I always said my brother was a star, in fact, my entire family are artsy fartsy stars. The talent in these genes are a huge blessing. But today this post is for my brother, Clyde.
I know I talk a lot about the things my family are up too, but I find it interesting that we are just a normal family with the laughs, tragedies and obstacles everyone else encounters and yet, I forget my siblings are Broadway Stars. Every now and then I get a nice slap-in-the-face watching fans stand outside the stage door with their pens in hand, anxious grins cheek-to-cheek, chatting up their favourite parts of the show. Then that tiggling feeling starts to set-in from that crisp slap and I realize, "oh ya, they're stars." They walk out, graciously greet their fans, and then we're off for a bite to eat or a relaxing night in their apartment forgetting about how much they're loved and appreciated around the globe. Ok, so maybe it's just me that forgets =)
Yeah, it sucks my brother has lived the past 13 years or so in NYC, but heck...he's living his dream, even though that selfish "I wish he was here" part of me still exists.
It has been worth it for each incredible show he has been a part of...BUT...even BETTER that recently he went on to play the role of Jimmy Winters in Nice Work If You Can Get It, regularly played by Mathew Broderick. Hello?!! STAR!!! Not only is it a lead role, it's a lead role played by the famous Mathew Broderick. Whoa.
Unfortunately it was so last minute, none of us had enough time to fly out there and witness his brilliance. But the word is, he was truly incredible. <insert proud grin here> =)
Soooo....here are some snippets, taken by Chris Sullivan, of Clyde's brilliance coming to life.
I LOVE THIS SHOT!!! My bro and his super talented proud wifey, Robyn Hurder, ready to hit the stage together =)
This shot melts my heart, seeing the cast backstage filled with happiness as they witness Clyde work the role of Jimmy Winters =)