By Andrew Gans
17 Jul 2013
The show/part that has been on my mind of late is Anna in The King & I. I think it is such a masterpiece, and I feel like now is the time for me to play that part. Even though it is written about another time and place that feel so distant, it really speaks to the times we live in now. We continue to need lessons in acceptance and understanding difference. It's also been so long since I have done a big, classic Broadway musical!
I'm gonna go with…True West by Sam Shepard. I didn't get to see it in 2000 with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly, but if I could travel back in time, I would stand in line for tickets. Then I would gradually befriend both of them and somehow convince them that I should clearly be included in the rotating cast…focusing on Austin, of course.