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. Katie Rose Clarke made her Broadway debut as Clara in the The Light in the Piazza (a performance preserved on film!) before taking on popular blonde, Glinda in the Broadway blockbuster Wicked. Below, Clarke fills fans in on her unabashed love of chick flicks, her nerdy taste in music and why grandmas are more tech savvy than she is.
TV SHOW: Arrested Development
“Currently I'm catching up on Arrested Development. I can't believe it took me so long to see it! I'm almost through season two, and it's genius."
MOVIE: When Harry Met Sally
“I will forever love When Harry Met Sally. I'm a sucker for a good chick flick. We could safely include any classic Meg Ryan is this category. ”
STAGE SHOW (OTHER THAN MY OWN): The Nutcracker
“I saw The Nutcracker for the first time with my mother and sister-in-law this Christmas. I'd never been to the ballet before. It was magical!”
SONG OR SINGER: “Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy
“Nerdiest answer ever, right? I know!"
“I loved Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Right now I'm rereading The Chronicles of Narnia series for fun."
ATHLETE: Johnny Manziel
"My husband is going to fall in love with me all over again when he reads that."
“I love a good beach, but right now I'd take a vacation anywhere. I think I like the down time with people I love more than the location. "
“I just got it...I'm finally on Twitter (as of five weeks ago), and I wanted to be able to put more than one photo at a time. I know what you're thinking and yes, I'm a granny when it comes to social media...actually I know a lot of grandmothers that are way ahead of me with all that stuff."
"I can't say that I wear many designer clothes. If I was closer to a Target I'd do the majority of my shopping there. I do like to indugle at Anthropologie...it's like crack, am I right, ladies?"
BEAUTY PRODUCT: Bright lipstick
“Sometimes you just want to be bold. I'm about to replace my Nars lip pencil in Red Square (a perfect orangey-red)...it doesn't kiss off which is a major bonus."
RANDOM OBSESSION: Circle frame sunglasses
"I love the kooky shape."