Show #963, April 16th, 2022

I’m quite enjoying these two-show-day musings that I’m sharing with y’all. I’m told that the general public goes nuts for this sort of thing…I think?

I saw Alfie Allen (aka Theon Greyjoy from Game of Thrones) in the alleyway between shows on a smoke break. I waved at him and he waved at me. It was pretty cool and I totally geeked out.

He’s not the first celebrity I’ve run into in the Majestic-Golden-Jacobs stage door area. John Lithgow and Denzel Washington said hi to me as they were entering the theaters for their respective plays at the time, and I had a funny moment with John Goodman when he was visiting Laurie Metcalf after a show.

I walked right by him as I was making my way out the stage door and it took me a minute to realize that it was him. I stopped and slowly turned around, and to my surprise he was also turning around to see if I noticed him. We stared at each other for a second before we both nodded at each other and went on with the rest of our evenings. His nod was definitely a, “thanks for not going OMG IT’S JOHN GOODMAN, kid. I appreciate it.”.

I bet you just read that in his voice too. You totally did.