i love live theater so much


You guys. I saw my childhood come alive on stage today.

This show is incredibly silly, but in the best possible way.  The actors were phenomenal and so, so accurate.


  • Annabeth is blonde and has curly hair. Enough said. (Kristin Stokes was fabulous, and v v badass)
  • The set was super minimalist and it worked so well?? They did a fantastic job incorporating the set into the action, so when cast/crew moved set pieces it didn’t look awkward, it just fit.
  • I really can’t explain how great the cast was.  There were like 7 or 8 cast members, and most of them played multiple characters and killed it. Every single cast member was memorable. 
  • There were lines DIRECTLY FROM THE BOOK. And every single time they said one of them the audience gave a collective gasp
  • “You drool when you sleep” “Seaweed brain” “Wise Girl”
  • I admit I wasn’t impressed with “Good Kid” when I heard it online, but live it was great.  The music is so so so good, and it’s driving me crazy that there’s no soundtrack yet.
  • Personally speaking, I came close to crying the second I walked into the theater. I guess I didn’t realize how much I missed acting and being in a theater, being part of a cast. I’m so ready to go back to that.
  • Also personally speaking, I’m vaguely in love with both Chris Mccarrell and Kristen Stokes. So I’ll let you know how that works out.
  • God I was gonna go on and on but I’m getting overwhelmed because I’m a weenie lmao. TL;DR I loved it, it made me slightly emotional, and it. was. GOOD.

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Crea Magazine, July 2017: Kyungsoo interview

[D.O.] is a main vocal of the well-acclaimed performance group EXO, and has gained popularity for his calm air. We went to Seoul to hear more, starting with his first romantic comedy.

Afternoon in Seoul in a studio by the Han River - he entered quietly and appeared suddenly at the corner I was sitting in, waiting for him. 

“Konichiwa.” I rose and greeted thoughtlessly in Japanese, caught off guard. He bowed with an honest smile, replying with “konichiwa.”

Gray jacket and sneakers. Pale skin and thin, silver-framed glasses. The outfit made D.O. seem like an unassuming college freshman more than a celebrity.

He has been balancing acting with EXO’s activities for three years. In South Korea, where it takes time to be recognized as an actor, he stands out from even within EXO for featuring in projects alongside movie stars like Ha Jungwoo and Shin Hakyun. 

South Korean artists often make their actor debut in school-life dramas, but in D.O.’s case, he’s left strong impressions acting as an alter ego (IOIL) and as a psychopath (IRY). Even his film debut (Cart) was a social critique of the treatment of precarious workers, where his character’s mother led labor strikes. 

“Maybe because I go by my birth name for acting, apparently some who’ve seen me in a drama or movie are surprised to learn ‘that guy is in EXO.’ But to me, there’s no such distinction between singing and dancing as EXO or acting for a drama or movie. It feels natural to change for each circumstance. All I think about when choosing a role is if I want to try being him.”

His first romantic comedy, the webdrama Be Positive which released last fall, is a social phenomenon with over thirty million views. 

“Hwandong dreams of becoming a movie director. He’s bright and restless, completely different from any other role I’d had, so he was novel. […] A lot like Hwandong, I try to be positive about everything. But I don’t seem to have the energy to start dancing on the streets (laughs). I don’t really like spicy food either. Ochazuke, kasuzuke! Even in Korea, I often visit Japanese restaurants. (When someone who works at SME) asks if I didn’t go to one just yesterday, I can’t lie about eating sushi again (wry smile).”

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Sad Newsies is over (again) so I made my own papes!

So I saw Newsies twice (might have skipped class to watch it the second time whoops) and here are some of my favorite parts:

- Seeing Broadway newsies and toursies all performing together

- The projections of the headlines/Jack’s drawing of Katherine

- Hearing “Letter from the Refuge” in hd

- Seeing newsies spit in hd

- Jeremy Jordan’s raw emotion while singing Santa Fe

- Kara’s bro voice when she says “for sure”

- The camera angles esp during the fight scene

- And when it zooms in on Davey after Jack betrays him and the guys and then it pans back to Jack who just looks so helpless

- The world’s yer erster!

- Les making the deal w/ Jack

- Les’s reaction to Medda’s theatre

- How excited Les got when Katherine said “let’s get drunk!” in King of NY

- Just everything about Les he’s perfect


- How Davey says “… that’s it??” after Katherine first taps in King of NY

- The face Jack makes after shaking Roosevelt’s hand

- The audience losing their minds during the key change in Once and For All when the towers move forward and also during Brooklyn’s Here

- The audience cracking up at “why do old people talk so much?” “to prove they’re still alove”

- When Hannah secretly applauds Jack for the strike in Pulitzer’s office

- When the live audience throws papes at the stage during curtain call

- Jeremy attempting to do a dance move and almost falling during curtain call

- The girl next to me sadly whispering “oh Crutchie” after he sings “watch me stand, watch me run” during the Prologue

- The same girl during credits: “Tommy Braco?? Tommy BRACO?!?” and “Spot Conlan?! Spot CONLAN?!?” “WHY CAN’T THEY BOTH BE SPELLED RIGHT AT THE SAME TIME?!”

- Basically I loved everything 


- It’s not in theaters anymore and it’s not available for purchase (yet, hopefully it will be soon)

- So little screen time for Spot Conlon and Kid Blink, aka the sweet cinnamon roll that is Andy Richardson 

- I basically cried for the whole 2 and a half hours

Andrew Scott

Had an hour with him, only about 10 of us, and holey moley what a treat. He is intelligent and well spoken, but very patient with allowing others to talk. He reiterated that the ENTIRE pool scene was not meant to be shot, only to be used as audition material, was written very quickly by Steven, but they liked it so much they shot it and fit it in.

He’s doing Hamlet onstage currently and expects it will be filmed by the National Theater and shown. When asked what part he’d like to play, he said a romantic comedy, as he hasn’t done one, and “ the longer I live the more I become convinced that everything is about love.” He was also quite philosophical about emotions, that you have to experience your dark side to experience your light, and that “all of the world is like that, two sides of a coin, not separate.”

anonymous asked:

you seem cultured so you probably have enough knowledge on this. i wish you would write a broadway au

Yuuri clearly has his Big Gay Awakening when he sees Victor in The History Boys. And then again when Victor plays Marius in Les Miserables. 

He cries when Victor actually cuts off his hair on stage while playing Judas in Jesus Christ Super Star. Yakov, the director, is pissed because they really don’t have room in the budget for another wig, Vitya, not with the way Georgi’s going through glitter.

Yuuri ends up at Tisch, does well enough to graduate, fails his audition for Next to Normal, and starts doing shows with the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and taking night classes at The Learning Annex, thinking he’ll never make it as an actor in New York. Until Victor Nikiforov announces he’s taking a break from his role as the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera to preform at the UCB. 

On the first day Victor shows up, Yuuri throws water on him during an improv scene. Victor just says “yes, and?” and strips. 

It becomes a Thing. They’re a dynamic duo. And falling in love. Until Yuuri tells Victor “let’s end this” to give Victor his shot at SNL. Obviously Lorne Michaels offers Yuuri a spot as a writer and cast member too. Every single host falls in love with Yuuri but he’s oblivious. 


Can’t say how the days will unfold // Can’t change what the future may hold // But I want you in it // Every hour, every minute

Loved this so much yesterday! I love that we got to see Grant Gustin sing again, and the lyrics of this song were absolutely perfect for the scene. This was so beautiful!

Drunken Confessions

A/N: A request, finally!!!! I’m so excited to write this, also don’t forget to send in request! Thank you to @linmanuclmiranda for helping me edit this! She’s a lifesaver! PS: Did anyone get my How I Met Your Mother reference?

Prompt: Can I request something??? How about a Drunk!Lin confessing his love for the reader but the reader is all flustered and thinks it’s just the alcohol talking but it’s not. Idk you can elaborate more on that but I love your writing so much!! And If u have any fic recs with Drunk!Lin could u link them? Bc I really need more Drunk!Lin in my life. Thanks~

Pairing: Lin x reader

Warnings: alcohol, cursing (per usual)

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As the costume manager for the musical “Hamilton” at the Richard Rodgers Theater, you were living the dream. You had been blessed with a love for musical theater, but cursed with an inability to sing. Costume manager was the next best thing; however, costumes weren’t  your only job. You made sure Leslie took off his wedding ring, all the mics worked, and you also made sure Anthony put his hair down to play Philip in act two which he often forgot. They had many different names for you such as: “angel in the wings,” “lifesaver,” and “the backbone of Hamilton.”

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I wish more people recognized the outstanding quality of the Disney Descendants Movie. It barely gets noticed because it’s a Disney Channel Movie. I grew up in the High School Musical era so most the people my age don’t watch Disney Channel anymore. So many people my age would love it if they knew about it. I sometimes wish it was a Disney Movie film, like one that plays in the movie theaters, because it could be something that they could do instead of all the remaking of Classic Disney Movies into Live Action Films. I would want the cast and director to be the same though if that was ever the case but it’s okay as Disney Channel Film, it is just a phenomenal Disney Channel film and deserves so much recognition. 

Stage Play Touken Ranbu “Akatsuki no Dokuganryuu”

There is so much I want to say about this play, but unfortunately all those things are major spoilers!! So I will refrain from doing that for now. So read on without fear, I’ll give a warning when the spoilers are coming up.

This play in one word:

I have absolutely no regrets about staying this long in Japan and paying 10,000 yen just to see this play! At this point there is absolutely nothing I can complain about, I enjoyed this play from start to end!

With half of the cast being from the previous play, and the other half being new to the team… things can go horribly wrong, or perfectly right… Thankfully it was the latter one. The old cast expanded on their existing characters and the new cast did a wonderful job at establishing themselves! Sure, it took me a moment to get used to the new cast, but… I can only say they did a wonderful job!

I loved this stage… They have a lot more moving props this time to created different places. It’s done really well! I actually have a photo of the “Honmaru” setting I took before the show started… (but it’s on my phone, so I can’t show it right now) Aside from that we have moving bushes, screens with projections and… folding screens…

Like the previous play we’re welcomed with an opening song, and the play ends with a closing song… Both of these songs, I loved them! I may like these better than the ones from the Honnouji play, but I’d have to hear them more often. At the very least I can say I absolutely loved the dance routine! ^o^// They looked so cool!
For the music they used a mix of old and new soundtracks. Which was pretty nice actually. Gave a bit of a nostalgic feel to certain moments. I’ve got to admit I don’t remember much of the soundtrack though. Let’s say that wasn’t really the thing I focused on. But, the fact I don’t remember it probably means it was a pretty good soundtrack and went really well with the event on stage.

Story-wise I guess this musical was split in two parts. One part focusing on Sayo’s past and his struggles with it. Which is mostly a Sayo/ Yamanbagiri focused plot with Kasen butting in whenever he can and Ookurikara being pulled in by Sayo against his will. And the other part focused on keeping history straight. Which is mostly Mikazuki/ Tsurumaru/ Kasen/ Ookurikara/ Mitsutada/ Sada, but also has some Manba-chan and Sayo included, especially in the first act. Both story arcs were incredibly enjoyable to watch in my opinion.

So, the play starts off with a flash-forward like the previous play. (which I didn’t realize until somewhere in the 2nd act, but…)  And then the focus returns to the citadel, where Sayo’s story is set up, everyone sings and dances and we’re introduced to the new characters. I’m not going to go too much into detail, because honestly. I feel like the story is way to complex for that. After I watched the Musical (Mihotose no Komoriuta) I more or less could remember the flow of the story. For this one, I do remember the flow of the story, but I have absolutely no idea in what order everything happened. Mostly because you keep switching between different story lines. If you’re watching the play that’s not a problem, if you try to puzzle it back together from the top of your head, it is.

Anyway, all I can say with certainty: They really upped the comedy for this musical!! And it was awesome! Especially the first act is a really great mix of comedy and seriousness. Second act is a bit more serious, but then you have Mikazuki coming by and, well… xD Also, without going into the details… in this play we don’t get a War council scene (like in Honnouji), but… remember how in the Touken Ranbu Hanamaru anime you have this one episode where they have thing song about making Udon…? Well, they won’t be singing, but expect something similar! It’s hilarious! (And then they’ll take it a step further in one of the final scenes of the play! Look forward to it!)

And here ends my (mostly) spoiler-free review, now let me go into the bits that make this play absolutely awesome. 

For the love of god, if you’re going to watch this play in the theater and haven’t spoiled yourself yet, please stay away from the next section. You’re going to enjoy it so much more if you don’t know what’s coming!! (I even would like to tell people who are waiting for the DMM live-stream or DVD release to stay away, but I suppose you’ll be spoiled anyway by that time, but…)

Really I’m serious, major spoilers ahead!!


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bootleg rant

Okay so, bootlegs are a topical a discussion in the musical theater community. A lot of people say it’s wrong and disrespectful to watch these illegal taping of the shows. I 100% disagree. When you love a musical so much, and all you have is a sound track. You can miss so many things visually. Some musicals, like Hamilton, have zero dialogue, so you can understand the story. Others, like Dear Evan Hansen, have so much dialogue that if you just listen to it you will not understand almost anything, I sure didn’t, I barely understood what was going on. People like me, lower middle class and living in Arizona, can NOT afford Broadway or West End performances. Especially the travel and hotel fees. The only way we get to experience these musicals we love so much are through illegal streaming, but fans are so dedicated that if the people who make these musicals decided to make a professional shot of it and sell it, they would make a fucking fortune! If they sold these musicals at $10-$50 I have no doubt in my mind that the fans would go crazy and buy it. Hamilton, one of my favorite musicals, is insanely expensive. My mom was thinking about getting me tickets, but the cheapest seats are $300 and you can only buy them in pairs. So instead I have to settle for a shitty bootleg, but I still love it. Falsettos for instance, made a professional shot of the musical and played it on TV, that’s amazing! They didn’t even charge people for it, and I’m pretty sure they do sell it for $8 but I’m not sure. Anyway, the point is that bootlegs are the only way most of can see musicals, it sucks, but it’s the truth, and I’m sorry to Lin-Manuel Miranda and all the creators of musicals if you think us watching these are disrespectful to you as an art, but my respect for all these musicians is infinite and I thank you all for the things you’ve created and the people who helped create them.

anonymous asked:

what are some of your favorite numbers from musicals?

OH MAN. I’m going to try and break it down by musical, so I’m not so overwhelming. Otherwise we could be here forever. I’m also only going to do musicals that I’ve seen in the theater. Here we go:

  • Les Misérables: “On My Own.” I’ve spent my entire life singing this song, I’ve known the lyrics by heart since I was six. While I have all the musical memorized, I’ve never been able to shake the long standing effect of this song. I grew up wanting to be Éponine, not Cosette (read into that what you will). There are other, bigger numbers, like “One Day More,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” or personal favorite “In My Life,” but I can’t drop the raw emotion of this number.
  • Wicked: “Defying Gravity.” This one is for the physical number, more than the song. Gay anthem “For Good” makes me cry, “As Long as You’re Mine” is probably the sexiest song ever put on broadway, I can sing “Dancing Through Life” for fucking ever, and honestly “The Wizard and I” is the one I’ve listened to the most (I sing it loudly in my car a lot. That song has BUILD). I even have some serious feelings about “Thank Goodness.” But in the theater, and I’ve seen Wicked maybe five times now, it knocks you out every single time. It’s the best of Chenoweth and Menzel. And when they lift her in the air…you can’t beat it. This is THE intermission break.
  • Spring Awakening: “Touch Me.” Man, this is a hard choice. One of my favorite musicals because all of the songs sparkle, and some especially stand out for the blocking on stage. I personally love “My Junk,” “The Bitch of Living,” “The Guilty Ones,” and “Don’t Do Sadness” so fucking much, and that’s just the start. But this one has such a tenderness, and a build, that’s unmatched in musical numbers. The whole song is about orgasming, and it simulates that as well as music can. You can’t really get better. 
  • Rent: “La Vie Boheme.” Can I choose every single song? I only picked this one because I learned all of the lyrics when I was 14 and was so incredibly proud of myself. It’s also so fun and specific to this musical when played out in the theater. But I love all of these songs. Second fav is “Take Me or Leave Me.” Surprise favorite is “Goodbye Love” which I will belt like it’s my jam. 
  • Hamilton: “Satisfied.” Now this one wasn’t difficult. It was the song I fell in love with when I first listened to the album; it’s the number I first cried to when I saw the musical in New York. I can connect to every single song in this musical, but nothing starts to match the choreography and ingenuity of the Helpless/Satisfied number. I was amazed when I listened to the song, and even more so when I saw it in person. Renée is a national treasure.
  • Next to Normal: “Why Stay/A Promise.” There are so many songs I prefer, like “Superboy and the Invisible Girl,” “I Miss the Mountains,” “Everything Else,” and especially the refrain in “Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I’m Falling.” But this song, on stage, fucking slays. It brings back so many riffs from the beginning and focuses in on these four people and the parallel between them, reminding you of the point, of what the musical is about. The harmonies are on point and the lyrics manage to accomplish a matching dissonance. Amazing. 
  • Anything Goes: “Anything Goes.” I have such a good time watching this musical, but this song honestly has the best hook and it’s incredible to watch. In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now god knows, ANYTHING GOES.
  • Phantom of the Opera: “All I Ask of You.” It’s the only song in the entire musical I can listen to and not get caught up in the abusive implications. I also grew up on this musical, and I think these lyrics may have been my first words. Probably my total favorite song is “Think of Me,” but I’d honestly jam to all of them. 
  • In the Heights: “Breathe.” There are some real bangers in this musical, like “96,000″ and “When You’re Home,” but this is the one that stuck with me the longest. That BUILD, the PAUSES…one of the best individual ballads ever to appear on Broadway. Lin never let us down
  • Throughly Modern Millie: “Only in New York.” I love all of these songs, and there are certainly more exciting ones. But this one is a ballad if I’ve ever seen one. I sing it all the time in the shower. 
  • Mamma Mia: “Does Your Mother Know.” Who doesn’t love ABBA, but my favorite number to watch is this one. My favorite song is probably “Lay All Your Love on Me,” or “The Winner Takes it All,” but this one is so much fun, and every time I see the musical the interpretation is different. 
  • Fun Home: “Ring of Keys.” This number manages to capture the feeling of the graphic novel in a way that none of the other songs do. A kid sings it, and it fucking rocks. 
  • West Side Story: “America.” Obviously. If you have a different fav, you’re wrong.
  • Sweeney Todd: “Johanna.” In a lot of ways, I hate Sondheim’s musicals. But this song burrows its way into my brain and never lets go
  • The King and I: “Shall We Dance?” This is clearly the best number, especially because the last time I saw this musical the set kept moving while they danced, and she was in that GIANT DRESS, it was so impressive. But my favorite song is “Something Wonderful.” 
  • Cabaret: “Maybe This Time.” We can all agree. I do a great 20′s style version of this song when I’m drunk.
  • Once: “Falling Slowly.” The only reason to watch this musical. 
  • Legally Blonde: “Chip on My Shoulder.” I truly love so many riffs and individual lines in this musical (the break down in “Serious” which I once sang with a boy who was in love with me go figure, “girls like you always get to see Ireland,” the either side of the door harmony in “Legally Blonde” that fucks with my already dark childhood Luke Wilson complex. But this number is so much fun, and even through the mansplaining, the hook is great. 
  • Shrek the Musical: “I Know It’s Today.” This musical never needed to happen, but this is such a great and overlooked number. The harmony and switch off between the three Fionas is so well orchestrated. Plus that refrain…..it’ll get stuck in your head for a month. 

Honestly I’ve seen a lot more musicals, but I didn’t want to pick a specific song from them. 

cute things about angie martinelli that i like to remember:
  • she takes the subway to go to auditions
  • even when the directors tell her no, she tries again 
  • “you’ve got talent… it’s just a matter of time before broadway calls”
  • sassy af but quiet when at work because she’s not allowed to show it on the clock
  • she insists on helping peggy find a new apartment
  • “you need a place, this one is great… so i’m thinking maybe it’s me”
  • she’s the kind of person who replies to your weird face expressions with equally weird face expressions
  • “come on grandma” 
  • dramatic af 
  • “shut up english, you talk too much”
  • how she tries so hard not to look jealous but fails miserably 
  • she cries to make men feel uncomfortable
  • “it’s a bit far from the theater district” – “i’ll live with it”
  • how the first thing she wants to do after moving to a big ass house is call her mom to let her know 
  • i love angie so much
It’s A Terrible Life (62 Minutes Pt. 12a)

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Characters: Dean Smith, Sam Wesson, 

Word count: 5,760

Summary: Somethings a bit off in the lives of Sam, Dean, and Y/N. 

Warnings: smut, language, NSFW gif under the cut, vague mentions of canon-typical violence, nightmares, unprotected sex (use a condom, you sinners!!!)

A/N: Hello! I’m not dead! I feel so bad this took forever, just SO MUCH HAS BEEN HAPPENING. I’ve been working on two shows- which basically means I’m at school for 15 hour days + weekends- and don’t get me wrong, I love theater, but that shit is EXHAUSTING. Then, I got hit with just the most ridiculous writers block in the whole wide world. I’ve actually had MOST of this written for a while, I just suddenly decided I didn’t like it & got stuck. but its FINALLY done and there will be a continuation of the episode and how that unfolds with the reader coming soon (I hope). Thanks for your patience, you’re all too good to me! 

PS- OH! I decided Daisy from Agents of Shield will be the kind of reader spokesperson- I’m gonna try to use only gifs of her for the reader unless I need something really specific- she just has a lot of really good stuff for future ideas I have! Not super important, but I’m excited about it myself. 

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Her face “lights up” when she talking about Alvaro Morata. Who would have thought that out of thousands of users of Instagram she finds the love of her life. At twenty - two years old, Alice Campello which is “influential” Italian celebrity, in September last year changed her life for love, she left Italy and settled in Spain, and now again for  love she said “yes” for a player of Real Madrid. She began preparing for the wedding in Intimissimi, in company which she is the ambassador. We talked with her during watching the new collection for the bride.

What means to you this brand?

I really like it, before I started to work for this brand, I bought all of their clothes! There was a shop near the house where I lived in Venice, my mom was there almost every day.

Now you will pay special attention to the wedding collection …

I’ve seen the entire collection, I began to try everything … and I love it! This is a new world that I didn’t know.

Do you already know how it will look like your wedding dress?

When I was a little girl, I walked around the house in a veil like a bride. My mother was surprised to see me in the veil, but now comes the time when really I’m getting married, but I’m calm and I’m not obsessed with the wedding dress. I tried one and I like it, is the opposite to what I always thought that I choose.

It will be a wedding dress of Italian or Spanish brand?

No, it’s not from an Italian brand. It will be a surprise.

And wedding? In Italy or here?

In Venice. Because I’m Venetian and Alvaro thinks it’s nice to do it there.


In June. There’s not much time left, but I’m calm.

You started twenty-two years old, did you ever imagine that you get married so early?

Actually, yes. It’s something I’ve always dreamed about, get married soon, be a mother soon …

Your love was at first sight in all aspects.

Yes, I saw him and fell in love immediately. When you find the right person, you don’t need ten years to realize. We are one, we complement each other in many things, he helps me in everything, I’m very happy, I think there is no one better for me.

And proposal, beautiful, with lots of magic … it’s impossible to say no!

It was incredible, I didn’t expect it at all. He told me that we were going to the theater and I was thinking : “How strange!”. I told him that I didn’t want to go and … at the end was an amazing surprise! It was the most beautiful day of my life. Because loving a person so much and seeing that this person loves you in the same way, and doing everything for you, as you do everything for him, is the most beautiful thing that can happen to you in life. You feel invincible, you may not have anything in the world, but being with that person is enough.

How long have you lived in Madrid?

I’ve been here since September, when Alvaro started to play here, I moved with him quickly. I don’t leave him alone for a minute.

Do you like living in Madrid?

I really like Madrid. I said to Alvaro : “Wherever you go, I will go with you”. It’s very similar here to Italy, people are very similar, I really like Spanish people. And the food … I don’t like to say this, but I don’t miss Italian food.

Raúl Esparza drawing Nr. 102 was a suggestion from Melissa Errico ❤ Loved these two in Sunday in the Park with George. Can’t wait to witness their reunion on Monday!! I am already so excited. My first time seeing Raúl live. Hope my poor heart can take it 😍❤💞
I hope so much to be able to provide you guys with lots of wonderful pics of my trip to NYC 😘

And when I come back I finish SVU 400 Barba! ❤

Allen Leech and Ginnifer Goodwin on shifting to the stage, and the mind-bend that is 'Constellations'

He was in “Downton Abbey,” she was on “Big Love” and “Once Upon a Time.” Now Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leech have taken to the stage, starring in English playwright Nick Payne’s “Constellations” at the Geffen Playhouse.

The acclaimed play follows Marianne, a physicist, and Roland, a beekeeper, as they meet by chance, fall in love, break up and run into each other again — or do they? — across multiple realities. Payne’s nonlinear narrative is inspired by quantum physics: the idea that the past, present and future all exist simultaneously, and that there are infinite versions of the universe in which infinite versions of us live out the consequences of the choices we didn’t make.

Goodwin, who is from Tennessee, and Leech, who is Irish, hadn’t met before “Constellations,” although they admired one another’s work from afar, but as they spoke to The Times during preview week for this edited conversation, they seemed like lifelong friends. It made sense for two people who live through infinite eternities together onstage each night.

I hope it won’t bore you both to tell the story, again, of how you came to do this play?

Goodwin: I’m so pleasantly surprised that there’s been so much press coverage. It indicates to me that people want to come see the show, that they’re interested in the theater. And theater has existed for thousands of years. Since like, what? 534 BC? 536?

Leech: That was the first time I saw it, anyway.

Goodwin: The first actor, Thespis, stepped out of the chorus in, what was it? 534 BC?

Leech: You actually are asking me like I was there. I don’t have my phone on me!

Goodwin: Anyway, the fact that shows still sell out and that there is still this kind of excitement about going to see them. In this age of using a device for everything, there’s no substitute for live theater.

Leech: It’s that shared experience that you can’t get anywhere else.

Goodwin: And you can’t get away with nearly as much on the stage.

Leech: You can’t get away with anything! I’ve tried to leave loads of times!

So how did you both get involved in “Constellations”?

Leech: You’d better go first because you’re the instigator. You’re the stalker.

Goodwin: I was obsessing over a homesickness for theater. I have not done a professional show for 10 years. I love participating in television series, I love making movies, but theater is home for probably most of us in this business. I was talking to a theater director friend of mine, and he said, “Well, what are you looking to do? Like, what plays do you love? What characters are you itching to play? Are there kinds of stories you want to tell?”

And I realized, when I had zero answers, that I was completely out of touch with the contemporary theater scene. So I called the Drama Book Shop in New York and ordered boxes of plays and had them shipped up to Vancouver, Canada, where I was filming “Once Upon a Time,” so I could just pleasure-read plays and educate myself a bit. And I fell very hard for “Constellations.” And then I happened to be reading the L.A. Times — while in Canada! — and saw the announcement that they were putting it up at the Geffen. I immediately, in the middle of the night, called my manager and was like, “How can I get in a room with the director, Giovanna Sardelli?” They found out when she was going to be in Los Angeles, and I happened to have the day off, and I flew here and acted like I just happened to be in L.A., because I didn’t want to seem desperate, but I was super desperate to play Marianne. And that was a long time ago! And they called me at Thanksgiving and offered me the role, and I screamed and cried, and there were a lot of expletives in front of my children.

And then I was sitting with Jennifer Morrison in a trailer on the set of “Once Upon a Time,” and we were talking about these truly incredible actors that I knew the Geffen was considering, and Jen said, “What about my friend Allen Leech, who has just moved to L.A.?” I freaked out equally over that idea, and you can pick it up from here …

Leech: So Jen was saying what people were going on to once they finished “Once Upon a Time,” and she said that Ginny was doing “Constellations.” I said, “I saw it in the West End, it’s unbelievable.” And she said, “Well actually they haven’t cast the lead guy, the costar.” I was, “What!” I already was a massive fan of Ginny’s work, so the opportunity to do a play with her, and the fact that it’s such an intense piece and you have to put a lot of trust in your costar …

Goodwin: Which now he’s questioning …

Leech: Not at all! There is a weird alignment of stars, that this happened. It was bashert, which is Yiddish for meant to be.

Goodwin. I love that I’m Jewish and I didn’t know that, and an Irish Catholic did.

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