T.G.I.F., Broadway.com readers! Before we say “so long, farewell” to another action-packed week on the Great White Way, let’s revisit all of the random, weird and totally silly stuff Broadway stars have taught us over the last seven days. Ready?
Jonathan Groff Is Coming to B’way (Sorta)
No, he’s not making a return engagement as Melchior (damn it), but Jonathan Groff will announce this year’s Tony nominations with Lucy Liu. Jonathan, can’t you just sneak one tiny verse of “All That’s Known” in there for old time’s sake?
S-Dawg & J.J. Pizza Man Join the Fight
On the Rocky red carpet, Sierra Boggess and Jeremy Jordan got creative and made up the most adorable boxing alter egos of all time. We don’t know about you, but we wouldn’t want to get caught alone in a dark alley with J.J. Pizza Man.
Bryan Cranston Goes Commando
On The Colbert Report, All the Way star Bryan Cranston revealed which of his characters wear tighty-whiteys (Breaking Bad’s Walter White and Hal from Malcolm in the Middle) and which ones, uh, don’t (Lyndon B. Johnson). TMI, Mr. President. TMI!
Matilda Is a Peanut-Free Zone
We’re not sure which member of the Matilda cast is allergic, but we spotted a “no peanuts allowed” sign backstage. What a shame…Guess you’ll just have to send all those delicious peanut butter cups to Broadway.com, 729 7th Ave., New York, NY, 10019.
James Monroe Iglehart Hearts McDonald's
Most Broadway stars fall asleep on a giant pile of money after their opening night parties (at least that’s what we’ve always imagined), but Aladdin funny guy James Monroe Iglehart hit up the Mickey D’s late night menu. Nothing says Broadway glamour like large fries and a McFlurry.
Wanna Be on B’way? Eat Cheetos
How did college roomies Helene Yorke and Andrew Keenan-Bolger make it from the University of Michigan to the Great White Way? By skipping class, watching Paula Deen and eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. See, kids? You just have to apply yourselves.
Ramin Karimloo Loses 3 Pounds a Show
Les Miz hunk (yes, Jean Valjean is officially a hunk now) Ramin Karimloo’s performance is so physical, he estimates that he loses three pounds per performance while playing prisoner 24601. Lose weight, gain weight—just don’t skip the part of the show where you rip your shirt off.
'Locomotion' = Jessie Mueller Pee Break
Where is Beautiful star Jessie Mueller while the rest of the cast is groovin’ on stage to “The Locomotion” every night? In Anika Larsen’s bathroom, taking a much-needed pee break. We’re gonna stick this info in the “TMI” pile with Bryan Cranston’s undies (or, uh, lack thereof).
Oops! Broadway.com Outed Matt Doyle
On Show People, Jasper in Deadland star Matt Doyle says he wasn’t publicly open about his sexuality until Broadway.com spilled the beans in a photo caption. Yikes, sorry, Matt! But we think it worked out for the best, don’t you?
Idina Menzel Is a Cover Girl
Frozen and If/Then star Idina Menzel made the cover of Billboard this week! The issue flew off the shelves, making it the first edition of Billboard to sell out this year. Nice work, Idina fans. First, she conquered Broadway. Then the big screen. Then the Oscars. Then the radio waves. Then the press. Next? World domination. Muh-ha-ha-ha…