Playbills For Sale

I have a handful of Playbills that I found while cleaning out some storage in my apartment and I’m selling them to make some extra $$ while I’m doing yoga teacher training. They are as follows…

  • The Cripple of Inishmaan (1x with Daniel Radcliffe!)
  • Hedwig & the Angry Inch (3x OBRC with Neil Patrick Harris)
  • Closer (1x from The Lyric Theatre in London)
  • Chicago (1x Broadway, 2002)
  • Rent (1x Angel Tour, September 2000 at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts)
  • Rent (1x Broadway, January 2000, 1x November 2004)
  • Rent (1x Broadway, 4000th performance with sticker!)
  • Merrily We Roll Along (1x City Center’s Encores – feat. Lin Manuel Miranda!)
  • American Idiot (2x tour in Boston, January 2012)
  • Waiting For Godot (1x Broadway feat. Patrick Stewart, November 2013)
  • Fences (1x Broadway revival feat. Denzel Washington, May 2010)
  • Murder Ballad (1x off-Broadway, June 2013)
  • The Pirate Queen (1x Broadway, April 2007)
  • Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang (1x Broadway, August 2005, 1x April 2005)
  • Evita (1x Broadway Revival, April 2012)
  • The Boy From Oz (1x OBC with Hugh Jackman November 2003)
  • The Crucible (1x 2016 Broadway Revival)
  • AIDA (1x Broadway 2003)

I’m selling these for $10 each, including shipping. Send me a message if you’re interested! 

The Cripple of Inishmaan: Backstage Tour with Daniel Radcliffe (Full Version)

So, The Cripple of Inishmaan is officially ending it’s fantastic run on July 20th. So just as a reminder, I present you all with this backstage tour with Daniel Radcliffe. Because who doesn’t love a backstage tour with a charismatic Brit?

And also: GIVE AWAY TIME! Reblog this post to win a copy of McDonagh’s plays, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Lonesome West.

Winner will be announced on May 10th!

The Cripple of Inishmaan: Backstage Tour with Daniel Radcliffe (Full Version)

Earlier this week I was invited to see The Cripple of Inishmaan, the new Martin McDonaugh play starring Daniel Radcliffe. I love McDonaugh (especially The Lieutenant of Inishmore, oh man!) so I was totally excited to see his latest to come to Broadway. And Daniel Radcliffe? I’ve never really been a Harry Potter fan, but he’s a great actor in everything else I’ve seen him in so I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. 

About a young man named cripple Billy (Radcliffe) who’s being raised by his two “aunts” after his parent’s killed themselves. He hears of a Hollywood director casting a film in Inishmore and he goes to audition. The play is about the affect it has on himself, his aunts, and acquaintances, including a girl he secretly has a crush on (Helen). 

This is your typical McDonaugh play: dark, highly comical, and with a couple of twists. I love McDonaugh’s work, so I loved Inishmaan. Radcliffe was pure light onstage as Billy and I especially loved Sarah Greene as Helen. It maybe got a bit long towards the end of the second act, but it wasn’t bothersome. 

If you like Radcliffe, McDonaugh, or just dark comedies in general, definitely check on The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Tickets provided by the production. 

So many little things.

1) The amount of happiness that I have inside for when I do stupid little things like take out multiple bags of trash, hang out clothes, or unload the dishwasher is unbelievable. I hate doing these things so much but not doing them drives me insane too. Sometimes I think I was better at adulting when I was in college. 

2) I start my new job tomorrow. I’m not really nervous – more excited than anything else – and I’d like to keep it that way! This is the first time I’ve ever transitioned between jobs. Usually layoffs occurred, or an internship ended, but I’ve never had the privilege (or stress) of saying thank you for everything but I’m leaving to one job and starting a new one. I’m still going to be working advertising so I think I’ll wear a black dress with my teal blazer. I would’ve gone to TJ Maxx when I got back to the city but they closed for the day. 

3) Happy opening to The Cripple of Inishmaan tonight! I’ll be seeing you on Tuesday night with a friend that I haven’t seen in way too long.

4) I think I’m going to have to go see Hedwig again very soon (or you know, attempt the lottery again soon). The original off-Broadway cast recording has been bringing some tears to my eyes lately. (Read my review from last weekend here.) 

Hey there everyone… theatre nerds, Martin McDonaugh savants, Harry Potter fans… 

TODAY IS THE DAY! Reblog this post, follow me, and tweet about this post and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to see Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan

The winner will be notified on March 17th!

FYI: Ticket Giveaway

I will be giving away a pair of tickets to The Cripple of Inishmaan in the next couple of days. 

The Cripple of Inishmaan is starring Daniel Radcliffe. Inishmaan is written by Martin McDonaugh. Who is amazing

Reblog to start the fun 🙂

I know the final Harry Potter movie just premiered in London, so I wanted to post a picture that I took in June 2007.  This is from the Harry Potter 4 premiere at The Odeon in Leicester Square, London.  It’s none other than Daniel Radcliffe himself (incase you couldn’t recognize him).  

I’ve never been a Harry Potter fan – for some reason I could never get into it.  I watched the first movie and was never motivated enough to watch the others.  Despite that, I went with my friends that day in 2007 to watch the arrivals because why not, right?  I was in London and it was free!  I would’ve been stupid not to go.  The final book was also released at midnight the night before we were all scheduled to leave.  We booked it up to Waterstone’s on Kensington High Street after being out at the pubs and picked up copies.  I brought back a copy for myself (again, why not?) and a copy for my family in Maine who are huge Potter-heads.  

I shoved them into my huge duffle bag and they made it onto the plane the next day and back to New York safe and sound.  I’ve still never read it.  

I saw the last revival of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 1994 starring Matthew Broderick, and after last night’s performance, I have no idea how I sat through it when I was 8.  My dad claims I sat through it because I just liked being in the theatre.  Feminists be warned: Do not go see this show if you can’t take a (or a hundred) jokes about how women were objectified and treated in the workplace in the 60’s.  

I quite liked almost everything about this production.  It was aesthetically beautiful (the set looked quite expensive even though it was basically a giant moving Connect 4 board with pockets of light that changed colors), the costumes were appropriate for the time (and they’re adorable!), the lighting was precise and must’ve taken hours to tech, and the cast was great, almost perfect.

H2$ is about a young man, J. Pierrepont Finch, who is guided by a book (of the same name) and how he succeeds in rising up the corporate ladder at the company where he works.  It wouldn’t be a musical though if he didn’t hit a few bumps in the road along the way.  

The very first person we see is the performer who most of the audience is probably there to see, Daniel Radcliffe, and we watch as he’s hoisted above the stage on a seat on a rope (he starts off as a window washer) to a load of applause.  Over the speaker system is none other than Anderson Cooper who is the “Voice of the Narrator” (don’t get too excited, you never see him onstage).  

Radcliffe shows off his ability to be a triple threat during show stoppers like Grand Old Ivy, the Act 1 Finale, and Brotherhood of Man.  He claims in a recent interview with Playbill that he isn’t a dancer, but you’d never know it when you’re watching him.  He has a lovely voice which does the job for the material on hand.  

By the look and sound of her, you’d never know Mary Faber had recently exited the cast of a punk rock opera and she is excellent as the comic-relieving secretary Smitty. I’ve read and heard a lot of negative things about Christopher J. Hanke’s performance as the boss’ obnoxious nephew Bud Frump, but I ate his performance up.  He garnered a load of laughs and his voice is melodic (though I think he may have been having an off night because he sounded hoarse at times).  John Larroquette and Tammy Blanchard, as JB Biggley and Hedy La Rue respectively, are both tremendously enjoyable in the roles and not to be overlooked.  Tony nominations are probably in order for the both of them.  

Despite that fact that H2$ is a tad long (clocking in at 2 hours and 40 minutes), it is a first class production even if you happen to not see Radcliffe and it’s a ridiculously fun night at the theatre.  

H2$ is playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre at 302 West 45th Street.  For more information click here.   

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