STAGE VIEWS: Forever Dusty Star Sean Patrick Hopkins

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19 Jan 2013

Sean Patrick Hopkins
Sean Patrick Hopkins
Photo by Matt Simkins

Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via email, we hear from singing actor Sean Patrick Hopkins, who plays Tom Springfield in the new biographical musical Forever Dusty, about the life of the late soul singer Dusty Springfield, at Off-Broadway's New World Stages.

What show recently impressed you?
I was inspired by the imaginative storytelling in Peter and the Starcatcher. It's great to see a production make the most of theatrical conventions, and Christian Borle's performance was a highlight of this past season. Also, I don't think I've ever laughed as hard as I did while watching James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors. Brilliant!

What production are you most excited to see?
I've started hearing some buzz about the new Pippin revival, which sounds exciting. I'm also interested to see what the new Big Fish musical is like — I love the film, and I think it has great theatrical potential.

What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
I've never done a Sondheim show. I know it was here recently, but I'd love to do Bobby in Company.

What are your current/upcoming projects?
I am currently playing Tom Springfield in Forever Dusty at New World Stages. There are a few films and a web series I have premiering soon, and one short film I wrap later this month. I also got engaged recently, so wedding planning is a big project now!