The Sunday Giveaway: Two tickets to Sticks and Bones and a signed playbill!
Who says stars only want to “play” on Broadway?
Off Broadway producing powerhouse The New Group is currently presenting the first major NY revival of David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones, the Tony Award winning Best Play of 1972.
You’ve probably never heard of S&B, right? And you thought you knew all the big Tony Award winners! Leave it to The New Group to dig one out that hasn’t been seen in a while, and is rarely thought of.
And if you’re intrigued now, wait until you hear who is in it.
We’re talking Bill Pullman, Holly Hunter, and Richard Chamberlain, to name a few!
Talk about a star fest . . . and all in intimate Off Broadway theater.
So how would one of you like to go see this “fascinating new production” (Ben Brantley) and all those stars for free? And get a signed playbill???
Well, you’ve come to the right place.
How do you win?
Well, I’m going to make this one a bit personal.
The first big show I worked on that changed my life, and put me on the Producing path was the National Tour and Broadway production of My Fair Lady in 1993. It was produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, and it starred . . . yep . . . Richard Chamberlain.
I was the Production Assistant. And when I took the gig, I had no idea what that meant. Turns out it meant a little of everything, from typing the schedule on the Mac Classic computer, to getting Richard fresh roasted turkey sandwiches. And it was awesome.
And Richard was awesome. To this date, he is one of the most gracious stars I ever worked with.
That PA position led to another and then to another and then to a Company Management position and then to me, producing shows, and eventually blogging like I am today.
Everyone has one of those first jobs, or first shows that turn the course of their lives.
What was yours? Tell me that gig, or that show, that put you on your passionate path of the theater. And one of you will win tickets to see Sticks and Bones!
And even if you don’t win, I have a feeling thinking back to that first show of yours will make you feel pretty damn gooey inside.
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