Lessons of the Week! Jeremy Jordan, Sutton Foster & More

first_img Sutton Foster Star Files It’s Friday, and you know what that means—it’s time for the Lessons of the Week! We know we say this every week, but some really, really weird stuff has happened in the last seven days, and we just can’t wait to share it all with you. From Sting’s delicious secret talent to Sutton Foster’s new gig as a used underwear peddler, check out what we learned below.Sutton Foster Is the Fantine of TV LandIn what was definitely the most entertaining episode of Younger to date, our heroine Liza (played by Sutton Foster) is forced to sell her panties to pay for her daughter’s education. What?! Sell your locket, your hair, your teeth, your body—anything but your panties! Don’t let those tigers with their voices soft as thunder push you around.Joe Tippett Is the Kevin Bacon of WTFHow did Airline Highway star Joe Tippett get to Broadway? By cutting loose and channeling Kevin Bacon. “Any job I’ve ever had is just six degrees from the Williamstown Theatre Festival,” he told us. And now that you’ve made your Broadway debut, Joe, you’re also six degrees from Idina Menzel!Sarah Stiles Was a Terrible RootThe Tony nominee is hilarious in Hand to God, but there’s one role she really sucked at: Playing one of Audrey II’s roots in a local production of Little Shop of Horrors. You should brush up those skills, Sarah—play your cards right and you could be flailing on the ground next to Jake Gyllenhaal.Jeremy Jordan Smells Like SuccessLast week, we finally answered the age-old question: What does Aaron Tveit smell like? The answer, if you missed it, is shaving cream and (possibly) tangerines. This week, we’re solving yet another mystery of the nose. Judging by his performance in the Sweet Smell of Success concert, Jeremy Jordan smells like talent. Sweet, sweet talent. Case closed!Laura Michelle Kelly Sleeps in a CloudFinding Neverland headliner Laura Michelle Kelly always seems so relaxed and well-rested on her Broadway.com video blog, so we weren’t surprised to hear she has a very specific sleeping regimen involving a cool mist humidifier. “It’s like sleeping in a cloud,” the star said dreamily. That’s it, we’re coming over for a slumber party. (Can websites go to slumber parties?)Babs Isn’t Enough For Max von EssenYou’d think the cast of An American in Paris would be satisfied with Barbra Streisand coming to see their show, but instead it’s turned them into wild celebrity mongers who won’t be happy until Jake Gyllenhaal, Bradley Cooper, Kristen Wiig, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland and Abe Vigoda come to the show. Um, we think some of those people are dead, but OK.Sting Has Fruity FingersAs if he didn’t already have enough skills, Sting revealed another secret talent that drives the ladies (and some gents) wild. Did you know that The Last Ship composer can peel an orange in one piece using only one hand? And one day, he dreams of branching out and trying an apple? Wow, that’s great, Sting. But can you stick your tongue in your nose?Meryl Has a Band of B’way SidekicksRemember when Meryl Streep got Billy Magnussen cast in Into the Woods? Yeah, that was awesome. Now she’s bringing another bad-ass band of Broadway stars to the big screen in Ricki and the Flash: Audra McDonald, Ben Platt, Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan, Nick Westrate, Keala Settle and her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer. Can this please be a real band? We’ll be roadies.Fans Believe in NeverlandEveryone needs something to believe in. Cher, Jack Kelly, the Llewelyn Davies boys, and of course, you! That’s why it’s so awesome that after getting completely snubbed from the 2015 Tony Awards, fans nominated Finding Neverland for a whopping 11 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards—the most of any play or musical this year. Clap if you believe…and then stop clapping and click here to vote!Thank Heaven For Cheese & NetflixWhat were we saying? Oh right. Everyone needs something to believe in—including Broadway stars! But on opening night of Gigi when we asked the cast and their friends what they were thanking heaven for, they settled on the decadent trifecta of cheese, Netflix and lobster. Well, we just found our plans for the evening. See ya next week!center_img View Commentslast_img

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