Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Term of the Day: hell's propman

hell's propman--infamous Broadway propman, well known for his unpredictable explosions. Hates his men almost as much as he hates himself.

Term of the Day: shenanigans

shenanigans--mischief, dishonest behavior.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Overheard Stagehand Line #49: "I haven't been this hated..."

"I haven't been this hated since third grade"--marveling at the rage and hatred of some older stagehands.

Term of the Day: rage-aholic

rage-aholic--person who gets off on having explosive rages. From the Stuart Smalley skit on "Saturday Night Live," by the now-disgraced senator/comedian Al Franken.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Overheard Stagehand Line #48: "...the screwing was so inevitable..."

"The screwing was so inevitable, you could almost put it on your calendar." "He was charming during the load in, but was such a petty man, with a black soul, his screwing of the contract man was so inevitable, you could almost put it on your calendar."

Term of the Day: splitting the baby in half

splitting the baby in half--a compromise that satisfies neither side. From the King Solomon story in the Old Testament.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Term of the Day: the Big Three, the non-Big Three

the Big Three, the non-Big Three--the big Broadway theater owners, which are the Shuberts, the Nederlanders and Jujamcyn, are the Big Three. The Shuberts own 17 theaters, the Nederlanders own nine and Jujamcyn owns five. The non-Big Three include the Circle in the Square, the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Roundabout (which owns the Sondheim, the American Airlines and Studio 54).