So this Broadway play thing is going great, but also taking some weird fucking turns:
1. July tickets for sale: The June run of “I Hope They Serve Beer On Broadway” sold out weeks ago, and the producers finally opened tickets for the July shows, you can buy them here. Right now, I am tentatively planning on being at the July 11th, 12th & 13th shows. I think AUgust will open soon.
2. I’m in NYC for the month of June: It’s NYC, what’s not to love? I mean, OK, there’s a lot thats annoying about the city, but spending a month here in a furnished, rented place in the middle of Soho is pretty fucking sweet. If you bought tickets to any of the June shows, I’ll see you at the bar.
Now the (possibly) bad news:
1. I still have no fucking idea what this play is going to be like: Nothing has really changed here. The director and I have still had precisely zero conversations about anything creative with the play. He promised to stick to the text of the book in the adaptation, and promises the show will be entertaining, but I am a control freak with my content, and well…I don’t know. I guess we’ll see. This isn’t technically my content since I am neither the playwright nor the director, I am just the author of the source material, but I’d be lying if I said that the fact that I won’t see the show until opening night doesn’t make me very nervous. Of course it does. But Kit Sanderson is a smart dude and assures me the play will be everything it should be.
2. The press for this has been…unusual: For every creative project I do, I’m used to being the lead, out front person and promoting it, etc. Only this, its not me, not at all. Which is fine, that’s sort of the way it was intended, but still–its just very unusual. I’m not going to link all the stupid, tempest-in-a-teapot bullshit that local Manhattan media has stirred up about this play because its bullshit linkbait that’s not worth reading, but needless to say, it feels weird to have people talking about me, and not to me in regards to a creative project that has my name on it.
Anyway, the show opens June 5th. I’ll see you there (assuming you got tickets).