We are happy to welcome guest celebrity blogger Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, who plays Henrik in the Tony-nominated revival of A Little Night Music, which will reopen after a brief hiatus July 13 with two new stars, Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch. Herdlicka, who will make his solo cabaret concert debut June 27 at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, is blogging for Playbill.com all week; his fourth entry follows:
Hey everyone! So it's early and I have a million things to do today, but wanted to write an entry before I left home. By the way, I get the question all the time from fans of Night Music asking where I live, and the answer is Hell's Kitchen, right in the heart of the city, just a couple of blocks away from Times Square. I’m sure I won’t live in this area forever because it’s so crowded and so noisy, but it’s so convenient since I work just a block away from my house.
Okay, enough rambling, I have to get moving. I’m off to the gym before a two-hour rehearsal for my Feinstein’s concert, which is on June 27. My inspiration for today’s long rehearsal is Everyday Rapture, which I saw last night. I thought the show was wonderful. I had never seen Sherie Rene Scott perform, and I thought she was perfect. I have no idea how she does two-show days! Her voice didn’t sound the least bit tired. “Up the Ladder to the Roof” is still stuck in my head.
As you can tell, I see a lot of theatre, and since my family will all be in town this weekend for my concert, I just got us all tickets to see Promises, Promises on Friday and then Lend Me a Tenor (starring my favorite actress in the world, Jan Maxwell, who should’ve won both Tonys this year) on Saturday. Very excited. By the way, you should check out the fascinating article that came out on her recently in the New York Times.
After rehearsal today, I’m off to a voice lesson with Joan Lader, who has been my teacher since I moved to New York. She is such a blessing in my life, and she makes Thursday my favorite day of the week.
After the lesson, I’m going to try and catch Alison Pill in This Wide Night. I love her, and it’s only 80 minutes, so I figured, why not?
PS I just got my new website up and running: www.HunterRyanHerdlicka.com. Check it out and sign my guestbook!!