It's Autumn in New York! As the leaves fall, ghosts, goblins, and black cats roam, and pumpkin spice lattes warm every tongue, we are treating the Broadway babies who celebrate their birthdays in October.
Let's "Take It Up A Step" for our October 1 birthdays, song-and-dance man Christian Borle (Some Like It Hot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Falsettos), legendary legend star Julie Andrews (My Fair Lady, Victor/Victoria, Camelot), and lyricist Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Anastasia, Ragtime).
There's something about Samatha Barks (Pretty Woman: The Musical), who celebrates her birthday on October 2.
Colin Donnell (The Shark is Broken, Anything Goes) is the "Big Man in Town" on October 9.
We'll be singing hello to darling Victoria Clark (Kimberly Akimbo, The Light in the Piazza) on October 10.
"The Words Come Pouring Out" on October 11 as we celebrate Judy Kaye (Diana, The Musical, Anastasia, Wicked).
We have no Doubt that John Patrick Shanley (Outside Mullingar) is in for a fantastic October 13.
"It's All Happening" for Drew Gehling (Almost Famous, Waitress, Jersey Boys) on October 16.
On October 17, we'll be thinking of Cameron Mackintosh (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Mary Poppins).
For one night only, October 19, Jennifer Holliday (The Color Purple, Chicago, Dreamgirls) is our ultimate dreamgirl.
"Live in Living Color" on October 21, Aaron Tveit (Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal) and LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Purlie Victorious, The Piano Lesson, A Raisin in the Sun) will be ringing in a New Year.
On October 22, Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, Some Like It Hot, Catch Me If You Can), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Take Me Out, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and Corey Hawkins (Topdog / Underdog, Romeo and Juliet) will be feeling timeless to us.
Whatever age Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic) turns on October 23, we know its a remarkable age indeed!
October 24 belongs to Raúl Esparza (Company, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Rocky Horror Show).
October 25 marks the beginning of Adam Pascal (Rent, Pretty Woman: The Musical) season.
We'll be singing "Into the Bitter End" for Will Swenson (A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, Disaster!) and Anthony Rapp (If/Then, Rent) on October 26.
John Cleese (Half a Sixpence, Spamalot) will surely be looking on the bright side of life when we celebrate him on October 27.
On October 28, we'll be so "Lucky" to celebrate Justin Guarini (Once Upon a One More Time, American Idiot, Wicked).
We'll be feeling just wild about Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, Shuffle Along..., Kiss of the Spider Woman) on October 31, our finale birthday.