Theater 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. Shalita Grant made her Broadway debut and received a Best Featured Actress Tony nomination for her role as the misguided psychic maid Cassandra in the Tony-nominated play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This hilarious newcomer confesses her obsessions with Vanya playwright Chris Durang, extending her cell battery and getting around using Google Maps.
TV SHOW: Law & Order: SVU
“And not because I say I love it in the play either!”
“I don't really have a favorite movie, but here are a few that I can watch more than once: Imitation of Life (1950s version), The Color Purple, The Long Kiss Goodnight and The Matrix (maybe a few more, but these are right off the top of my head).”
STAGE SHOW (OTHER THAN MY OWN)
“Anything Chris Durang."
BOOK: Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
"I just finished Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk, and I LOVED it! His ruminations on celebrity and the self museumizing in our culture are poignant and right on the money."
ATHLETE: Hines Ward (Former Steelers Player)
"You know, I really love Hines Ward. Not just because his first name makes me giggle (I immediately think ketchup), but because he cares so much about the game and his team, and he played like it. He's also a very sexy man, and even though I say this last, it's actually kind of the first reason why I'm obsessed with him."
VACATION SPOT: New Orleans
"Because it's everything I love: food, music, and an all-around good time!"
“Oh so many! Max Azria, Badgley Mischka, Theia, Rachel Roy...”
APP: Google Maps
“Because I must know where I'm going and the best way to get there. Is there traffic? Maybe I should take a train, or a bike. What was the address again?”
BEAUTY PRODUCT: Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss
"I am OBSESSED with Bobbi Brown High Shimmer lip gloss. It bumps up my look IMMEDIATELY!"
"I'm obsessed with trying to extend the battery life on my stupid smart phone! Aggghhhh!"