PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day at Off-Broadway's Forever Dusty With Benim Foster
Forever Dusty, a new musical about the life of late singer Dusty Springfield, plays Off-Broadway's New World Stages. Cast member Benim Foster invites readers to spend a two-show day with him at the theatre. Read the Playbill.com story.
Hello there everyone. Follow me, Benim Foster, as I take you through one of my two-show days of Forever Dusty. Enjoy! I like to start off my day with a visit to Amy’s Bread! If I hit it now, then I won’t be tempted later, on the way to work.
This is a sticky bun.
Here, my girlfriend Rachel Bay Jones moves swiftly through the flower section of Trader Joe’s!
On my way back from an audition, I ran into these guys...
This is my shadow. On the way to the theatre. This picture is proportionally accurate.
As I arrive at the theatre, I always love sneaking my way through the audience who are about to see me in the show. This is always a special moment. And they have no idea…shhhh.
Inside, I find guitarist Oscar Bautista, and Stage Managers Kris Valentine and Kristine "Alfred" Ayers marveling at the carpentry work of cast member Ashley Betton, as she builds a set of shelves.
This is what I see at the start of the show. Now, at pre-show, I check my props… Cigarette? Check. Lighter? Check. Ashtray for Dusty to hurl at my chest? Check.
This is the lovely Kim Carbone, who makes all of our sound... sound so lovely. (Don't you love it when you think you need to lean back in a photo to fit into the frame? But you only end up looking like this…??)
Our microphone holder. I know what you're thinking. But, the condoms are used to cover the MICS...