I caught Chris Evans last night in the Second Stage production of “Lobby Hero,” a play written by Kenneth Lonergan and also starring Michael Cera. My friend Jay, who like me is a longtime admirer of the NYPD, bought the tickets and treated me as an early birthday present.
In the play Evans plays an NYPD cop, and his character is hot and cocky. He had a commanding presence on stage, and even in scenes when he was up in the 22nd floor there was tension in the air waiting for him to return. In the play Evans has a mustache, but in the posters out front and on the Playbill he is clean-shaven. He has his jacket on throughout. He wears a duty belt, but I did not see any cuffs. Early in the play, however, Cera’s character, a security guard, reveals a fantasy involving a (female) cop, handcuffs and a nightstick. Later in the play, he asks about the NYPD changing its uniform color from dark blue to light blue and back again.
Here are some pictures of the signs outside the Hayes Theater on West 44th Street: