Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Deuce: The Grand Dames say good-bye to Broadway

On Sunday before going to the Opening Night of Grease, (photos and videos to be posted on Wednesday) I went to photograph the departures from the closing of Deuce. Although it wasn’t a magnificent play, it did feature two legends of Broadway. There was a light rain falling, but both were very accommodating to the fans who waited about an hour in the drizzle. Marian takes a bow (in the background you can see the "autograzzi's prepare their documents to get signed [they have them in plastic for protection])class act but the rain did not deter Marian from spending a lot, I mean I lot of time with each fan that wanted to talk to her, hugging, kissing, posing, signing, she really is amazing The crowd was enormous, grateful and waited in the rain to meet their stars (Marian on the left, Angela on the right)the laying of the hands Angela was very accommodating to the fans, did I mention it was raining! In the foreground is Ms. Lansbury’s car. In the front sear lay a huge boquet of flowers. Each white ribbon listed plays that Angela had appeared in “Gypsy”, “Mame’, “Sweeney Todd”. “A Taste of Honey” etc.
Angela Lansbury recently said in an interview that she would never again appear in a long running show on Broadway. The schedule was grueling. So it’s goodbye With one last hearty laugh, she disappears into her town car Playwright Terrance McNally's closing line in Deuce is "You will never see the likes of these two again"
I just found out my friend Sarah was inside: She has a great Broadway blog: http://sarahbsadventures.blogspot.com/2007/08/today-last-deuce-on-broadway.html

6 Comments:

Anonymous Joe said...

New camera, these photos are great; you're other photos were always good, but the density of these shots really pop! I love Marian Seldes. She is Broadway!

8/21/2007 11:25 AM  
Blogger moviemerlin said...

Thanks for the photos. Shame I missed it. Though, I had to smile when I saw that it was at the 'Music Box' theatre. I've heard a rumour Hank Azaria's meant to be playing there later on in the year. Is that true?

Oh, and I'm coming to New York around then anyway. Remind me to email you with details! xox

8/21/2007 11:41 AM  
Blogger SarahB said...

Thanks for taking these pictures, doll! I just had to be there. I saw the play 6 times and loved it - I found it completely entertaining and compelling. What a thrill it was to see these two grand ladies on the stage. I couldn't stage door on Sunday - too many people. I was very privileged to meet the ladies and gather autographs and photos previously. I think Angela will be back in something - a limited run of something. Marian will be back in something very soon. Just stay tuned!

8/21/2007 12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The photo of Angela laughing is a CLASSIC!!

8/21/2007 3:05 PM  
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