Normally I report on the Broadway community at large, but today I’m dedicating a post to the Camp Broadway blog family. If you follow Camp Broadway or any of the other bloggers on Facebook or Twitter, you have noticed that we love to talk to each other across the web…A LOT. We’re a bunch of hard core theater-lovers with crazy obsessions and strong opinions. Plus, we like to have fun. So, if you’re looking for a new Bway OTP to ship or you’re wondering if anyone else loves Little Shop of Horrors with Rick Moranis as much as you do, look no further. Though it may not be as epic and gift bag inducing as Oprah, I would like to share with you a list of Camp Broadway’s favorite things.
I could write a whole blog about all the actors we love, but I will name just a few for space sake. Neil Patrick Harris, the Tony man himself, is always a hot topic. Also Les Miserables stars Aaron Tveit and Samantha Barks. Hillary loves Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana from Cinderella, because who doesn’t love fairy tales? Note from the editor: I really fell in love with Santino when he pulled out that pretzel during the acoustic “10 Minutes Ago” video. Also Victoria’s obsession with Ryan Steele from Newsies and Matilda, and Molly’s love for Mrs. Wormwood herself Lesli Margherita know no bounds. But no one can compete with Chaplin star Rob McClure, who is always at the top of our Broadway fan girl conversations.
2. Musicals and Shows
We love each and every Broadway show, but I have to mention some that come up a lot in the daily Twitter talk. We fell in love with many of the shows this spring, like Matilda and Pippin. Hillary loves Cinderella, but she’s a real Rodgers and Hammerstein purist. Recently musicals like Big Fish and First Date have become new favorites. We of course also love the amazing but short lived Chaplin. And what Broadway fanatic is complete without NBC’s Smash? There are more Broadway stars in one episode than at a Tony Awards cocktail party!
3. Other Simple Joys
Schmackary’s Cookies, Broadway’s cookie hotspot, is the best guilty pleasure among our bloggers. Who doesn’t love cookies that you can send to your favorite actor! Or in Hillary and Sunny’s case, to their front door (we won’t judge). We also enjoy all of Hillary’s tweets about the Royal Baby and her famous gifs. Molly also loves all the Broadway swings.
In my case, I love Patina Miller, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, Adam Pascal, and any of the cast of the Godspell revival (ESPECIALLY Telly Leung). My favorite shows are Spring Awakening, Pippin, Rent, Bare, Godspell, Matilda, and West Side Story. I also love Youtube videos and tweeting along to all my favorite reality shows, like Big Brother.
No matter how embarrassing or funny our obsessions are, we are all just one big happy blogging family. If you dare, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook and prepare for the flood of Camp Broadway through your feed! You won’t regret it!