Valentine’s Day is a yearly celebration of love—so what better way to mark the holiday than by asking stage stars to reminisce about the first musical that sparked their love of theater? Read on on for a treasure trove of musical memories and inspirational stories from your favorite Broadway actors.
Brandon Victor Dixon (Berry Gordy Jr. in the forthcoming Motown: The Musical)
The musical that sparked my love of theater:
Les Miserables was the first show I fell in love with. It was the first large scale stage production I ever saw. It was in London, and I was sitting in the very last row. I’ll never forget it.
To this day, when I hear or see the show I...
...ponder my plans to be the first black Jean Valjean on Broadway.
The last time I listened to the cast recording was:
The 10th anniversary recording sets the bar for me, so when they did the 25th anniversary performance not too long ago, I revisited it. Still can't be beat!
The most romantic song from the show is...
I don't know about most romantic, but "One Day More" is my favorite. I suppose the message of holding on for one more day is romantic.
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