An "outtake" from my recent Hedwig Sketchbook report for Vanity Fair. This is actually the first drawing I did the week of tech. It shows the stage manager and a costumer in the house, watching as John Cameron Mitchell rehearsed. The costumer ended up being the audience stand in whenever Mitchell practiced his "in the house" moments.
Behind The Scenes: Broadway at work.
Here are a few drawings from over the years of Broadway rehearsal moments I’ve captured. The Tony Awards are tomorrow night.
From the top:
1) The Crew loads lights for The Roundabout Theater’s revival of Pacific Overtures.
2) Filming Passing Strange at The Belasco Theater.
3 & 4) Working choreography for Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
5) Patrick Stewart in a boat for the revival of David mamet’s A Life In The Theater.
6) Neil Patrick Harris and choreographer Spencer Liff working a moment during tech rehearsal for Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
The other night I went to a reading of a new play by my old friend John Walch over at New Dramatists. I pay better attention when I’m doodling, so here’s three pages of sketching I did of John, the actors and some guy in the audience. The play’s called What God Hath Wrought: A Transatlantic Farce and it is absolutely wonderful. John’s so good …
The Rehearsal Studio: American Idiot
The touring cast runs through the entire show in a Manhattan studio before heading to Las Vegas for tech rehearsals.
Clockwise from top:
-Jared Nepute (Johnny), Olivia Puckett (Whatsername) and Ensemble
-Jared Nepute (Johnny) & Olivia Puckett (Whatsername)
-Daniel Jackson (Saint Jimmy)
-Mariah MacFarlane (Heather) & Alex Boniello (R&R Boyfriend)
-Evan Jay Newman (Music Director)
Great talk between me and Dean Haspiel from a few months back. Check it if you missed it…