PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Brian d'Arcy James

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Brian d'Arcy James
Brian d'Arcy James — who co-stars in the Broadway revival of The Apple Tree — fills out's new questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
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Full given name: Brian d'Arcy James
Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Audition song: for a good chunk of time it was "I Must Be in Love" from Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
Monologue you can recite from memory: I can't do it from memory anymore, but Neil Simon's The Heartbreak Kid...Charles Grodin, while on his honeymoon, trying to get the blessing of Cybill Shepherd's father.
First Broadway show ever saw: Dreamgirls
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Long Day's Journey Into Night with Jason Robards
Current show you have been recommending to friends: ANSWER
Favorite showtune: "Daybreak" by Adam Guettel
Most played song on your iPod: "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder
One CD you couldn't live without: "Apple Venus Volume One" by XTC
Last book you read: "The Assassin's Gate" by George Packer
Must-see TV show: "Friday Night Lights" and "Saturday Night Live"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Kate James and Schadenfreude
Pop culture guilty pleasure: anything to do with TiVo
Pre-show rituals: Airborne
Cats or dogs? Both, but currently a cat
Favorite pizza topping: Pineapple and ham
Who would play you in the movie? Taye Diggs
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