Stars walking an award show red carpet often get asked the same thing. "How are you feeling?" "Are you nervous?" "Do you have a speech prepared?" To mix things up a bit, as I tend to do, I threw some friendly curve balls to the talent to go with the standardness of it all at last night's Tony Awards. Enjoy below.
Josh Groban: Awesome Job!
Last year, unlikely Broadway Gods Matt Stone and Trey Parker cleaned up the Tony Awards with their epic musical The Book of Mormon. This year's telecast went to a more conventional choice -- at least compared to that instant classic from the South Park creators -- in Once. Hours before the Broadway community sat in their seats and hours after they -- no doubt -- picked up cool swag at the Backstage Creations gift lounge (including Double Cross Vodka, Men's Wearhouse, and ComforPedic pillows from Beautyrest trip -- oh to be famous!), I pondered whether another offbeat comedy duo could reign on Broadway in the coming years. Luckily for me, I found just the right man to ask in Josh Groban.
The multi-talented singer/songwriter and I theorized if a musical from the insanely brilliant minds of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim could ever find its way on the Broadway stage. We can hope or pray.
Jessica Chastain is Everywhere
This fall, the actress who appeared in exactly 1,243 movies last year will star with David Strathairn in a Broadway revival of the Ruth and Augustus Goetz play The Heiress." I asked the insanely talented actress if she intends to star in one show or if she'll appear simultaneously in a bunch.
Smorgasbord of Stars on the Carpet