|Brian Stokes Mitchell singing at the 68th Annual Theatre World Awards.|
Normally, I hate box seats. I want to be out front. You hardly see the actors' faces in a box seat. So, like a scene from a Lucy Show, we crawled into the closest box seat to the stage. The Belasco Theater looked like this from our vantage point:
And then this was posted to Facebook:
|Jim Brochu & Steve Schalchlin at the Theatre World Awards.|
Photo posted by Xanthe Elbrick on Facebook.
That's actually her in the photo just above us. So, I don't know who snapped us.
Though we wore a coat and tie, these awards are not intended for the glamorous crowd. It's a very particular award and you can only get it once because it's awarded for the most outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts of the year. There are no nominations and no stress. They choose six men and six women given to them by either a castmate or someone associated with the recipient.
Meaning, the stories were all personal and intimate. The acceptance speeches, short and also personal.
|Philip Seymour Hoffman giving an award to a cast mate of "Death of a Salesman"...|
|...Finn Wittrock who I remember from "All My Children."|
Saw him later at the party and said how much I enjoyed him on that show.
|The sly and precocious Peter Filichia hosted.|
|John Rubenstein giving an award.|
|Deaf actor, Russell Harvard from a play called "Tribes" that everyone is talking about.|
|The delicious Josh Grisetti who is in the current cast of RENT.|
|Brian Stokes Mitchell delivers a great song.|
|Jennifer Lim from "Chinglish."|
|Broadway heartthrob Jeremy Jordan for "Bonnie & Clyde."|
That show closed but now he's in mega-hit Disney's "Newsies."
|The great Leslie Uggams.|
|Crystal A. Dickenson from "Clybourne Park."|
|Afterwards, Jim talks to John Rubenstein.|
|Jim Brochu with Broadway star, Le Roy Reams.|
Jim is holding the Theatre World volume where he first appeared.