Last DR.com Exclusive Photos of Dan at the Broadhurst Stage-door
I apologize if if I kept you all waiting a bit longer than I wanted to for this account of my last Equus related weekend in New York, but school and work have been keeping me rather busy. To start with, you will find the last stage-door photos taken by my mother Nicole on two consecutive evenings in our Equus Stage Door Exclusives gallery; I will also be posting a video clip of Dan signing autographs for fans after the Saturday evening performance as soon as I wrestle the monster down to a proper size for our server. Please click on Read more to… you guessed it!
I want to say once again what a pleasure it was for me to meet so many DR.com readers this time around - and of course my lovely colleague Lauren, who flew all the way from London just so we could go out for coffee together before the Saturday matinee… oh, and also maybe catch a few more performances of Equus while she was in town!
While filming at the stage-door on Saturday evening, I was able to ask Dan to autograph this fabulous caricature that I will be auctioning off on eBay within the next few days as part of our Demelza House fundraiser for Dan’s 20th birthday. The talented Montreal based artist who created this delightful and slightly naughty work of art is a good friend of mine and charged nothing for his work, so all proceeds will be going to the hospice. I also presented Dan with his very own souvenir copy to commemorate his run in Equus on Broadway.
I’ve read nothing but good things about the final performance on Sunday thanks to all who posted comments on our boards, but I can tell you the Saturday matinee was also pretty amazing. Richard Griffiths was still sick with a bad cough, but managed to soldier through beautifully; to me, the glory of live theatre is in its little improvised moments, like when the acrtess playing the nurse brought Richard a glass of water onstage and offered it to him as if it were a scripted part of the play, and Dan stopping his monologue while Richard had a drink, only to resume with perfect timing and without missing a beat.
Dan, always the consummate professional, has grown so much as an actor since doing Equus in London that I’m positive we can expect nothing but great things from him in the future.
“Genuine feelings create theatrical magic, and they cannot be generated if our senses aren’t stimulated, and our perceptiveness isn’t electrified” (Karolos Koun)
Bravo and thank you to the entire cast of Equus on Broadway for touching our hearts and firing up our imaginations night after night throughout the entire run of the play. All in all, it was an amazing ride!