Sean Martin Hingston

Promises, Promises Opens

I’m writing from my dressing room at the Broadway Theatre during our 18th preview. The show is going great. The audiences are reacting like they’re at a rock concert. The crowds at the stage door, waiting for Kristin and Sean to emerge, require police supervision and bodyguards! I kid you not! We are all settling in to the routine of the show. While previews continue we rehearse each day for about 4hours, tweaking and tightening the show. Our first few previews ran quite long. But Rob has been really diligent about trimming the fat. He hasn’t cut any moments; just tightened transitions. We now come down about ten minutes sooner than we initially did. The way the show plays there are a few actors I don’t actually see until the curtain call. Which is an odd feeling. The brilliant Katie Finneran, who plays ‘’Marge’, I only see when we’re holding hands taking a bow. So we always have a little dance around the stage together as the curtain comes down and the stage clears. That’s what we were doing one night last week when Carol Burnett and Megan Mullally came racing onstage from the wings - raving about the show. Megan had tears in her eyes when she was talking to me. She LOVED it. So did Carol. It’s all very exciting. We open April 25th.