PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With People in the Picture's Jeffrey Schecter
04 May 2011
Ever wonder about the routine of a Broadway actor on one of those grueling two-performance days? Jeffrey Schecter, currently appearing in the new musical The People in the Picture, offers Playbill.com readers an exclusive look behind the scenes at a recent day at the theatre.
Armed with a digital camera, Schecter snapped everything from his morning wakeup to final journey home and introduces us to the various characters who inhabit Studio 54.
Here is a two-show day at The People in the Picture with Jeffrey Schecter:
Someone thought it would be funny to put my hat as high up as possible. If I don't stand on a chair, I can't get my hat. Funny!
Photo by Jeremy Davis
Schecter is known for recreating the role of Mike in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. Recent credits include Bells Are Ringing (Carl), Robin and the 7 Hoods (Willie) and On the Town (Ozzie). He has appeared on Broadway in The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town, Beauty and the Beast and Guys and Dolls. Schecter is the star and co-writer of the film "Farm Girl in New York."
This world-premiere production is billed this way by the producers: "Once the darling of the Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland, now a grandmother in New York City, Bubbie [Donna Murphy] has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can't pass on her stories to the next generation? Though her granddaughter [Jenny, played by Rachel Resheff] is enchanted by her tales, her daughter Red [Nicole Parker] will do anything to keep from looking back. A fiercely funny and deeply moving new musical that spans three generations, The People in the Picture celebrates the importance of learning from our past, and the power of laughter."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.