The weighty Broadway present “Sea Wall/A Life” is beginning to resemble “a Justin Bieber” live performance, we’re informed.
Due to a daring creative determination, Jake Gyllenhaal’s character sits at a standup piano onstage because the viewers enters the auditorium.
And apparently phrase has unfold, as teen followers of the Hollywooden heartthrob have realized it means they’ll get stretch of dwell, uninterrupted ogling time earlier than the curtain.
“It’s so humorous,” mentioned a theatergoer, “all these youngsters are going proper as much as the stage and making an attempt to get his consideration. They’re pressed proper up on the entrance — it’s like a Justin Bieber present.”
We’re informed that the poor ushers on the Hudson Theatre have taken on a mixed position of live performance safety and long-suffering chaperone (corridor screens, if you’ll).
“I heard this one man hissing at them, like, ‘Cease it! You possibly can’t try this! Sit down!,’ ” the spy added.
“It seemed like [Gyllenhaal] was making an attempt to not snicker.”
A rep for the present shot again, “Jake is a consummate skilled. He’s not ‘making an attempt to not snicker’; his character is making an attempt to not snicker.”