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Getting My Irish Up

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

So the Irish Rep in NYC has been creating award-winning productions for thirty years, establishing itself as one of Off-Broadway’s pre-eminent companies. How they have avoided casting me in all that time is a complete mystery, but they’ve finally come to their senses.

The original 1965 production of Clear Day was not exactly a smash hit, the 1970 Barbara Streisand film was a resounding head-scratcher, and the 2011 Broadway revival was pretty much reviled and/or ignored. (Pity. They tried some interesting tweaks with gender and era.) …

8 is MORE Than Enough

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Okay, I guess since the trailer has officially been released, I can post the news.

I shot a scene last year for this big-time feature flick! Coming out this summer, a genuine blockbuster.

It was a two day shoot in the very cool (LITERALLY) old TWA terminal at JFK airport, the epitome of 60Mad Men style. The hardest part was sitting next to Kate Blanchett, Helena Bonham-Carter and Sandra Bullock in the makeup trailer, trying to act like this was perfectly normal.

Heres hoping my scene survived the cutting room floor!

Getting “Clubbed"

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The three leads from Huntington’s production of Merrily We Roll Along were asked to perform this at Manhattan Theatre Club annual gala - a fancy-schmancy fundraiser with dinner, cocktails, and A-List entertainment. But if the A-List is unavailable…. you call the understudy. (Hey, maybe this means I AM the A-List!)

So tomorrow night Joey and I will be getting decked out in our finest attire and joining my fellow understudy Caleb Damschroder and the amazing Eden Espinosa at MTC’s tribute to Hal Prince. We’ll be singing “Our Time” from Merrily. …

© Craig Waletzko 2016