Thursday, April 03, 2008

Curtains on Broadway

Last year when my sister-in-law was here we saw Wicked on Broadway (and John Stamos saw it with us). I still think it's one of my all-time favorite shows. I wasn't sure how I was going to top the experience of sitting two rows in front of Uncle Jessie and seeing a really spectacular show.

I ended up getting second-row seats to Curtains for a great price by using a Playbill.com discount code. At first we thought that we might be too close, but we were actually in a great spot to see everything, including a little spittle from overarticulated dialogue and rippling muscles from the strenuous dance moves.

The show was a lot of fun--to watch, and apparently to perform.

After the show was over, we fought the crowds to get to the restroom. When we left, I took Dana around to the stage door where the actors exit, and we waited. All of the principals (about nine in all) came out and signed our programs and chatted a bit. Finally, the most well-known actor, due to his TV experience and the fact that he won the Tony for best actor in a musical for 2007 for this role which he originated--David Hyde Pierce--came out. And I took his picture signing Dana's program:



Yes, I topped last year's experience.

What will I have to do next year?

9 comments:

Katrina said...

Totally. Cool.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Very, very cool!!

Lori said...

I don't know how you will top it next year - but can I be one of your friends to top it with? I love NYC! And yes - that is very cool!

Dad said...

WOW!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so jealous! I love him. Steve and I saw Spamalot here last summer and I love the soundtrack that was made with him and the original cast. Sounds like too much fun! the stealth roommate

At A Hen's Pace said...

Jennifer--


How cool!!!

I am going to see Wicked in Chicago in about 10 days! Can't wait.

~Jeanne

Dianne said...

You are quite the savvy lady - playbill.com and the BIg Apple and John Stamos and DHP - although I have no idea who he is - how fun!!

heather said...

Next year--onstage.

Kelly said...

I love the theater--and nothing quite like Broadway in New York! It has been quite a few years since I have been there. I would love to see Wicked before its run ends.