as is her second film, "Split Ends." A documentary on aging, "Janet’s Class" is seeking distribution. Dorothy produced and directed "Enemy," her adaptation of Ibsen’s "An Enemy of the People" (2016), and her full-length plays "A Rage In Tenure" (2017), as well as "Soft Landing" (2018) at Teatro Santa Ana in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Dorothy has adapted John Scherber’s "Mysteries in Mexico" series of detective novels for television. Current film and television work includes guest starring on episodes of HBO's "Divorce" and "Elementary" on CBS. As well as appearances in "Bad Hurt" (2015) and "Bullitt County" (2018), along with "Back Fork" and "Vault," both currently in post-production.
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Abigail Hawk is a New York-based actress who has worked on such television shows as "Body of Proof," "The Jim Gaffigan Show," and "Are We There Yet?" She most recently guest-starred opposite Mariska Hargitay and Raul Esparza on "Law and Order: SVU." She is well known for playing "Detective Baker," the unflappable right hand of NYPD Police Commissioner "Frank Reagan" (Tom Selleck) on CBS’ "Blue Bloods," currently in its 9th season. Abigail’s film work includes her award-winning performance in "Almost Paris" and the romantic dramedy "Rich Boy, Rich Girl." She also starred opposite Chevy Chase in ION Network’s feature "A Christmas in Vermont." Upcoming projects include "Brother’s Keeper" with Laurence Fishburne and Milo Gibson. Abigail is a proud member of both SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity Association.