Troy, Simone, Bridget, Danny (Bridget’s husband-Danny Elfman) joined the cast crew and producers at a German restaurant downtown called Blaue Gans and had pigs knuckles and fantastic sausage, huge pretzels and beer…well, not just beer. It was a really great choice made by our producer, David Binder, because we could talk easily, move around. Speaking of moving, my assistant during the play, Rachael Brenna, gave a number of us a short lesson in pole dancing. Rachael was amazing to watch.
It was an emotional and beautiful evening.
Well, first thing, five minutes before the show starts, I go out to look through my opera glasses to see who’s in the audience and I see my son, pointing right at me and laughing with Simone. He points out my location behind the bookshelves to Bridget Fonda and Danny Elfman. I don’t know if he can actually see me but he knows my routine.
Then, in the dim light across the stage, instead of the usual wave they send our way (me and Don Amendolia), Colin, Samantha, Michael, all moon us.
So far the show is going well. I dropped my cane once and Susan (“Gertie”) picked it up, but I am beginning to find ways to actually use the cane for dramatic purposes. If we had another day I would find other ways to handle the cane so it wouldn’t fall.
We had a big standing ovation and three curtain calls and Tulea came out on stage for the third one.
Cynthia Nixon came backstage along with my family.
See you next time