PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day at Beautiful: The Carole King Musical With Tony Nominee Anika Larsen
Anika Larsen (Xanadu, Avenue Q) is back on Broadway as Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The 2014 Tony nominee shares a two-show day at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
10:03am: Rise and shine in Brooklyn for a 2-show day at Beautiful - The Carole King Musical!
10:37am: I reluctantly go for a run. For me, it's the best way to be in good voice for a matinee.
11:44: Breakfast of Champions: cereal, organic berries and almond milk. Yes, I put 3 different kinds of cereal in my bowl. It's a party up in there. I'm sort of OCD, and I will go out of my way to make things in my life work out in threes.
12:49pm: Selfie on the Q train. Reading the Times on the subway, look at the wicked awesome surprise in the arts section!
1:06: Off the train here--the heart of The City So Nice They Named It Twice, y'all!
1:09: I don't enter the stage until 25 minutes into the show, so I really don't have to get here until right at a half an hour before the show, but I like the people here so much I almost always get here early.
1:10: We have the best damn security team on Broadway. They keep us safe, help fans get autographs and they've been known to party with us. This is Cynthia and Jason. I told Cynthia that she was a good omen because my character has the same name.
1:17: In the hallway, playbills to sign for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
1:25: Dorion, Buck, John, Ron and Adam from the best damn crew on Broadway, hanging out in our green room. Not many Broadway theaters have room for a real green room, so we’re super lucky.
1:26: Here's my fabulous dresser, Meghan Gaber, and my booty from opening night a week ago. Problem: the flowers are dying to the point that there's actually fruit flies in my dressing room, so I think they're going to have to go.