And now for some really exciting news! We are thrilled to announce that Broadway.com will be sponsoring our content for Season 1! We are elated to partner with them and couldn’t be more excited to bring them onto our delicious journey!
Broadway Nosh combines my two favorite things - food and theater! My love of cooking stems from my love of eating but being broke because of my love of theater. When I first moved to NYC I quickly learned that Life Upon the Wicked Stage sometimes meant ramen noodles and boxes of mac and cheese. Can I get an amen? Anyway, I liked eating well. And if that meant figuring out how to make my ramen noodles taste fancy due to the limitations of my pocketbook then I was game. (May I recommend veggies, a hard boiled egg and some sensible sambal oelek?)
The other part of the glamorous life of an actor is that we spend a crap ton of time away from home. Sometimes it’s because we are touring around the country. Sometimes we’re performing at regional theaters. And sometimes we are working close to home but doing an onslaught of understudy rehearsals, put-in rehearsals or 19 shows in a row between Christmas and New Year’s. Wherever we are working we essentially live in the theater and spend an exorbitant amount of time with each other. And it’s lots more fun to do that if there’s tasty food around. So I have spent many an evening with a bottle of wine and pot of mussels with my fellow castmates bonding over whatever show we were doing and celebrating a sense of fellowship. And those moments became just as important to me as giving a show stopping performance. So that was the kernel of the Broadway Nosh idea!
Episode 1 was shot in the beginning of January - January 4 to be exact. Laura Osnes and I go way back to the 2007 Grease revival on Broadway and I was so thrilled when she agreed to being my first guest! I love my little Laura Osnes - I feel like a proud mama hen when I think about all her Broadway success in such a short amount of time. But she’s also one of the most genuinely good human beings on this planet. When I picture stellar people I see three things - Mother Teresa, Jean Valjean and Laura Osnes. We had a blast making Laura’s favorite Strawberry Lemonade Bars and reminiscing about our Pink Lady Days.
Hope you enjoy the episode and don’t forget to tune in next week to watch me and Krysta Rodriguez blow your mind about cauliflower!