Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rain out at the Public

Tonight at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, the rain began in earnest just before the 8:00 curtain. We had a good time waiting. Some of the audience began singing songs like Put on a Happy Face, You Are My Sunshine, etc.

At almost 9:00 pm, the leads of Twelfth Night, Raul Esparza, Anne Hathaway, Audra McDonald and Julie White, took the stage in gorgeous costume, under umbrellas. Alas, it wasn't to perform, only to announce that they wouldn't be able to go on with the show tonight because of the lateness - there's an agreement with Central Park that they must be out at midnight. Sigh.

Hopefully I'll get another chance to see the actual performance before it closes on July 12th. With me were my dear friends Chris from Everything I Know I learned from Musicals, Byrne from, Mondschein from Third Row Mezzanine and Russell.


Vance said...

Aw, that's sucky. I didn't realize how hard it was raining I guess (though it explains why we were delayed on the airplane at that time). But it was so great to finally meet you and the others!!! Hopefully you'll get to go back and actually see the show on a sunnier day!

Esther said...

So sorry you got rained out. It looks like everyone came well-prepared, too!

karigee said...

That sucks! And what happens to the people who stood in line all day? Weather!

Byrne Harrison said...

We may have been wet. We may have been cold. But by God, we looked fabulous.

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

I guess I really lucked out Saturday.

Now, where do I get an umbrella like Chris'???