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.

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