I Missed this #LLLPlay Top Ten
That old photo again – but plenty of #LLLPlay images, too.
I didn’t realize before that this montage gives me a better view of #RichardArmitage during the cake eating scene than I had during the three performances I attended. Also, not sure I buy that he hasn’t this kind of fun and laughing while working before based on his Berlin Station interviews and tweets.
An excerpt about the stage door experience, from the actor’s point of view:
I’d imagine you get a lot of action at the stage door. Is that something you enjoy or have just learned to deal with at this point in your career?
Yeah, you do learn to deal with it. [Laughs] I always say to myself, whatever it takes to get someone to buy a ticket to come to the theater. Audiences are growing older and we’re hoping to get younger people into the theater, so whatever it takes. If people come to see the show, great. If they’re less bothered about the show and more bothered about the selfie at the stage door, it doesn’t matter to me as long as they’re coming. You know, we’ve had people come from far and wide, which is great. It sort of helps the Roundabout creative and those programs and the global marketplace. Everyone always comes through New York, it’s a great destination. If on their whistle stop tour of the Empire State Building and then seeing something at the Roundabout Theatre becomes part of the tour, then I think that’s a good thing.
Servetus has posted almost a blow by blow of Act I with editorial comments. Check in there for the early part of the discussion in comments. Great for anyone who won;t be seeing it, and fun for everyone who has seen it. Also, check out my comments there for some of my reactions. I haven’t given up on posting about my own experiences on my own blog – really.
here – And I haven’t even posted much about Season 1!
Daniel Miller’s fate remains a mystery for now. I’ve no clue what Richard Armitage will be up to directly after Love, Love, Love.
So, a couple of these pens were on the bar at the Laura Pels Theater when I bought a beverage before #LLLPlay began ( probably for credit cards signatures). I asked the server if I could have one. Maybe he felt guilty about the $5.00 waters, the proceeds of which did not go to charity, and that’s why he said, [s]ure, take one – they’re nothing special.
The slogan resonates with me even more now than it did at the time.
Thank you Heather Parrish ( Fully Grown-up Fan GirlFully Grown-up Fan Girl) Heather and I like hankies. She collects vintage ones, and I was sort of Hanky-broke – with just two to my name. Recently she posted a tweet celebrating a score she made in a thrift shop or tag sale where she picked up a number of great specimens for a song.
“Let’s make a deal”, I suggested. A Playbill from Love, Love, Love for a hanky, everything completed through the U.S. Postal Service – a luxury for me since Mexican mail is very iffy ( but believe it or not, I received a hard copy of my absentee ballot delivered through my front gate – Kudos NY Board of Elections). Since I was going to be in New York for long enough to get and send mail, we could enjoy some almost immediate gratification.
Heather got hers
And when I arrived at my friends’ apartment, waiting for me was an envelope containing a lovely note, and not one, not two, but three very special and beautiful hankies selected by Heather for me. One of them got some use during a performance of Love, Love, Love.
So, I’ve been in New York, my hometown, after a long time in Mexico without a visit to my city. This makes my Love, Love, Love, New York experience different from that of many other fans who have or will be coming here. I suppose a few fans ” came home,” to see the play, but I’ not aware of any, and I’m definitely not aware of any fans who came from a small town in Mexico that has American-style quality of life challenges – especially compared to New York. Also, I’m guessing that I’m going to be in New York a lot longer than most fans who are visiting for the play and will be in a number of different neighborhoods.
I’ve already spent a few days in the city, close to my old neighborhood on the Upper West Side. It may sound strange but I lived near West 86th street before, and this week I was staying with friends on West 61st street. To me, that’s a different neighborhood. Anything below 72nd Street seems like a different neighborhood. The entire vibe is different. West 61st Street is close to Lincoln Center, Fordham University, The Time Warner Center, the south side of Central Park, Columbus Circle and the Mormon Temple. So, it is very much more a tourist neighborhood than higher uptown. It’s glitzier, too. Everything is new.
Still, I know my way around and I did make it as far up as 72nd street. ( Where I was delighted to discover that there is now a Bloomingdale’s outlet store!) It’s also a neighborhood that’s two subway stops or a short bus ride from the Laura Pels Theater. When I got home after seeing the play the first night, I had time to make a cup of tea, and within 10 minutes, Servetus was posting SD Soiree tweets. Due to the rain, it took a little longer to get home after the second performance – but had I known what I later learned, 4 or 5 more minutes in the theater, and I would have seen him exiting with the audience. It would have been a bonus, because Stage Door was not on my bucket list.
Part of what I miss in Mexico is live U.S. news ( not to mention lightening speed internet). In Mexico I currently have access to the New York affiliates and networks of ABC, NBC CBS and Fox – all of which only provide 1/2 an hour of live news each evening. There is also morning news, but I don’t have access to the New York channels until 9 a.m. – too late for the morning news in NYC, which is an hour ahead. ( I find the news programs later – but still – not live news.) I get my news now starting with Twitter. When I see links for stories I want to read, or videos on networks, I click over to see what’s up.
So, here I am at a time when the election news is creating even greater havoc than it was a week ago ( The Comey letters, for example – though I think I correctly predicted that the initial bang and shock would taper off once the situation was analyzed or over-analyzed) and all of a sudden, I have all the live TV that I can take. It’s making it tough for me to get down to writing about my play experience at RTC_NYC.
It’s pretty chill right here ( and chilly). It’s 10 degrees colder here than in the city, a a rule. I’m sitting here wearing 5 layers of clothes. I’m in East Hampton, spending time with some of my family at my brother’s weekend house. Sun is promised for this afternoon – so I hope to walk down to the beach ( or drive). Basically, we have nothing planned for several days, except a trip to the post office, a little shopping to get me four wheeled luggage, a nice dinner out, and lots of cooking together. At some point, I will have to approach my brother about how to see Berlin Station on Sunday night. He could have access to it in his New York apartment, where he has Time Warner, which carries EPIX – but here, we have Optimum or CableVision, and EPIX is not available. So, I have to convince him to get EPIX in the city ( from East Hampton, with a phone call), set up an online account, and let me access TWC Anywhere ( or whatever it’s called – maybe even EPIX.com) on my laptop. I’ve been putting off the conversation. Worse case scenario is that I will have to catch up on Episodes 3 and 4 next weekend, when I again have access to EPIX at another friend’s apartment.
Well, looks like my #LLLPlay experience will have to wait a bit – the sun is shining, and this is a good hour to walk down to the beach. See you on the other side.
#LLLPlay teaser – this happened. (Not Richard Jenkins?) It’s a funny story