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  1. 5 hours ago, vonmar said:

    Stacked crowd in the Outstanding Actor field this year, I don't think that he'll get in but I have high hopes for the show. 

    That is the problem with the plays that open very early in the season I think they get forgotten. Hopefully his next broadway show will be able to commence later in the Tony year.


  2. 6 hours ago, vonmar said:

    From The LA Times

    ‘Big Bang’ actor Jim Parsons sells gated Los Feliz estate for $6.95 million

    <full article in the link>

    (They made a tidy profit)

    Interesting that Kareem Abdul Jabar used to own it as well. I wonder if they will buy another one or just rent when they return to LA and live mainly in NYC

  3. 1 hour ago, vonmar said:

    Final curtain call for The Boys In The Band...


    It was great this was when they all came out for a second bow. They all came out to the stage door as well. Not sure how Jim managed when his foot was broken he moves around the set a lot.

  4. 10 hours ago, vonmar said:
    Jim & Todd attended friend Jesse Tyler Ferguson's final matinee of his Off-Broadway play "Log Cabin"


    It must be nice for him with no performances himself on Sundays he can go and be an audience member for his friends.

  5. 6 hours ago, vonmar said:

    Three Tall Women closed on Broadway tonight.  Laurie Metclaf won a Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Play for her role in this production. Joe Mantello directed this and then  Jim's play, The Boys In The Band.

    Jim was at the final performance.


    I was hoping this would extend so I could see it in August when I go to see Jim. I always just seem to miss Laurie.

  6. 6 hours ago, vonmar said:


    Will be interesting if Jim appears and we can learn what is really happening with his injury. It sounds like an active role with lots of moving around the stage and stair climbing.

  7. 3 hours ago, vonmar said:

    From Time Out New York

    Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells and Matt Bomer hit Broadway

    When The Boys in the Band opens on the Great White Way this month, it will be one hell of a celebration, marking the 50th anniversary of the Off Broadway debut with a hotly anticipated cast that comprises only openly gay actors. Roughly a month out from opening night, however, the troupe has yet to move into the Booth Theatre. They’re not even in New York. Instead, the production has temporarily relocated to Downtown Los Angeles to make life easier for lead Jim Parsons, who’s busy filming The Big Bang Theory. Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto, too, is double-booked, recording a voiceover for an upcoming series. Meanwhile, Andrew Rannells (of Girls fame) is about to drop a PBS concert special, and Matt Bomer (Magic Mike) is spending his few available hours with his three kids.

    <Full article, more pictures and Q & A in the link>


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    They obviously put their rehearsal time in LA to good use reading the comments on the opening preview night thread on the broadway world message board.  Also nice comments on Jims performance.  Looking forward to seeing this in August.

  8. 39 minutes ago, joyceraye said:

    One of the people who promised a TR is a new member so if the post needs to be moderated it will take a little extra time.

    It's over ! There's an IG of Kaley and Johnny doing the speech at the end. She's wearing a white dress that doesn't quite suit her. :) They'll be out soon if not out already.

    They do the thanks to the audience during the taping not at the end.

  9. 6 hours ago, JoddLover said:

    @pegcarr Not trying to be a bother, but was there any BTS that is worth mentioning?

    Nothing major. We sang happy birthday to a lady in? Wardrobe. Someone in the audience was laughing and crying at the same time when demonstrating to Mark Sweet her laugh and Kunal came up and gave her a hug. All the cast were interacting with each other looked like both serious and laughing conversations. When waiting for action in the hallway Johnny straightened Jims tshirt. Everyone hugged everyone else cast and producers and crew at the end of the taping. Everyone clapped the BBT scolars when Mark introduced them

  10. 1 hour ago, EggCoriander said:

    Did I read the TR correctly? Did Sheldon invite Amy to take a shower with him??

    LOL. He had a tenants assoc meeting with himself in the shower, and said Amy could join him the next time he had a meeting there. As an inducement for Amy to vote for him to remain as president of the tenants assoc it worked but he in no longer president.

  11. I did have a great time and would encourage anyone who is thinking of going to go while they still can.

    I think I have come away with a greater appreciation of the skills of all the actors. I know it is their job and they are highly paid but coping with the multiple quick changes of script, repeating the scenes, picking up the scene half way through it was great to see.  Also seeing  where they hide their scripts, Johnny in the kitchen and Jim in the fridge, they all seemed to genuinely get on watching them all talk and laugh together but also giving each other space when they were obviously going over lines in their head. But most of all it was fun.

  12. Sorry my brief summary turned into a bit of a novel. I will post it below.

    I was nice being at the 250 episode,  There were quite a few VIPs. The Big Bang scholars were there and they  will probably post pics later.  I got moved down to sit with them as they had someone that couldn't attend. Put me in the second row right in front of 4a.   Didn't get the green band to go on set though. Kaley had her Dad as usual and Karl plus his Mum and other family.  Johnny got a bit emotional about the 250 episodes when they gave there talk to the audience.  Lots of hugs all around when they finished.  Everyone was talking  to each other between takes

    “The Tenants Disassociation”

    Story by Steve Holland, Jeremy Howe and Trevor Alper

    Teleplay by Dave Goetsch, Eric Kaplan and Maria Ferrari

    A longer summary of tonight taping than I had planned.  I am not good at remembering dialogue verbatim sorry.  Two plots Sheldon/Leonard and the tenants association and Raj and Howard and a drone

    Cold open with everyone except Penny in 4a having Chinese.  Penny comes in with a pastrami sandwich from a food truck parked outside the building.  Banter about how everyone should eat Chinese food as it is Friday, Amy brings up how some Chinese name invented the sandwich and Sheldon is no it was the Earl of Sandwich and Penny is oh the food truck is the Pearl of Sandwich I just get it.  Howard says that smells nice I am going down to get one, more argumentative  banter and Bernadette is I am going to get one as well and lets not come back.  Amy and Sheldon are discussing the Chinese inventing it and Penny, Raj and Leonard leave as well.  Sheldon doesn’t want to discuss it anymore as he is eating, funny comments about discussing it later as he talks in his sleep.  He look at his food wrapped in a ? some bread/pancake wrap and says to Amy maybe you are right and she notices there is no one left to hear it.  This scene was shot multiple times with a few subtle changes in dialogue and a few quick pick-ups.

    Follow up scene in 4B with Sheldon looking out the window at the food truck and complaining about how nice it smells.  He likes fat and salt as much as the next man.  Some dialogue about having to control himself with a rigid plan.  Amy say I will go down and ask them to move.  He say why are you taking cash with you.

    The next  two scenes  were  pre-recorded.  Raj and Howard are in the hot tub in Howard’s back yard.  Some funny dialogue about Raj borrowing Howards swim  trunks and Howard not wanting them back.  Howard goes to get out and notices something in the bushes. A crashed drone.  They discuss if Howard can fix it.  A later scene has them flying it and Bernadette coming out and saying have they tried to find out who it belongs to.  They sheepishly say they have (but they haven’t).  She suggests that they look at the video data card.

    Penny comes home and says the food truck is no longer there.  Leonard says that is what happens to food truck they move.  She is no  someone complained about the food truck to the tenants association and it can no longer park there.  Leonard is who would do… oh.

    Next scene outside in the hall.  Penny and Leonard say to Sheldon did you complain to the tenants association and he is Yes.  Penny says well I am going to send an email complaining about you which she does.  Sheldon’s phone alerts and they are “Are you the tenants association” Yes.  Wow you should use spellcheck changed later to Pastrami doesn’t have a Y in it.

    Can’t remember if this comes before or after but Raj, Howard and Bernadette are in the kitchen looking at some shaky footage of a lovely girl flying the drone when it goes blank.  They play it back so Bernadette can look at it to see if she can see anything.  Howard says that she is good at picking up continuity issues in films which is not annoying at all.  She spots a badge from the comic book store.  Raj wants Howard to zoom in so he can get a closer look.  Howard bring the tablet up close to Rajs face and he is I know you did that to be annoying but it helps.

    Penny and Leonard are confronting Sheldon in 4B about the tenants association and who made him President.  He says he called a meeting, he was the only one who attended and he voted himself in.  Amy comes in and says why didn’t you tell me.  He says I wanted you to love the man not the position or something similar.  Penny and Leonard want to hold a meeting to vote him out.  The read the minutes brief Sheldon had a meeting in the shower adjourned after he got shampoo in his eye.  Penny and Leonard vote a motion of no confidence but Amy doesn’t want to vote to annoy her fiancé, her best friend or Leonard who gave her a battery to replace her with no strings attached.  Sheldon wins when he says she can join him next time he has a meeting in the shower.  The shot this scene a few times with a few muck ups and some minor re-writes.

    You then see Amy coming over to 4A to apologise but says she can’t go against Sheldon over something so minor as a sandwich.  But all they need is someone else from the building to vote against him and they did not get the idea from her.  In fact Sheldon though she had to go back to the market so she is taking things from their fridge.

    Three pre-recorded scenes with Leonard and Penny going to the other tenants  asking them to vote for him not Sheldon.  One is a man they introduce themselves to. He says we have meet when I moved in, they are like yes a few months ago he is no two years and I invited you to my house-warming and got a lot of food in.  The next says he can’t vote against Sheldon as Sheldon has got a restraining order against him for locking Sheldon on the roof three times. The next is Mrs Petrescu who they have a funny mis-understood conversation with due to her poor English.

    Back to 4B where Sheldon is making posters .  One saying the only  people this tall can use the washing machine and he is going to put it up high so Leonard cant wash is clothes and people won’t vote for someone who smells when they have a non- smelling alternative. Amy says she is a neuroscientist and have a lunatic for finance reflects badly on her.

    Raj and Howard are at the comic book store having Stuart look at the drone footage.  Stuart is yes I know her and not every female who stops coming to the store is because of him.  Howard is but she did and Stuart is yes all I tried to do was change my smile (They filmed this a few time with Stuart doing  various smiles) the final take had Howard saying that was ghoulish.  They ask if Stuart has her contact details and while he goes to look Raj asks/begs Howard to let him take the drone back to her.

    Sheldon and Amy are having a meal when Leonard and Penny come in.  They have found out that when  the swapped apartments Amy took over Penny’s lease and Sheldon was taken off 4A and Penny added, but Sheldon was not added to 4B so he is not a tenant  and so cannot be on the tenants committee.  Amy is  I don’t know how they found out that information(she told them) but that is what has to happen.  Sheldon is as much as I like a legal technicality this doesn’t work as California has a law that if you live somewhere for 30 days you are a tenant. Amy is I vote for Leonard.  Sheldon is how could you, u she is you can’t handle the minimal power.  He is well now I am not President  I can be a critic and bring up points etc. She says you will be good at that.  Leonard is What have I done.

    Pre-recorded Raj drops off the drone at the attractive owners place and gets her phone number.  Contacts her straight away.  Howard is I can’t believe you got her number.

    Tag is her watching footage from the drone of Raj and Howard flying it.  Raj is making inappropriate comments about dating her and she closes her laptop.

  13. I am super excited to say that I am going to the taping on 3/6.  The process went very smoothly thanks to all the advice I received reading this thread and the ones from previous years.  The bad part was having to get up at 5am NZ time on a public holiday. 

    I started refreshing at 8.05 PST on the order page and you get into a rhythm so it was a shock when TBBT name appeared on the drop down list at 8.34am that I nearly missed it.  Quickly entered my data, hit submit and my ticket appeared on screen at 8.35 and my email arrived at 8.37.  Tickets sold out by 8.39am.  No problems with loading pages or time outs.  Really looking forward to it and I plan to do a taping report to pay back all the ones I have read over the years.

  14. 4 hours ago, vonmar said:

    From Broadway World

    Breaking: THE BOYS IN THE BAND Will Come to Broadway This Spring with Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells & More!

    Ryan Murphy and David Stone will present the Broadway debut of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking comic drama, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, for a strictly limited 15-week Broadway engagement at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), April 30 - August 12, 2018. This 50th Anniversary production will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner JOE MANTELLO.


    Ticketing information and complete design team will be announced in the coming weeks.

    <more in the link>

    Might have to plan another trip to New York

  15. On 5/02/2017 at 11:48 AM, April said:

    Just came back from the cinema, watching Hidden Figures. Loved the film so much! The cast is really charming - the leading ladies had me in heart eyes mode the whole time. Give them all the awards! <3

    I thought Jim did a great job given how small his role was and that his character has some fundamental similarities with Sheldon (maths genius with a big ego). I found his performance very restrained which was a nice contrast to what he does on TBBT and helped to make his character more distinctive despite the aforementioned similarities.

    Anyway, 10/10 from me. Go watch if you want to have a feel good time at the movies!

    Saw the movie this Sunday as well.  Great film.  Jim was in it more than I thought he would be.  Love the way he can convey what he is thinking with a look.  Glad that this story has been told, the book was also interesting to read. 

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