Baghdad zoo

Josh Gad’s Tribute to Robin Williams

I recently came across a heartfelt message that Josh Gad wrote the day Robin Williams passed away, and I think it’s something everyone should read. 

“Every actor has that idol that inspires them. That makes them want to bring joy and laughter to the masses; to make people cry and think; to give people a two-hour escape from the pain of their daily lives. For me that actor was Robin Williams.

As a product of the ‘80s, I grew up with Robin’s antics. One of my first cinematic memories was seeing a one-eyed, muscled Robin singing and dancing in Robert Altman’s Popeye. His spinach-chewing drawl and bow-legged walk were fodder for imitation in my house. Looking more like a younger Bluto than Popeye, I never quite got it down, but it never stopped me from trying to emulate a master. I remember sitting through Hook and watching as Peter Banning remembered what it was like to be a boy again; to fly above the clouds and to remind us all that the power of imagination and childlike wonder is as ageless as the stories of Neverland.

I remember learning about unique words for male and female genitalia when I accidentally tuned into Comic Relief and laughed until it hurt (up to the moment my pale and mortified mother walked in and changed the channel). But above all, I remember sitting in a dark theater in South Florida in the winter of 1992 and watching a Genie come to life in Aladdin and tear a hole in the very fabric of space and time for me. It was at that moment that I realized … “That’s what I want to do with my life.”

Cut to the summer of 2011 when I was performing in The Book of Mormon on Broadway. By that time, it was common for celebrities to visit. Everyone from Bono to Oprah had come to see what the buzz was all about. It was always a thrill to look out in the audience and see a familiar face that had inspired me. But on this particular summer night, May 15 to be exact, I looked into the audience as I sang the opening lines to Hello and saw a bearded hero smiling back at me. That night, I gave what was probably the best performance I have ever given on a stage. I felt intoxicated with the knowledge that I was entertaining a man who had raised me on his comedy specials, his movies and his TV series. It would be like Luke Skywalker bringing the Empire down as Obi-Wan sits atop the Death Star and simply smiles. Or in this case, a heavyset Jedi warrior, who is desperately out of breath, performing for a master Jedi.

At the end of the show, I went up to my dressing room and received a message over the loudspeaker. Someone was waiting for me backstage. I slowly walked down the stage, trying to think of what to say when I came face to face with my hero. I remembered that he had just moved into my building on 63rd Street. As I turned the corner and saw him beaming like a proud father, I blurted out, “Hey, you live in my building!” He smiled at me and without missing a beat, exclaimed, “No boy. You live in my building!” And so began my relationship with the idol I was fortunate enough to call a friend.

That summer, as Robin was a delivering his brilliantly fierce and underappreciated performance in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, he and I became Broadway buddies. Every night, we would get back from the theater around the same time and share war stories about our respective shows. Soon, however, our nightly encounters evolved into a written correspondence that began as a joke and ended as one of the most cherished collections of letters I have in my possession. About once a week, we would leave notes to each other at the front desk. Opening up a letter from Robin became a ritual that I would look forward to like a child opening a gift on Christmas morning. The contents of those letters are too personal to share, but what they meant to me can never fully be expressed. Sadly, Robin’s show ended all too soon and he retreated back to San Francisco. He left me his bicycle, the same bicycle he would ride around the Hudson River daily before his shows, taking in all the splendor and beauty of the city. A moment of tranquility for a man so desperately in need of it.

As many know, my performance as Olaf in Frozen is inspired by the great Robin Williams. When I first met with the film’s directors, I told them I wanted to create a character as free and as wonderfully surprising at every turn as the greatest Disney sidekick I had ever known: the Genie. Olaf will never remotely touch the tour de force that is Robin’s Genie. Because there is only one Robin Williams. But the joy and laughter that my little snowman has brought to children is because of the man who has left this world far too early. A man who taught me to be free, to be childlike, and a man who taught me to get out of my own way as a performer. His gift was to take all of our pain away and to allow us to escape. If only we could have returned the favor.

As my best friend, Seth Gabel put it, I feel like we just lost our life coach. The one who always reminds us that regardless of the hardships we face, he will always be there to lift up our spirits. But, I like to think of him more like the clown. The one in the kingdom who entertains and lifts up the spirits of kings and paupers, knights and yeomen. The one who juggles, distracts, dazzles and mesmerizes at every turn. The one who brings us all together, despite our differences and holds court by virtue of the fact that he is not like any one of us, for he is unique and talented beyond the rest. Unfortunately, as we all too often forget, once the makeup comes off, the clown is just a man like the rest of us.

Well, today we’ve lost the clown. And now we’re left with the fools. Goodbye, friend.”

–Josh Gad, Aug 12, 2014


Josh Gad, you are my Robin Williams.

anonymous asked:

Have you ever read the graphic novel 'Pride of Baghdad,' about the lions that escaped from the Baghdad zoo in 2003? The art style often reminds me of your Lioden art, in a very good way of course. And while it's a lot darker and gritter than the general lightheartedness of Lioden, it always tugs on my heartstrings whenever people's Lioden lions remind me of the characters from the novel. (And I've always kinda wished for an explore encounter with a giraffe muttering about losing its head, haha.)

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Abe Lincoln in Illinois-Vivian Beaumont-Color x2
Abelard & Heloise-Brooks Atkinson 
Accent on Youth- Friedman- x2, 1 with opening night seal
Accomplice-Richard Rodgers 

Addams Family- Lunt-Fontanne (ROGER REES, BROOKE SHIELDS, RACHEL POTTER)

Adding Machine-Minetta Lane 

Adult Entertainment-Variety Arts 

After Miss Julie-American Airlines x2

After the Night and the Music-Biltmore 
Agamemnon-Vivian Beaumont 
Ah, Wilderness-Vivian Beaumont- Color 
Ah, Wildermess- Circle in the Square
Aida Tour- Philadelphia June 2002
Aida Tour-Washington D.C. July 2002
Aida- Palace- Color & B&W
Ain’t Misbehavin- Plymouth 
Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death- Ambassador
All About Me- Henry Millers Michael Feinstein cover
All My Sons Schoenfeld 1 Color and 1 B&W
All Over-Martin Beck
All the Way Home- Belasco
The Allergists Wife- Barrymore Theater 1 color, 1 B&W
Altar Boyz- New World Stages
Always… Patsy Cline- Variety Arts
Amadeus- Broadhurst
American Buffalo- Belasco 
American Buffalo- Barrymore 
An American Daughter- Cort- Color
American Plan, The- Friedman- opening night with seal
Amy’s View- Barrymore- Color x2
Anarchist, The- Golden- Opening Night
And Miss Reardon drinks a little- Morosco
And the world goes round- Westside- 
And the world goes round- Bucks County Playhouse
Angels in America- Walter Kerr- 4 Color, 1 B&W (3 different covers)
Anna Christie- Imperial
Anna in the Tropics- Royale
Annapurna- The new group
Annie- Alvin x4
Annie- Palace- Color x2, 1 opening night
The Anthem x2
Antony and Cleopatra- Public Theatre x2
Any Wednesday- Music Box
Anything Goes- Stephen Sondheim (SUTTON FOSTER, LAURA OSNES)
Applause- Palace
Apple Tree, The- Shubert (2 different covers)
Arcadia- Vivian Beaumont- Color
ART- Royale- Color x2
Aspects of Love- Broadhurst x3
At the Drop of Another Hat- Booth
August Osage County- Imperial 
August Osage County- Music Box
Avenue Q- Golden- Color , B&W x2
Avow- Century Center for the Performing Arts
Awake and Sing- Belasco- Color
Bad Friend, A- Mitzi E. Newhouse- Color
Ballroom- Majestic 
Barbara Cook in Mostly Sondheim- Vivian Beaumont Color
Barefoot in the Park- Cort
Based on a Totally True Story- MTC City Center Stage II
The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel- Longacre
BE- Union Square Theater

Beauty and the Beast- Palace x4 
Beauty and the Beast- Lunt-Fontanne x5
Beauty and the Beast- Various tour stops x4
Beauty of the Father- MTC City Center Stage II 
Beauty Queen of Leenane, The- Walter Kerr x2
Becky Shaw- Second Stage
Behanding in Spokane, The- Schoenfeld
Belle Époque- Mitzi E. Newhouse- Color
Belle of Amherst, The- Longacre
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo- Richard Rodgers- Color
Bermuda Avenue Triangle- Promenade
Bernarda Alba- Mitzi E. Newhouse- Color
Best Man, The- Schoenfeld
Betrayal- Trafalgar
Big Knife, The- American Airlines 

Billy Elliot- Imperial B&W, Tour Oriental Theatre Color

Biloxi Blues- Neil Simon

Black Picture Show- Vivian Beaumont

Blackbird- MTC City Center Stage I

Blithe Spirit- Neil Simon

Blithe Spirit- Shubert Color, Opening Night w/ seal

The Blonde in the Thunderbird- Brooks Atkinson, Color OPENING NIGHT (SUZANNE SOMERS)

Blood Brothers- Music Box

Blue Man Group- Asotr Place Theatre

Blue Man Group “tyubes”- Astor Place Theatre

Blue Window- MTC

Boeing-Boeing- Longacre, Color OPENING NIGHT, B&W

Bombay Dreams- Broadway

Book of Mormon, The- Chcago Tour- (NIC ROULEAU, BEN PLATT)

Born Yesterday- Cort- Color, B&W
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Boys’ Life- Mitzi E. Newhouse

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Breaking the Code- Neil Simon
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Bring In Da Noise Bring in Da Funk, Ambassador x3

Bring It On!- St. james
Broadway Bound- Broadhurst x2
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Burleigh Grimes- New World Stages
Burn This- Union Square Theater
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Butterflies are Free- Booth x2
Cabaret 2014- Studio 54 
Cabaret- Imperial
Cactus Flower- Royale
California Suite- Eugene O’Neill
Cam Jansen- Lamb’s Theater
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Captain Courageous- Manhattan Theatre Club 
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Chita: A Legendary Celebration- August Wilson- Color

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City of Angels- Virginia x3
Coast of Utopia, The- Vivian Beaumont- Color
Cock- the Duke on 42nd Street
Collected Stories- Friedman x3
Collected Stories- manhattan Theater Club- x2
The Color Purple- Broadway x1 Color, 2 B&W
Columnist, The- Friedman
Come Blow Your Horn- Brooks Atkinson
Comedians- Music Box

Comedy of Errors, The- Vivian Beaumont- Color
Come Fly Away- Marquis- Color 
Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr Abridged, The- Westside Theatre
Contact- Vivian Beaumont- Color 
Contact- Mitzi E. Newhouse- Color x 2
Conversations with my Father- Royale 
Copenhagen- Royale- Color
Coram Boy- Imperial- Color 
Corpus Christi- Manhattan Theater Club 
Country Girl, The- Jacobs- color x2 ( different covers)
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Crazy for You- Shubert x2 Color x3 B&W
Crimes of the Heart- Golden
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Cymbeline- Vivian Beaumont Color
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Dame Edna, the Royal Tour- booth x2
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Dancing at Lughnasa- Plymouth- Color x2
Daphne in Cottage D- Longacre
Death and the Maiden- Brooks Atkinson- Color x2
Death of a Salesman- Eugene O’Neill- Color x3
Death of a Salesman- Broadhurst- x2
Death of a Salesman- Circle in the Square
Democracy- Brooks Atkinson- Color opening Night
Desire under the Elms- St. James- Opening Night with seal
Deathtrap- Music Box
Deep Blue Sea,The- Criterion center stage right
Defending the Caveman (Rob Becker)- Helen Hayes 
Defiance- MTC City a Center Stage II
A Delicate Balance- Martin beck x2
A Delicate Balance- Plymouth- Color x2
Desert Song, The- Eastside Playhouse
Dessa Rose- Mitzi E. Newhouse- Color
Destiny of Me, The- Lucille Lortel
Deuce- Music Box- Color x3
Devils, The- Broadway
Different Times- ANTA
Dinner at Eight- Vivian Beaumont- Color
Dinner at Eight- Alvin
Dinner Party, The- Music Box

Dinner with Friends- Laura Pels
Dinner with Friends- Variety Arts
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Distracted- Laura Pels
Dividing the estate- Booth- Color
Divine Sister, The- SoHo Playhouse x2
Don’t Dress for Dinner- American Airlines
Don’t Drink the Water- Morosco
Don’t Play Us Cheap- Barrymore
Doubles- Ritz
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Doubt- Walter Kerr- Color, B&W
Dracula- Belasco- Color
Dracula- Martin beck x2 (2 different covers)
Dream- Royale- Color x2
Driving Miss Daisy- Golden- Color Opening Night
Driving Miss Daisy- John Houseman
Drowning Crow- Biltmore
Drowsy chaperone, The- Marquis 
East is East- Manhattan Theater Club
Easter Bonnet 13th Annual
Easter Bonnet 23rd
East bonnet 24th
Easter Bonnet 25th
Elaine Stritch at Liberty- Neil Simon
Electra- Barrymore
Elephant Man, The- Theater of St. Peter’s church
Ellington- Barrymore- Color
End of the Rainbow- Belasco
Enemy of the People, The- Friedman x2
Enter Laughing- Henry Millers
Equus- Plymouth x3
Evening with Richard Nixon and…- Shubert
Everett Beekin- Mitzi E. Newhouse- Color
Evita- Marquis- x3 Color, x16 B&W
Evita- Adelphi- West end programme with Elena roger
Exit the King- Barrymore- Color Opening night with seal
Exonerated, The- 45 Bleeker Street
Eyes for Consuela- Manhattan Theatre Club x2
Fade Out Fade In- mark Hellinger
Fair Country,A- Mitzi E. Newhouse- Color x2
Faith Healer- Booth- Color
Falling- Minetta Lane 
Falling for Eve- York Theater
Far East- Mitzi E. Newhouse- Color x2
Farnsworth Invention, The- Music Box Color, B&W
Fela!- 37 Arts- Color
Fela!- Eugene O’Neill- Color Opening Night with seal
Fences- 46th Street Theater
Fences- Cort- color
Fiddler on the Roof- Imperial x2 (2 different covers)
Fiddler on the Roof- Gershwin
Fiddler on the Roof- Winter Garden x2
Fifty Words- Lucille Lortel
Filumena- Theater Four
Five Guys Named Moe- Eugene O’ Neill
Flower Drum Song- Virginia- Color
Follies- Marquis- Color x2
Forbidden Broadway Special Victims Unit- 47th Street Theater
Forever Dusty- New World Stages
Forty Carats- Morosco
Fosse- Broadhurst x2
Fosse Tour Chicago
Four dogs and a Bone- Lucille Lortel
Four on a Garden- Broadhurst
Fran’s Bed- Playwrights Horizons
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune- MTC City Center
Freak- Cort- Color
Freud’s Last Session- New World Stages
Frog and Toad- Cort- Color
Frost Nixon- Jacobs- Color, B&W
Frozen- Circle in the Square (2 different Covers) x2
Fucking Up Everything- Elektra
Fuerzabruta- Daryl Roth- Color
Full Monty- Eugene O’Neill
Funny Girl- Winter Garden. No cover. Liberace signed inside
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A- Lunt Fontanne
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A-Majestic
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A- St. James (2 different covers)
Garden of Earthy Delights- Minetta Lane
Gem of the Ocean- Walter Kerr- Color Opening Night
Gemini- Little Theater x2
Generation- Morosco x2
Ghost- Lunt Fontanne x3 Color Opening Night, Color, B&W
Gin Game, The- Golden x2
Gingerbread Lady, The- Plymouth x2
Girl Who Came to Supper, The- Broadway
Give Me Your Answer, Do!- Gramercy Theater
Glass Menagerie, The- Criterion Center
Glass Menagerie, The- Barrymore
Glass Menagerie, The- Circle in the Square
Glass Menagerie, The- Booth
Glengarry Glen Ross- Golden
Glengarry Glen Ross- Schoenfeld
God of Carnage- Jacobs Color, x2 B&W
Godspell- Circle in the Square, OBC color, Color with Hannah Elless as Swing, B&W Hunter, B&W Corbin with Lindsay, B&W Corbin w/O Lindsay
Golda’s Balcony- Helen Hayes
Golden Boy- Belasco- Color
Golden Child- Longacre x2
Good Boy, The- Booth Color
Good Vibrations- Eugene O’Neill

Goodbye Girl, The- Marquis
G.R.Point- Playhouse Theatre
Grace- Cort- Color x3
Grace- Lucille Lortel
Grand Hotel- Martin Beck
Grand Tour, The- Palace
Grease- Royale x3
Grease- Broadhurst 
Grease- Brooks Atkinson
Great American Trailer Park, The- Dodger Stages- Color
Great white Hope, The- Alvin
Green Heart, The- MTC Variety arts
Gross Indecency- Minetta Lane
Guys and Dolls- Broadway
Guys and Dolls- Martin Beck x2
Gypsy- Shubert- Color, B&W
Gypsy of the Year- Palace 21st Annual!
Hadrian VII- Helen Hayes
Hair- Al Hirschfeld- x2
Hair- academy of Music Color Tour
Hair- Hershey Theater- Tour Color x3
Hair- St. James x2
Hair- Biltmore x2
Hair- Kennedy Center - Tour
Hairspray- Neil Simon- Color x4
Hamlet- Vivian Beaumont
Hands on a Hardbody- Brooks Atkinson- Color x2
Hapgood- Mitzi E. Newhouse Color x2
Happy End- Martin Beck
Happy Time, The- broadway

Having Our Say- Booth- Color x2
Hedda Gabler- American Airlines opening night with seal
hedwig and the Angry Inch- Belasco (JCM, MCH, TAYE, ANDREW)
Heidi Chronicles, The- Plymouth
Heiress, The- Cort Color
Hello Again- Mitzi E. Newhouse Color x3
Here Lies Love- Public-B&W
Here’s Love- Shubert
High- Booth
High Society- St. James- Color
History Boys, The- Broadhurst Color, B&W
Hit the Wall- Barrow Street Theater
Holiday Heart- Manhattan Theater Club at City Center x2
Homecoming, The- Cort x2
Homecoming, The- Music Box
Honeymoon in Vegas- Papermill Playhouse- Color
Hostile Witness- Music Box
Hot Feet- Hilton x2
House of Blue Leaves, The- Walter Kerr Color x2
How I Learned to Drive- Vineyard x2
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying- 46th Street Theater
Hughie- Circle in the Square x2
Hurlyburly- Barrymore Color

I am my Own Wife- Lyceum x3

I Can Get It For You Wholesale- Shubert
I Do! I Do!- 46th Street Theater
I Had A Ball- Martin Beck
I Love My Wife- Barrymore
I Love You Because- Village Theater
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change- Westside Theater- Color
I’ll Eat You Last- Booth- Color Opening Night
I’m Not Rappaport- Booth x2 (2 different covers)
An Ideal Husband- Barrymore x3
If/Then- Richard Rodgers- Color
If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet- Laura Pels
Imaginary Friends- Barrymore- Color x2
Importance of Being Earnest, The- American Airlines x2
Impossible Year, The- the Playhouse
Impressionism- Schoenfeld - Color x2 (1 opening night with seal)
In Praise of Love- Morosco
In the next room or the vibrator play- Lyceum- Color opening night with sticker
In Two Keys- Barrymore
Inadmissable Evidence- Belasco
Indiscretions- Barrymore Color x2
Inherit the Wind- Royale x2
Inherit the Wind- Lyceum- Color
Inspector Call. An- Royale- color x2
Invention of Love, The- Lyceum- Color
Irena’s Vow- Walter Kerr- x2 (1 opening night with seal)
Irish Curse, The- SoHo Playhouse
Is He Dead?- Lyceum x2
It Ain’t Nothin But the Blues- Vivian Beaumont x2
Ivanov- Vivian Beaumont- Color- x 3
Jackie- Belasco- Color
Jekyll & Hyde- Marquis- Color Opening Night x20
Jekyll & Hyde- Plymouth x2
Jersey Boys- August Wilson- Color x3
Jesus Christ Superstar- Neil Simon- Color
Jesus Christ Superstar- Mark Hellinger- Color
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone- Belasco- Color x2 (1 opening night with seal)
Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat- Royale x2
Jumpers- Brooks Atkinson
Kat and the Kings- Cort x2
Killing of Sister George, The- Belasco
King and I, The-Broadway
Kiss Me, Kate- Martin Beck x2
Kiss of the Spider Woman- Broadhurst x2
La Bête- Music Box- Color
La Boheme- Broadway-Color x2
La Cage aux Folles- Palace- x3 Color, B&W
La Cage aux Folles- Longacre- Color
La Cage aux Folles- Marquis
Lady from the Sea, The- Circle in the Square
Last Night of Ballyhoo, The- Helen Hayes
Last of the Red Hot Lovers- Eugene O’Neill
Laughter on the 23rd Floor- Richard Rodgers-Color, B&W
Lend Me A Tenor- Royale
Lend Me A Tenor- Music Box
Lenny- BrooksAtkinson
Lieutenant of Inishmore, The- Lyceum
Lion in Winter, The- criterion center stage right
Lion in winter,The- ambassador
Lion King, The- New Amsterdam Color x2 Stagebill, x1 Showbill
Lion King, The- Minksoff- Color
Little Dog Laughed, The- Cort- x2
Little Fish- Second Stage
Little Foxes, The- Kennedy Center- Elizabeth Taylor
Little Me- Lunt Fontanne
Little Murders- Wilbur
Little Shop of Horrors- Orpheum
Living Out- Second Stage
Loman Family Picnic, The- MTC city Center
Long Day’s Journey into Night- Plymouth- Color
Look of Love, The- Brooks Atkinson
Losing Louis- Biltmore
Lost in the Stars- imperial
Lost in Yonkers- Richard Rodgers
Love Child- New World Stages x2
Love Loss & What I Wore- Westside Color, x3 B&W
Love Thy Neighbor- Booth
Lunch Hour- Barrymore
Macbeth- Lyceum- Color x2
Madame Butterfly- Eugene O’Neill x2
Madrid, The- City Center

Mamma Mia!- Winter Garden
Man in the Glass Booth, The- Royale
Manilow on Broadway- St. James- Color
Mary, Mary- Helen Hayes
Mary Poppins- New Amsterdam color x2 (1 opening night with seal)
Mary Stuart- Broadhust- Color opening night with seal
Marvelous Wonderettes, The- Westside Theater
Match- Plymouth- Color
Matilda- Shubert- Color. any cast that has been in the show except current
Me and My Girl- Marquis x2
Me Nobody Knows, The- Helen Hayes
Medea- Longacre
Memphis- Shubert- x2 Color (1 opening night with seal), x2 B&W (1 with chad, 1 with Adam
Merchant of Venice, The (46th Street Theater)
Metamorpheses- Circle in the Square- Color
Metamorphoses- Ambassador
Michael Feinstein in concert- Booth
Mikado, The- Virginia
Mimi le duck- New World Stages
Minnie’s Boys- Imperial
Miss Saigon- Broadway x2
modern Terrorism- Second Stage
A Moon for the Misbegotten- Walter Kerr- Color
A Moon for the Misbegotten- Morosco
Moon Over Buffalo- Martin Beck
Mort Sahl on Broadway- Neil Simon
More Stanley Mansions- Broadhurst
Most Happy Fella!, The- Booth- Color
Mothers and sons- Golden- color
Motown- Lunt Fontanne- Color
Movin Out- Richard Rodgers Color, x2 B&W
Mrs. warrens Profession- American Airlines
Mule Bone- Barrymore Color
Murder Ballad- Union Square Theatre x5
Musical of Musical, The- Dodger Stages
My Fair Lady- Lunt Fontanne
My Fair Lady- Mark Hellinger
My First Time- New world Stages
My Life with Albertine- Playwrights Horizons
My One and Only- St. James x2
Mystery of Edwin Drood, The- x11 (1 opening night with seal)
Naked Boys Singing- Actors Playhouse
Neil Simon Plays, The- Color Opening night with seal
Never Gonna Dance- Broadhurst- Color
Never Too Late- the Playhouse
Next Fall- Helen Hayes- Color
Nice Work If You can get it- Imperial- 1 with Kelli, 1 with Jessie
Night of the Iguana, The- Royale
night watch- Morosco
Night That Made America Famous, The- Barrymore
Nine- 46th Street Theater x3
No,No,Nanette- 46th Street Theater x2
Nobody Loves An Alabatross- Lyceum
Norman Conquests- Circle in the Square Color with opening night seal, x2 B&W
Norman Conquests, the- Morosco
November- Barrymore
Nunsense- Douglas Fairbanks Theater x2
nonsense 2- Douglas Fairbanks Theater 
Odd Couple, The- Brooks Atkinson- Color
Odd Couple, The- Broadhuest
Oh! Calcutta!- Edison
Oleanna- Golden- Color x2 (1 opening night with seal)
Oleanna- Orpheum
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever- Mark Hellinger
On the Town- Gershwin- Color Opening Night
On Your Toes- Virginia x3
Once- Jacobs x10
Only Game in town, The- Broadhurst
Orphans- Schoenfeld
Orphans’ Home Cycle, The- Signature Theater
Orpheus Descending- Neil Simon
Other Place, The- Friedman
Our Town- Booth

Pacific Overtures- Studio 54

Parade- Vivian Beaumont Coloe
Passing Strange- Belasco
passing Strange- public theater
Penn & Teller- Ritz
Penn & Teller Rot in Hell- John Houseman
People in the Picture, The- Studio 54 opening Night
Performers, The- Longacre- Color x8
Phantom of the Opera- Majestic x14 
Philanthropist, The- American Airlines x2 (1 opening night with seal)
Piece of My Heart, A- Union square Theater
Pillowman, The- Booth x2 Color, B&W
Pippin- Music Box Color x20
Pippin- imperial
Play About the Baby, The- Century center- Color
Play What I Wrote, The- Lyceum- Color, B&W
Power plays- Promenade
Precious Sons- Longacre
Present Laughter- American Airlines opening night with seal
Producers, The- St. James 
Program for Murder- Variety Arts
Promenade, All- Alvin
Promises, Promises- Broadway- Color
Proof- Walter Kerr x3
Pretty Fire- MTC
Price, The- Morosco
Price, The- Royale Color
Pride’s Crossing- Mitzi E. Newhouse Color
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, the- Helen Hayes
Priscilla Queen of the Desert- Palace Color, B&W
Priscilla Queen of the Desert Tour Missiouri Color
Psychopathia Sexuals- MTC
PURLIE- Winter Garden
Putting it Together- Barrymore Color
Putting It Together- MTC AT City a Center
Pygmalion- American Airlines
Race- Barrymore opening night with seal
Radio Golf- Cort x2
Rainmaker, The- Brooks Atkinsonx 2
Raisin in the Sun, A- Royake
Rascals: Once Upon A Dream, The- Richard Rodgers
Real Thing, The- Barrymore
Reasons to be pretty- Lyceum x3
Reckless- Biltmore
Rent- Nederlander 
Rent tour- NJPAC
RENT- New World Stages
Return to the Forbidden Planet- Variety Arts
Right Honourable Gentleman, The Billy Rose
Ring Round the Moon- Belasco Color
Rivals, The- Vivian Beaumont Color x2
Roar of the Greasepaint, The- Shubert
Robert Klein Show, The- Circle in the Square
Rock n Roll- Jacobs
Rock of Ages- Brooks Atkinson
Rock of Ages- New World Stages
Rock of Ages- Helen Hayes
Romance- Atlantic Theater Company 
Romeo and Juliet- Circle in the Square
Rooms a rock romance- New World Stages
Rothschilds, The- Lunt Fontanne x2
Roulette- John Houseman
Royal Family, The- Friedman opening night with seal
Rumors- Broadhurst 
Runaways- Plymouth
Salome- Barrymore x2
Sarah Plain and All- Lucille Lortel
Scandalous- Neil Simon Color
Scapin- Laura Pels
School for Wives, The- Lyceum
Seagull, The- Walter Kerr Color
Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe- Plymouth 
Secret Garden, The- St. James
Seven Guitars- Walter Kerr Color
Sex and Longing- Cort a Color
Shadow Box, The- Lunt Fontanne
Shatner’s World- Music Box Color
Shining City- Biltmore
Shirley Valentine- Booth
Shock headed Peter- Little Shubert
Shortchanged Review, The- Mitzi E. Newhouse
Show Boat- Gershwin x5
Side by side by Sondheim- Music Box
Side Man- Golden x2
Sight Unseen- Biltmore
Sister Act- Broadway Color, B&W
Sister Act Tour Dallas Texas Color
Sisters Rosensweig, The- Barrymore Color x2
Six Degrees of Separation Vivian Beaumont Color x2
Skylight- Royale
Sleuth- Music Box
Sly Fox- Broadhurst Colorx2
Sly Fox- Barrymore
Smokey Joes Cafe- Virginia x3
Some Americans Abroad- Mitzi E. Newhouse Color
Someone who’ll Watch Over Me- Booth
Something Different- Cort
Song & Dance- Royale
Songs of Singapore- Song of Singapore
Sophisticated Ladies- Lunt Fontanne
Soul Doctor- Circle in the Square Color, x3 B&W
Soul of Shaolin- Marquis Opening night with seal
Souvenir- Lyceum Color

Spamalot- Shubert- Color
Speed the Plow- Royale

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark- Foxwoods x3
Spofford- ANTA
SPOKESONG- circle in the square
Stanley- Circle in the Square
Steady Rain, A- Schoenfeld Opening night with seal
Steel Magnolias- Lyceum Color, B&W
Steel Magnolias- Lucille Lortel
Sticks and stones- golden
Stones in his Pockets- Golden Color
Stop the World- I want to get off- Shubert
Story Theater- ambassador
Streamers- Mitzi e. Newhouse
Subject Was Roses, The- Belasco
Substance of Fire, The- playwrights horizons
Suburbia- Mitzi E. Newhouse color x2
Suburbia- second stage
Subways Are for Sleeping- St. James
Sugar- Majestic x2
Sugar Babies- Mark Hellinger
Superior Donuts- Music Box x3 (1 opening night with seal)
Sweet Charity- Al Hirschfeld x2
Sweet Charity- Minksoff
Take Me Out- Walter Kerr Color, x2 B&W
Taking Sides- Brooks Atkinson
Tales from Red Vienna- MTC City Center
Talk Radio- Longacre
Talley’a Folly- Brooks Atkinson x3
Tally’s Folly- Laura Pels
Tap DAnce kid- Minksoff
Tap Dogs- Union Square Theater
Tartuffe- American Airlines x2
Tarzan- Richard Rodgers Color x3
Testament of Mary, The- Walter Kerr Color
That Championship Season- Jacobs
That’s Entertainment- Edison
There’s a Girl in My Soup- Music Box
Third- Mitzi E. Newhouse Color 
Three Birds Alighting on a Field- MTC city Center
Three Days of Rain- MTC
Three Days of Rain- Jacobs Colod
Three Penny Opera- Studio 54
Thurgood- Booth- Colod
Timbuktu- Mark Hellinger
Time of the Cuckoo- Mitzi E. Newhouse Color
Time Stands Still- Friedman Opening Night with seal

Times Are A Changin’, The- Brooks Atkinson Color
Tiny Alice- Billy Rose
To Be or Not to Be- Friedmans
To live another summer- Helen Hayes
Today I am a fountain pen- theater 890
Too Jewish? Westside theater
Top Girls- Biltmore
Topdog Underdog- Ambassador
Trial of Catonsville 9- Lyceum
Tribute- Brooks Atkinson
Trip to Bountiful, The- Stephen Sondheim
Trip to Bountiful, The- Signature Theater
Trying- Promenade
Twelfth Night- Vivian Beaumont Color
Twelve Angry Men- American Airlines
Twelve Dreams - Mitzi E. Newhouse color
Two by two- imperial
Two gentleman of Verona- Delacorte x2
Two Gentlemen of Verona- St. James Color x2
Two Shakespearean Actors- Cort Color
Two Trains Runinng- Walter Kerr Color
Uncle Vanya- Circle in the Square
Uncommon Women and Others- Lucille Lortel
Under My Skin- Little Shubert Color
Under the Yum Yum Tree- Henry Millers Opening Night
Unexpected Man, The- Promenade 
Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall- Mark Hellinger
Vagina Monologues- Westside 
Valley Song- MTC
Vanities- Second Stage
Venice- Public
Via Dolorosa- Booth Color x2
Viagra Falls - Little Shubert
Victor Victoria- Marquis
View from the Bridge, a - Neil Simon (2 different covers)
View from the Bridge, A- Cort Color Opening night
Vincent in Brixton- Golden Color
Violet Hour, The - Biltmore Color
Visit, The- Barrymore
Vivat! ViVat! regina!- Broadhurst
Wait a Minim!- Golden
War Horse- Vivian Beaumont color x2
We will rock you Tour Utica Color
Weir, the- Walter Kerr Color, B&W 
West Side Story- Palace B&W
What Makes Sammy Run?- 54th Street Theater
What Rhymes with America- Atlantic Theater Company
White Christmas- Marquis Color Opening night with Seal 
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?- Longacre Color
The Who’s Tommy- St. James x 3
Wicked Tour Providece
Wicked Tour Philly X8
Wicked Tour North Carolina
Wicked Tour Houston Texas
Wicked Tour Boston
Wicked- Gershwin Color x7
Will Rogers Follies- Palace
Wings- Lyceum
Wit- Union Square x2
Woman in White, The- Marquis
wonderful Town- al Hirschfeld 
Wonderland- Marquis Color x4
Xanadu- Helen Hayes 2 different covers
years, The MTC City Center
Yellow Man- MTC CITY CENTER
Young Frankenstein- Hilton Color, B&W
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown- Golden
33 Variations- Eugene O’Neill Opening night with seal
39 Steps- Cort
39 Steps- Helen Hayes
39 Steps- New World Stages
42nd Street- St. james
42nd Street- Majestic
42nd Street- Ford Center for the Performing Arts Color
700 Sundays- Imperial Color x2
1776- 46th Street Theater x3

hungoverunicorn1996  asked:

Hey I know this is kinda weird but I'm auditioning for the Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo and was wondering if the monologue I was auditioning with would be okay for it. I don't really know the play and I don't really have monologues since I'm fairly new to theatre.

So once I worked on the worst production of Cats of all time. I know this is a strong statement but hear me out.

The director had a “concept.” Like how the director of R&J in Slings & Arrows had a “concept.” She said that the Cats rights don’t specify anything about the book* so she’s going to give the show a framing device. And add some characters.

During the overture, there’s a dumbshow of a kid misbehaving in school, and the teacher hold him after for detention. He’s in detention and he gets mad and starts pulling down the posters in the classroom and OH WAIT WE’RE IN A JUNKYARD. Then it’s Cats +1 Boy. The show proceeds mostly as usual except there’s a kid in every number. Cats are teaching him things about life I guess? Also Grizabella started to sing her song and reached out to him on “Touch meeeee” and he SLAPPED her for some reason.

And then, at the end of the show, Griz goes to Kitty Heaven, everyone sends her offer whatever, and then we are BACK in the classroom. Kid takes all his Kitty Lessons and is now a great helpful student. The teacher comes back in and SPOILER ALERT GRIZABELLA IS THE TEACHER. End of show.

I should add that there is at least one actor currently starring on Broadway who was involved in this production.

I also felt bad for the guy who played the kid because he was in every scene but how the hell are you going to explain on your resume that you played the Kid in Cats?

*the further I get in my career the more I am sure this is a LIE.

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Broadway lights to dim to honor of Robin Williams

The Broadway community will honor Robin Williams by dimming marquee lights for one minute.

Williams, who took his life in his San Francisco Bay Area home this week, had been on Broadway several times, most recently as a restless tiger ghost in 2011 in “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.”

The marquees of the Great White Way will be dimmed for one minute Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Eastern.

Williams has been on stage with Steve Martin in Mike Nichols’s 1988 off-Broadway version of “Waiting for Godot” and had a run of his own one-man show, “Robin Williams: Live on Broadway” in 2002.

87TH OSCARS PRODUCTION TEAM ANNOUNCED

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced 13 key members of the production team for the 87th Academy Awards, which will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC.

Director Hamish Hamilton returns to the show for the third time, after receiving an Emmy nomination for his work on last year’s telecast.  He made his Oscar debut with the 82nd Academy Awards telecast in 2010.  Hamilton has directed many other celebrated live televised events, including the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Beyoncé, the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” and the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, for which he also received an Emmy nomination.  He shared a 2011 Peabody Award for the fifth annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” and a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for the musical special “Robbie Williams – Live at the Albert.”

Production designer Derek McLane has been part of both Oscar shows that Zadan and Meron have produced.  He won a 2014 Emmy for his production design of the 86th Academy Awards, and earned a nomination in the same category the previous year.  McLane also has designed sets for numerous acclaimed Broadway and Off-Broadway shows; he has received four Tony Award nominations and won the award in 2009 for his work on “33 Variations.”  McLane’s designs can currently be seen in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”  His other Broadway credits include “The Heiress,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man,” “Follies,” “Anything Goes,” “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” “Grease” and “I Am My Own Wife.”  McLane’s television credits include “The Sound of Music Live!” which was executive produced by Zadan and Meron. 

Choreographer Rob Ashford has worked on the last two Oscar telecasts as well as the 81st Academy Awards show, for which he won an Emmy.  He was recently nominated for a Directors Guild Award for his work on “The Sound of Music Live!”  Ashford has been nominated for eight Tony Awards® and won for Best Choreography in 2002 for “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”  His other Broadway choreography credits include “The Wedding Singer,” “Curtains,” “Cry-Baby,” “Evita” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”  He also has served as choreographer on such feature films as “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and “Cinderella,” due out next year.

Writer, producer and director Greg Berlanti joins the team as head writer for his first Oscars telecast.  Berlanti’s writing credits include the television series “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Everwood” and “Dawson’s Creek,” and the feature films “Wrath of the Titans” and “Green Lantern.”  Berlanti also has executive produced such series as “The Mysteries of Laura” and “Brothers & Sisters” as well as the miniseries “Political Animals,” for which he received an Emmy nomination.  His directing credits include the 2010 film “Life as We Know It.”

Zadan and Meron have brought in Michael GreenSeth Grahame-Smith and Andrew Kreisberg to complete the writing staff.  Green is a writer and producer whose writing credits include the feature film “Green Lantern” and the television series “Everwood” and “Heroes.”  Grahame-Smith is a writer and producer known for his work on the television series “The Hard Times of RJ Berger” and such films as “Dark Shadows” and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”  Kreisberg, a longtime writer and producer, has written episodes of “The Simpsons,” “Boston Legal,” “Fringe,” “Arrow” and “The Flash.”  

Music director Stephen Oremus makes his Oscar debut this year.  A music director and Tony Award-winning orchestrator, he has worked on Broadway shows including “Avenue Q,” “Wicked,” “All Shook Up,” “9 to 5,” “The Book of Mormon” and “Kinky Boots.”  The latter two shows, which are still running, earned him 2011 and 2013 Tony Awards for Best Orchestration.  Oremus also served as the orchestra conductor and music director for Rufus Wainwright’s Carnegie Hall and London Palladium tributes to Judy Garland in 2006 and 2007.  He did his first feature film work on 2011’s “Shame,” arranging and producing “New York, New York,” which was sung by actress Carey Mulligan.

Costume designer Julie Weiss returns to the show after working on the 85th and 86th Academy Awards.  Weiss has designed costumes for more than 40 feature films, and received Oscar nominations for her work on “12 Monkeys” and “Frida.”  Her other feature credits include “Steel Magnolias,” “Searching for Bobby Fischer” “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “A Simple Plan,” “American Beauty,” “Auto Focus,” “Bobby,” “Blades of Glory” and “Hitchcock.”  Weiss earned Emmys for her work on the TV movie “The Dollmaker” and the miniseries “A Woman of Independent Means.”  Her Broadway credits include “The Elephant Man,” for which she earned a Tony nomination, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “Ann.”  In 2011 she received the Costume Designers Guild Career Achievement in Film and Television Award.

Talent producer Taryn Hurd joins the Oscar telecast team for the second consecutive year.  Hurd has served as talent producer on events including the FOX network’s “New Year’s Eve Live,” the Breeders’ Cup telecast, “Teen Choice 2013” and “VH1 Divas Salute the Troops.”  She also has served as talent producer on the FOX series “So You Think You Can Dance” and ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”  Previously, Hurd amassed numerous credits as talent executive on broadcasts such as “The ESPYS,” the “Billboard Music Awards” and the “Critics’ Choice Awards.”  She also was the talent producer for the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards.

Also rejoining the production team are supervising producer Michael Seligman, co-producer Lee Lodge and lighting designer Robert Dickinson.  Seligman has more than 300 major television events to his credit and has earned 12 Emmy nominations, including 10 for his work on Oscar telecasts.  Seligman’s other producing credits include “The American Giving Awards,” “America Celebrates July 4th at Ford’s Theatre,” “Stand Up to Cancer” and “Return to the Titanic…Live!”

Lodge served as co-producer on last year’s Oscar telecast and screens producer on the previous five.  His credits also include co-executive producer on the “MTV Video Music Awards” in 2012, 2013 and 2014, creative producer on the “CMA Awards” since 2010, and screens producer on the “Billboard Music Awards” since 2011.

Winner of 18 Primetime Emmys, lighting designer Dickinson has worked on 25 Oscar broadcasts, including the 86th Academy Awards earlier this year.  His numerous other credits include the “Kennedy Center Honors,” “Grammy Awards,” “Emmy Awards,” “Tony Awards,” “American Music Awards,” Olympic ceremonies in Atlanta, Salt Lake and Athens, and the television broadcasts “The Sound of Music Live!” and “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.”

The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Follow the Oscars producers and host Neil Patrick Harris for the latest updates throughout Oscar season.

Host
Neil Patrick Harris: http://twitter.com/ActuallyNPH

Oscars Producers
Neil Meron:  http://twitter.com/neilmeron
Craig Zadan http://twitter.com/craigzadan

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Robin Williams and Joan Rivers pose backstage at the new play ‘Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo’ at The Richard Rogers Theater on March 29, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

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