Payne was the only actor to play one character, and that was perfect because she was the play’s center of gravity. Her Maggie was sassy and self-assured on the job, smoldering with sensuality, and all nicely balanced by a hesitation in matters of serious love.
And Robyn Payne, as Jory, powers her character like a courtroom and cultural veteran who knows how these fights can end.
Amir’s successful colleague Jory, (a commanding Robyn Payne)
Actress Robyn Payne brings striking feeling to Kala’s signature song “You’ll Be in My Heart.” Payne’s warmth and inner strength as Tarzan’s simian mother do much to enhance the overlong first act.
Robyn Payne gives a touching performance as Madeleine.
Robyn is fabulous in this emotional role and wins thunderous applause at her talented portrayal.
Robyn Payne’s rich alto resonates in every song.
Robyn Payne as Madeleine was the nicest surprise. A beauty with real acting chops. Underused in this role.
Robyn Payne, a standout in last season’s Portland Stage production of “Disgraced,” reveals her versatility here in playing a hard-boiled detective with a soft center. She may be a romantic underneath, but Payne’s Maggie winningly projects a few sharp zingers as she investigates a murder most mysterious.
Robyn Payne is at once vulnerable and tough as Maggie Pelletier.
Robyn Payne plays Marcia Lycus as a full-bodied madame with a Eurotrash accent.
Robyn Payne’s office manager Miss Flannery displays a musical comedy spark that goes beyond the role’s comic charicature.
And who could forget rich cabaret singer Muzzy Van Hossmere (Robyn Payne), whose powerful rendition of “Only in New York” jazzed up the opening night in sultry triumph?
Two River has a star-in-the-making with Robyn Payne, who plays Madeleine... Payne’s glorious voice is as welcome to the audience as her tender ministrations are to Guy.
Robyn Payne is noteworthy as Miss Flannery.
In a smaller role as the stern Miss Flannery, Robyn Payne was a comedic delight.
As the central hard-boiled soul mates, Tucker and Payne, with their knowing, fast-talk banter, share a snappy rapport and sexual energy. Payne’s Maggie, has a great deadpan and a brusque, no-nonsense sexiness.
Payne and Cohen are bracing presences, handling quips and acid revelations with the same chilling clarity.
As the gender switched brothel madame Marcia Lycus, Robyn Payne purrs with elegance.
Robyn Payne is superb as Camille, teasing every emotion turn of a complicated character and captivating the audience with her sultry vocals.
Robyn Payne gives individuality, as well as a powerful voice, to Kala’s maternal devotion.
Tarzan’s adopted ape mother Kala is played with power and great emotion by Robyn Payne, who has a gorgeous voice for this role, in which she sings fine Collins songs like “You’ll Be In My Heart.
Payne’s warm mezzo voice matches her stage personality, as Madeleine.
Robyn Payne, as Madeleine, also fills the hall. Her syncopated duet with von Essen is refreshing, if all too brief.
Supervisor Miss Flannery (Robyn Payne) delightfully over the top), is fabulous in “Forget About the Boy.