The play marks Arianda's Broadway debut. In 2010 she starred as Vanda in David Ives’ Venus in Fur, a performance which earned her a Clarence Derwent Award, a Theatre World Award and a Clive Barnes Award. (She also makes an appearance in Woody Allen's new film, "Midnight in Paris.")
|Where you were born/where you were raised:||Born in Manhattan. Raised in Clifton, NJ, and Heidelberg, Germany.|
|Special skills:||I'm bilingual.|
|Something you're REALLY bad at:||
|First Broadway show you ever saw:||Les Miserables|
|If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be?||Uta Hagen in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?|
|Recent show, other than your own, you have been recommending to friends:||Good People|
|Favorite contemporary plays:||
Too many to list, but off the top of my head: The Big Funk, Fool for Love, The Clean House, The Pink Bedroom
|Favorite classic plays:|
|Some favorite musicals:||Nine, West Side Story, Smokey Joe's Cafe|
|Your personal acting idols:||Maggie Smith, Meryl Streep, Carol Burnett, Elaine Stritch, Glenn Close, Uta Hagen, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench|
|Favorite playwrights of all time:|| Shakespeare, William Inge, Tennessee Williams, Oscar Wilde, John Patrick Shanley, Donald Margulies, Stephen Adly Guirgis, David Ives, Sam Shepard, David Lindsay-Abaire, Tom Stoppard, Neil LaBute, Sarah Ruhl
|Stage or screen star of the past you would most love to have performed with||Uta Hagen, Spencer Tracy and about a zillion more people!|
|MAC or PC?||MAC|
|Most played song on your iPod:||Recently, "Powerful Stuff" by Sean Hayes|
|Last book you read:||"David Copperfield"|
|Must-see TV shows:|| "The Good Wife"
"Parks and Recreation"
Any British mystery
|Last good movie you saw:||"Blue Valentine"|
|Some films you consider classics:|| "Bicycle Thief"
"To Catch a Thief"
"A Streetcar Named Desire"
|Performer you would drop everything to go see:||Freddie Mercury. I wish it were still possible.|
|Three favorite cities:||New York, New York, New York!|
|Favorite sports:||Soccer, Darts|
|Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager:||Hermia|
|Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living:||At a poetry recital at age 4|
|Favorite pre-/post- show meal:||Sushi|
|Favorite liquid refreshment:||Coconut Water|
|Worst job you ever had:||Selling shoes|
|Leading lady roles you've been dying to play:|| Kate in Taming of the Shrew
Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
May in Fool for Love
Woman in The Pink Bedroom
|Leading man roles you wish you could play:||Hamlet, Stanley Kowalski, Cyrano|
|Career you would want if not a performer:||Opera conductor|
|"I'll never understand why..."||... some people choose to be unkind.|
|Words of wisdom for aspiring performers?||Give it all you got!|