MOOLAH FOR MICKEY: The most valuable animation cel in existence is about to go on sale in Dallas. Heritage Auction Galleries is auctioning off “The Band Concert Production Cel Animation Art,” which was drawn by Walt Disney in 1935 and features Mickey. “This cel is, in many ways, the ultimate Mickey Mouse item a collector could ever hope to acquire,” Heritage’s Barry Sandoval says. And you can have it for $100,000 or so.
QUOTABLE: “I’ve always had a thing for Betty. If you’re a New Yorker and attend the theater, Betty Buckley is an icon. I’ve never worked with this leading lady, so it’s great. Also, I tend to do shows that are one-person shows so I can have more control of my life, so I could bring up two children and keep a marriage sane, which I’m proud to say I’ve been doing. So it’s a pleasure to be in play with other people.”
– Tovah Feldshuh, on starring in the Dallas Theater Center’s Arsenic and Old Lace with Betty Buckley. Read the rest of the interview, including what Buckley thinks of working with Feldshuh, at theaterjones.com.
FLYING WITHOUT A NET: How do you react when you’re watching a play and something goes wrong on stage? Surely we’ve all seen a performance where an actor has forgotten his lines or a piece of equipment didn’t do its job. That’s the subject of a recent post by New York Times Theater Critic Ben Brantley. I know we’ve got a lot of theater types who visit Art&Seek, so I’ll throw the question out there – what’s the biggest mishap you’ve ever seen? (And bonus – what’s the biggest mishap you’ve ever been a part of?)