Well, I had an entire post written, but then I deleted it when I saw the official announcement.
Don is headed to Broadway in Escape to Margaritaville!
We found out last week, hence our celebratory dinner, but I didn’t think I should say anything until it was official.
This also means that he will tour with the show this fall – a week in New Orleans, a week in Houston, and a month in Chicago. Then in January, rehearsals start for Broadway with previews starting in mid-February.
His agent negotiated a great contract for him, with the biggest relief being that he will have a studio apartment during the month of rehearsals in September and then during the year-long contract he has for Broadway. This means we’ll spend a fair amount of time apart, but having been there, I cannot tell you how difficult it is to go back and forth every day after 8+ hours of rehearsal and especially after evening performances. When I did it several years ago when I was working at the Public Theater for Shakespeare in the Park, I didn’t get home until 2 am, then I had to turn around and do it again the next day. The apartment is everything.
And I’ll be able to stay with him when I want to spend some time in the city!
We are over the moon. Over the moon! So, Don starts rehearsals in NYC a week before I get home from Hartford. I’ve never been to New Orleans, so I’m definitely going to tag along on that leg of the tour. And Chicago is home to my best friend, Laural, and my niece, Liz, and nephew, Eric, and their families. My birthday will fall during that part of the run. (And it’s a biggie.)
My guy has work starting in September through all of next year and beyond. Tickets are already sold through November 2018.
Don loves the show and his fellow actors, so he’s thrilled.
Happy, Happy Tuesday!