June 15, 2008

Sunday Happy Sunday

It was a good weekend...

We lost our air conditioning on Friday - but we got through the closing weekend. My thanks to the staff who helped deal with the issue, to the cast and our audiences who contributed so much energy to give us four of the best performances of the entire run. And thank goodness for a relatively cool weekend.

I had fun hosting Thursday's post show "Out and About" tour for our GLBT patrons on Thursday after the show, and though I missed the Friday and Sunday Pride events I still got to "Glitter and be Gay" on Saturday.

I've spent a LOT of time hammering out logistics with Williamstown Theatre Festival over the last several months and I am now feeling very good about the work we have done getting it ready for the transfer and am sending great vibes to BU West so that it gets installed, teched, and up and running in time for 1st preview on June 27.

We have no more performances until September and it is extremely unlikely that I will be found at work on a weekend until after Labor day. Cue the Hallelujah chorus.

And around 10PM I remembered that the Tony Awards were tonight. I tuned in just in time to find out that Kevin Adams won for The 39 Steps (Lighting Design - Play). Long time Huntington friend Don Holder won for South Pacific (Lighting Design - Musical). Word is that Don will be back for the newly titled Two Men of Florence (previously announced as The Hinge of the World) by Richard Goodwin. Mic Pool, whom I met in London a year ago last April, won for The 39 Steps (Sound Design - Play).

While I was slightly sad that The 39 Steps did not win Best Play I was thrilled for our sister regional theatre company Steppenwolf for their success with August: Osage County. And we love director Anna Shapiro... who won for Best Director amongst the slew of awards for the production. I'll update you later this week on the rest of the Huntington related Tony successes.

It's bedtime now - and I anticipate a good night's sleep.

June 10, 2008

She Loves Me - only 8 more shows

She Loves Me makes me smile... have I not mentioned this before? Each and every time I see even a little bit, or hear it over the monitors, it's only about 30 seconds before I become aware of my dimples. Really.

Enjoy these two last teasers - and then come see for yourself (through Sunday - June 15 ONLY). Your cheeks will enjoy the exercise. It's absolutely zygomatic!

Song: "Days Gone By"
Mr. Maraczek (Dick Latessa), the parfumerie owner, sings to his clerks about his bachelor days when he would go out dancing all night long. He entices Georg to waltz and the clerks all dance.

Song: "She Loves Me"
Georg (Brooks Ashmanskas) has just learned that Amalia loves him, though she does not know he is the one with whom she has been corresponding. He sings of his new feelings for her in the exuberant "She Loves Me."

June 4, 2008

Rainy Wednesday

Hmm... what to do on a rainy day...

Snuggle up in the "Romantic Atmosphere" at the BU Theatre: She Loves Me
Performances today at 2 PM and 7:30 PM

or you could:

Sing for your Tony tickets!

Where: Macy's Downtown Crossing
When: 5:30 pm

"Take your turn in the spotlight! Step up to the mic at Macy's Downtown Crossing on Wednesday, June 4th to sing your favorite show tune for our panel of celebrity judges, including Pat Healy of the Boston Metro, Todd Williams of the Huntington Theatre, and Lindsay Kochevar of New England Connection Talent Agency. Enjoy a performance by Penny Hansen from the Huntington Theater Company's heartwarming production "She Loves Me", now onstage at the Boston University Theatre, through June 15th. The judge's favorite will win a trip for two to New York City and the chance to compete in Macy's Sing for Your Tony Tickets contest finals at Macy's Herald Square in New York City on Friday, June 13th. This event will be on Macy's Downtown Crossing - Main Level."

For more information: http://www.macys.com

Yeah - you read that right. I'm a celebrity judge. Ack