Why You Shouldn’t Fall Asleep During Zach Braff’s Broadway Show

By Alexa Valiente

Jun 24, 2014 2:29pm
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If you ever attend a performance of Zach Braff’s Broadway show, you might want to make sure you take a nap first.

Braff, who’s starring in Woody Allen’s first Broadway musical, “Bullets Over Broadway,” revealed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night how he dealt with one sleep-deprived audience member.

“When you’re on stage, you can only see the front row,” Braff said. “I had an old woman fast asleep. Mind you, the show is very loud. There’s gunshots. There’s groups of fifteen men tap-dancing.”

Despite performing in a theater that he described as having hundreds of seats, Braff said he could see that this particular woman was clearly sleeping.

At intermission, Braff said he sent the woman an energy drink along with a note asking her to try to stay awake.

“I said, ‘Look, it’s very, very hard to do the show for the 699 other people if you’re asleep. Would you consider maybe having a couple sips and waking up?’”

When he returned to the stage for the second act, Braff, 39, said the woman’s family propped her up with children’s booster seats.

“They had put sunglasses on her, and the Red Bull was in her hand,” he recalled. “It was like ‘Weekend at Bernie’s.’”

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