PHOTO RECAP: A Two-Show Day at Broadway's Big Fish With Singer-Dancer-Puppeteer Leah Hofmann
Big Fish officially opened on Broadway one year ago today. We look back at a two-show day as documented by Leah Hofmann, who lent her song, dance and puppetry skills to the new musical.
Good Morning, Playbill.com! After sharing my backstage shenanigans at War Horse, I’m honored to take ya’ll on a Two-Show Day Journey with my fellow company of the new Broadway show Big Fish!
Another Op’nin’, Another Show... with animal puppets! No matter the show, I enjoy honing my puppetry skills in the morning. I’ve made my own replica of our Big Fish mermaid tail with fabric courtesy of Will Pike, our talented puppet designer.
I make my routine visit to the neighborhood Savoy Bakery here in SpaHa (aka Spanish Harlem). My cool baristas show off the newest addition to their art collection... Rose, the Pit Bull Puppy!
I take the long way with my iced coffee to the 2/3 Subway through the least populated portion of Central Park.... ahhhh, the Upper Upper East Side.
Subway took a bit longer than expected, so I gotta run now into ballet class at Alvin Ailey! Plies start in 5 minutes!
There’s nothing like the educational/entertaining ballet class of Kat Wildish. Who doesn’t enjoy a morning adagio inspired by Christopher Columbus, the waterfalls of Australia, or last night’s mixed drink?
For a pre-show snack, I make my way to the oh-so-popular-and-healthy-Westerly Market... kombucha, anyone?
Well, well, well. It’s our first Big Fish-er sighting of the day. It’s Ron, one of our trusty stagehands, who introduces me to my first wheatgrass shot. Feeling green and ready to go!
I have a few minutes to relax, so I sit at World Wide Plaza in midtown and work on my Etch-A-Sketch Art (SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT!! Follow me @elleetchysketchyart on Instagram)
I’ve been working on my mustache collection. CHALLENGE: Can you match each mustache to one of the following actors in Big Fish: Cary Tedder, Alex Brightman, Ryan Andes and Tally Sessions (answers on last slide)