"Playbill Backstage" Video Launches With a Quirky Peek at Everyday Rapture

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Broadway's Tony Award-nominated Everyday Rapture, a musical that probes the notion of showbiz persona, seemed like fertile ground to launch Playbill.com's new video feature, Playbill Backstage, bowing May 18-21.

For Playbill Backstage — part of Playbill's new and expanding multimedia section — Playbill puts portable digital video cameras in the hands of Broadway cast members to provide a unique view behind the curtain of your favorite shows.

We asked Everyday Rapture cast member Eamon Foley (also known for 13 and Gypsy) to introduce us to star and co-writer Sherie Rene Scott, back-up girls Lindsay Mendez and Betsy Wolfe (affectionately known as the "Mennonettes") and the rest of the gang backstage at the American Airlines Theatre.

We wanted a singular peek at the Roundabout Theatre Company's new production, and we got it. Foley and company play around with Playbill, taking Everyday Rapture's idea of showbiz ego to the extreme.

Indecent proposals! Outsized ego! Shameless behavior! An illegal immigrant! The launch of Playbill's new video feature Playbill Backstage has it all.

Part 1 premieres May 18, to be followed by three more chapters (all crafted by Playbill video producer Mark Ezovski) bowing May 19-21. Here's Part 1:

What Broadway backstage do you want to see? Write us at kjones@playbill.com. In the meantime, visit Playbill.com's Multimedia Section for audio, video and photo coverage of theatre's most exciting people and events.

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Everyday Rapture, directed by Michael Mayer, was nominated for two 2010 Tony Awards: Best Book of a Musical (Sherie Rene Scott and Dick Scanlan) and Best Actress in a Musical (Scott). The Roundabout Theatre presents the Second Stage Theatre production at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre on West 42nd Street. The cast album is available from Sh-K-Boom Records at sh-k-boom.com.

For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.

Lindsey Mendez, Sherie Rene Scott and Betsy Wolfe
Lindsey Mendez, Sherie Rene Scott and Betsy Wolfe
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