Friday, February 23, 2018

Overheard Stagehand Line #35: "I've never knowingly hired..."

Broadway Head: "I've never knowingly hired an ass-kisser, but maybe one or two have slipped in."

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Term of the Day: juiced in

juiced in--newfound power, new perks from being in a prominent position. "The box office will take care of you. You're juiced in now that you are a head."

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Term of the Day: toady

toady--ass-kisser. "Be careful with that guy...despite his Local #1 pedigree, he is a management toady."

Slogan of the Day: "Time to make the donuts"

"Time to make the donuts"--start of the call, especially an early morning one. From the old Dunkin' Donuts commercial with the exhausted baker getting up for work.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Overheard Stagehand Line #34: "He's not an open book...

"He's not an open book, he's more like an open wound"--said of a whiny stagehand, always recalling negative experiences, or giving out TMI.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Term of the Day: circling the block

circling the block-- when musicals coming from out of town are waiting for a Broadway house to open. "A revival of 'Dreamgirls' was circling the block for years because there were no musical houses open on Broadway. It never made it back to Broadway."

Term of the Day: personality-free

personality-free-- having no personality, a boring soul. "Though the TV actor did a great job onstage, backstage he was personality-free when it came to interacting with the crew."