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Posted by Misha515 2013-01-14 10:02:12


Has anyone stage doored the Heiress over the last few weeks? Planning to go in a few weeks and wanted to know if it has been crazy seeing as how Jessica Chastain is nominated for everything this awards season.

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Posted by AC126748 2013-01-14 10:11:59


I don't stage door, but when I saw it three weeks ago there were already at least 30 people waiting by the time I made it to the curb from my seat. This was after Chastain had received her Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

Just from what I've gathered on here, though, it sounds like Chastain makes a point to sign and talk to everyone, no matter the crowd size.

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Posted by Misha515 2013-01-14 10:49:49


Thanks AC126748. Will be curious to see what happens now that she won a Globe last night. I can imagine there will be more and more people as time goes on.

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Posted by broadwayjim42 2013-01-14 21:12:48


Stage doored the Saturday matinee and both Jessica and Dan came out and signed for what seemed like everybody. Both very nice, willingly posing for pics. Crowd seemed dominated by "Downton" fangirls (and fanwomen) but Dan took it all in stride. I mentioned to him that my son shares his name (first and last) and he kind of grinned, but the fanwomen went "awwwwwwwww."

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Posted by Misha515 2013-01-15 09:55:38


Cool! They both seem really nice and very accomodating. I keep seeing all these videos with massive amounts of paparazzi and it's making me nervous that it will be mobbed.

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Posted by broadwayjim42 2013-01-15 12:36:51


There were maybe 75-100 people on Saturday.

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Posted by CarlosAlberto 2013-01-16 00:11:35


I stage doored this---which I rarely do---but I couldn't resist the opportunity to be in the midst of Miss Chastain. She was so sweet to me...signed my playbill and gave me a kiss on the cheek.

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Posted by FindingNamo 2013-01-16 00:35:29


"I couldn't resist the opportunity to be in the midst of Miss Chastain."

Wow. That *is* accommodating.

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Posted by Rainbowhigh23 2013-01-16 01:47:04


Aye, Carlos, the white girl loved the papi chulo!

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2013-01-22 15:51:51


I know this is a sort of tedious question, but I'm finally seeing this tomorrow (could not be more excited) and was curious how long it takes for Chastain to come out and sign. Considering it's supposed to be freaking freezing tomorrow night, I just want to be prepared if I have to wait a while. Anyone?

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Posted by Misha515 2013-01-22 15:56:06


When I went it took about 20 minutes or so for her to come out. I guess there have been a LOT of people stage dooring these days so be prepared to wait for your turn. Both she and Dan do get to everyone though.

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Posted by kevinr 2013-01-22 15:58:03


Glad to read that! I am seeing the show on the evening on February 7th. I am hoping to get my "The Help" dvd and the windowcard signed by them both. Does David Strathairn ever use the stage door?

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Posted by Misha515 2013-01-22 16:02:04


I have not ever heard of anyone seeing Strathairn exit via the stage door. Judith Ivy does sneak out there, though!

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Posted by kevinr 2013-01-22 16:05:16


I wonder how he is with fans when they approach him on the street by his alternate exit. I guess most of the people who attend the show and want to meet someone, are there for Ms. Chastain and Mr. Stevens.

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Posted by mikem 2013-01-22 17:13:25


I've been to the Heiress stage door twice. Very few of the cast members come out the stage door -- maybe 3 other people besides Chastain and Stevens. I did not see Strathairn or Ivey either time.

The barricades themselves are extremely short, so the crowd is fairly deep. Stevens signs for everyone within reach, but not everyone is within reach. He is very nice, although there is a some fan hyperventilating with him. He seemed to take it in stride, though.

Both times I went, Chastain had visitors, and didn't come out for 45 minutes or more. But when she came out, she spent a lot of time taking photos, talking, and signing for everyone. She is also very nice at the stage door, and pretty dedicated. I went the night before the Golden Globes, and she signed until close to midnight, taking her time and not rushing at all. Then she said she was going directly to the airport to catch a flight to LA for the Golden Globes. A lot of actors would have been more rushed about it, or bailed completely.

In addition to winning so many awards recently, she also was the top-billed actor in both of the top 2 movies at the box office this weekend. I think that was the first time that has happened since Leonardo DiCaprio did it with Titanic and The Man in the Iron Mask back in 1997. This is really her time.

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Posted by FishermanBob 2013-01-22 21:36:37


"Glad to read that! I am seeing the show on the evening on February 7th. I am hoping to get my "The Help" dvd and the windowcard signed by them both."

@kevinr - So you can sell it for $120? LOL

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Posted by kevinr 2013-01-22 21:45:34


No, not yet....lol.....I am making room for new ones but possibly selling off some of the older ones.

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Posted by Godolphin 2013-01-23 00:41:05


I waited tonight in the bitter cold for 30 minutes or so and only Chastain and Stevens came out but were very nice and signed and posed for photos with everyone there(about 25 people)
I was hoping to get most of the cast to sign my Playbill and asked one of the guys if David Strathairn was coming out, and he says no and he never signs.

I enjoyed the play and the staging is very good, try and see it before it closes.

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Posted by Misha515 2013-01-23 06:14:03


Wow. . .only 25 people? The cold must have scared people off!

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2013-01-24 16:32:36


Saw the show last night and can very happily say I loved it. So far, my theatergoing in 2013 has been off to a stellar, stellar start with this, PIANO LESSON, and GOLDEN BOY. Loved all three of them.

I was really not prepared to enjoy the show as much as I did. And I thought the cast was fantastic for the most part. Chastain nailed the part (can she do ANY wrong?) and Judith Ivey was wonderful as usual. Out of this, PIANO, and GOLDEN, this was absolutely the fastest of the three (which are all about 2 hours and 45-50 minutes long). I had a wonderful, wonderful time and wished I hadn't waited so long to see it.

The stage door had about 30 people and Chastain came out at about five after 11 or so, with Stevens following a few minutes later. They both could not have been nicer, standing outside in 2 degree weather to chat it up with fans and take pictures and sign with each of us.

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Posted by Misha515 2013-01-24 16:41:59


I agree that Chastain was excellent in the part and the other cast members were just as strong. Were you in this crowd? This video was posted on her site and she is just sooo nice to the fans here it's unbelieveable. Can't believe that anyone showed up it was so cold!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4282522023295

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Posted by suestorm 2013-01-24 16:48:09


Chastain nailed the part (can she do ANY wrong?)


WICKED, i agreewholeheartedly, though some on this board were of course negative believe it or not about her performance,which is just idiotic if you ask me... and she chatted with me after the show like we were GFs!!! Dan was sweet too. I didnt see Judith though
I will say though that i did like Golden Boy a little bit better, but thats quibbling. didnt see Piano

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2013-01-24 17:51:53


I'd love to meet David Strathairn! Would someone PM me with where this alternate exit is? lol

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Posted by ArtMan 2013-01-24 19:51:36


Jordan, there is another exit on 49th street. Right across from Chicago's stage door. That's where I caught up with Ben Stiller, when he was in the play (forgot the name) with Edie falco.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2013-01-24 21:29:02


I'm not in that video (I probably was gone by then) but the way you see her talking to the fans there is how she interacted with EVERYONE. She even gave me a hug. I'm not a stage-doorer, and I'm really not one to fangirl over anyone, but Chastain is just an honest to goodness first class performer and person.

She's in that elusive, rare group of actors who can seemingly play almost any part that is thrown their way. I mean, look at her two Oscar-nominated performances. My mom saw ZERO DARK THIRTY last weekend and literally didn't believe me that "Maya" was played by the same person who was "Celia Foote" in THE HELP. She really has an incredible range.

And you can just tell how much she loves what she does and how much she truly, genuinely appreciates the people who support her. It's so nice to see someone who is so sweet and appreciative also be so wildly successful. Although I'm sure she doesn't need my well-wishes, I hope she keeps acting for as long as she can. And that she comes back to Broadway soon! THESE are the kinds of "movie stars" that should have a welcome invitation to Broadway, as far as I'm concerned.



End rant.

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2013-01-24 21:50:39


Artman, you mean in the alleyway there?

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Posted by ArtMan 2013-01-24 23:13:30


Jordan, not in the allyway. When I was stage dooring for Ben Stiller, I watched what ended up being his car leave (48th street) without him. I had a hunch his car was going behind the theatre. I walked through the allyway between 48th and 49. I turned to my left and within seconds, Ben Stiller, was on the sidewalk. (very friendly and posed for a picture) He did not come from the allyway, but from the back of the theatre. The car was already parked there waiting for him. Where he came out of is almost an diaganal to the Chicago stage door. I know this because the crowd was waiting for Christie Brinkley. I hope this helps.

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Posted by suestorm 2013-01-25 09:00:30


JORDAN, did you get to see him?

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Posted by emeraldmist 2013-01-30 00:08:38


I did the stage door for The Heiress at the matinee on Jan 6th. Both Stevens and Chastian came out after about 30 minutes and took thier time signing, talking and posing for pictures with everyone. I some some people hand over 5 or 6 items and they both signed them all. Jessica and Dan both stayed and talked with the few stragglers that wanted to chat after everyone else got their Playbills signed and left. The were both very polite and friendly, it was wonderful and refreshing. It was very cold and windy but the both stayed our for at least 45 minutes. None of the other cast came out the main door.

THe line is short (few barricades) so it is deep but if you wait they will likely move and the stars will still be there signing.

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Posted by flinger072 2013-02-04 12:08:29


Does anyone know if Stevens and Chastain come out after a matinee?

Anyone have luck with David Strathairn or Judith Ivey?

Thanks!

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2013-02-04 12:15:51


A friend of mine and his girlfriend went and saw the show and not only raved about the show but Jessica as well. She somehow dropped her Playbill on the street and of course it got walked over before she could pick it up. She asked Jessica for an autograph who asked where her Playbill was, she told her she dropped it but she had a receipt from dinner to sign, Jessica sent someone inside to get another Playbill and she signed it. Very genuine and humble performer.

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Posted by Bettyboy72 2013-02-04 13:27:50


I honestly think Chastain is the next Meryl Streep. She is destined for greatness. her range is remarkable. I think The Heiress was my favorite show. If you look at The Help, Mama, Zero Dark Thirty, and Jolene (of her earlier films) she immerses herself in the role. The last few minutes of The Heiress were haunting.

Dan Stevens is very nice and has definitely lost a fair amount of weight-he must be eyeing entering the US market. I always thought he was handsome but doughy on Downton Abbey. He was stunning in person with very chiseled features. He is going to be a big star.

As for Jessica, I am still in awe at how down to earth she is. I mean she has the two top movies in the country, just won a Golden Globe and has two Oscar nods. She spent time talking to me, showed me how to take the best photos on my iphone (she literally took my phone and gave me a demo), hugged me, kissed me on the cheek and recommended vegan restaurants. She has a devoted fan forever. I will travel to a dinner theatre in Kansas to see her. What a class act.

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Posted by Misha515 2013-02-04 14:54:21


That's an awesome encounter! I hope mine is just as good. 2 friends and I are planning on stage dooring on Wed. after the matinee. We are all huge fans and hope we can get a few minutes to speak with her and get a picture.

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2013-02-04 23:16:38


Just a heads up, I'm not sure what the running time is, or where the show tapes but Ms.Chastain is going to be on "Watch What Happens Live" this week. Just figured I'd give you all a heads up in case you attempt to stage door, I assume she'll have to skip for the night or rush through it.

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Posted by theatregeek2 2013-02-07 00:26:49


I was at The Heiress Saturday night and there were about a hundred people at the stagedoor and both Dan Stevens and Jessica Chastain were really nice. Stevens is more reserved but Chastain was really bubbly. She made sure everyone's playbill was signed and whoever wanted a pic got one. What a lovely lady.

Also, she mentioned that she won't be doing the stagedoor after the last show on Feb. 9 because she has to make a quick getaway to catch her flight to London for the BAFTA's. She did say that she would come out after the matinee so if we knew anyone who was planning to come for the last show, tell them to show up after the matinee instead.

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Posted by suestorm 2013-02-07 09:31:10


she is WAY to talented to be such a classy lady!! lol

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Posted by strummergirl 2013-02-07 11:59:29


Lincoln Center has her at 3:00 pm tomorrow for a Q&A conversation. I assume it is mostly for Zero Dark Thirty but it probably covers the bases that includes The Heiress.
http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/a-conversation-with-jessica-chastain