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I’ll drink to that! With Jacob Porter

5 Nov

Welcome to “I’ll Drink To That” Ruby’s conversations with the future leaders of Broadway and beyond! Showbiz is in good hands with these brilliant and inspiring professionals.

Ruby sits down for a drink with the fabulous Jacob Porter!

Ruby: Where are we and what are we drinking?

Jacob: Gin and Tonics at Sardi’s

What is your current job title?
Online intern, SpotCo NYC and Producer at Retrop Productions

Whose career do you aspire to have?
Hal Prince

What’s one of your most embarrassing theater memories?
Usually involves a bathroom at an inopportune time.

What’s one of your best theater memories?
Eating salami with Patti LuPone… Though I doubt its one of her best memories.

What book are you reading right now?
Reading two right now! The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden by Mark Bowden and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

What book would you like to see made into a musical?
I’m obsessed with Lemony Snicket and while I think A Series of Unfortunate Events on stage would be brilliant…his new book (or rather Daniel Handler’s) Why We Broke Up could be really interesting too.

What is your current theatrical project?
A pop musical version of Disco Bloodbath (novel) and Party Monster (film) both by James St. James called Clubland. It will be premiering this January in Boston at ART’s Oberon!

What show are you currently recommending?
Drood. Drood. Drood. Drood. Go see The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Studio 54

What is one of your most prized theater possessions?
The prosthetic nose and chin of Vanessa Williams from the revival of Into the Woods.

Where do you keep your playbills?
Some are in binders and about 60 from the past year and a half are underneath the TV display.

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