How Theatre People Are Riding Out the Storm; Wine! Food! Friends! Kids! Pets!

By Kenneth Jones
29 Oct 2012

Celia Keenan-Bolger and Andrew Keenan-Bolger
photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Erica Lynn Schwartz, director of development for MCC Theater, said, "My husband Matt and I are nestled down in our little apartment on the Upper West Side. Thankfully, Equinox gym was open this morning so I got a workout in. Between the laptop and the iPad, we are both checking in with our offices regularly — which, so far, has mostly consisted of moving meetings to later in the week. The wind is certainly howling more and more. I've been taking advantage of the quiet day by finally getting around to writing the thank-you notes from our wedding and flexing my Vitamix-recipe-making muscles for as long as we have power. And for when the power goes — I have a pile of scripts to read that I took from the office on Friday!"

Tony-nominated actress Celia Keenan-Bolger (Spelling Bee, Peter and the Starcatcher), said, "My husband John Ellison Conlee has been in tech for the new musical Murder Ballad at MTC and we've barely gotten to see each other these past weeks. We are both so excited to spend the day together in our apartment. I think we are going to watch Mike Birbiglia's movie 'Sleepwalk With Me,' and then make some calls to voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania for President Obama.
Last year we spent Hurricane Irene upstate with our friends Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie. We discovered that cocktail hour really helps you get through a storm, so there will probably be some of that as well. I'm grateful for a day like this but I also realize this storm is a big deal and I hope it doesn't cause too much damage or pain."

Actor Andrew Keenan-Bolger, "Crutchie" of Broadway's Newsies, said, "I'm spending my free time on BarackObama.com using the dashboard to make calls to Ohio and Pennsylvania, gathering information and reminding people to vote on Nov. 6."

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