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“Viva la Nerdolution!” It is the slogan for The Nerd Machine, a community founded and fostered by film star Zachary Levi. It is a charitable group, raising money for charity world-wide. The image in this article was obtained by donating to Operation Smile, an organization dedicated to providing cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries for the impoverished and overlooked children of the world. It is the primary charity of Levi’s group.
At the Nerd Machine booth, during the New York Comic-Con this past fall, the name of Zachary Levi commanded a host of celebrities willing to donate time taking pictures with fans in exchange for a donation to the charity. While the charitable aspects of this group are a huge part of its identity, the organization is a community, and it is much more now than “just” a charity. It is a community of believers in the power of nerds to change the world. As it turns out, the “revenge” of the nerds is that being a nerd is cool now. The internet, and the ability to instantly connect with a world of allies and fellow-outcasts, has more than overcome mere social awkwardness. This is a group that is taking the world by storm, and not apologizing for anything. This is a generation of nerds that got around to doing the math. [READ THE FULL ARTICLE]
Posted by Hayley in Jan 06,2014 with No Comments
Broadway newcomer and popular TV personality Zachary Levi just finished his run as headliner of the contemporary romance-themed musical FIRST DATE on Broadway and a clip of the star’s emotional curtain call speech at the final performance is now available to view thanks to a fan capture.
“Seeing you guys at the stage door and at the curtain call – just being able to make you happy and make you laugh; that’s what we dream about,” Levi said, visibly barely holding back tears.
“Thank you so much for coming!” he concluded.
After all, every date has to end eventually!
Of note, FIRST DATE opened at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway on August 8 and closed yesterday, January 5, 2014, having clocked in 174 regular performances and 34 previews. [SOURCE]
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Every show experiences technical difficulties. What was the worst technical difficulty experienced during your show and how was it handled?
Oh, man. So, Zac and I are onstage for the entire show, and there isn’t any room for error when it comes to dealing with problems mid-show. One time, we were in the middle of a freeze, and Blake [Hammond], who plays the waiter, comes up to Zac and says, “Go downstairs now!” Apparently his mic was going out. So Zac leaves, and I’m left alone frozen onstage. At the time, someone was doing a number downstage but the number was rapidly ending, and I had no scene partner!
The song ends, the lights sort of come up but my mic’s not on, so I awkwardly sip my drink alone. Blake comes over and does some waiter banter with me, which is pointless since my mic’s not on. Finally Zac comes running back on, takes his seat, turns to me and says, “Sorry, sometimes when I get nervous I get diarrhea.” My response: “Check please!” The audience loved it, we resumed the show and now we both wear two mics.
Who is the coolest person that came to see your show? (You can’t say your family!)
A ton of people! But it’s fun when Zac’s Chuck cast members come ’cause the fans go nuts.
What was your first impression of Zachary Levi when you were introduced?
Smart. He is super smart about his craft. We clicked right away intellectually about how we wanted to approach this show and these characters. It has been a joy to create something like this that’s so intimate with someone you absolutely trust. It makes it so much more fun to risk and play. [READ THE FULL INTERVIEW]