I am beyond thrilled to be attending tonight's opening. It will be my third time, but I already know that it's a charm.
It was all about STARS at the Imperial Theatre last night. I'm talking STARS on the stage. This cast is remarkable! Making their Broadway debut are Dennis Letts, Deanna Dunagan, Rondi Reed, Kimberly Guerrero and Troy West. Director Anna Shapiro is also making her debut, as is the remarkable playwright Tracy Letts. The reviews are all raves, raves, and more raves!
Some of the stars in the house were Angela Lansbury, Marian Seldes, Christine Ebersole, Elaine Stritch, Kate Buddeke, Bobby Canavale, Allison Pill, Kate Walsh, Joan Allen, Gary Sinise, Alan Rickman (Angela talked to him - he's playing the Judge in the new Sweeney movie so I'm sure she a thing or two to say since she saw it over the weekend at a private screening with Sondheim), Tim Daly, Marsha Mason, Kathleen Marshall, Ana Gasteyer, Lois Smith, John Krasinski, David Schwimmer...others I can't even recall right now! The Opening Night party was at Virgil's...the roof was practically raised in triumph.