Anonymous said: Hi! I was wondering how hard it was to meet Leighton Meester or Neil Patrick Harris at the stage doors of their shows? Do they usually take pictures? Do they only sign playbills? Is it necessary to attend the show? Thank you!
I haven’t attempted the stage door for either show so I can’t say from first hand experience in these particular cases.
However, from what I have heard, Leighton Meester hasn’t been coming out to greet the crowds.
The word about NPH is that he does come out and sign A LOT after the last performance of the night. If you go to the 7pm performance on Saturday he won’t come out after the show because there isn’t enough time to greet the crowds and then prepare for the 10pm show.
Pictures…you can snap photos while he is signing but he most likely won’t stop to pose with each person since the crowds have been pretty massive.
Do you need to see the show…possibly not. At both How To Succeed (with Daniel Radcliffe) and Lucky Guy (Tom Hanks) there were barriers put up on either side of the stage door. One side was for people lining up before the show let out and the other was for people coming out of the show. As I remember, Dan & Tom signed the very front row from both barriers and then got into their cars. If you don’t see the show you will have to get to the theatre pretty early in order to get a good spot on the barrier.
I hope this info helps a bit.
Hurry over and stage door these shows soon because Neil Patrick Harris is leaving Hedwig (to be replaced by Andrew Rannells) on August 17th and Of Mice and Men’s run ends this coming weekend.