I feel like I should bust into song… Although that would be a crying shame, since a. I would have to type it, and that’s just silly even though I do it anyway. And b. I can’t sing.. It’s a sad truth. LOL…
But with all awesome reports on musicals lately, especially Les Miserables I feel I should do a musical salute! LOL… Elisa is drying out after hurricane Sandy and went out to do a little fanboying! Sadly, she did get a little bit of a diss… Well, not really a little, more like a lot! Oh Anne Hathaway, why do you plague me! lol…
Check out Elisa’s full report after the jump!
You’ve probably read The Lovely Erica’s report on our success with brilliant Russell Crowe and the lovely Samantha Bark’s outside the Gramercy Theatre before their Indoor Garden Party gig, so I won’t go into much detail there other than to say I was THRILLED to have 2 of the 9 leads!
However, fast forward to late Oct., Anne Hathaway was doing a benefit for The Public Theater at Joe’s Pub. Tickets were $100 & $300 and sold out before they even went to the general public (members got first pick). So, I knew I wouldn’t be going. But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t attempt to get Ms. Hathaway on the Les Mis poster I bought at New York Comic Con! As the date approached, they announced that Eddie Redmayne would be joining the benefit! I was excited I’d have a chance for TWO more additions to my poster!
I ended up having to work the day of the show, but I managed to switch shifts with my coworker so I would be able to get out in time for the show ending (the show started at 7 and I figured it would be no longer than 2 hours). Well, I get there and find out that they are doing not one, but two shows, an additional one at 10:30PM. Sigh. So, I expect to be leave here no earlier than midnight. The second show ended and although I saw many of the supporting performers leave, no sign of either Les Mis actor. I was joined by MTF reader, Dan (he was also with us at the IGP gig), and we waited. And Waited. We did see Harvey Weinstein leave. And Perez Hilton and Clive Davis arrive for the second show. But alas, we’d have to wait until the final show was over (hopefully).
Raul Esparza, an actor of whom I’m a big fan, (who is currently recurring on Law & Order: SVU!) was also doing the Cabaret and it was his birthday that day. Of course, after the final show, they celebrated his day. We could see cakes and candles being lit. We continued waiting as the other performers left. About an hour or so after the show ended, we FINALLY see Eddie in the lobby chatting with some people. When he’s done, one of the ushers/security starts taking him through Joe’s Pub. I realize there is another exit that way so I slowly make my way over and I make it just in time for him to step out. I ask him politely to sign my poster, he gladly agrees. He comments how great it is that I have the big poster! I agree and tell him how excited I am for the film. I had handed him a silver sharpie and unfortunately it didn’t show up well where he signed but I’m still happy I got it! And I love how nice he was, as always. Dan doesn’t notice me leave and walk over so he misses him. I feel bad but I didn’t want to call too much attention to him because he did seem like he was ready to leave, though that didn’t stop him from being really nice.
We continued to wait and by this point it’s nearing 2AM and I doubt she’ll actually stop but I knew if I left, I’d regret it. There’re also paparazzi there and I knew that’d be a deterrent. Now, I forget what time she finally came out. But it was late. Or really early in the morning, depending on how you look at it. She didn’t stop, but I was okay with that. I’d met her many a-times before when she was doing Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park and she was ALWAYS sweet and kind, so I didn’t begrudge her. And I’m still happy I at least got Eddie!
This is me and Eddie when he was filming The Miraculous Year, a canceled HBO pilot. Swoon.
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