Krysta Rodriguez Returns To Broadway And Hosts A Virtual 54 Below Concert

Krysta Rodriguez Returns To Broadway And Hosts A Virtual 54 Below Concert

Krysta Rodriguez’s dreams have come true, just like Cinderella’s. The Broadway revival of “Into the Woods” features the actress and singer as Cinderella, and on September 12 she will organize a concert to raise money for breast cancer. “It feels amazing. I have waited a long time because I wanted the right project, and this one seemed like the right project,” the speaker said. So joining the cast is incredibly thrilling,” added Rodriguez, who charmed viewers as Liza Minnelli in Netflix’s limited series “Halston” last year.

Rodriguez has also made appearances in the American-Spanish comedy film “Bakery in Brooklyn,” the Broadway revival of the coming-of-age rock musical “Spring Awakening,” the TV series “Quantico,” and RuPaul’s 2021 holiday comedy “The Bitch Who Stole Christmas.” The 37-year-old native of Orange County, California, also made her cabaret debut in 2019 at midtown supper club 54 Below with a series of sold-out performances.

Rodriguez will take the stage once more on September 12 for “A Night In with ABCD,” a virtual performance that will be broadcast live from the upscale New York City club situated below Studio 54 on W. 54th St. The hour-long event aims to increase support for the nonprofit ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, which offers individualized, one-to-one emotional support to anybody affected by a breast cancer diagnosis, as well as awareness of it.

Rodriguez claims that the organization’s objective is personal to her because she was 30 when she received a breast cancer diagnosis in 2014. She said, “At the time, I felt [like] I was young… I had no family history of breast cancer, no genetic mutation, or anything like that. “So getting it was a tremendous shock, and I felt alone at the time. I swear those were my exact words: “I must be the only 30-year-old to ever get breast cancer.

The Milwaukee-based group is an expert at connecting breast cancer survivors with highly trained volunteers who not only have the same diagnosis and course of treatment, but also share comparable hobbies, ages, and family dynamics. The “Smash” alum continued, “When I put my experience out there, I started to hear from so many others who are going through it and people who came out of the woodwork to mentor me. “Having someone who had gone through it before could advise me what to worry about and what not to worry about was crucial for me because your brain is racing a mile a minute and you’re making so many decisions all the time,” the author said.

Rodriguez, who is now cancer-free, expressed her gratitude for surviving and said she takes every chance to celebrate this. Regarding the free performance on September 12, she stated, “I’m going to sing a little bit of some of my hits.” I frequently discuss my breast cancer diagnosis. So, we’ll incorporate some of that narrative there to help people understand what I went through, and there will also be a Q&A segment. We’ll keep it upbeat and enjoyable, with some musical theatre, jazz, pop, and storytelling sprinkled throughout.

Also possible is some Minnelli for the audience. Rodriguez stated that Liza’s songs “fit well for an upbeat and exciting evening,” adding that the final song selection is still being made. The “In the Heights” star has a history of performing on stage. Before playing the lead part in the Deaf West revival of “Spring Awakening,” which saw the musical presented simultaneously in English and American Sign Language, Rodriguez performed in the original company of the show ten years earlier.

She has also performed on Broadway in “First Date,” “The Addams Family,” and “A Chorus Line” (2006). Regarding her most recent Broadway performance, she compared the James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim musical to a rock concert that audiences look forward to seeing every night. She claimed to have been astounded when viewing the star-studded show directed by Lear deBessonet in front of live audiences during her rehearsal session.

The woman in front of me turned around as I was watching the show the other day and asked, “Do you know why everyone loves the show so much, like how did all these young people come to it? And I genuinely believe that the original production’s PBS recording was so crucial for people my age. I believe that both young and old people might genuinely relate to it.