the boys in the band

Saw Jon perform as Harold in the revival of Mart Crowley's play, "The Boys in the Band" last week. It closes this weekend unfortunately so if you can get still tickets I highly recommend it! Every actor was amazing, Jon was sooo awesome and just made me laugh so hard with his entertaining character. Really you couldn't have picked a better cast to star in this play. Everyone did so well. One of the best parts about the play was also that it was in a very intimate setting. The play itself actually is set in one of the character's apartments during a birthday party. The "stage" was arranged in penthouse apt in Chelsea so that all those coming to see the play were interspersed within the set. You could rub elbows with the actors or have a drink accidentally spilled on you because you were actually in the "apt" with them as the party took place. The action takes place literally next to you. Really great experience for a play--the idea of being "in" the play versus watching a stage from afar. Can't wait for the next play Jon will be cast in!

(image from Transport Group)

Posted on March 27, 2010 and filed under art & architecture, pop culture.