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Here Lies Love - Off-Broadway

The Public Theater presents this world premiere musical by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim.

Here Lies Love Ladykiller Jose Llana Loves Harry Potter, The Goonies, Julie Andrews & More

Here Lies Love Ladykiller Jose Llana Loves Harry Potter, The Goonies, Julie Andrews & More
Jose Llana shares his obsession with London, Nora Ephron dialogue and more.

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. When he's not shaking things up as despotic political leader Ferdinand Marcos in the Public Theater's smash hit musical Here Lies Love, stage favorite Jose Llana has a ton of random obessions to keep him busy! Find out why the former Wonderland and Putnam County Spelling Bee star can't get enough Harry Potter, Top Chef and lip balm! 

MOVIE: The Goonies
"No other movie defines my childhood. And my constant need to set booty traps. I mean booby traps. Right, that's what I said."

SONG OR SINGER: Luther Vandross
"Voice of honey. Hearing him sing made me want to become a singer."


STAGE SHOW (OTHER THAN MY OWN): Violet
"I was lucky enough to see it at Playwrights Horizons in 1997. The cast album is still on permanent rotation my iPod."

BOOK: Harry Potter 1-7
"Proud Potterhead. What of it? Stupefy."



CELEBRITY: Julie Andrews
"Ms. Andrews was a guest celebrity speller during the Broadway run of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and she is the only celebrity I've ever met where I couldn't speak and literally started to shake. She could not have been nicer and was happy to help calm me down. She also spells 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' like a champ."

REALITY SHOW: Top Chef
"I've watched every season and it still hasn't gotten old. Please pack your knives and go."


FASHION DESIGNER
"Huh? If I could wear jeans and a black t-shirt every day I'd be the happiest person alive."


BEAUTY PRODUCT: Kiehl's Lip Balm
"It's my weird performance safety blanket and I get stressed out if I think my lips are dry or chapped during the show. I keep lip balm next to my water bottle backstage."

VACATION SPOT: London
"My boyfriend and I went there for our first vacation together eight years ago and it was the most magical seven days I've ever spent. Food, nightlife, theater and everyone talks like they're from Hogwarts."

APP: Embark NYC
"Jeigh Magjus, my Here Lies Love castmate, just introduced me to this app that tells you when the next subway train is coming. Mind blown."

RANDOM OBSESSION: When Harry Met Sally
"My two best friends and I constantly annoy everyone in our presence when we recite entire scenes verbatim. I'll have what she's having."

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