Ever wonder about the routine of a theatre actor on one of those grueling two-performance days? Autumn Hurlbert, currently starring in the new musical Tomorrow Morning at the York Theatre, offers Playbill.com readers an exclusive look behind the scenes at a recent day at the theatre.
Armed with a digital camera on a busy day, Hurlbert snapped everything from morning breakfast to final bow.
Here is a two-show day at Tomorrow Morning with Autumn Hurlbert:
PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Tomorrow Morning's Autumn Hurlbert
Hurlbert was the runner-up on the reality competition series "Legally Blonde - The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods," eventually joining the Broadway cast. Other credits include Beth March in the first national tour of Little Women, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Eponine in Les Misérables, Button in Giants and the Mistress in Evita.
* With book, lyrics and music by Laurence Mark Wythe, Tomorrow Morning is billed this way: "Tomorrow Morning is a warmly sophisticated new musical about the coupling and uncoupling of relationships. Witty, moving and emotionally complex, Tomorrow Morning speaks to anyone who has ever fallen in or out of love." The work has previously been seen in London and Chicago.
The cast comprises D.B. Bonds (The Phantom of the Opera), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde),Matthew Hydzik (West Side Story) and Mary Mossberg (Mamma Mia! national tour).
Tomorrow Morning won Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Musical in 2009. A Chicago cast album preserves the score. Visit www.tomorrowmorningthemusical.com.
In the show, two couples are separated by time, "yet bound together by the uncertainty of impending change and the ultimately redeeming power of love," according to earlier production notes in Chicago.
The limited Off-Broadway engagement will play to April 23 at The Theatre at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street).
Visit www.yorktheatre.org for the complete performance schedule. Tickets are $67.50 and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's.