About 200 people gathered Monday night at the Church of the Transfiguration for the 16th annual Broadway Blessing.
Melissa Errico (Amour; My Fair Lady) gave the theater reflection and Christiane Noll (Jekyll and Hyde, Chaplin; Ragtime) sang "Ordinary Miracles" by Marvin Hamlisch (lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman) accompanied by Ian Herman on piano.
During her time out of the show and in silence she focused on family, friends, spirituality (she is the product of Quaker schooling), exercise, charities and writing about her experience on a blog: http://melissaerrico.com/blog-1/.
|The Broadway Blessing Choir|
"These things rushed in when I was down," she said. Things don't always go the way you want them to, she said and actor/friend Patrick Page (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) reminded her to use the experience and all she'd been through in creating her next role.
"I can't wait to meet her," he told her.
That echoes advise once given to her by Marian Seldes when a very young Melissa asked the legendary actress what she should do to become an actress.
|Stella Almblade Project Dance|
Errico concluded by quoting Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George:
"Stop worrying where you're going. Move on.
If you can know where you're going, You've gone.
Just keep moving on."
|Rabbi Hausman and the Right Rev. St. John|
|Maj. Carl Ruthberg and Retta Blaney|