How to Survive 8 Broadway Shows a Week

How to Survive 8 Broadway Shows a Week

Ever performed eight shows a week, for weeks on end? The Tony Award-nominated stars in the Backstage exclusive video below sure have!

Whether it’s sugar-free cough drops or just a well-timed nap, every Broadway performer has different techniques for surviving such a grueling schedule in the spotlight. We asked this year’s Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block (“Falsettos”), Mary Beth Peil (“Anastasia”), Jayne Houdyshell (“A Doll’s House, Part 2”), Denée Benton (“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”), David Hyde Pierce (“Hello, Dolly!”), John Douglas Thompson (“August Wilson’s Jitney”), and Brandon Uranowitz (“Falsettos”) for their advice on snacking and drinking, vocal care, and what other secret weapons help them endure.

READ: The 2017 Tony Nominees: Actors in a Musical

Don’t forget to check out Set the Scene, our video series of advice for actors, and be sure to subscribe to the Backstage YouTube Channel. Happy Tony Awards week!

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Jack Smart
Jack Smart is the awards editor at Backstage, where he covers all things Emmy, SAG, Oscar, and Tony Awards. He also produces and hosts Backstage’s awards podcast “In the Envelope” and has interviewed some of the biggest stars of stage and screen.
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