— Roundabout Theatre (@RTC_NYC) March 8, 2017
Ha. I’ve been looking for some demographic info on RTC’s subscribers ( all to comment or add to some discussions about the differing audiences for #LLLPlay), and I came across this article from almost 20 years ago. Still looking for something more current.
I think I’ve mentioned Lincoln Center ‘s unusual model – it may have changed or the price may have risen, but for a $25.00 membership fee, you got first crack at their offerings at a huge discount – but you still had to go to the box office or order tickets – nothing was automatically sent. I accidentally let my membership lapse one year, and it took me three years to get back on the list.
As far as Tony Randall’s National Actor’s Theater, it suffered a quick death when he died. Interestingly for us, in light of #LLLPlay, he was raked over the coals for casting himself, in his 70’s, as a 23 year old.
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.
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.
As in tired. I apologize for being so late with all the new Richard Armitage pics and news. I tried to keep up, but among planning a home reno project for next week, other personal stuff, the debate, the election, the #LLLPlay opening night pics, wasted hour for the red carpet, which I knew Richard Armitage could not attend, technical issues, temperamental internet at the worst time, and then the barrage of earlier than expected reviews – I just crapped out. Stuff will start coming – mostly snaffled.
So, a special thanks to Servetus and Me and Richard for keeping up and figuring things out. I’ve given you the general link to Me and Richard, rather than to one specific post, because, ladies, just scroll there to your heart’s content. Also check out some of out stars on Twitter, who manage to capture everything without boring you death with too many editorial detail.
For the record, I like th short jacket this time.