It's "Smash" night tonight (NBC, 9:00pm EST) and on my last visit to NYC, there was more "Smash" filming adventure for me! On Feb 15 '13, the show was filming at The Longacre Theatre on W48th St in the afternoon, and that evening at The Lyceum. I was able to get some photos and watch Anjelica Huston, Christian Borle, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Megan Hilty and Leslie Odom Jr. do their "Smash" thing!
The scene being filmed was the arrival at a performance of a fictional show, "Gathering Storm," by Tom (Christian Borle) and Eileen (Anjelica Huston). They are joined by Daphne Rubin-Vega, reportedly playing a Broadway publicist (Rubin-Vega was the original "Mimi" when the musical "Rent" opened on Broadway in 1996).
I was able to get a close up photo of one of the faux Playbills, and peeked inside at the "filler pages," which ironically were taken in part from an actual production from some years back starring Will Chase (the actor who played Julia's paramour and "Joe DiMaggio" in "Bombshell" last season).
Anjelica was the first in front of the entrance, met by Christian and they exchanged greetings, to be joined shortly by Daphne. The three chatted briefly and then entered the lobby together. There was a large crowd of extras playing the theatre-goers, some holding Playbills, who filed into the lobby before, during and after the principals "met up" in front.
I was not quite as fortunate with photo quality at The Lyceum Theatre that evening while the show was filming a "Bombshell" scene; the equipment and extras were inconveniently placed (and the crew dogged in their pursuit of keeping us at a distance) this time :). But it was fun to catch glimpses of Megan Hilty (Ivy) and Leslie Odom Jr. (Sam) exit the stage door to greet "fans" waiting for Ivy after a performance of "Bombshell."
Blurry, but the only photo of any quality I was able to get of Leslie Odom Jr. He walked right by me shortly afterwards, and we exchanged "hi"s, but it was too chaotic for me to take a close up :). Nice guy!