ThrowBackThursday Post- Looking back on a blog post of recent yesteryear (and bringing it over from the old website for further reference). 2009.
I am both a fan of Kristin's (since discovering her from "Wicked") AND the tunes of Burt Bacharach/Hal David. To hear them both at the same time was indeed a treat for me!
Of course, a trip to the stage door after the show was in order! Something that is so easy to do on Broadway since the venues' stage doors spill right out onto the street. Now, here's a tip (and reminder for me next time) if you want to do the same for an autograph:
Get by the back-stage door earlier right after the show and get right up against the barricade. I was approximately 2 & 1/2 people behind (not far at all actually). I was close enough to see Kristin's gracious, smiling face and her perfectly crafted eyebrows, but not close enough for her to reach my Playbill for a quick black-sharpie squiggle of acknowledgement and thanks.
Now I could have been rude and lowered it into the faces of fans in front of me, but that didn't seem right. And Kristin is quite tiny and I supposed reaching up would have been a little difficult and, quite possibly, a little unsafe for her. So a gaze upon her presence amidst the hoopla that goes with it will have to suffice.
She signed just enough momentos before being whisked away in a black Audi sedan which sequence of events went like this:
1. All the actors, ensemble, main characters (Sean Hayes being one of them - but hey, I'm a guy, and Kristien's better lookin') exit the theatre.
SIDE NOTE: It's interesting, maybe a little sad, that the amazingly talented ensemble players just kind of saunter out one-by-one in their sweats or whatever street clothes and everyone pretty much just watches them walk out into the late-night NYC city streets.
2. Tall serious-looking guy enters black Audi parked in front of the stage door and starts car, lights on, and goes back into the theatre back-stage door.
|There she is next to bodyguard with assistant in background holding her Maltese, "Maddie"
4. Then off she goes "whisked away in a black Audi sedan."
So there you have it. An inspiring night at the theatre for me! On broadway, no less!
Next thing on my list, buy the soundtrack.