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Boys in the Band Stagedoor#1
Posted: 5/4/18 at 10:43pm

Any reports on who has been coming to the stage door? How crowded has it been? Have people been waiting before hand? 

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Posted: 5/4/18 at 11:04pm
I took a quick look at Instagram. Seems that a lot of them are coming out and signing. I see several posed photos with Bomer, and some scattered photos with Quinto and Rannells. Looks like Jim Parsons comes out but doesn't pose for photos. It's still very early though! Any of the things I just said could change over time!
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Posted: 5/4/18 at 11:17pm
Saw the matinee on Wednesday. Everyone (I think) except Robin came out within 5 minutes of waiting. They were all super nice, signed and posed for pictures, but they were very quick. I waited a second to long to ask Jim for a picture and he was already several people down. I managed to get with both Matt and Andrew though! Zach was also very quick. Don't think anyone was waiting before it finished, of so only a few. We were all the way in the mezzanine and managed to get some nice spots along the barricades.
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Posted: 5/4/18 at 11:27pm
I went yesterday - everyone came out, and I think everyone except Quinto and Parsons took photos with people. Matt Bomer is much more famous than he thinks he is, it seems. He was very sweet and took time and pictures with everyone.

I was mainly there for Rannells, but he jumped over my section last night, so I stopped by a bit ago while I was in the area. I got there about 20 minutes before the show let out and there were people waiting. Lots of autograph hounds and tourists looking to get a peek at the stars. MUCH more crowded than it was when Meteor Shower was at the Booth. Everyone came out except Andrew Rannells. (I guess he'll always be the missing signature for me because I missed him at Falsettos too. Oh, poor me.)
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Boys in the Band Stagedoor#5
Posted: 5/5/18 at 10:40am
So is it gonna be impossible for someone with a ticket to make it to the stage door area? Or is it possible if I’m bolting out the door?
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Boys in the Band Stagedoor#6
Posted: 5/5/18 at 11:22am

yesraccoons said: "So is it gonna be impossible for someone with a ticket to make it to the stage door area? Or is it possible if I’m bolting out the door? "

You may not be against a barricade but you'll be able to say hello! I was in the mezzanine on Thursday and had no problem.

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Posted: 5/5/18 at 11:25am

Danielle49 said: "yesraccoons said: "So is it gonna be impossible for someone with a ticket to make it to the stage door area? Or is it possible if I’m bolting out the door? "

You may not be against a barricade but you'll be able to say hello! I was in the mezzanine on Thursday and had no problem.
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If I’m rear orchestra do you think it’s fesable to run out and make it to the barracaide? 

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Posted: 5/5/18 at 12:06pm
We saw the show on Wednesday for the matinee. We were at the Box and I went to buy some merchandise after the show. When we came to the stagedoor, it was quite full already but we managed to get a nice spot right next to the door. Everyone came out and signed, Quinto and Parsons declined selfies but told us to take pictures while they signed.
Matt Bomer took the most time with fans. I managed to get a picture with Matt and Andrew. They were all very nice. It was a great experience.
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Posted: 5/5/18 at 4:40pm
Just stagedoored now. I lined up before the show started so I was at barracide but it seemed like it’d be very difficult to get to the barracaide if I had left from the show.

Everyone came out. Andrew and Matt took pictures. Andrew will not take videos though. I asked him to say hi to a friend in the hospital and he said no.
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Boys in the Band Stagedoor#10
Posted: 6/15/18 at 11:53am

I went last night and everyone except for Parsons came out.

Parsons leaves quickly and out another door (presumably because his foot/ankle are still healing - I wouldn't anticipate him to come out at all again until near the end of the run, if at all).

The whole affair was very well controlled for a large crowd (about 100+).

Tuc Watkins and Brian Hutchinson were out first and both were lovely and came out within 10 minutes. Michael Benjamin Washington came out shortly after them.

There was about a 15 minute lull, then Quinto and Rannells came out at the same time, followed by Bomer, and moved briskly. They were the "take a picture while I sign and keep moving" camp. All three were lovely and gracious, but also had to move quickly since they were on their way to WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE (as we later found out). 

Another five minutes later, Charlie Carver came out and took his time and was such a sweetheart to everyone, followed by Robin De Jesus, and before the latter came out, they announced Parsons was long gone.

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Posted: 6/16/18 at 6:09pm

I missed last night Parsons Bomer and Quinto. But was so happy with all the others Charlie Carver was very sweet when I mentioned I dated the original Cowboy Robert La Tourneaux and Andrew Rannels loved my compliment about him in FALSETTOS. It was thrilling to see them up close. R de Jesus laughed when I told him he speaks my fav line from the show "Mary it takes a fairy to make it pretty" what a glorious end to my perfect night on Broadway I have a pic of me and Charlie as my avatar...look for that...he is so cute...and he knew which way the lighting would be better for our selfie...teehee

Updated On: 7/26/18 at 06:09 PM
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Posted: 6/16/18 at 6:12pm
I don’t think I’d be able to resist the urge to reach out and touch Bomer and Carver.

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Boys in the Band Stagedoor#13
Posted: 6/22/18 at 8:15pm

I went last night and Andrew Rannells, Brian Hutchinson, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Robin de Jesus came out. The crowd really exploded though when Marty Crowley came out. I got my playbill signed by him. All of them were nice but very efficient and quick. It was a quick sign, say hi, and move on sort of deal. Which it kind of had to be because the crowd was huge.

I had mixed feelings about the production but it was definitely worth seeing. Overall thoughts here:

https://humbledandoverwhelmed.blogspot.com/2018/06/theater-diaries-mean-girls-musical.html

 

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Boys in the Band Stagedoor#14
Posted: 6/23/18 at 12:20am

Oh another thing: Andew Rannells was the only who took selfies. The others signed and said you could take pictures of them signing.

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Posted: 6/23/18 at 9:05am

i was there last Friday night and the crowd was huge...i got signatures from all that come out and left before Quinto. Bomer were to come out...the guard that night told us Parsons never comes out because of his foot injury...i got Charlie Carver to take a selfie with me and if i  knew how to post pictures here i could show you all...check out my INSTAGRAM feed..."mickeysquires' it is on there...

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Posted: 6/23/18 at 9:55am

For what it's worth, there are ''Boys in the Band'' Playbills, purportedly signed by the whole cast, going for $49-$69 at eBay. 

Has anyone tried writing to the stage manager for a cast-signed Playbill? Do they ask for a contribution to Broadway Cares?

Updated On: 6/23/18 at 09:55 AM
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Posted: 6/23/18 at 9:58am

Agree fully with PoisonIvy2 blog review about the central weakness of the production in the Parsons- Quinto casting. Both are seemingly ideal. But in the case of Parsons, the depth simply refuses to surface, ever. He hits the emotional marks, varies volume and intensity, but the raw catharsis doesn't happen; it's but indicated. Quinto channels Frey via overly polished line readings, but is so preoccupied being a chain-toking presence, he neglects the subtle dramaturgical requirement: this story evolves into an Apache dance between Michael and Harold. They are the George and Martha here in terms of the machinery and the emotional connection of a couple.  Yet they seem in different universes.  Parsons doesn't grasp the stakes in the relationship, and when Harold opens his gift, the moment just flies by with the same weight as the others (something is wrong if the Boardwalk deed feels more important than that framed photo).  DeJesus gives the memorable performance, and delivers the most powerful sociopolitical message: Emory is a bruised survivor, but also an honest-to-God adult man.  Who owns who he is without apology. The character pops in this play now as a hero. The dismisssve marginalization  of the Emorys is no longer acceptable, and DeJesus reminds us: it never should have been. It's a significant take-away here. 

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Posted: 6/23/18 at 10:05am

Auggie27 said: "Agree fully with PoisonIvy2 blog review about the central weakness of the productionin the Parsons- Quinto casting. Both are seemingly ideal. But in the case of Parsons, the depth simply refuses to surface, ever. He hits the emotional marks, varies volume and intensity, but the raw catharsis doesn't happen; it's but indicated. Quinto channels Frey via overly polished line readings, but is so preoccupied being a chain-toking presence, he neglects the subtle dramaturgical requirement: this storyevolves intoan Apache dance between Michael and Harold. They are the George and Martha here in terms of the machinery and the emotional connection of a couple. Yet they seem in different universes. Parsons doesn'tgrasp the stakes in the relationship, and when Harold opens his gift, the moment just flies by with the same weight as the others (something is wrong if the Boardwalk deed feels more important than that framed photo). DeJesus gives the memorable performance, and delivers the most powerful sociopolitical message: Emory is a bruised survivor, but also an honest-to-God adult man. Who owns who he is without apology. The character pops in this play now as a hero. The dismisssve marginalizationof the Emorys is no longer acceptable, and DeJesus reminds us: it never should have been. It's a significant take-away here."

I was always very aware the machinery behind Emory's character development -- the most "effeminate" of the group is the only one who's consistently kind, empathetic, honest, and brave. In other words, the strongest. This sort of cliche is overused but i thought the integrity of de Jesus's acting made you forget all that. He truly was magnificent and heartbreaking.

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Posted: 7/26/18 at 12:08am

BUMP. 

Anybody been recently, i am seeing the show the second week of August and was curious how the stage door has been and who all is coming out. 

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!

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Posted: 7/26/18 at 12:19am

I saw the June 23rd Saturday evening performance. Huge stage door crowd. Matt Bomer, Charlie Carver, Brian Hutchison and Tuc Watkins came out.

Updated On: 7/26/18 at 12:19 AM
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Posted: 7/26/18 at 12:35am
Has anyone stage doored a matinee recently? Going next week and deciding whether or not I want to attempt to stage door, but definitely won’t if the cast doesn’t usually come out.
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Posted: 7/26/18 at 12:41am
I wasn’t at the matinee, but my guess is either no one or a lot less people come out after matinees as is true of most shows. As it was, only four actors came out after the Saturday evening performance.
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Posted: 7/26/18 at 3:26am
I went to a Wednesday matinee and actually a lot of people came out. Everyone came out except Jim, Zachary and Charlie. Andrew would take selfies but Matt would not, he was only signing. Everyone else was super nice and was open to signing anything or taking photos. For anyone that asked, I was closer to the back of orchestra for my seat and was fine getting to the barricade, but I left right when it was over. I actually had a great spot.
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Posted: 7/26/18 at 4:03pm

see my NEW picture as my avatar...that is me and Charlie Carver at the stage door after an amazing performance just last June...he even knew which way the lighting would be better for our selfie...such a cutie!!

 

p.s. i haven't learned how to post pictures on this site yet but i did finally figure out i could post a new picture as my avatar 

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Posted: 7/26/18 at 4:31pm
I stagedoored a few weeks ago on a Wednesday matinee. Brian, Michael, and Robin all came out and took pictures. We waited around 30 minutes and those three were the only ones who came out. I might go back because I reaaally wanted to meet Matt and Andrew.