See theater stars' best Twitter selfies in honor of Broadway Week
Here’s the info on how to get two-for-one theater tickets, plus a whole bunch of silly self-portraits from the Great White Way’s big names.
Thu Aug 1 2013
Photograph: Arthur Darvill
There are a couple of times a year when New York musical theater nuts are prone to…episodes. You know—glittery explosions of excitement, random jazz hands–ing, agonized screams of “SHE WAS ROBBED!” at dinner parties. One of these times is the Tony Awards. The other is Broadway Week (happening Sept 2–15), the upcoming two-for-one ticket extravaganza that allows theatergoers to get double seats for half the price.
This year features 19 participating shows, with everything from take-your-aunt-who’s-visiting-from-Indiana mainstays (Jersey Boys, Wicked) to the highly anticipated revival of Tennessee Williams’s darkly seething heartbreaker The Glass Menagerie and the long-awaited musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s Big Fish. Tickets go on sale August 15 at nycgo.com/broadwayweek.
To celebrate, we’ve collected some of our favorite smartphone portraits from the biggest stars of the season. No word on any reason for the selfie boom among these triple threats, but it seems as though—to borrow a phrase from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum—they’re experts in taking some pretty little picture(s).
Krysta Rodriguez, First Date:
Having fun after Tony rehearsal!! This is our "oh snap!! we performing on the tonys" pic pic.twitter.com/Ib1dbYrmlU— patina (@patinamiller) June 9, 2013
Justin Matthew Sargent, Rock of Ages:
2 favourite peeps. (No 1 is well ahead of No 2. But No 2 is still pretty cool. (But not as cool as number 1)) pic.twitter.com/y26loSif— Arthur Darvill (@RattyBurvil) October 28, 2012
Corey Cott, Newsies:
The time has come to rock your f***ckin' SOCKS OFF!!! pic.twitter.com/WuNFPsEHPa— Justin M. Sargent (@justinmsargent) March 9, 2013
And finally, here's a bonus Vine of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's Reeve Carney duking it out with Batman in Times Square:
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