Friday, August 19, 2016

A Hard Eight with Ayhan Sahin by Vinnie

Your name? Ayhan Sahin How are you Broadway Adjacent? Work for Broadway Houses (Editor’s Note: Bar Manager.) What would you rather do to earn your living? I am partly doing […]

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Box Office personnel rarely get shocked… by Vinnie

Grandpa Brown: (Pointing at the woman next to him.) “We’re not married. We’re living in sin!” BO: “Okay?” Grandpa Brown: “Sorry, I didn’t mea…

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Overheard… BUT I’M A HOT WHITE GIRL, I’M SUPPOSED TO GET WHATEVER I WANT! by Vinnie

A young blond, white woman in a very tiny dress and very large breasts, comes down to the bar immediately after the show begins and complains that it’s too hot in the […]

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Overheard… “Why do you care? It’s not your electricity.” by Vinnie

Mrs. Brown is making her way up to the mezzanine of a recently renovated Broadway Theater. From my vantage point behind the built-in bar, I watch her climb the steps, […]

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Friday, August 5, 2016

It’s getting to be a little much… douchebags DO go to the theater… by Vinnie

I’ve noted the stupidity, ignorance and entitlement of Broadway theater patrons for years. And it seems, nothing changes. Mr. Brown: “Bottled water.” Bartender: “Sur…

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Butchered Broadway – “Alliance” by Vinnie

I was minding my business; standing behind the bar. There was a full lobby and yet, no customers. Plenty of opportunities to listen in on this Wednesday matinée crowd…. Mr. Brown: [&…

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Ten Ways You Can Make Going To The Theater Better For Everyone. (Number Six will change your life.) by Patrick Roberts

Is Theatre Etiquette dead? Depending on who you ask you may get a range of answers from slightly downtrodden to downright apocalyptic. To many, it looks as if patrons have […]

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Happy Birthday David Belasco by Vinnie

I was lucky enough to work at the Belasco Theater during most of the run of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and I’d heard and poo-poo’ed the haunting stories for […]

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Souvenir cups have very many uses… by Vinnie

One of my Broadway Adjacent spies sent this one in, I have no idea why I waited so long to post it. It pretty much sums up why my least […]

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Butchered Broadway – Which one was Steve? by Vinnie

A bartender friend, recently working the Tony-nominated show, Bright Star… Bartender: “So, are you liking the show so far?” Ms. Brown: “Oh it’s sooooo good. I …

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Overheard… Straight? Say’s who? by Vinnie

From my favorite Box Office Gal… Five out of ten people who come to see the Off-Broadway show “Straight” like to announce their sexuality when they pick up their tickets. …

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Friday, July 8, 2016

She’s not gonna be your friend anymore… by Vinnie

A One Shubert Alley Shop Girl gave me this story: Blonde Brown: “Quickly, I need all the Hamilton merchandise you have!” Shop Girl: “Okay, we have the book, a tee-shirt, [&…

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Hard Eight with Sergio Solorzano by Vinnie

Your name? Sergio Solorzano How are you Broadway Adjacent? I manage the concession bars at various theaters. What would you rather be doing to earn your living? Write. I have […]

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Box Office Fail by Vinnie

Mr. Brown: “I need to go to New Jersey.” BO: “What?” Mr. Brown: “I need…ticket to New Jersey.” BO: “I…um…what?” Mr. Brown: &…

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Leave the drama for the stage. by Vinnie

This happened at Fiddler on the Roof, really,  Fiddler on the fucking Roof! Mrs. Brown: “One bottled water please.” Bartender: “Sure, that’ll be five dollars.”…

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Overheard @FullyCommitted by Vinnie

Mrs. Brown: (To her much younger companion.) “No, I think he’s straight but the guy who plays his husband on the show is gay. Wait, scratch that, reverse it…he’s a [&…

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

A Hard Eight with Brett Tubbs by Vinnie

Your name? Brett Tubbs How are you Broadway Adjacent? I tend bar at various Broadway shows, eight shows a week. What would you rather do to earn your living? I […]

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Overheard… “I deserve it!” by Vinnie

Mrs. Brown: (Out of breath.) “Gimme a bottle of water!” Bartender: “Sure, that’ll be five dollars.” Mrs. Brown: “No, I mean, give me a bottled water.̶…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Overheard… Wifi, now it’s all about wifi. by Vinnie

Tween Brown: (Without an excuse me, or even acknowledgement.) “What’s the wifi password?” Bartender: “I don’t know.” Tween Brown: “Why not?” B…

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Monday, May 2, 2016

But , my favorite song is gone! by Vinnie

At the recent Ricky Martin starring revival of Evita at the Marriott Marquis Theater… Mrs. Brown: “I can’t believe they cut my favorite song. Why do they make changes? Thes…

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Overheard… “I’m a Vegan!” by Vinnie

Mrs. Brown: “I’ll have the Lobster Salad with no bacon, I’m a vegan.” Waitress: “Sure, but you know…” Mrs. Brown: “Just bring me the salad.…

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Hard Eight with Matt Bosco by Vinnie

Your name? Matt Bosco How are you Broadway Adjacent? Bartender with Theatre Refreshments and Clerk (shades of She Loves Me) at Theatre Circle/One Shubert Alley. What would you rather do […

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Overheard… “Like a gin and tonic…” by Vinnie

Mr. Brown: “Hey, I’ll have, like, a gin and tonic.” Bartender: “Sure, do you want a vodka and tonic, a rum and tonic or a whiskey and tonic? Those are […]

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Definition of Entitlement by Vinnie

Setting: The lower lounge of Broadway Theater. Time: 8:20PM (Showtime is 8:00PM, but it’s first preview, shit happens…the show hasn’t started but the house has be open to t…

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Overheard… “How do you sleep at night?” by Vinnie

Mr Brown: “Bottled water.” Bartender: “That’ll be five dollars.” Mr Brown: “How do you sleep at night?” Bartender: “In my bed. With three pill…

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Overheard… “BUT I’M A VIP!” by Vinnie

Mr Brown: “Do you have sandwiches?” Bartender: “No, just what you see on display…” Mr Brown: “A cheese plate?” Bartender: “No sir, just what y…

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Overheard… “Never again!” by Vinnie

Big Momma Brown: “Never again!” Bartender: “Never again, what?” Big Momma Brown: “I am never again climbing those stairs!” Bartender: “Yes, theyR…

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Friday, April 8, 2016

A Hard Eight with Margarita by Vinnie

Your name? Margarita How are you Broadway Adjacent? Currently, I am a box office assistant at an Off Broadway Theatre. What would you rather do to earn your living? I […]

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Overheard… “I wasn’t expecting all this!” by Vinnie

Usher: “The bar and restrooms are upstairs.” Mr. Brown: “Is this the bar?” Bartender: “It sure is!” Mr. Brown: “Wow, this is a bar bar. I wasn̵…

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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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