SD #LLLPlay Soon #RichardArmitage

15 thoughts on “SD #LLLPlay Soon #RichardArmitage

  1. I had wondered if the stage door would be a. . . surprise. . . to some of the other cast members. (I know several actors who really get anxiety ridden at greeting audiences after a show. If there’s another route out of the building, they’ll take it.)


    • i’m a bit surprised at their surprise 🙂 but then again can you imagine that conversation: Ra: guys, um.. er… there may be people waiting? The others: waiting? for what? .. etc 🙂 Yeah, they’ll get used to it i’m guessing. The theatre obviously expected it though as there was a calm and serious looking security guy in the pictures 🙂
      And there were only about 20 people waiting apparently. I think they should prepare themselves for increasing crowds.


      • LOL! My guess would be that they knew there would be some people – like 5. 20 people on the first night can look like a crowd if you’re not used to it. The guys seemed to adjust. Stage door seems like a bigger deal for Broadway musicals, but maybe I’m wrong.

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        • I wouldn’t really know re Broadway or theatre in general 🙂 But they don’t seem very different from the opera/ballet ones i am more used to. Only did the theatre one once but i have seen the crowds when Tennant was doing Richard II :-)I find location plays a big role in how it works, opera houses are generally much better equipped for it as historically stage door business there has always been a big deal.


        • They knew if Richard Armitage was there , then there would be people, They mentioned his fandom in their draft or early bio. At the 92nd St Y, they were not too prepared, but there were, I would say 20-30 for a pop-up performance.


        • It was interesting to see how the cast react to the stage door experience–Ben retreated and when he came back up he was accompanied by a girl who teased him about us wanting his autograph and asked if she could take a picture of him with us. So he was obviously not used to interacting with fans. Both Michael Mayer and Zoe Kazan didn’t even stop–they weren’t rude but they obviously didn’t even think that anyone could be there waiting for them. And Mike Bartlett was of the same mind it seems until someone actually called out to them and then he was startled but seemed happy and appreciative that we knew who he was.

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            • Thanks! I’m usually more of a lurker but I know I’m really lucky to be able to see the first show (or any show for that matter) and I wanted to give something back to the fandom. I’m glad that people enjoyed my reporting!


              • We enjoyed it and appreciated it. Truth be told, a group of known fans was there together, but we only heard a little from them until later or today – so it was all you kid.


          • Musical theater performers are perhaps a little more used to people hanging out and wanting to get autographs after a show (musical fans are often outgoing and enthusiastic, and like Perry said, are often tourists seeing a favorite show).

            But plays. . . playwrights, directors, and actors of plays are always shocked that people want to share their good thoughts about the show and congratulate them. They never think anyone knows who they are!

            And thanks for your excellent reporting. You’re awesome!


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