Harry Connick Jr. Talks Broadway Concert, Family, and Musical Project


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. will return to Broadway this summer for 11 performances only. Harry Connick, Jr. IN CONCERT ON BROADWAY will begin performances Thursday, July 15 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) for a limited engagement through Monday, July 26. Harry Connick, Jr. Recently sat down for an interview with NY Daily News.

"I'm addicted to Broadway," he said in the interview. The actor has appeared in THE PAJAMA GAME in 2006 and THOU SHALT NOT four years earlier. He's also working on a new musical - "a screwball romantic comedy set in New York after the stockmarket crash of '29," says the NY Daily News.

His concert tour, which went all over the map, included a stop in Morocco.

"I was retracing the steps of my parents. They actually met there and got married there back in the '50s. They met in Tangiers. That was really cool. I got to go to the church where they got married," said Connick Jr.

The actor, who has a wife and three daughters, tries to travel with them as much as possible.
"If I can make it line up with a spring break, then I'll try to bring one or all of my daughters with me. I brought one of my kids, Kate, who's 12, to Morocco. We were there for 10 days and that was really fun. The people were really, really cool," he said.

Of his concert, he said, "It changes every night; we play different songs. It's not scripted. I've got 14 players, the same great band I'm touring with. I come up with a song we start with and go from there. I'm sure I'll throw in some new things just because it's a special event, because it's Broadway."

Although he says he "can't really talk about it because it's in such an early stage," he did give some information on his upcoming project.

"I'm writing words and music. George C. Wolfe is directing. It's a new show based on an original concept. There's one draft of an untitled script by David Grimm - and no, it's not a fairy tale. Broadway is the goal. It could be a year or three years before it gets there," he said.

For the full interview, click here.

Photo Credit: BWW Staff

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