A Conversation with Steve Martin: Comedy Legend at The Hanover Theatre
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The last date listed for A Conversation with Steve Martin was Tuesday March 29, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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First: The Hanover Theatre is gorgeous. The renovations make you feel like you are in the heart of Boston or NYC's theatre district. The staff is friendly (always a smile) and very helpful. Parking was easy; there's a lot in the back. Will Call was a breeze. The neighborhood is also very nice. Federal square is right there and beautifully lit at night. The selection of after-show and pre-show restaurants and/or bars is great; 111 Chop House is right around the corner along with several other affordable but upscale service/food restaurants.
Now for the show:
I love Steve Martin. I was looking forward to hearing him share anecdotes and insights from his long, successful and remarkable career. I got the feeling at the beginning of the program that he was looking forward to sharing these anecdotes and insights. Unfortunately the moderator, Joyce Kulhawik thought it was she the audience had paid to see. I remember Joyce from WBZ. I never thought she was a particularly groundbreaking interviewer, but I didn't think she was terrible. She was terrible last night. She interrupted several times, not to get him back on track, but rather to take him off track. She interrupted him several more times so that she could share her personal feelings about particular photos, routines, and finally, his hosting of the Oscars.
As someone who has done a fair share of celebrity interviews, I understand what it's like to have an off-day. But ... as someone who has done a fair share of celebrity interviews, I would not have left this production to chance. It was obvious that Steve had not been prepped. He handled Joyce's amateur questioning like a pro, and steered the conversation in a more interesting direction several times, but he tired of this 45 minutes into the show. I don't blame him. The energy dropped, Steve lost his momentum and then came the Q&A.
The questions Joyce chose to ask from the audience were embarrassing. I'm sure she had a wider pool from which to choose. Why she chose to ask Steve "When will you do 'Grandfather of the Bride'" I'll never know. I'm sure he just loves jokes about his age. Getting sound bites from Steve should not have been her goal. Then she did the unthinkable; she seeded the Q&A with her friends ... her has-been Boston "personality" friends. She even blew a kiss to one these pals! And she introduced them to Steve, "This is the founder of the Rock and Roll library" as if he should be grateful to her for making that connection. Again, Steve dealt with of all this like a pro.
I couldn't stay through the event. It was too painful. I left mid way through the Q&A.
I love Steve. I think he did a great job. I love the Hanover Theatre. It's beautiful and the seats are comfortable. But I will never again make the mistake and pay for an event which Joyce moderates. She absolutely ruined it for me and my date and she made it embarrassing to be from Boston.
Quotes & Highlights
- Learn more about Steve Martin and what he's up to at his website.
In this event, the first U.S. appearance of its kind, Martin will talk at length, impromptu, before a live audience. The evening’s conversation will be led by a moderator and will include a Q&A segment where audience members will have an opportunity to engage with one of the greatest entertainers of our time in an enjoyable and intimate audience-interactive format. Come with your questions and share in the fun with one of the country’s most loved and respected performers.
The star of “Shop Girl,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Parenthood,” “The Jerk,” “Roxanne,” and countless other hits, has had an extremely busy and fruitful 2010. Martin has toured the country behind his 2010 Grammy award-winning bluegrass album The Crow/New Songs for the Five-String Banjo. He will release a new album titles “Rare Bird Alert” in 2011 on Rounder Records. His second children’s book was released on September 8th. In Late for School, Martin and illustrator C.F. Payne team up to tell the story of the adventure, danger, and laughs of the journey going to school. Enclosed is a CD of Martin on banjo and vocals, singing the book’s story with a bluegrass twist.
For his adult audience, Martin’s latest novel An Object of Beauty was just released November 23rd. Martin tells the story of a young, captivating, and ambitious young woman who takes the NYC art world by storm. In 2011, we can look forward to the movie “The Big Year” co-starring Owen Wilson and Jack Black. Martin plays a member of a group of avid bird watchers competing to spot the rarest birds in North America in an annual esteemed event.
A Conversation with Steve Martin is the audience’s ultimate chance to hear the stories and ask questions of one of the most diversified performers in the entertainment industry today.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Hanover Theatre
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