Ever wish you could experience the excitement of being backstage on the opening night of a big Broadway musical? Join Playbill On-Line for a special interactive events, as we spend opening night with the cast, crew and creators of the new musical, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sunday, Nov. 9.
Starting at noon, Playbill On-Line will bring live, hourly coverage of the opening day from the arrival of the flowers, makeup, jitters, the passing of the Gypsy Robe, taking places, the first curtain, and beyond.
Playbill's Managing Editor, Robert Viagas, along with Rebecca Paller, Andrew Ku, Andrea Prince, Andrew McGibbon and other Playbill On-Line staff members, will be reporting live from the Minskoff Theatre as the drama unfolds.
"There's nothing more thrilling than the opening night of a musical on Broadway. A privileged few get to experience that excitement backstage. Now, Playbill On-Line enables our members all over the internet to share that adrenaline" says Playbill On-Line's Robert Viagas. Included in the live, hourly coverage will be interviews with the cast, designers, director, musical director, wardrobe staff, ushers, attending guests, and all the other folks, famous and not-yet-famous, who make an opening happen.
Log in hourly by clicking on "Countdown to Curtain" from the home page. Posts will be archived so they can be read in their entirety afterward. Playbill On-Line hosted three previous "Countdown to Curtain" events. To read the dispatches for the April 1997 openings of Titanic and Steel Pier, and the October opening of Triumph of Love, please see under Theatre News in their own news areas: