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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Overheard… “Are you Handi-capable?” by Vinnie

Millennial Brown: “Excuse me, where are the restrooms?” Usher: “Upstairs.” Millennial Brown: “Well, can I use the one behind you? I’m tired.” Usher:…

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Overheard… “But wouldn’t it make more sense…” by Vinnie

‘lil Brown: “Why don’t you sell tee-shirts here?” Bartender: “This is the bar.” ‘lil Brown: “So?” Bartender: “Well, you can’…

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Overheard… Fair warning. by Vinnie

Flirty Brown: ” Listen, I’m very high maintenance. I’m letting you know, but I tip very well.” Bartender: “Well, anyone who’s ever told me that has been n…

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Overheard… “Should I call for the Police?” by Vinnie

Mrs Brown: “Do you have bottled water?” Bartender: “Yes, it’s five dollars.” Mrs Brown: “Five dollars? That crazy! Is there a water fountain?” Barte…

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I’ve got stories! by Vinnie

One of my Broadway adjacent chums, (I’m going to seriously try to bring that back, chum is a great descriptive) and recent taker of the Broadway Adjacent Hard Eight, Ryan […]

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Hard Eight with Ryan Sprague by Vinnie

Your name? Ryan Sprague How are you Broadway Adjacent? I tend bar at many of the Broadway shows and also sell my soul to the caffeine Gods, slinging coffee and […]

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Overheard at Les Miz by Vinnie

Mrs Brown: (First in line at the bar, with a rather long Saturday night crowd forming behind her.) “I fell asleep, what’s the story line? Who’s Cosette? Is that the [……

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Overheard… Oh okay, that’s all I need… by Vinnie

Shopgirl: “Your card isn’t signed, may I see some ID please?” Native Brown: “Oh, I’m not a tourist, I live here”. And…scene.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sing out Annie Tevka! by Vinnie

…at Fiddler: “Anatevka? Wasn’t that a character in Aida?”

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Countries that SHOULD cry for me… by Vinnie

I really wish I could credit the creator of this glorious meme… if you know who deserves it, let me know.

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Overheard… Live or Memorex. by Vinnie

At Fiddler on the Roof at The Broadway Theater, if you’re late, you’re held until the opening number, Tradition (the song that lays out the upcoming three hours) is over. [……

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A Hard Eight with… by Vinnie

Your name? How are you Broadway Adjacent? What would you rather do to earn your living? Have you ever witnessed theater patrons behaving badly? Your biggest lapse in Theater Etiquette [̷…

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Overheard… “Behind you.” by Vinnie

Mr. Brown walks passed the Men’s restroom and heads straight for the coatroom. Coat Check Girl: “Checking something?” Mr. Brown: “Did I miss the Men’s Room?R…

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Overheard… “It’s the Men’s Room.” by Vinnie

Mrs. Brown: “Excuse me!?! What are you doing?” Agent: “I’m using the restroom…” Mrs Brown: “But, I’m using it!” Agent: “This is th…

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Overheard… “Where’s my seat?” by Vinnie

Mrs. Brown: “Where’s my seat?” Bartender: “I don’t know.” Mrs. Brown: “Why?” Bartender: “I wasn’t with you when you bought your ti…

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Overheard… “Where’s my free water?” by Vinnie

Mr. Brown: “Do we get free bottled water.” Bartender: “There’s a water fountain to your right, it’s free.” Mr. Brown: “I want a bottled water.”…

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Forget Wine & Roses: Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Breakup Redemption Single ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ from Award-Winning Artist David Kee by Vinnie

When my Broadway Adjacent friends do great work, I’m going to try my best to get their accomplishments out there for the world (or my 200 regular readers) to know […]

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Overheard… “Why?” by Vinnie

Bartender: “I’m sorry, we’re closed. the Bar downstairs is still serving.” Mr. Brown: “Why?” Bartender: “Why what?” Mr. Brown: “Why are …

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Friday, December 11, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Audience member asks, “Was Sylvia barking at me?” by Vinnie

At the December 9th matinée of the Broadway’s Sylvia at the Cort Theater, an audience member sitting in a box seat, near the stage felt the need to take a […]

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Vinnie Costa, Christmas Bringer? by Vinnie

As the floral manager of the Central Avenue Treasure Island, one of my main duties was to create custom artificial floral arrangements for wealthy women with questionable taste. When our [&#…

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Overheard… Okay then… by Vinnie

Mrs Brown: “If I have a show tonight at eight, what time should I leave the hotel?” Agent: “Which show?” Mrs Brown: “Why should that matter?” Agent: R…

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Friday, November 20, 2015

YOU be the Agent – Ass. #17 by Vinnie

They say, whoever they are, that the only stupid question is the question left unasked. I disagree. Assignment #17: Pessimistic Brown: “What, exactly, does sold-out mean?” You be…

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Box Office Blues… by Vinnie

“After a month off,”  a friend writes. “I’m back at the box office. There’s a show called I Know What Boys Want, the audience, it seems, is almost exclusively…

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Overheard…the more they stay the same… by Vinnie

Mrs. Brown: “We’ve just now arrived and really want to see a Broadway show.” Agent: “Great! This city guide right here has a list and description of all the showsR…

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Now I’ve seen it all… by Vinnie

I thought I’d seen everything… At one theater’s bar, the hearing device kiosk is right across. At a particularly slow drinking show, I had the opportunity to witness this&#…

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Haiku Review – @AllegianceBway by Vinnie

Flawed, but important. Ugly page of ‘Murica’s past presented with heart. The American/Japanese internment during the second World War my not seem like a subject screaming to musi…

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Overheard… Well Bless Your Heart. by Vinnie

Young Brown: “How much are tickets?” Agent: “It depends on what you want to see, they range from $85.00 to upwards of $500.00 or more.” Young Brown: “I was thin…

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Celebrity Overheard… Mr. Tom Hanks by Vinnie

Originally published April 8, 2013. When I was a Water Vendor, I had the great good fortune to work a highly sought-after, sold-out nightly, production. Attended by New York City’s gl…

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Overheard… Selling doesn’t work that way… by Vinnie

Mrs. Brown: “I’d like four tickets to Kinky Boots, please.” Agent: “No problem. I’ve got four great seats in the Mezzanine, that’s the second level, for o…

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Overheard… We specialize… by Vinnie

Mrs Brown: (Handing me her ticket.) “Can you tell me where this seat’s at?” Bartender: “Any Usher can help you with that. Would you like a drink or snack to […]

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