Vincent Pastore On Cancer Treatment While Starring In BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Stage and screen star Vincent Pastore recently appeared in the screen-to-stage adaptation of Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and reflects on his experience as part of a new interview, including his cancer diagnosis and treatment while rehearsing and playing eight performances a week.
Discussing his cancer diagnosis, Pastore reveals, "I had surgery and 40 sessions of radiation in between rehearsals... It was pretty dramatic, but I had goals and my first goal was to make it to opening night. My next goal was to make it to the Tony Awards and my goal after that was to make it to the end of the run. I dance and I sing every night and am lucky to be here."
Furthermore, Pastore humorously shares, "I said, 'Woody, I had cancer.' And he said, 'Well, if you're going to get cancer, get prostate cancer!' I said, 'Thanks, Woody!'"
Recounting his journey with the show, Pastore reflects, "I've been doing the show since Jan. 15 and it's been great... I never missed a rehearsal or a show. My understudy hates me!"
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The world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen, and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, played its final performance on August 24 at the St. James Theatre after 156 regular performances and 33 preview performances.