THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Actor-Writer-Director David Drake Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
08 May 2013


Thoroughly Modern Millie, original cast


"I'm completely subjective on this show as its librettist/lyricist Dick Scanlan has been a close friend ever since we competed as contestants eight shows a week in the Off-Broadway musical Pageant. Knowing it was a sensational production (having seen it in several previews), by the time I sat in the Marquis Theatre on opening night and watched Sutton Foster launch into 'Gimme Gimme,' I knew I was in the presence of something very special, very inspiring, and very rare on Broadway: a star being born."