From 99 Seat Theater to LORT

Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart (Charles Osgood Photography)

LA Times: Vanessa Stewart has talked passionately about the need for 99 seat theater and the continued success of her show Louis & Keely ‘Live’ at the Sahara, like that of Spring Awakening, is just another in a series of stories why.  The show has recently returned to the Geffen Playhouse after playing in Chicago.

“Sacred Fools didn’t even have an air conditioner, we were so poor,” [Vanessa] Stewart recalls, but despite the heat, the show attracted buzz. “Taylor [Hackford] wrote us a note on a napkin: ‘I’d like to meet you guys. Here’s my information.'” Stewart mimes looking up from the napkin to [co-writer Jake] Broder in wild surmise. “We were, like, ‘Aahh!'”

Broadway World has another interview discussing the changes in the play as it moved from the smaller stage at the Geffen to the larger one.

About Tracey Paleo

Tracey Paleo is Associate Editor at FootLights Magazine. She's also the Founder and Chief Editor of the arts and culture site, Gia On The Move, where she often reviews live performance events.

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