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Well, my "little vacation" ended up lasting two and a half years... funny how life steers your life in directions you weren't planning on. I'll start off with occasional posts, but I fully plan to resume this blog to full speed by the new year.

I hope you'll come back for frequent visits, to see new reviews, to share opinions, to take a survey (or two), and to celebrate the shows and show people that have made the TheatreScene!

Jeff

Saturday, June 30, 2012

#SIP Broadway Cuts Up During Two Show Saturdays

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UPDATE: This article has been modified since its original posting. The modification is underlined below.

One of the nominees for this year's JKTS Awards in the Social Media category was #SIP and a few of you wrote to ask what the heck that is!  Well, it is a Twitter hash tag that means "Saturday Intermission Pics."  It is added to the end of any Tweets sent by cast members of shows on Broadway, off-Broadway and on tour who send attached pictures of they are doing during the Saturday intermissions of their shows.

Not too surprisingly, this was the brainchild of one Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Mr. April 20112, Crutchie in Disney's Newsies), Broadway's resident social media guru, Max von Essen (Mr. July 2012, Magaldi in Evita) and a mutual friend, Darryl, while all three were appearing in shows on the road about three years ago.  Now that both von Essen and Keenan-Bolger are back on Broadway at the same time, they decided to start it back up again.  It spread like wild fire, and now Broadway fans who follow them and others in the community (or you can follow me, @jkstheatrescene), and look up #SIP on Twitter, can see these pictures twice a day each weekend.  I know I look forward to them!

As you'll see from some of the samples I've included, these people have as much fun off stage as they do on. I think it is cool to see backstage - dressing rooms, behind the curtain, and in other areas of the theatre audiences don't get to go.  I also appreciate the feeling of fun and camaraderie between the cast members.  Broadway really is like family.  And with that, not all of the #SIPs are funny.  Some are tributes to departing company members, and, entire shows that are closing.

The following are pictures from the past few weeks, including this afternoon.  Enjoy:

ANDREW KEENAN-BOLGER AND
THE CAST OF DISNEY'S NEWSIES


Switching roles! (A K-B and dressing roommate, Ben Fankhauser)

The Newsies, uh, give themselves a hand?

Ryan Steele can afford a slice of cake, guilt-free!
Have you seen him dance?
Kara Lindsay and Capathia Jenkins fight over the last piece!

If Newsies were KISS...
BACKSTAGE ANTICS ALL OVER 
AMERICA'S STAGES

As you can probably guess, the National Tour of Mamma Mia
is in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Even without an intermission, the National Tour of
American Idiot managed to take an #SIP!
Pittsburgh is where Sally Struthers
and the cast of Annie took their #SIP!
THOSE WACKY BROADWAY KIDS CUTTING UP BACKSTAGE

She's practically perfect, but he's...um...
Amra-Faye Wright plays dress up at Chicago
Space must be REALLY tight backstage at
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Anything Goes' sexy Brandon Rubendall
and his little friend look forward to an after show drink
There was bound to be
a little potty humor, right?
The Phantom of the Opera ballerinas
catch up on some reading
Sometimes intermission means working:
Nice Work If You Can Get It rehearses a swing for her Broadway debut!!

A LITTLE BACKSTAGE BEEFCAKE
(OF COURSE!)

God, those Book of Mormon boys are hot!
Mamma Mia! Here we go again... my my...
Even with their shirts on, those Ghost guys are SMOKIN' HOT!

EVITA'S MAX VON ESSEN IS A ONE-MAN
CUT UP BACKSTAGE





AND, FINALLY, GOODBYE #SIPS


ABOVE
Andrew Rannells' last day at The Book of Mormon


The little girls of Evita bid the Perons, "Adios" today!

The Cast of Godspell says, "Goodbye, Broadway!
Until we meet again!"

Even on its last day, Priscilla was all glitter, tons of make up, and a ton of heart!
Come back soon, Will and Nick!


A fitting farewell from  Jesus Christ Superstar

And just today... saying good bye to Peter and the Starcatcher's
Tony-winning Christian Borle, who plays his final show
tonight, Saturday, June 30, 2012.
Don't do Twitter??  Starting next week, I'll be pinning my favorite #SIPs at Pinterest.
(Click on the Pinterest logo to your right and see!)


Jeff
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