Tuesday, March 24, 2015
flop wall--the wall in Joe Allen's that has posters of famous Broadway flops, including "The Moose Murders," "Kelly," and "Carrie," among many others. Joe Allen's is a restaurant on 46th Street's Restaurant Row that is famous with the Broadway community.
Monday, March 23, 2015
second banana--a comedian in a vaudeville or burlesque theater who plays a secondary role. An actor who plays a secondary role to the leading man. A sidekick. "Tony Roberts has had a brilliant career playing second bananas, to Woody Allen in 'Annie Hall' and Al Pacino in 'Serpico.'"
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
"You took the gig--shut up and play"--a musician friend told me that sometimes you have to be blunt with whiny fellow musicians...stop complaining about the quality of the conductor or your other bandmates and just play your book.
"I smell Tony"--when an actor does something really great or really horrible, another actor may say, "I smell Tony," meaning they would be up for a Tony Award.
Monday, March 9, 2015
to gaslight someone--to make a stagehand go crazy by repeating the same prank over and over again, possibly coordinating with other members of the backstage crew. Taken from the old Hollywood movie "Gaslight." "We gaslighted the young stagehand by having multiple members of the crew tell him the same piece of misinformation."