On today’s special episode, Matt is in conversation with the delightful Melanie La Barrie, who is currently playing Juliet’s Nurse Angelique in the original Broadway production of “& Juliet.” Mel has been with the show since 2017 and has seen the show through a number of changes, including the late addition of some of the best words she’s ever gotten to speak on stage.
Mel is making her Broadway debut and as a Christmas obsessive is loving the lights of New York, but as many beautiful holiday decorations as there are in the city, the songs featured in the show are even more ubiquitous, and she can pleasantly never seem to escape them!
We discuss all of that, the real-world diversity in the show’s cast, and how incredible it has been to see “Matilda the Musical” grow into an international phenomenon and big-screen film after she originated the role of Mrs. Phelps in Stratford and the West End.
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