|re: Have Any Others Here Been Posting on ATC Since 1997? Anyone Care to Mention the Year they Began Posting Here?|
|Last Edit: BroadwayTonyJ 04:27 pm EDT 05/20/23|
|Posted by: BroadwayTonyJ 04:22 pm EDT 05/20/23|
|In reply to: re: Have Any Others Here Been Posting on ATC Since 1997? Anyone Care to Mention the Year they Began Posting Here? - BillEadie 11:43 am EDT 05/20/23|
|I was pretty much anonymous for 11 years. However, in Oct., 2008 when I tried to buy a rush ticket for All My Sons at the Schoenfeld, I was confronted by the house manager who figured out that I was BroadwayTonyJ. Since then, the same thing has happened to me at least a dozen times at various Broadway and off-Broadway theaters. Usually it just results in a little chat. However, on at least 4 of those occasions I was taken into someone's office for a sit-down -- in June, 2014 (at the Belasco) two other ATC-ers and I were taken one at a time into the house manager's office, and in Jan., 2019 (at the Laura Pels) another ATC-er and I were taken together into the theatre manager's office.
The first time it happened I was really taken aback. Nevertheless, by now after 15 years, I've gotten used to it so it's no longer a big deal. I think it comes with the territory when you're just an ordinary fan and you've lost your anonymity. The fact that I have done rush, standing room, and/or cancelation lines at least 600 times is probably a big factor in all of this.
Theatre critics and writers in both Chicago and New York know who I am. A well known patron of the arts in New York (who is probably known to many here) is aware of my identity on this board. Even a staff member to my U.S. Congressman (she's a theatre buff who reads ATC) knows who I am.
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