Sunday, September 21, 2008

Broadway Flea Market

Things I intended to buy at this year's Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Broadway Flea Market:

A signed [title of show] playbill or poster

Things I actually bought:

Two pie dishes that were cast and crew gifts for the most recent incarnation of Sweeney Todd. They read "Courtesy of Mrs. Lovett's - Meat Pies Since 1846. Sweeney Todd Opening Night November 3rd, 2005"

The Broadway Bares Backstage Pass book featuring photos from the past few Broadway Bares.

Seascape by Edward Albee (signed by the playwright who was at the Dramatist Guild table)

Xanadu playbill signed by the cast

[title of show] playbill signed by the cast

Cast album of the latest South Pacific signed by the cast

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Normally, I'd post something about 9/11 right now. Unfortunately, all I can do is think about the fact that a huge hurricane is bearing down on my folks.

I remember Hurricane Alicia; I was in high school when it hit. We had some flooding in my area, but most importantly, we lost power for over a week. Those of you who have ever experienced a Houston summer will know just how miserable life without air conditioning can be. Not to mention eating out of cans and cooking everything over sterno.

So I'm a little worried. My folks live in a different part of town than where I grew up. There probably won't be any flooding. But they have lots of huge trees and I'm worried about the wind. Plus, there are the tornados.

Add on to this the fact that I'm naturally a worrier, and it's a recipe for a very bad Friday and Saturday.

Anyway, I'll deal. But if you want to think some good thoughts for my folks, my friends, and the various bloggers down in Houston, it would be appreciated.