PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: The Other Josh Cohen Co-Creator and Star David Rossmer
04 Mar 2014
David Rossmer co-created (with Steve Rosen) and stars in the The Other Josh Cohen, now onstage at Paper Mill Playhouse. He fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.
Rossmer has appeared on Broadway in Peter and the Starcatcher, Fiddler on the Roof and Titanic.
Other theatre work includes V-DAY (co-author); Don’t Quit Your Night Job (co-creator); Authorial Intent; Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh; Blow Me; I See London…; That’s Life and Spain.
Full given name:
David Louis Rossmer
Where you were born/where you were raised:
I was born at Lenox Hospital in Manhattan.
I have a NY State driver's license.
Something you're REALLY bad at:
First Broadway show you ever saw:
If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be?
I saw Blood Brothers three times, but I'd see it again.
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends:
Anything Leigh Silverman is directing. And Almost, Maine at Transport Group.
Some favorite modern musicals:
Anything by Michael Friedman.
Some favorite classic musicals:
Fiddler on the Roof is perfect. Follies hits me in a special place. Is Once On This Island a classic yet?
Your personal vocal idols, living or dead:
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget:
My most memorable theatrical experience was a Broadway play called Solitary Confinement by Rupert Holmes. It remains one of the most ingenious shows I've ever seen.
Music that makes you cry, any genre:
"Auld Lang Syne"
MAC or PC?
I'm a born-again MAC.
Most played song on your iPod:
The new Broken Bells album.
MapQuest. And the one for my fantasy baseball.
One of these days I'll know how to answer that.
Last book you read:
"A Hundred Years of Solitude" (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Must-see TV show(s):
Looking for something good on Netflix? Watch "Lights Out." It was on AMC for one season… I believe Warren Leight created it. It's fantastic. Enjoy. Let me know what you think.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.