STAGE VIEWS: Triassic Parq The Musical Star Alex Wyse
By Andrew Gans
July 28, 2012
Playbill.com's series features brief chats with actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via email, we hear from singing actor Alex Wyse, who is currently starring in Off-Broadway's Triassic Parq The Musical at the Soho Playhouse.
What show recently impressed you?
I was fortunate enough to attend the Public's Romeo and Juliet reading in Central Park. So many stars that night. And, it was cloudy! But seriously. Meryl [Streep] was so nervous, it really meant a lot to her that I was there.
What production are you most excited to see?
I will be attending the first preview of The Heiress to support my future best friend, Jessica Chastain. I'm such a good friend that I even broke in the Walter Kerr Theatre for her. She is my help, my tree of life, my Texas killing fields.
What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
I think we were all devastated when the Funny Girl revival was cancelled, but what you may not know is that I was even more devastated months before when nobody asked me to play Fanny Brice. I have 37 expressions. And legs that won't quit.
What are your current/upcoming projects?
I'm in Triassic Parq until Aug. 5, and then I spend a few days weeping on my couch. And, a Triassic Parq cast album is in the works! I just shot a short film for FunnyorDie called "Fifty Grades of Shay," which has nothing and everything to do with the book that 71 percent of women read on the subway. In September, I'm doing a workshop of a new musical, plus I'll be working on my own musical Nighttime Traffic (which debuted in NYMF) with my bookwriter, Triassic co-author Steve Wargo. And I'm doing a very exciting job beginning this autumn that I'm not at liberty to disclose just yet. None of these things can quite fill the Fanny Brice-shaped hole in my heart, but I suppose I'll keep trying.
Alex Wyse has appeared on Broadway in Lysistrata Jones. Read more about his theatrical history in the Playbill Vault.