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It's Only Play Stage Door

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mattmarkowski99
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joined:5/2/14
It's Only Play Stage Door
Posted: 8/31/14 at 05:58pm
Has anyone stood outside the stage door yet? If so is it extremely crowded? Do they have a side for people who went to see the show? Do most of the cast come out? Thanks!
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JBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/6/12
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Posted: 8/31/14 at 06:01pm
When I went to the 2nd preview only Rupert and Micah came out and signed and took pictures. Everyone else went out a side door. But that might change after opening.
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mattmarkowski99
Understudy
joined:5/2/14
It's Only Play Stage Door
Posted: 8/31/14 at 06:04pm
Ok thanks!
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
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Posted: 8/31/14 at 07:17pm
I have a feeling none of that will change much after opening.
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JBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/6/12
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Posted: 8/31/14 at 08:17pm
I mean I know Nathan Lane never comes out the stage door for anything. I know Matthew Broderick usually came out for Nice Work. And for some reason some of those cast members strike me as the stage-dooring type, but obviously that's not anything to base it on.

Also I saw the 2nd preview, so they are still in pretty heavy rehearsal mode I imagine, which might make people less likely to sign.
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gleek4114
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/13
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Posted: 8/31/14 at 08:25pm
I know Nathan did not sign for Addams Family, but for some reason I recall him signing for The Nance. I could be 100 percent wrong but for some reason it's in the back of my mind.
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JBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/6/12
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Posted: 8/31/14 at 08:48pm
He didn't sign when I saw The Nance, and I seem to remember hearing from others that he usually didn't. But if you got lucky and caught him, all the better for you!
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mc1227
Broadway Legend
joined:7/29/07
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Posted: 8/31/14 at 08:57pm
They are in early previews so it's likely that they are staying after shows to work on notes. It may change once the show opens. I know that both Nathan and Matthew signed stage door for the Odd Couple and Matthew signed consistently During Nice Work.
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Wickedmonkey332
Featured Actor
joined:5/2/13
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Posted: 8/31/14 at 09:43pm
Nathan signed for me on after a Sunday matinee of The Nance!
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mattmarkowski99
Understudy
joined:5/2/14
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Posted: 8/31/14 at 10:28pm
Nathan Lane did sign for The Nance but was usually out 2 minutes after curtain call. Very fast.
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gleek4114
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joined:5/24/13
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Posted: 8/31/14 at 11:25pm
I knew I wasn't crazy! I'm guessing the best bet for a signed playbill is sending your own back to the theatre kindly asking if the rest of the cast would sign it. I hope tey start to come out though. I would love to get a picture with Megan when I go see it. I simply adore her.
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mattmarkowski99
Understudy
joined:5/2/14
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Posted: 8/31/14 at 11:30pm
Do you think I would be able to send a window card to the theatre?
Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
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Posted: 8/31/14 at 11:48pm
When I saw The Nance, I made it over to the stagedoor right as Nathan Lane came out, so I quickly got my playbill out and got his autograph.
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gleek4114
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joined:5/24/13
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Posted: 9/1/14 at 12:55am
I sent a window card to Heathers and it worked out great. It's pricy but doable.
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mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
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Posted: 9/1/14 at 02:16am
Just remember that Natty Lane is a Class-A Diva, so if you do catch him make sure not to bore him to tears with your "complements" and "questions".
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leezy8242
Swing
joined:8/25/14
It's Only Play Stage Door
Posted: 9/1/14 at 07:21am
I was across the street stagedoor-ing at Pippin on Saturday night and the crowd was pretty big at It's Only a Play. Rupert Grint and Micah Stock were the only people I saw come out. They both looked really nice- Rupert was signing and taking pictures with everyone. He spent a lot of time out there.
mikey2573
Broadway Star
joined:12/28/10
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Posted: 9/1/14 at 08:37am
I remember during THE PRODUCERS, Matthew Broderick stayed until he had signed everyone's Playbill. Nathan Lane did not sign but they passed out pre-signed Playbills with his autograph on it.
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Wickedmonkey332
Featured Actor
joined:5/2/13
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Posted: 9/1/14 at 10:55am
I've heard things about Nathan being a Diva, but when I met him he was gracious, kind, and hysterical. I had brought a thick sharpie and he saw it and immediately said: "oh my what a very big sharpie you have" with a strong sexual innuendo. The entire crowd burst out laughing. The door manager had warned that he would not be posing for pictures, yet there was a foreign mother and daughter pair who spoke very little English and asked for a photo. He obliged but became hysterically annoyed when the mother could not figure out how to work the camera. It became a 45-second ordeal and he was giving the crowd the most entertaining pleas for help. He was very pleasant all around!
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Just_John
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/06
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Posted: 9/1/14 at 11:47am
Nathan Lane signed after the first couple of previews for The Addams Family and he came out once in a while after Waiting for Godot. Megan Mullally signed after every performance of Young Frankenstein.
LarryD2
Stand-by
joined:9/1/14
It's Only Play Stage Door
Posted: 9/1/14 at 12:01pm
I've worked with Megan Mullally and Stockard Channing before (on separate occasions), and they are both very nice people who are usually gracious with fans. Perhaps they don't wish to engage with a stage door crowd as large as this one.
smc1052
Swing
joined:8/8/14
It's Only Play Stage Door
Posted: 9/29/14 at 02:08pm
Has anyone been there recently? Who comes out to sign?
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
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Posted: 9/29/14 at 02:11pm
Stage doored yesterday, and Micah and Rupert came out and signed and took pictures and were very gracious.
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
It's Only Play Stage Door
Posted: 9/29/14 at 02:12pm
"I know Nathan Lane never comes out the stage door for anything."

Technically, he always came out of the stage door for The Producers, but he was super-sneaky about it. The moment the guy came out with the Playbills signed by Nathan to pass out, Nathan would come out right after he announced that and plant his face against the wall and scurry over to the one side, where a security guy was standing, who would get out of the way, and then Nathan ducked into the door of the steakhouse directly next door, which I assume had a way for him to get out elsewhere.
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Ftworthguy
Stand-by
joined:6/5/07
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Posted: 9/29/14 at 02:29pm
Why is it being a 'Diva' if someone chooses not to sign autographs for fans? There job is to entertain the audience, bring a story to life and make sure if you bought a ticket that you got your money's worth. It is NOT their contract to sign autographs for an hour after every show when they really just want to go home.

I ALWAYS appreciate it when someone does sign autographs, but I don't begrudge them wanting to go home and rest.
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JBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/6/12
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Posted: 9/29/14 at 03:55pm
Ftworthguy: I think the people above were saying that Nathan Lane is a diva in general, not necessarily that he is a diva BECAUSE he doesn't come out of the stage door.
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mc1227
Broadway Legend
joined:7/29/07
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Posted: 9/29/14 at 07:45pm
Based on Twitter, Rupert and Micah come out regularly. There were several postings and photos that indicate Matthew started last week. Hopefully once they open, they will all take turns.
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