As we finished loading out my play @how._we_.love from @cherrylntheatre a gorgeous couple came frantically running up to my producer @misslindsayhand and me, they were holding two tickets to see the show. They said ‘can we get in!?’ It was 7pm exactly but our matinee that day was the last show we had in the run.
They were so upset because they didn’t check the times on their ticket and thought it was an evening show. We asked them how they heard about the show, and the woman said that she’d done a google search for things to see and this had popped up and she loved the title - How We Love/F*ck. 😊 We gave them a poster of the show and told them to stay in touch, we’ll let them know when it’s up again.
It was kinda a really funny and perfect way to close out the run of a play, with people yearning for more. ❤️ It’s been about two weeks since we closed and I’m starting to get to the place where I’m able to reflect back on this experience, and I’m feeling incalculably grateful.
I wanted to act in a production at Cherry Lane for the longest time, maybe over 8 years? And I finally did, and beyond my wildest dreams it was a play I wrote with a team of badass people who helped bring it to life. Oye. The Universe is great.
When an old fellow server pal @theatreplanners from half a lifetime ago is producing @mayakovsky_stalin at @cherrylntheatre and asks if you wanna cater her premiere weekend, you don't say "Yeah!" You say "HELL YEAH!!!" Then give her the best Jersey City's got, including our mini lobster rolls made with tails from our friends at @thefishstand #lobsterrolls #theaterlife #cheflife #cherrylanetheatre #cherrylanetheaternyc #offoffbroadway #openingweekend
Now in previews, Mayakovsky and Stalin opens Saturday night at the The Cherry Lane Theatre and runs through November 10th only! @mayakovsky_stalin #mayakovskystalin #cherrylanetheatre #theater #play #newyork #downtown #history #productionphotography #productionphotos #stalin #mayakovsky
Supporting a high school friend and watching the arts #acting
This is what we looked like by the end of tech. Never fear: we’ll be sure to be rested by our first preview TONIGHT. Tix are available in my bio and you can get 20% off with the code “MS20”. See you at @cherrylntheatre !
Dress rehearsals are all checked off and we’re gearing up toward our opening this weekend. It’s been a dream to work in this theatre, this city. Get your tickets now before we open and word of mouth sells out the run. Available at cherrylanetheatre.org. Written and directed by Murray Mednick, presented by Padua Playwrights and Produced by Theatre Planners.
#WestVillage #CherryLaneTheatre #MayakovskyAndStalin #NYTheatre #ActorsLife #OffOffBroadway #premiere
Makeup assignments all set up as the cast and crew make the transition from relentless rehearsals to perfect performances. We’re ready. Are you? Tickets are at www. cherrylanetheatre.org. See it early so you can see it twice. 📷 by @danielryancrisp
#mayakovsky #cherrylanetheatre #makeup #actorslife #performance #mayakovsky #NYCTheatre
I believe in saying yes. Yes first really and then figure out the details later. I am so glad I did with this one in particular as the poetry behind the lessons offered in this play have been invaluable. Pls watch the trailer and send your pals to the @cherrylntheatre this weekend🙏
@iamjennifercannon and @maurysterling play husband and wife Nadya Alliluyeva and Joseph Stalin—and they have a little something extra to give their comrades. We're opening this weekend and playing 'til November 10. Ticket sales are already brisk so don't. miss. out. www.cherrylanetheatre.org
#Premiere #OffOffBroadway #WestVillage #Mayakovsky #Stalin #nyctheatre
Link in bio to read about @wildparrotsofcampbell on Broadway World! 👀
One of my favorite theaters and places on earth 😍. @cherrylntheatre #theater #theaterkids #television #film #theaterlife #filmlife #playwriting #acting #directing #producing #designing #screenwriting #screenwritinglife #playwritinglife #theaterfreak #theatergeek #theatermagic #nytheater #indietheater #newplays #theaterfamily #theaterfam #screenplay #filmfestival #filmfesting #afilmmakerslifeforme #cherrylanetheatre
This popped up on Facebook today as my most "loved" post of 2016. It's still one of my favorites. And stars my friend @isaantoniani. Thank you Isa for playing along with my weird ideas.
Edit: It seems that prints are still available for purchase at the @calligarisny store in SoHo.
#dancerdown2 #newyorkstreetphotography #nycphotography #nycphotographers #professionaldancer #ballerina
Getting (even more) serious now at the @cherrylntheatre where tech is fully underway. We open IN A WEEK. Check your calendars and text your friends then get your tix for this limited run. 👉 www.cherrylanetheatre.org
📷 by @danielryancrisp
#mayakovsky #actorslife #techweek #westvillage #offoffbroadway #premiere #nyctheatre
My friend Mike (who cast me in my first sketch show in college and loves mayo) has a really funny and thoughtful show up in NYC called #THENEWONE. Go see it! You will really enjoy it.
Thanks to the brilliantly funny Mike Birbiglia for squeezing us into his great show #pretzellevel
i saw @jacnov ’s “Get On Your Knees” last night @cherrylntheatre directed by john @bejohnce early and presented by natasha @nlyonne and exec produced by @birbigs and it was a rape culture dismantling delight. i was cracking up cuz it was hilarious, but i was also gettin riled up and angry, but then also i felt seen. i felt my teenage self seen and heard. i hope a lot of young women, older women, young men, older men, and also non-binary peeps of all ages see this show because it is funny and healing. congrats yall 🥳 you did it.
DONNIE CAAN came back from the dead to visit BEN KIM at his last matinee of THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
One Final Show Tonight @ 8pm
Go see David Cromer’s THE BAND’S VISIT on Broadway now!!! @thebandsvisit
#thegentlemancaller #TennIngesUncut #Billions #DonnieCaan #TeamBenKim