Stop The Presses! “I Used To Sell Merch!,” Says Roxie!

29 Jun

I know it’s been an unforgivably long time since I last posted anything, but I read this today and my first instinct was to put it here on the blog.

One so rarely ever hears of success stories coming out of the merch booths or the usher’s rooms or even from behind the bars at Broadway theaters (although Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young, who won for Best Actor in a Musical for playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, was once an usher himself, he rarely ever speaks of it). It’s an encouragement to know that one of us made it happen. It means there’s still a chance for this old MerchWhore, too.

Edit: Another success story that comes to mind is that of Ben Rappaport, who used to sell bottles of water and candy next to me at Shrek the Musical. Ben was the star of the television series “Outsourced,” based on the film of the same name, and he was also in the film “Hope Springs” with Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell. He now has a recurring role (Carey Zepps) on “The Good Wife,” as well. Congratulations, Ben!

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/actress-souvenir-stand-chicago-lead-role-article-1.1847979

Lindsay Roginski, who used to sell merchandise at Chicago on Broadway, will step into the lead role of Roxie on Monday.

Lindsay Roginski, who used to sell merchandise at Chicago on Broadway, will step into the lead role of Roxie on Monday.

 

Lindsay Roginski, who used to sell merchandise at Chicago on Broadway, will step into the lead role of Roxie on Monday.

Lindsay Roginski, who used to sell merchandise at Chicago on Broadway, will step into the lead role of Roxie on Monday.

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