Favorite ThingsTHEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Broadway Couple Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers Share Their Theatregoing ExperiencesPlaybill.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 actors and married couple Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers, who will offer an evening of song, entitled Loving You, June 18 at 8 PM at Feinstein's at Loews Regency; visit Feinsteinsatloewsregency.com for reservations.
"Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson in
Grey Gardens were almost too believable... absolutely mesmerizing."
"I had a front-row seat for three years developing and performing
Grey Gardens with Christine and Mary Louise. Every night, these two legends turned in a remarkable performance. Definitely my most fulfilling artistic experience to date."
"Carolee Carmello and James Ludwig in
John & Jen, which I saw as a high school student at the Lamb's Little Theatre. I loved it so much I came back the following night. Then, I wrote
Andrew Lippa a letter asking if I could sing one of the unpublished songs for my college auditions. He agreed, made a copy of his hand-written music, and we've been friends ever since. By the way, I still have the music."
"Peter Friedman's performance in
Ragtime moved me incredibly. I was that annoying audience member in the balcony audibly weeping when Tateh spoke of his 'idea for a movie--a dream of what this country could be.'"
"Patti, Marin, Audra, Donna, Bernadette and Elaine in the second act of the Sondheim Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall. Combine Sondheim's music with those artists and magic happens.
Jenn Colella and I snuck around to the back of the house to watch these divas strut their stuff. Each one a star. Each performance a marvel."