Moon News – Broadway 2007
July 2, 2007 –
Now that Moon is history, I’m going to be moving back to the theater-related news page in the Old Vic section. But before I do, let me just say that KevieBear’s Journey to the Moon is going to wrap up very shortly. It turns out that finally meeting his idol was a life-altering experience and he can’t quite give it up just yet. KevieBear will no doubt wish to thank everyone who made his journey possible, so I will also be adding a page telling the true story of his journey and giving credit where credit is due.
June 16, 2007 –
KevieBear’s Journey To the Moon continues. One of these days, I am going to do an update that has Kevin’s name in it. You’ll see.
June 12, 2007 –
Part 9 of KevieBear’s Journey to the Moon is now ready.
June 3, 2007 –
If you’re reading this page, you must have had it bookmarked and may have bypassed the regular news page last week that warned the site was going to be offline for several days while I changed servers and obviously didn’t get here by going through the site’s entrance page which doesn’t exist for some reason I haven’t been able to figure out yet. I’m trying to get the site fully back online and functioning properly but haven’t been having much luck so far.
Hard to believe Moon will be gone in a week and I never had a chance to get to NYC to see it. I had hoped they would extend the run, but no such luck there either.
The Old Vic has announced their new season. Kevin will appear in a production of Speed The Plow next year, if I remember right. The only thing I can tell you about the play off the top of my head is that I think Madonna was in a stage production of the play that at some point in the past when she was trying to be taken seriously as an actress. I’ll be posting more information about the OV’s production soon but while you wait for *that* you can always check out the info at the Old Vic’s own site.
KevieBear’s Journey To the Moon *will* be continuing soon, plus I will be adding some stage door pictures taken over the past month by various Spacey fans as soon as I solve these problems I’m having with the site.
May 27, 2007
I have lots of new stage door pictures to post over the next week. Plus, KevieBear’s journey will continue.
May 22, 2007
Kevin taped his Letterman appearance for Friday night, last night.
Parts 6, 7 and now 8! of KevieBear’s Journey to the Moon are now available.
Pictures are courtesy of Spacey fans Laura, Joanne, Jackie, Liz and Jackie’s boyfriend David.
May 20, 2007
There is a new installment of KevieBear’s Journey To The Moon. The link to Part 5: Fly Away, Little Bear can be found here.
Kevin wasn’t nominated for the Tony award but we congratulate his co-star Eve Best.
May 2, 2007
As you can see I’m slightly behind in the updates, but the good news is that KevieBear fans have a new adventure to follow: KevieBear’s Journey To The Moon
April 26, 2007
Congratulations to Kevin for his Drama Desk nomination today.
April 24, 2007
I’ve added more pictures to the stage door pics. These were taken by Spacey fan Linda’s sister Marcy who was waiting outside the theater for Spacey fan Linda who was caught in the slow moving crowd leaving the theater.
April 23, 2007
More pictures from the stage door. These are from Spacey fan Marie. Later today I’ll post some pictures from Spacey fan Linda and her sister.
For fans who want to know where the stage door is, check out Spacey fan Marie’s picture above. See the big, black car to the right? The door is behind the car, next to the blue dumpster, where the man is standing.
Kevin seems to be mostly forgoing his hats this time around. Is it because he’s airing out his bald spot in hopes hair will grow back or has he realized how nice he looks without them? I guess we’re going to have to start counting how many different shirts he has instead.
KevieBear fans.. something special this way comes. Be on the lookout for a special announcement in a day or two!
April 15, 2007
I’ve added a few more pictures to the Moon stage door page. I’ll add more tomorrow. Kevin seems to be going hatless more often this time around. I know we kept track of all his hats when he was in London and I was always afraid he’d suddenly appear in a Kangol hat with earflaps, but the weather has been so cold that if he does own one, now would be the time to break it out. I promise I won’t make any jokes. Ok, maybe just one.
April 14, 2007
Kevin was handsome and funny on Regis & Kelly. He told us a new story! We haven’t heard a new story in quite some time. He also said there was discussion about extending Moon past it’s current June 10 closing.
You can find Kevin in the Washington Post this morning. The front page of the Style section, Theater column. There’s a small picture of Kevin and Eve Best in the play. It’s an article about the number of male-starring productions on Broadway this season. The article starts with “Kevin Spacey is acting up two, three, even five storms a night in the Broadway revival of “A Moon for the Misbegotten.” Then later on when the article gets back to Kevin, he gets all the negative comments for the play.
Kevin says he doesn’t read his reviews until after the plays end, but someone must have because one criticism he’d been getting was that he tended to speed his way through the play and now I’m hearing he’s slowed it down a bit, which has made a big difference. I guess old dogs *can*… not that I’m saying he’s old. Or a dog.
April 12, 2007 –
Please, please, pleeeeeease let this have shown up!
I’m still having serious publishing problems. I’m hoping to have some new stage door pictures up tomorrow night. They were taken by Spacey fan Joanne yesterday. Kevin was looking very handsome in a pale yellow sweater.
Kevin’s Moon reviews were mixed. He was brilliant, magnificent, hammy, over-acting, not acting enough, dragging the production down, lifting it to new heights. You know. The usual.
April 9, 2007 –
Entertainment Weekly, April13,2007, Issue #929. Page 24.
Moonlighting – Kevin Spacey
Having relocated to London in 2004, Kevin Spacey is officially fluent in Brit-speak. “There’s always a fear that you’re going to go pear-shaped and forget,” says the actor, 47, of his concern that something could go wrong on stage. The fear is present for the Oscar winner (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) as he preps for the April 9 Broadway opening of A Moon for the Misbegotten. It’s his third outing as a Eugene O’Neill antihero and his first New York gig since being named artistic director of London’s Old Vic theater. Here, the expat talks about life on and off the stage. -Karen Leigh
The O’Neill hat trick caps a long-standing love affair with the playwright’s work “His characters are so complex and full of flaws and faults and contradictions, and yet you never feel like he’s judging them,” says Spacey, who has also starred in The Iceman Cometh and Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
He’s found contentment on both sides of the pond “London is so vibrant and fun, there’s always something to do,” says the museum junkie. Still, “I am sort of in full-blown love being back in [New York City]. It’s all smiles.”
He’s probably the first Oscar-winning actor-cum-artistic director to star with that guy from Wedding Crashers Spacey plays a North Pole efficiency expert in Fred Claus, an upcoming Vince Vaughn Christmas comedy which – conveniently – shot in London. “It was relatively easy for me.”
Still, running the once-revered Old Vic is Spacey’s top priority “It’s important to me that it become a destination theater, and not just because people associate it with me.” He adds, laughing, “I can’t take all the good parts.”
A Moon For The Misbegotten officially opens tonight. Good luck to all involved.
Kevin’s going to be popping up in magazines and newspapers and hopefully more TV now to advertise Moon so be on the lookout. There are a few things listed on the main News page and I’ll try to remember to add everything to the calendar as well.
Plus, something for KevieBear fans to look forward to, KevieBear returns! He’d been taking a break from his travels as an ace reporter and was devoting his time to his acting. But now he’s found a way to combine both loves and has a new assignment. Watch the Moon entrance page in coming weeks for the next installment of KevieBear’s Journey. KevieBear’s Journey To The Moon!
It’s now been confirmed to me that Kevin will only sign Moon stuff at the BAT stage door. All I can say now is Kevin, Kevin, Kevin…. five weeks from today, hun… you’re gonna be thinking “If I’d only known!”
April 7, 2007 –
We should start seeing professional reviews of the play after the official opening. Those always make nice scrapbook additions.
April 5, 2007 –
I haven’t had any new stage door pictures or new TV dates, Spacey fans, but as soon as I do, I’ll be sure to post them.
April 1, 2007 –
Stage door pictures from the first few nights of previews!
There are a few articles that may be of interest. From Variety we have this –
And then there was this one which wasn’t expected –
Spacey’s Spaced-out Demands
According to the New York Tiimes, Kevin, apparently in a fit of diva-like behavior, demanded the Brooks Atkinson Theater remove their glass doors and replace them with doors that could accommodate a “hatch” for signing autographs but the theater refused saying they didn’t want to go to the expense of changing the outside look of the theater for just a few months. But now, the crowds at the stage door are larger than expected and it’s too late to replace all the doors, so for security reasons they are asking people to arrive at the theater a half hour early and sign up for numbered ID badges that will also be used as a ticket of sorts for the stage door.
You have to give them your name and a brief description of yourself and they put your picture on it and when the play is over, if you don’t have the card, security will ask you to move along when you leave the theater. How weird is that?
You can download the card and fill it out before you get to the theater, but you still have to get it stamped before you go in. I grabbed the card and press notice off the BAT web site to make it easier for fans to print out. You can find it here.
March 30, 2007 –
The critic’s reviews of the play won’t be available for some time but the feedback from fans who have attended the play so far is unanimous. Kevin makes the stage door experience exciting.
Fans who saw the play in London and in New York are finding this production to be more dramatic. The opening night audience was reported to be appreciative and the stage door was crowded but Kevin made an effort to make sure everyone who wanted an autograph received one. They are doing the barriers again the way they did in 1999, so my best advice to anyone who wants to try the stage door experience and wants to be up front is to not dawdle once the play ends. Immediately leave the theater and bear left. The stage door is in the front of the building, an unassuming steel door near the trash dumpster on the sidewalk. I hope they’ve cleaned it since 1999!
More about the play itself and hopefully some pictures, coming later today. Guess I’d better add a few pages to this section of the site while I’m at it.
March 28, 2007 –
Tomorrow’s the big day. Previews start for Moon. In honor of Kevin’s return to Broadway, this year I have decided to add some “moon-ish” plants to my garden. Moonflower vines, a variety of Baptisia (false indigo) called Carolina Moonlight, some calla lilies and two new roses. One called Moondance and another called Wildeve.
March 26, 2007 –
Crap. I was hoping Kevin Spacey would wait until after Thursday night to start with that cheap tickets for no one but young students bit that has made me mad every time the subject has come up on the chat since he did Iceman back in 1999, but noooo, he just had to go and say it. Don’t anyone bother to email to me the article that they’re going to find doing a Spacey news search tomorrow, because it will just put me in a bad mood and I’m trying to think mostly cheerful thoughts this week.
March 25, 2007 –
Something interesting to watch for – Lady M directed me to the following bit of Spacey info. Go to http://www.theactingcompany.org/ and scroll down the screen to “Meet ANGELA LANSBURY, KEVIN SPACEY and MARIAN SELDES at an Acting Company special event.” Thank you, Lady M.
Only 5 more days until the previews for Kevin In the Flesh, er, I mean A Moon For The Misbegotten start! I’m going to be doing a Moon related poll in a few weeks, so be on the lookout for that.
March 19, 2007 –
People have started getting their invitations to purchase tickets for the benefit performance of Moon at the BAT next month. For all of you with some extra cash, $500 gets you pre-performance cocktails and a seat in either the Orchestra section or the front mezzanine, $1,000 gets you dinner with your ticket to the play and $2000 buys a ticket, the cocktails and the dinner and auction following the performance. They are also happy to accept donations. I’ve scanned my invite for your viewing pleasure.
These pictures are the envelope with my mailing info blanked out, the brochure, the reply card and the reply card return envelope.
March 12, 2007 –
Discounted tickets can be found for Moon now. Playbill is offering discounts on selected seats for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for a limited time only to Playbill Club members. Broadwaybox.com is also selling discounted tickets for the same days. These tickets are all available for a limited time only.
Thanks to a kind and generous soul who wishes to remain anonymous, we can see what the BAT is looking like these days. The picture above is taken from across the street (or maybe from the street itself), the picture on the entrance page for this section was taken from the sidewalk and the picture on the Moon pictures page was taken in front of the posters to the right.
If you have never been to the BAT, you might be interested to know that barring any major reconstruction of the theater since I was there in 1999, the seats in the theater are on the other side of the doors that are directly behind the glass doors and that if you were sitting there right now, you’d be facing to the right side of the theater.
When we were there for Iceman, we were sitting near those doors and when they opened them during the intermission, we were going to stand there and get some fresh air but were chased back inside by the people standing there getting a smoking break. We were too far from the ladies room, too far from the bar, there was a tall guy sitting in front of me blocking my view of Kevin and I couldn’t get some fresh air to help my sinus headache, but we *were* closest to the exit which gave us a chance to be up front at the stage door barricades.
March 6, 2007 –
Not much to report yet. I’ve read that some fans have started receiving their tickets in the mail but no one has received an invitation to purchase tickets to the benefit performance next month.
One fan tells me that the BAT is showcasing the poster now. I’ll post a picture of it just as soon as I have one.
I don’t remember when exactly the “stuff” for Iceman went on sale online back in 1999, but we should be reading something soon about window cards and the like.
As “old” fans remember from 1999, The Iceman Cometh was not the first play Kevin performed in at the Brooks Atkinson Theater. His very first Broadway play was at the BAT and was called Ghosts. The following was the critique of Kevin’s performance by Mel Gussow of the New York Times on August 31, 1982.
As the son, Kevin Spacey also accents one note, youthful ardor, and never convinces us that he has artistic inclinations or a terminal illness.
If you haven’t already seen the page, you can check out the PLAYBILL for that production here. It features a very young Kevin Spacey. Let’s see, how old would he have been? If you take 59 from 82… hmm… he was 23 years old. No wonder he looks young! While the PLAYBILL was from 1982, it was autographed outside the BAT in 1999.