Broadway stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, so Broadway.com decided it was high time to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. Andrew Durand, who plays loyal young owner Albert Narracott in War Horse after a stint in the Tony-winning rock musical Spring Awakening, shares with us his obsession with Claymation Halloween movies, a Mexican vacation spot, iconic rock stars and more.
TV SHOW: South Park
“One of my favorite TV shows that I could watch anytime and enjoy is South Park. I love the characters. I think it is so funny and so well written. It remains current and comments on things that are happening in society/pop culture at any given time. It's like toilet humor with a purpose. What could be better?”
MOVIE: The Nightmare Before Christmas
“This is close to impossible. I love so many movies. Well, one that comes to mind because I just watched it is The Nightmare Before Christmas. I think it is a brilliantly crafted piece of art. The Claymation and animation is unbelievable and creates a world that not really any other movies have been able to create. The songs and story are incredible as well. Also, I love any Coen brothers movie.”
SONG OR SINGER: Mick Jagger and Freddie Mercury
“Mick Jagger and Freddie Mercury are the first to come to mind. Two of the most amazing rock stars ever.”
STAGE SHOW (OTHER THAN MY OWN): One Man, Two Guvnors
“I was obsessed with One Man, Two Guvnors when I saw it. I told everyone I knew to go and see it. It was literally the funniest thing I have ever seen onstage.'"
RANDOM OBSESSION: Food
“I am obsessed with food."
VACATION SPOT: Tulum, Mexico!!!
“I just went there for a vacation, and it was incredible: Mayan ruins, BLUE ocean with white sand, cenotes (look it up), amazing people and food. Just the most incredible mix of relaxation and adventure."
CELEBRITY: Jeff Bridges
"I think Jeff Bridges is pretty bad ass."
BOOK: Gypsy Boy
“I love to read books that could possibly inform a character that I'm playing at any given time. I find you can connect to a book the way you can connect to a script. You get to interpret it in your own way, as opposed to seeing a movie which someone has interpreted for you. I just read a book called Gypsy Boy by Mikey Walsh. It was so moving and wonderful.”