"Working" You hear the expression "stopping the show" a lot in musical theater but it rarely truly happens. It's not just when a song gets wild applause but when theatergoers refuse to stop applauding until the shared moment between audience and performer is acknowledged. And it happened in a show that was very good but not exceptional. But when Alix Korey sang "It's an Art," in 1999's "Working" at Long Wharf Theatre, the audience was so moved by the Stephen Schwartz song of a waitress' life that it demanded a rather stunned Kory, to break character for a moment and give the crowd a nod. I'm sure it's a moment she never forgot as well.
Lomg Wharf Theatre