TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 2008, Glory Days, a coming-of-age pop musical, written by young newcomers Nick Blaemire (music and lyrics) and James Gardiner (book), opens on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre, following a hit run at the Signature Theatre in Virgina. Its stay is brief, however: it closes after 17 previews and a single performance.
Aaron Tveit (NEXT TO NORMAL, WICKED), Chelsea Krombach (WICKED), Steven Booth (AVENUE Q, HAPPY DAYS) and Natalie Weiss (WICKED Tour) sing “Like Breathing” from Edges at Pasek and Paul’s sold-out NYMF concert at the Zipper Theatre on September 22, 2008.
M:So, we always joke about the barricade boys being history’s first boyband. In light of that, I want you to pick four other theater actors to be in a boyband with you.
A:Well, the ladies love a guy who’s kind of a badass, and a country southern boy, so I gotta go with my main man Jeremy Woodard. And because he can sing his ass off, and it would allow me not to sing all the high harmonies, I need to go with Steven Booth. I’m trying to think… who’s got some good moves, man? We need somebody to do some dance moves. Curtis Holbrook, another one of my buddies, can dance his ass off! And then you always need one guy who can sing low notes. I don’t know, is there anybody who sings low notes anymore?
M:This is a tough one. You can pick West End actors if you have any in mind.
A:Yeah, you know what, I think Fra would be the last member of our boyband. Just cause he’s hilarious.