Today marks the second month we’ve been performing before an audience. Some people who saw it a month or so ago tell us the play is even better now. That’s how it feels.

Dianne Wiest is in the audience tonight and so is Tommy Tune. I’m having dinner afterwards with Diane and Jeff Daniels and other friends of Jeff’s. I’m excited about that. I don’t often have the opportunity to socialize with fellow actors.

Tonight is also when Lincoln Center is filming the play for their archives. Knowing this has us all on our toes.

What else? This week “9 to 5: The Musical” began previews and word of mouth is really good.

I need to get ready for my entrance and I won’t have time to write more tonight so—

See you next time.

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  1. Finally the day had arrived to see 33 Variations. We had come all the way from Norway to see the play. It made a great impact on all four of us and we were impressed by the great acting accompanied by that wonderful music. The music effects along with the acting performances stuck to us long into the New York spring night.

    Thank you for sharing with us your interpretation of that strong character of Dr. Brandt! Good luck further with your show and all that you do in the future.

    Hans Christian

  2. Jane,
    It was so much fun meeting you tonight.And it was fanastic to be able to have dinner with you. Dianne Weist,Tommy Tune,Jeff Daniels and I can’t wait for our next dinner. So glad you had a chance to meet Philipp Meyer I will make sure to get a copy of AMERICAN RUST next week. What a wonderful night. P

  3. 9 to 5 the musical? Why not, it kind of lends itself to that, is Dolly writing the music? I twittered this, but I think sometimes your blogs sound like that age-old question that they ask people: “Who would you invite to dinner (living or dead)?” You are one of my guests by the way when I have been asked that question! Dianne is one of the most underrated actresses. I love character actresses and she is one of the best.

    Happy Easter from downunder, hope you win a Tony!

  4. Ms. Fonda– Your blog is the first thing I read in the morning.l Thanks for being so generous in sharing your daily thoughts with us, your loyal fans (and fellow theater lovers).

    Very happy to hear the play is being filmed and will hopefully, one day, find its way to the public.

    Back in 1971, I was 14 years old and the two public persons I admired the most were Jane Fonda and Carole King — how happy I was to see a photo of the two you on your blog and to ready that you will be interviewing her.


  5. Im really excited about going to see the show tonight we got great tickets!! we’ll be siting…. hold on let me get the tickets—aisle 3 orch c bb 108 /109…can’t wait! can’t wait! can’t wait!!!!!

  6. My friend David and I were thrilled to see your show last night! We both admire you in many ways over the years and of course had never seen you on stage. What a treat! David and I both agreed it was one of the best things we’ve seen and you were such a tremendous pleasure to watch. You look fantastic!! Your performance was honest, graceful and beautifully and gently captured the evolution of her illness even as her courage and attachment to living grew stronger throughout the show. David and I live in New York (I work in theater) and think you are terrific!! With affection to you and Tulea, Melissa

  7. What an inspiration you are!! I came to your show and was very touched by all of the life lessons that it addressed. Ten years ago I sold my consulting business, left my 4 adult children and comfortable life in the USA to go to Malawi in Africa to serve the people there. Seeing you in the play and now as a daily reader of your blog, I am encouraged and uplifted to continue to face the challenges in my life. Please continue to be an example of courage and strength to us all.

  8. Before you leave NYC, if you haven’t already done so, I hope you will be able to visit the Rubin Museum in Manhattan. Especially if you’re planning to climb a big mountain in Asia. Museum is blissfully Zen-ish & the center spiral staircase is serenity personified. (Free to seniors the lst Monday of the month.)

  9. This is probably a stupid question, but do they ever release the recordings of the play onto DVD so people can purchase them? I mean, I know that some plays are made available to buy, but is there a chance that 33 Variations will be distributed?

    I hope you have a fantastic time with your fellow actors. You keep such great company, Jane!

    Annnnnd, I cannot wait to see 9 to 5: The Musical! It’s going to be awesome.


  10. I hear Dolly’s doing a great job with the 9 to 5 musical. I wish I could come out to NY and see your play & 9to5!

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