THAT WAS ACTING

Russell Tovey’s Bare Torso Induces Show-Stopping Medical Emergency

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The playbill for Broadway’s A View From The Bridge starring Russell Tovey should come with a disclaimer: “Warning: Life-threatening sexiness will be used in this production. Thirsty theater-goers proceed at your own risk.”

Page Six, always the source of the world’s most iron-clad truths, reports that the sight of Russell Tovey baring his chest and stomach during the Arthur Miller classic was enough to cause an audience member to lose consciousness and necessitate calling an ambulance.

The male patron was watching form the on-stage portion of the audience (that’s a thing?), which we suppose is the “high definition” equivalent in the world of live drama.

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Someone reportedly used the famous “Is there a doctor in the house?!” line, halting the show as three other audience members came on stage to assist the man.

On Sunday, Tovey received a tweet from the easily excitable audience member, apologizing for disrupting the performance.

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12 Comments

  • Xzamilio

    Yeah… I can see that happening.

  • Markajv

    He looks completely different than when I was introduced to him as a Werewolf on the original (Completely Superior) UK series of “Being Human”

  • Joe Melone

    Don Bracken

  • chris_clb614

    What this doesn’t mention: Mark Strong plays the character who kisses Tovey’s character. Wouldn’t mind being the sandwich between those two guys.

  • Chris

    @Markajv: Agreed on both counts: different (hunkier) look and better series.

  • HighStrungLoner

    Having the audience onstage is sometimes a thing. There were seats onstage in the original Broadway production of Equus, for instance, in the 70s. I sat onstage when Anthony Perkins was in it!

  • Bryguyf69

    “The male patron was watching form the on-stage portion of the audience (that’s a thing?), which we suppose is the “high definition” equivalent in the world of live drama.”
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    For those who don’t know, many shows have audience seating on the stage itself, giving the viewer a feeling of being in the scene. I can see how being so close to the actor might make someone faint. It’s especially fun if there is nudity, but I’ve never had the courage to do that. The closest I’ve cum, er I mean, come to the action was an off-Broadway production of The Normal Heart. I was so close that a bit of milk splattered on me during the fight scene where a carton of milk gets thrown on the ground.

  • Gary_Gans

    @Markajv: Watch the History Boys. Well worth it!

  • James

    Who cares about this stupid bore russell tovey. Sick of his “I’m a real man” attitude. You must be desperate to print articles about this narcissistic loser.

  • kittyconrad

    @James: Full of self loathing much, James?

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