Sierra Boggess & Darren Criss Fan Out Just Like You & More Lessons of the Week

first_imgJessie Mueller Has an Onstage Sweet ToothBefore there were pies, there were Twinkies. Jessie Mueller played Role Call and revisited her resume, and she said she’s outgrown her Over the Tavern days, when she played “a 16-year-old who ate Twinkies.” It all worked out for her because we know the only thing better than yellow cake with a creamy center is mermaid marshmallow pie. Surely, her dentist is thrilled. Our Fans Have Spectacular, Spectacular Casting Skills  Come what may, we will not stop dreamcasting Baz Luhrman’s Moulin Rouge musical; we’ve been doing it forever! You chose Darren Criss to play Christian in a stage adaptation back in the day. Other top picks included Aaron Tveit, Jeremy Jordan and Santino Fontana. Who knew the Glee star would stop by HQ the same day this news would break?! Well…actually, not even Criss himself!  Holiday Inn Costs an Arm and a LegWhat’s more exciting than tap dancing on every holiday? Tap dancing with dead arms, of course. To pass the time during tech, Corbin Bleu and his Holiday Inn castmates rehearse their routines with flailing limbs. We’ve never dreamcast those inflatable tube dancers in a musical before, but after this, we’re starting to consider it. The Winter Garden Felt the Spirit of BabsBarbra Streisand paid a visit to her old digs at the Winter Garden Theatre (where she starred in Funny Girl way back when), where she visited Barbra super-fan Sierra Boggess’ School of Rock dressing room. Among Sierra’s decorations were a plethora of framed Barbra album covers, an opening night note from her and a candle with Saint Barbra’s face. Look out, Andrew Chappelle. Your Patti shrine has nothing on the Barbra temple. View Comments Dee’s Dreams Are Not in GreenWe’ve heard that when you play Elphaba, the green stays with you (especially behind the ears). For Dee Roscioli, however, the tint doesn’t stick. Fiddler on the Roof’s new Fruma Sarah recalled a nightmare in which she was preparing to go on as Elphie, but no matter how much green she applied, none of it stayed on. Fruma Sarah and bad dreams go together like Elphaba and questionable headwear. Star Files Darren Criss Sierra Boggesscenter_img Bryce Ryness Has an O.K. PlanHe was a pirate in Peter Pan Live!, but now Bryce Ryness wants to smell the sweet wavin’ wheat in a live Oklahoma! The Matilda favorite revealed he’d love to see a site-specific telecast that shoots in Oklahoma, with real cornfields and real golden haze. We’re all for this, but two questions: Are two exclamation points in Oklahoma! Live! excessive, and can it feature Mary Testa making cornbread? Anastasia Knows Blondes Have More FunWhat do you mean, “Journey to the Past”? Anastasia’s tresses are apparently all about the future in the recently released Broadway artwork. Though the title character of the popular animated film rocked red locks in ’97, it looks like it’s time for a change. Whether she’s werkin’ a “Ginger Top” or “Legally Blonde,” we’re still amped to see Anastasia bow on Broadway on March 23, 2017! We Love Ana Villafañe’s ‘Conga’ SwimsuitHow does Ana Villafañe make it happen? With a #Conga one-piece. The On Your Feet! vlogger went on a water park excursion with her fellow cast members, during which time she revealed a custom-made bathing suit perfect for Broadway’s Gloria Estefan. We think this could be the start of something, Ana. You can have your own #Conga line of swimwear. Or #Conga almond butter! Darren Criss, Jessie Mueller, Bryce Ryness, Ana Villafane, Sierra Boggess & Alexandra Silber(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser, Joan Marcus & Caitlin McNaney) Labor Day weekend is finally here! Before you head to Coney Island for Elsie Fest or start up the grill for your epic barbecue, it’s time to review the Lessons of the Week. From Jessie Mueller’s fave treat to the Wicked Witch’s own worst nightmares, here’s the knowledge that got dropped!   Elsie Fest = Darren Criss’ Fantasy Football  Speaking of super fans, Darren Criss graced us with his presence on #LiveatFive this week to talk all things Elsie Fest. The Audience Choice Award winner told us that the concert is actually a mastermind plot for him to assemble the stars he fans out about, like a Fantasy Football League (you know, for people who enjoy Sports Ball). Cynthia Erivo, Corey Cott—game on!  Cat’s Got Alexandra Silber’s TongueWhen Alexandra Silber met Angela Lansbury after a performance of Fiddler, she had a full speech prepared detailing how the grande dame is her one true idol. Absent from Silber’s speech, however, was her cat, Tatiana Angela Lansbury Romanov. The feline has her own Instagram account replete with show tune quotes. It’s probably best you didn’t tell her, Al. We know she’s more of a rabbit person, anyway.last_img

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