Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Audio Clip

A short audio clip of a radio theatre performance of "A Streetcar Named Desire" from 2003.

July 2003
A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams
Starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Glenne Headly, David Selby and Amy Brenneman


Thank you to my friend Deb in the UK. If she is able to obtain the entire performance, we'll post it.

   

Sunday, January 22, 2006

"Open Admissions"


Photo courtesy VDOVault*
Photo appeared in the Playbill for Open Admissions circa 1983.
Photographer unknown.

:: View Playbill

* Note: Visit VDOVault's Flickr page. VDOVault grants permission to repost photos so long as you repost them with attribution (to the photographer when known and/or VDOVault). Derivative works such as wallpapers, collages and the like are not to be made without the Vault's permission.

:: Thank you to VDOVault for photos.

:: Thank you to Karen Van Donsel for Playbill.

   

Saturday, January 21, 2006

New Photos added




Unfortunately, the ugly watermarks have to be placed on everything. Photos are being taken daily for Ebay and elsewhere, so we won't be putting up any more 'inventory' for those uses. Ebay apparently is not willing to remove the auctions.

Regrets to everyone who just want to enjoy the content, and thank you to those ladies who wrote in to let us know about where the photos are going.

   

Friday, January 20, 2006

Milestone: 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'

From Backstage.com
January 19, 2006
By Randee Dawn

With its second spinoff hitting 100 episodes, the brand continues to defy expectations and makes its 'Intent' known. Full article.

:: Thank you to Jenncho and BobbyG

   

Monday, January 16, 2006

100th episode "Slither" - Review

From Blogcritics.org
January 16, 2005

By Trinket ~Television Junkie ~
Review: Law & Order CI Slithers Through Its 100th Episode

:: Thanks Trinket!!

   

Did you find Gene in the scene?

Gene D'Onofrio appears in the background in a scene at the MCS Interview Room.



   

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Rumor has it......

....that one of Vincent's family members will be in tonight's LOCI episode titled "Slither". In what scene did Elizabeth or Gene D'Onofrio appear?

Email your answer.

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10pm EST - No correct answers emailed in yet!!

The show hasn't aired in other time zones yet, so a cap of the scene will be posted tomorrow.

   

Photos, etc.....



Daniel Patmore's photos from May 2005 have been uploaded to the Publicity Photos page. He requests that they not be reprinted elsewhere without his permission.

   

Saturday, January 14, 2006

"Fans are Everything"

From Indiantelevision.com

Rene Balcer: "I have only six words to our fans: thank you, thank you, thank you. Some people may say the story is everything, but I believe the fans are everything."

:: Thanks to Janice

   

LO:CI 100th Party Video



:: If the direct link to the video doesn't work for you,
go to the NBC site to view it.

   

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Vincent on WMMR in Phila

:: Radio WMMR 93.3 Philly's 1st Rock Station

Preston & Steve Show

Posted: 12 Jan 2006 15:41:00 GMT
Todays clip includes: The Speeding Ticket Quota "Myth"... The country with the largest penis is... Bizarre Files... Comedian Justin McKinney in studio... Lost chat... Vincent D'Onofrio and hollywood Trash... Wings Whack-a-Sack...


Listen to the podcast.

~ Recorded this morning - Vincent is on at approximately 2/3 of the way through the podcast.

:: If you are having a problem loading it, you may listen here on the site. Please save it to your computer if you want to listen multiple times. Thanks!!

   

Split cast makes for unified front

:: In Variety
Posted: Wed., Jan. 11, 2006, 9:59pm PT

Split cast makes for unified front
Two-tier approach allows writers to take characters in different directions

By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent""Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio knew something had to give.
The stress of starring in the Dick Wolf skeinskein, maintaining a movie schedule and spending time with his family finally pushed him to the edge in November 2004.

After a stint in the hospital, D'Onofrio decided to change his priorities.

"I was finished," he says. "I couldn't do it anymore, and I didn't want to do it anymore. I was burning out. I hate to say it, but they were making lists to replace me."

D'Onofrio decided he couldn't quit "Criminal Intent," and the show's producers didn't want to see him leave either.

"We all realized at the same time that Vincent was wearing out," says Peter Jankowski, president and chief operating officer of Wolf FilmsWolf Films. "He was shooting every day and needed some relief. We were concerned about the coming year."

That's when Wolf and company came up with an unconventional solution: Splitting the show in two, with separate but equal casts sharing the episodic caseload. Rather than appearing in all 22 episodes, D'Onofrio would only be on the fence for 11.

"Dick Wolf is a straight shooter," D'Onofrio says. "He's the only one who talked to me man to man about it. He asked me if I was willing to take the financial cut, and I said it was saying, 'Take your money. I need my family and I need my health.' "

The decision to split the show's focus was a risky one. It was also necessary, according to Kathryn Erbe, who plays D'Onofrio's partner, Det. Alexandra Eames. Erbe contends the combination of the show's intense production skedsked and D'Onofrio's perfectionism made for an untenable situation, a burden affecting more than just her co-star.

"It's amazing I've let him live this long," jokes Erbe. "Every day I remind him how lucky he is. That's my job: to keep him humble, to keep his feet on the ground." Joking aside, she adds, "I'm sure he knew I was annoyed (by his perfectionism). It can be a real burden to want to do things well all the time."

But things are better now. "We devote energy to the scenes that really matter," says the actress. "Vincent's let go of a lot of that pressure to control. It's been a great thing watching him grow, learning to let go."

It didn't take long for Wolf and "Criminal Intent" exec producer Rene Balcer to come up with D'Onofrio's counterpart: "Law & Order""Law & Order" vet Chris Noth, who had already resurrected the character Det. Mike Logan in the telepictelepic "Exiled: A Law & Order Movie."

Balcer had already written for Noth's character on "Law & Order," which made the transition easy as well.

"It's really like a whole new series," says Balcer.

The change also gave D'Onofrio's co-star, Erbe, a chance to spend more time at home with her young family. Annabella Sciorra was tapped to star opposite Noth in his episodes.

Noth is happy about his onscreen partnership with Sciorra, and thrilled with the one-on/one-off timetable of shooting episodes.

"I'm at the point in my life where I couldn't be doing that every week," says Noth. "The schedule in TV is unrelenting. You have to be strong. You have to be in shape." He laughs. "I don't mind not working."

"The Chris and Annabella thing couldn't be nicer for Kate and I both," D'Onofrio says. "Kate's the mother of two, a very young little boy and a 9-year-old daughter. She works the same hours I do, the same amount of days. How she did it before, I don't know."

Under the new format, the cast is on set for eight days then get 12 days off. The acting teams appeared in one cross-over, two-hour episode that required 16 days straight from both of them, but that was a rare instance.

Jankowski says the switchover has reinvigorated D'Onofrio and given the show a breath of fresh air.

"This year it's remarkable how good Vincent is and how good Chris is," Jankowski says. "Chris breathed new life into the show, while Vincent's performance really improved."

It's also given the crew a chance to stretch their legs.

"There's a new spice in the crew, too," Jankowski says. "They get to mix it up every eight days. The crew can get exhausted too. It's amazing when you stop and think about how these guys work. Anything to shake it up is welcome."

The two-tier approach also gives the show's writers, led by Balcer, a chance to take the characters in different directions. Jankowski notes the difference between the two characters: Noth's Logan is a little more emotional and instinctual than D'Onofrio's Det. Robert Goren, who's more intellectual.

"Our scenes are a little longer in Vincent's episodes and tend to be more Sherlock Holmesian," Jankowski says. "The aria takes place in what tends to be a longer scene. Chris's episodes tend to use the streets a little more. That's where his character comes from.

"In many ways, (the writers) are writing a different show each week," he says. "But there's a consistency in quality. I think the audience knows no matter which half they tune into, they'll get a good show."

Jankowski admits there was some early concern in changing the show up, considering that it had been running along just fine since its 2001 launch.

But in the end, D'Onofrio says the change has helped him recover from a stressful situation.

"I feel better about everything," he says. "I can pay attention to the 'Criminal Intent' scripts now. It's all working for the better. It's great, I can't tell you. I'm making my own films, spending more time with my son and daughter. I can't imagine it happening with anyone else but Dick."


:: More article can be found at Variety.com - search D'Onofrio. You can get the articles after you click to watch the free ad.

   

100th Episode Party



:: More photos at Yahoo and at Newscom
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:: From Parade Magazine - Jan 15, 2006 "In Step with Annabella Sciorra" ~ thank you BobbyG

   

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

LO:CI 100th Episode

Sunday, Jan 15 on NBC

   

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

From Entertainment Weekly

:: Full page scan

Thanks to 'borntoentertain'

:: Partial scan

Thanks to Janel

   

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Workshop

:: February 18, 2006 in Philadelphia PA

This is a one day, cold reading workshop with LO:CI casting director, Anne Davison, who will be looking to work with and book actors for the show.

   

Monday, January 09, 2006

Loci audition

The January 5, 2006 edition of BACK STAGE, the weekly newspaper listing auditions and other news for East Coast actors, has a small blurb requesting Native American actors for background roles for an upcoming episode of LOCI.

:: Thanks to Pat Ward, Indianapolis

~ The episode, tentatively titled "Wasichu" is about the murder of a female Secret Service agent, involving congressional hijinx and Indian gambling.

Logan: "What'd you do, go to the Tom Delay School of Ethics?"

   

Friday, January 06, 2006

Vincent in Jamaica

From Daily Blabber

Vincent D'Onofrio, his 5-year-old son Elias and a female companion on a flight from NYC to Montego Bay, Jamaica. "He has RLS -- Restless Leg Syndrome -- so his leg was shaking non-stop on the plane," says my spy. "And I thought the woman was his wife. They all seemed really close, sharing two seats at one point. But apparently he's divorced." In Jamaica, he stayed at the Half Moon Resort. "We saw him again at a bar in the hotel, where he was hanging with a an older man. They were the only two there."

:: Thanks to JennCho

   

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

D'Onofrio Family Photos

Elizabeth D'Onofrio has given permission to link to her family photos published on her site.

Thanks for sharing them!

   

Monday, January 02, 2006

Oh, so that's what it is........

Television: The Appeal of CI's Vincent D'Onfrio [sic]

From Blogcritics. org
December 16, 2005
Sadi Ranson-Polizzotti

I recently, or not so recently - about a year ago - read an article in I believe Vanity Fair about Vincent D'Onofrio and how women everywhere were falling for him. Developing minor crushes on the man who features as Bobby Goren on Law and Order: Criminal Intent......Full article.