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 musical that sparked their love of theater? Read on for a treasure trove of musical memories and inspirational stories from your favorite Broadway actors.
JOHN LLOYD YOUNG (Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys)
The musical that sparked my love of theater:
A Chorus Line. I felt a perversely passionate attraction to the life of a struggling actor.
My first memory of this musical was:
First the movie, then the original cast recording on cassette tape, and then I saw the original long-running production on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre.
To this day, when I hear or see the show I…
...remember why I wanted to get into all of this in the first place.
The most memorable production I’ve seen of the musical is:
Broadway. It was a thrill for a young kid from a small town to see the famous musical I listened to over and over at its original theater in the heart of New York City.
The last time I listened to the cast recording was:
Right after we lost Marvin Hamlisch, with whom I was planning a series of concerts.
The most romantic song from the show is:
"What I Did For Love"
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