PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day at Broadway's Machinal With Maria-Christina Oliveras
No stranger to instantaneous character transformation and quick changes, Maria-Christina Oliveras is currently playing multiple roles in the Roundabout's revival of Machinal. She shares her daily activities and backstage rituals with Playbill.com.
Good morning! Thrilled to be sharing my day with you. Inspired by Susan Lucci, I wake up looking like this every morning.
One of the first things I do is tune in to 880AM or 1010WINS to get the weather and the latest news on that ancient obsolete contraption known as a boom box. Then, change it to NPR for some background talk as I get ready to head to…
Love this place— best heated Vinyasa action in NYC. Great warm up for a 2 show day, and no one is freaked out when I vocalize. Lip trilling and sirens are welcome.
Ready to get my OM on with fellow yogi, Segun. Those guns are not photo shopped, and they are indeed certified.
Quick stroll through the Union Square Farmer’s Market— this booth’s sign always make me giggle.
Whole Foods’ Coffee Bar for some green juice and the Ultimate Breakfast of Champions: a Chocolate Peppermint Luna Bar and Large Decaf (I know I know) cup of Coffee with lots of skim milk.
A little pre-show primping action…
Off to the theater. Head underground at Union Square, and stop for a bit of inspiration and people watching. NYC buskers are the best in the world. Here is one-man band extraordinaire, Jeffrey Masin.
Spotted fellow pandas— and international ones, at that! These girls were on vacation from Bulgaria. Pandas are an endangered species, so I jumped on the opportunity to meet them. Good thing I had my panda in my bag for a quick change.
I love NY— always randomly running into friends. Here with Henry Russell Bergstein…