I came home today and I already miss it. What an incredible city. I want to go back as soon as possible.
In short: amazing sights, amazing museums, amazing people, cold weather but that’s ok, Gavin Creel was not sick and was on and was amazing, three more amazing shows.
I’m a little tired but extremely happy.
More of everything including pictures starting tomorrow.
i went to the book of mormon theatre to pick up some stuff i left by accident and found out gavin is sick
With my kind of luck…I’m really not surprised.
Don’t get me wrong I’m sure the understudy is lovely. But when you live in Italy seeing one of your favorite Broadway performers (or any Broadway performer for that matter) is a once in a lifetime kind of thing.
So excuse me if I say that if he misses the April 2 show I’m gonna be furious. Not with anyone in particular and certainly not with the actors…just, you know, with Lady Luck and the Theater Gods and with the shitty way fate treats me those very few times there’s something I’m genuinely excited about.
Still praying to said Theater Gods for a very quick recovery. There’s still 4 days to go. Please just let me have this one. In the name of the Porter, the Fosse and the Ethel Merman. Amen.
And I’m starting to be a little paranoid about: a. the flight b. the buses and trains c. the food d. the weather e. handling my brother on my own and most importantly
the shows. When I booked my tickets for The Book of Mormon I didn’t notice that it was for Easter Monday. What if Gavin Creel or Jared Gertner are on holiday? I’d be crushed. I planned this trip for that cast. Please Theater Gods let it happen. And BoM fans in the BoM tag, send positive thoughts this way.
And I promised myself that I would not dare open the files until I see the movie on Jan 31st and the show in April.
Every morning I look at those folders and
I die a little inside.
From what I’ve heard so far it sounds like Matt Doyle is playing Elder Price with the same intensity, realness and honesty of Peter pining over Jason.
It sounds like a completely different take on the character, less cartoonish than Rannells & Creel (which doesn’t make it better or worse - just different), more open-hearted (maybe because of the natural raspiness of his voice?), and I think absolutely brilliant. I’d love to see him perform the show, hopefully he’s a big enough name that video will eventually come out.
Tickets right here in R— no okay I’ll stop there.
April 2nd. Row A, seats 28 and 29 of the dress circle.
£194 OMGosh. Every note of I Believe coming from Gavin Creel’s lungs better vibrate through my chest and up to my ears and make me fucking deaf for that amount of money.
Oh and I guess London will be nice too *badarthistorian*
I’m really enjoying the Rome film fest honestly I spent the whole day watching great films and listening to talented people and talking to other talented and fun people and generally having a good time.
But the whole day I kept thinking…I have to get home and book tickets for Book of Mormon I have to get home and book tickets for Book of Mormon…
…so I get home, late, eat something, relax a little (film festivals are tiring and you never ever eat), then I go online, and OMG I’m about to book my tickets!
But guess what the booking system of the Prince of Wales is closed from 11pm to 12am shiiiit.
So now I have to wait for tomorrow…and I’ll probably have to book them from the press room at the festival…
Anyway, April 2nd it is. Front row of the dress circle. Sounds good? They’re like the most expensive tickets of the house.
In an unexpected turn of events, producers of the successful Broadway show announced today that Jonathan Groff will play Elder Price in London; Will Swenson will be the Australian Price; Cheyenne Jackson will be Price in Paris; Jeremy Jordan will play Price in the German production; and Aaron Tveit will play Elder Price on the Moon.
“Yes” the producers admitted “our plan is to have every talented young male on Broadway to play Price. Because Price’s the shit”