PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Jerry Zaks

News   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Jerry Zaks Jerry Zaks — director of Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale on Broadway — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Jerry Zaks
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Full given name: Jerry Joseph Zaks
Hometown: Born in Stuttgart, Germany; raised in Paterson, NJ
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Favorite show tune: A tie between "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" and "Tradition"
Special skills: Yes
First Broadway show ever saw: Do I Hear a Waltz
Play or musical you wish you had created: West Side Story
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? South Pacific
MAC or PC? Mac
Most played song on your iPod: What's an iPod?
One CD you couldn't live without: The Drifters' "Greatest Hits"
Last book you read: "Bel Canto"
Must-see TV show: Ken Burns' "The War" and any episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Last good movie you saw: "Chicago"
Favorite board/card game: Poker
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Bruce Springsteen
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "The O.C."
First show you ever directed: The Soft Touch by Neil Cuthbert
Favorite post-show meal: Tie between Angus McIndoe, Joe Allen, Gray's Papaya
Worst flubbed line: Forgetting the name of my car as Kenickie in Grease
Easiest star you've worked with: 5th Amendment
Cats or dogs? Dogs
Favorite cereal: Wheat Chex
Who would play you in the movie? Cagney
Worst job you ever had: Directing a TV episode that featured nine "attention challenged" kids.