THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Stage and Screen Star Brooke Shields Shares Her Cherished Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
April 17, 2012

Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share ten of the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of stage and screen star Brooke Shields, who will play Elsa Schraeder in Carnegie Hall's upcoming concert presentation of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, which is scheduled for April 24 at 8 PM in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

Read more about Brooke Shields in the Playbill Vault.



Jerusalem

 

"I saw it six times between NY and London."

Click here to visit the Playbill Vault page for Jerusalem.

 

 

Grease

 

"Seeing the original cast of Grease and then getting to meet the cast." 

Click here to visit the Playbill Vault page for Grease.

 

Pippin 

"I sat in the front row and memorized the score after seeing it for the first time."

Click here to visit the Playbill Vault page for Pippin.

Hair

 

"My first taste of seeing nudity on stage was in Hair, where I saw it up close from the front row as well."

Click here to visit the Playbill Vault page for Hair.

 

 

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

 

"It devastated me."  

Click here to visit the Playbill Vault page for The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

 

 

American Buffalo / True West

 

Click here to visit the Playbill Vault page for American Buffalo.

Click here to visit the Playbill Vault page for True West.

 

 

Hamlet in 2009

"Jude's performance was compelling and layered, yet there was simplicity in it that made it accessible."

Click here to visit the Playbill Vault page for Hamlet.
 

 

 

 

August: Osage County 

 

"The acting was just extraordinary."

Click here to visit the Playbill Vault page for August: Osage County.

 

La Bête

 

"The monologue floored me."

Click here to visit the Playbill Vault page for La Bête.

 

Grey Gardens

 

Click here to visit the Playbill Vault page for Grey Gardens.