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I love to tell this story. It’s about generous performers, actors and singers, and four degrees of separation. Greg (North) Zerkle directed a reading of my musical, The Glory Road in Los Angeles.
Brent Schindele said, “An actor I know is in town right now appearing in The Lion King at the Pantages. Let’s see if he can do it.”
Brent contacted Eugene Ware-Hill, who came over from The Lion King and without rehearsal, performed at our reading. He was magnificent.
Fast forward. Eugene is in Kinky Boots on Broadway. The Grand has a crush on a rock star, Brendon Urie who sang a lead role in the show this summer. Her girlfriend was traveling to New York and would get to see the show. The Grand couldn’t go. Heartbreak.
I asked Eugene if he could please get her an autograph. He did even more. He sent a Kinky Boots playbill with a personal note from Brendon addressed to the Grand. This treasure occupies the place of honor in her room.
Playbill from Kinky Boots
I think about how these four degrees of gorgeous proved what our grammas used to say, “Pretty is as pretty does.”
And wait – one more.
Edward and his grandpa, Colin Tribe
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