What show recently impressed you?
Pippin!!! I saw it in April, and it's now a forever memory. Indelible. Took my parents and I will never forget my mom leaning over to me 30 seconds in and whispering, "I love it already!" What an extraordinary piece of entertainment!! Dropped jaw. Spontaneous tears. Mid-show standing ovation? Who could ask for anything more?!
What production are you most excited to see?
I have too many on my list! I used to be the girl who saw everything on and Off Broadway, but sadly have seen so little this past year. Looking forward to Matilda… Kinky Boots...but I am practically holding my breath in anticipation of Big Fish.
What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
Truth be told, when I fantasize about what I'd love to do next, I always picture originating a role in a new piece. Ah, the possibilities: A Durang play? The long promised Betty Boop musical? A George C. Wolfe-directed one-woman show (call me George...I have an idea). But to actually answer this question, when the time for a Broadway revival of The Drowsy Chaperone comes around, I call dibs on the titular role, please!
What are your current/upcoming projects?
Happily shaking my Spandex-clad tush in Mamma Mia! eight shows a week. And we are about to embark on a new ABBAdventure...saying farewell to the Winter Garden, packing up our platform boots, and moving to the Broadhurst beginning November 2nd. We are going back into rehearsal for some re-shaping, re-blocking, and re-teching to accommodate the more intimate space. I think it will be a very exciting and galvanizing time for the cast. Just sad to leave so many of our wonderful crew guys behind...