Video may have killed the radio star but it certainly seems to be helping the Broadway variety.
Theatrical publicists and performers are embracing the reach of online video…and we benefit because we get to see more behind-the-scenes sides of our favorite performers. In this little video round-up, we’ve got bloopers from a commercial shoot, a funny “woman on the street” comedy bit and a montage of cute chorus boys doing some heavy petting (with farm animals). How can we resist?
First up, the scalawags at Peter and the Starcatcher may have announced an official closing date…but it’s not until January 20, 2013. Until then, you’ve got plenty of time to catch the show and enjoy this bit of behind-the-scenes fun as Matthew Saldivar mugs it up in a blooper reel from their recent commercial shoot.
The Off-Broadway hit Old Jews Telling Jokes sent actress Audrey Lynn Weston out into Times Square with some gefilte fish and a dream. The results are delicious — even if the gefilte fish is not.
And finally, our ongoing internet crush Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) returns with another one of his video tributes to cute dancers and a hipster aesthetic. This time we get fluffy chicks, pumpkin patch dancing and lots of wet boys bent over a bathtub. Yeah, shameless…
If you’d like to see a more activist side of Keenan-Bolger, check out his videos with his sister (Tony-nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger) in support of Broadway for Obama. Whatever your political leanings, it’s great to see this power duo engage with the wider world in such a positive, non-judgmental way.