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Sketch by Ruben Toledo for AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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Sketch by Ruben Toledo for AFTER MIDNIGHT.

Apparently this happened at last night’s performance of If/Then….

To raise money for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, one of the items auctioned off after the curtain call was a chance to get up on stage and sing "Seasons of Love" with the cast!

Thank you to Broadway.com for posting this and even more to YouTube user Carmel Dean (If/Then’s Conductor) for capturing this moment on video.

VIDEO: THE CHEW's Carla Hall Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway's NEWSIES

Home sick today and getting my fill of daytime TV.  The episode of The Chew on right now is a rerun from January and it included this clip segment of Carla Hall (@carlahall) performing with the cast of Newsies (@Newsies).

I have been a long time fan of Carla’s and actually had the opportunity to meet her a couple of weeks ago at a press event introducing her Numi Tea and bite sized cookie gift boxes and her new cookbook Carla’s Comfort Foods.  She was absolutely one of the nicest people I have ever met.  I hope that our paths cross again at some point in the future.

The pic below is of (from left to right) me, Carla, my roommate Marcy Clark who runs the Women’s Mafia Social Club (@womensmafia), and Ashley Papa (@FoxAshleyPapa) who is a segment producer at Fox News and the reason I was at the event.

6 Sexiest Men on Broadway Right Now - April 8, 2014 - NewYork.com

NewYork.com (@NewYorkcom) picked 6 good choices for #HumpDayHottie this week.  Click the link to check them all out.

When you leave a Broadway show, chances are you’re humming the tunes, raving about the performances, quoting the dialogue and … are we missing something? Oh,…

Anonymous asked: Have you thought of doing YouTube videos reviewing Broadway shows, movie musicals, and TV musicals? Also, have you considered talking about theatre in general? For example, discussions about Broadway actors, theater news, etc.

Thank you so much for you interest in hearing/seeing me talk even more about theatre! :-D

Actually, I have plans for an audio Podcast in the works!  

All of the equipment I need has been purchased, so right now I’m trying to nail down a schedule of guest hosts. 

My goal is to get up a first episode around Tony-time. 

I’d love to have episodes down the line that include video - I’m learning as I go so one thing at a time and I’ll see what I can make happen!

Anonymous asked: Do you have any playbills you'd be willing to part with? For a small price? Xoxo

Unfortunately I am not willing to part with any of the Playbills from my personal collection.

I save one program per show I see so they are both sentimental and informative for me to be able to look back and figure out when and where I have seen certain performers.

However, I have been working on procuring some “classic” Playbills from one of my long-time theater buddies to use for a future giveaway contest.

I’m aware that those contests can get a little crazy with the amount of people that enter, though, and one of my goals is to help fellow theater lovers feel close to the Broadway scene no matter how far away they are, SO for a loyal fan I’m absolutely willing to go in search of a Playbill - for a price only if it ends up costing me something to procure.  Either that or I could point you in the direction of people who do have Playbills to trade/sell.

Is there a particular Playbill that you wanted?  

Please message me so that I can answer privately.

The trailer for the US release of Roman Polanski’s film adaptation of Venus In Furcame out a few days ago.  

I loved this play so a film adaptation definitely intrigues me despite the pretty awful English narration on this video and its lack of Nina Arianda in the cast.

Venus In Fur will be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22dn & 26th.  Tickets go on sale to the general public April 14th.

Anonymous asked: Hey just wanted to say thank you for the Glass Menagerie playbill! It came a long time ago I'm just extremely forgetful and kept forgetting to thank you!

I am so glad to hear that you received it! 

Anonymous asked: How old are you?

I feel that as a lady this is a question I shouldn’t be answering. ;-)

But I will anyway. 

I am currently 31, which is WEIRD.

Somedays I actually feel my age, but I am very short so I never look it.

I’ve been meaning to write an article about aging out of all the Youth deals that Off-Bway theaters offer…I do miss those 30under30 tickets! 

Wishing a happy opening night to Encores! The Most Happy Fella!

Some $30 tickets are still available for tonight’s performance HERE.

#Broadway #HumpDayHottie pick of the week is Kevin Vortmann who is appearing as The Doctor this week in the Encores! production of The Most Happy Fella at New York City Center.

#Broadway #HumpDayHottie pick of the week is Kevin Vortmann who is appearing as The Doctor this week in the Encores! production of The Most Happy Fella at New York City Center.

What I’m seeing tonight:
The invited dress rehearsal for Encores! The Most Happy Fella at New York City Center (@NYCityCenter) starring Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti), Heidi Blickenstaff (@HBlix), and Cheyenne Jackson (@cheyennejackson).
According to Cheyenne’s Instagram, the cast has been passing the flu around- seems like the whole city is sick because of the silly indecisive weather we’ve been having- hopefully everyone is feeling better in time for the curtain tonight. 

What I’m seeing tonight:

The invited dress rehearsal for Encores! The Most Happy Fella at New York City Center (@NYCityCenter) starring Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti), Heidi Blickenstaff (@HBlix), and Cheyenne Jackson (@cheyennejackson).

According to Cheyenne’s Instagram, the cast has been passing the flu around- seems like the whole city is sick because of the silly indecisive weather we’ve been having- hopefully everyone is feeling better in time for the curtain tonight. 

Anonymous asked: Hey! I saw your post where you said you were at Broadway Backwards. Is there anything you can share or summarize from what Jonathan Groff said before or between his songs? A few people on Twitter said it was very inspiring, but no details. Thanks!

Sure! As I remember, to introduce his song which was "Goodnight My Someone" from The Music Man, he spoke about how he is often asked about the moment he realized that he was gay.  He said that the song described that moment for him.

This is not verbatim but covers the gist of his song intro.

Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS (@BCEFA) posted 4 highlights videos on their YouTube channel from the 2014 Broadway Backwards event which took place at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre last Monday evening.  

***I was there, and it was fantastic!

This video features Jonathan Groff, Kyle Dean Massey (@kyledeanmassey), John Tartaglia, and a snippet from one of my favorite performances of the night, Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) and Rachel Bay Jones (@rachelbayjones) singing "Lily’s Eyes" from The Secret Garden.

Check out the rest of the 2014 Highlights videos, as well as ones from past years, on the BCEFA YouTube page HERE.