Thanks for Coming out Yesterday!

Just a brief note to say a big “Thank you” to those who made it out to Book Soup in West Hollywood yesterday, and to those who sent their best wishes but could not make it. And none of this would’ve been possible without the generosity of Amelia and Molly at Book Soup – you two rock!

I especially wanted to thank Jay Johnson, Robert Mandan, Jay Sandrich and Marsha Posner Williams for taking the time to come out as well, and for regaling us with stories about the making of Soap.

I’ll write more about this event once we return home. (And about Sal Viscuso’s opening night at the Odyssey Theatre in A Steady Rain!) In the meantime, we have one more day left in LA, so we’re off to go gape at it open-mouthed.

 

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4 comments on “Thanks for Coming out Yesterday!

  1. It was a pleasure meeting you and being in a room with so many other Soap nerds (and icons). Thanks for making it out to the Odyssey to support Sal and the show. –Michael

    • Hi Michael — are you the Michael we met in the lobby of the Odyssey? If so, thank you so much for all the kind words, and for your hard work there. A brilliant, brilliant play! (And if not, please refresh my memory….)

  2. At the signing, Robert Mandan mentioned that he and Katherine Helmond did “Same Time, Next Year” together on stage. I love the movie version starring Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn, which hit the same time “Soap” was on (directed by Richard Mulligan’s brother Robert). Wish I could’ve seen it. I found an article that said they performed it in the summer of 1979 between seasons. And here’s someone selling the program on ebay:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/KENLEY-PLAYERS-OHIO-Same-Time-Next-Year-KATH-HELMOND-/141178142435

    • Brilliant, Jeff — thanks for finding that. I remember them mentioning a play they did together during the talk but I’m afraid I didn’t catch the title.

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