PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: American Idiot's Rebecca Naomi Jones

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Rebecca Naomi Jones — a star of the new Broadway musical American Idiot — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Rebecca Naomi Jones
Rebecca Naomi Jones


Full given name: Rebecca Eugenie Jones
Hometown: New York City, baby!
Zodiac sign: Aries
Audition song: "Cry On My Shoulder," Bonnie Raitt or "Ain't It Good," Children of Eden
Special skills: I have some funny characters and voices I like to do, and I can do fun things with my big ol' eyeballs, like close 'em one at a time and other things like that. It's more fun than it sounds, I swear. And accents and dialects.
First Broadway show ever saw: A Chorus Line
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? That's a toughie. I missed out on seeing Ruined last year and I'm still disappointed. I know that was Off-Broadway, and therefore I'm not answering the question, but it's what comes to mind.
Favorite showtune: I love the song "Barcelona" from Company. And the entire West Side Story score is just so beautiful.
Most played song on your iPod: Joni Mitchell, "The Last Time I Saw Richard"
Web obsession: Gilt Groupe
Last book you read: Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food." I've just started "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," by Junot Diaz. I'm eating it up.
Must-see TV show: Currently, "Lost." For all time, "The Wire."
Last good movie you saw: Eek. Haven't seen anything recently. But just started watching "Mad Men" on DVD and it pleases me.
Favorite board game: LIFE
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Michael Jackson? :(
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "America's Next Top Model"
First stage kiss: I think it must've been with Ford Harris in a high school production of The Taming of the Shrew. I loved him in real life too.
Favorite pre-/post-show meal: Pre-show tends to be protein and greens, usually something light from Green Symphony. Post-show I often crave a turkey burger from 5 Napkin but end up standing in the kitchen with a spoonful of peanut butter instead.
How you got your Equity card: I did Caroline, or Change in LA and San Francisco with a cast primarily made up of actors who'd done the show on Broadway. I was a standby and it was the coolest gig to have to be offstage for, because those performances slayed me night after night. Sooooo good!
Worst missed cue: Hahahaha. Once on tour with Rent I was running to make an entrance and fell. I didn't make it to the stage on time, but my mic was up so everyone heard me yell "sh*t!!!!" Awesome.
Worst costume ever: A floppy hat with a big flower on it, a long patchwork skirt, an apron, a high-necked spandex shirt, some other layer that resembled a doily, rainbow socks, and chunky Mary Janes. All of those things gracing my body in tandem! Blossom Russo meets Mrs. Butterworth. I had that costume on for like an hour in tech before our director was like... "OK, no."
Pet's names: When I was growing up I had a fish named Moustache.
Favorite junk food: Cheeseburger with avocado and mushrooms and a glass of red wine. Or coconut milk ice cream. Or both.
Who would play you in the movie? Um... Lisa Bonnet? Rosario Dawson? Rebecca Gayheart?
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed: I enjoyed shooting an episode of the new "Electric Company" series. Everyone was really friendly and mature and easy to talk to, and the writing was quirky and sweet. I played an alien.
Leading lady role you've been dying to play: There's a play I did a few readings of last year that I'm just itching to do in a full production. I don't want to be more specific, in case they move on without me. Got to protect my ego!
What other rock artist's work would you love to see turned into a musical? Ben Folds!
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