You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Jurassic’ dinos, stars go legit

Dialogue 'not lame,' Macy declares

Archaeopteryxes, sauropods and various carnivorous theropods populated the Upper West Side’s Sony Lincoln Square theater Tuesday night as Universal presented a special screening of “Jurassic Park III” to benefit the Atlantic Theater Co.

Cast member and ATC co-founder William H. Macy hosted the event, which he kicked off with a short introduction. “The dinosaurs are amazing,” Macy told the crowd, “and when the people talk, it’s not lame!”

Special effects aside, simplicity in the script and eccentricity in the casting are key to “JP3’s” appeal, Macy said, sitting in his banquette at the jam-packed after-party at Citrus. “It’s really primordial storytelling … I don’t think you could simplify the plot much.”

Of casting against action-hero type, he added, “I thought it was ironic for them to cast me — thought they had the wrong number when they called me up. I don’t do these kinds of blockbusters. I’m a guy unlikely to be doing battle with dinosaurs.”

Among those who came out to face the velociraptor and support the Atlantic (co-founded by Macy and David Mamet in 1985) were company members (Macy’s wife) Felicity Huffman and John C. Reilly; plus guests Star Jones, Lisa Ling, Joan Osborne, Regis Philbin, Campbell Scott and Leslie Uggams.

More Scene

  • John Cena Ferdinand

    'Ferdinand' Director on Why John Cena Was Perfect for Title Role

    Archaeopteryxes, sauropods and various carnivorous theropods populated the Upper West Side’s Sony Lincoln Square theater Tuesday night as Universal presented a special screening of “Jurassic Park III” to benefit the Atlantic Theater Co. Cast member and ATC co-founder William H. Macy hosted the event, which he kicked off with a short introduction. “The dinosaurs are […]

  • Asian-American Unforgettable Awards 2017

    'Westworld's' Leonardo Nam Says Seeing Asian Actors in ‘Star Wars’ ‘Feels Normal’

    Archaeopteryxes, sauropods and various carnivorous theropods populated the Upper West Side’s Sony Lincoln Square theater Tuesday night as Universal presented a special screening of “Jurassic Park III” to benefit the Atlantic Theater Co. Cast member and ATC co-founder William H. Macy hosted the event, which he kicked off with a short introduction. “The dinosaurs are […]

  • Mark Hamill'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Honors Late Carrie Fisher at Elaborate Premiere

    Archaeopteryxes, sauropods and various carnivorous theropods populated the Upper West Side’s Sony Lincoln Square theater Tuesday night as Universal presented a special screening of “Jurassic Park III” to benefit the Atlantic Theater Co. Cast member and ATC co-founder William H. Macy hosted the event, which he kicked off with a short introduction. “The dinosaurs are […]

  • Conan O'Brien Children's Defense Gala

    Kate Hudson, Conan O'Brien Attend Children's Defense Fund Gala: 'Some of You Literally Dodged Fire to Get Here'

    Archaeopteryxes, sauropods and various carnivorous theropods populated the Upper West Side’s Sony Lincoln Square theater Tuesday night as Universal presented a special screening of “Jurassic Park III” to benefit the Atlantic Theater Co. Cast member and ATC co-founder William H. Macy hosted the event, which he kicked off with a short introduction. “The dinosaurs are […]

  • Ajit Pai Free Speech

    FCC Chair Plays for Laughs at D.C. Event Amid Fierce Net Neutrality Debate

    Archaeopteryxes, sauropods and various carnivorous theropods populated the Upper West Side’s Sony Lincoln Square theater Tuesday night as Universal presented a special screening of “Jurassic Park III” to benefit the Atlantic Theater Co. Cast member and ATC co-founder William H. Macy hosted the event, which he kicked off with a short introduction. “The dinosaurs are […]

  • GQ Men of the Year Awards

    Stars Reflect on 2017 at GQ's Men of the Year Party: 'This Is a Year of Cultural Revolution'

    Archaeopteryxes, sauropods and various carnivorous theropods populated the Upper West Side’s Sony Lincoln Square theater Tuesday night as Universal presented a special screening of “Jurassic Park III” to benefit the Atlantic Theater Co. Cast member and ATC co-founder William H. Macy hosted the event, which he kicked off with a short introduction. “The dinosaurs are […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content