THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Broadway and Crossing Swords Star Linda Balgord Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
July 10, 2013

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

This week we spotlight the choices of singing actress Linda Balgord, who will be seen in the New York Musical Theatre Festival production of Crossing Swords, which will play The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center July 22-28.



(Clicking on a name bolded in blue will take readers to that actor or show's entry in the Playbill Vault.)

 

Master Class

 

"I was deeply moved by Zoe Caldwell’s brilliant performance. It was so thrilling to see a theatrical legend bring an operatic legend to life."

 

 

Grapes of Wrath

 

"This was a wonderful piece of theatre. Lois Smith, Gary Sinise and Terry Kinney were so powerful in their honesty."

 

 

Evita
 

 

"This was the first show I saw on Broadway. I was amazed by Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin and the entire experience. I had not yet started belting and I could not imagine how Ms. LuPone made those extraordinary sounds. I spent a lot of time singing along with her on that album trying to figure it out!"

Angels in America

 

"A true American epic led by Stephen Spinella in a heartbreaking yet extraordinarily comic performance."

 

 

Six Degrees of Separation

 

"Stockard Channing was…..yes, I am going to say it, …awesome!" 

 

 

Les Miserables

 

"I was completely swept away by this show when I saw it in Washington, D.C. prior to the Broadway run. Colm Wilkinson and Judy Kuhn were glorious. I had never heard so much thrilling singing in one evening."

 

Exit the King

 

"Geoffrey Rush was not of this world. A masterful performance. "

 

The Light in the Piazza

 

"I was transported by this beautiful show. The entire cast was fabulous and Victoria Clark was exquisite."

August: Osage County

 

"I was riveted by this play and the great cast. Amy Morton, Rondi Reed and Deanna Dunagan really triumphed in their intensely passionate performances."

 

 

One Man, Two Guvnors
 

 

"What a gift to be made to laugh out loud so much! James Corden was so incredibly delightful."