Broadway cast and crews don't always see eye to eye, but during the run of Motown, Ariana De Bose, who originated the role of Mary Wilson, and props master Jill Johnson made a backstage connection.
It was just a friendship then, but when they both moved on to different shows: De Bose with Pippin, and Johnson with If/Then, De Bose finally got up the guts to ask Johnson out to… Since sharing that first juice, they've gone on much more romantic, and involved dates, courtesy of the crafty Johnson, and their relationship has helped them to understand why sometimes cast members can be seen as "whiny" and crew members "brash." Over the past year and a half Johnson and De Bose have made it through hellish tech weeks, Broadway transfers and short times apart.
And then Natalie, sitting beside me, mentioned something about Sutton Foster and Bobby Cannavale being the current big showbiz couple. The two married a few years ago, and it's one of those matches that made me go “Awwwww!
”But I did some digging just now, and alas, my bubble has been burst: Borle allegedly carried out an affair with Laura “Elle Woods” Bell Bundy during the run of , after which Foster divorced him.
Norbert Leo Butz, who had been nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for , was being interviewed alongside his wife, actress Michelle Federer. what happened to Sutton Foster and Christian Borle? Hollywood romances are known even by those who don't follow them, but Broadway romances fly a little further under the radar.
While De Bose continues to perform on Broadway in Hamilton, Johnson will hit the road as the head props master with Jerry Mitchell's new musical Gotta Dance. I was going back through the little doorway to come say, "Hi" and I walk in and see all of the cast members. " Then I walk into [Jill's] office and I'm like, "Hey, babe! " Then I hear Idina [Menzel] singing which means there is a show going on.
is an American actor featured in several Broadway productions.
A two-time Tony Award winner for his roles as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher and as William Shakespeare in Something Rotten!
AD: There was a secret alley in between the theatres, so during my half hour and for pre-set I would either go through the little doorway and go say "Hi" to her or she'd come say "Hi" to me. It was clear that we had still been thinking about each other throughout the past six months of very little contact. JJ: I was out of town with If/Then…AD: I left Motown and took a little break.
Then I ended up in Pippin and I was just back in the grind of being an actress.
I don't blame her; but man, is that depressing news!