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It's Wednesday and it's celebrity news time with our Michelle Kim. She has all the latest updates and the hottest issues from Hollywood. And I hear that she also has the inside details on how the whole Broadway scene works.
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So what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] We are so used to watching musicals and plays with all of the stage production, actors and actress all ready to perform. However, not a lot of people know what's going on backstage, how the whole stage is decorated and how exactly the make-up team does it to make people look like witches and cats. Well, I have all the inside scoop for you.
Behind the curtains of a musical, not everyone knows how the whole production is created. With the Tony Awards coming up, some of the stars of the Broadway stage kindly shared the backstage secrets.
Adam Chanler-Berat plays Boy/Peter in the musical 'Peter and The Starcatcher', which was nominated for a Tony award nine times.
He introduces the collection of Playbills that show the history of the theater.
[Interview : Adam Chanler-Berat, Actor] "This is sort of a cool thing. They have all of the playbills and one of the posters of 'Noises Off', one of the shows that was in Brooks Atkinson before we got here."
Another actress, Audra McDonald, who is also a four-time Tony Award winner, is nominated for a Best Actress Tony for her acting in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess". She stated that all Broadway stars share one common factor.
[Interview : Audra McDonald, Actress] "I do know that probably everybody who performs on Broadway has a hard time getting to bed at night because it takes a while to wind down after doing the show."
More and more secrets are revealed as the stars show some of their pre-show preps.
[Interview : Adam Chanler-Berat, Actor] "Here's our dirt, and we have to apply this all over our face. This used to be white, just so you know - and now my hands are all black."
For some of the characters in musicals, some physical changes need to be made to the face to emphasize a certain scene. Scars, for instance may be one.
[Interview : Audra McDonald, Actress] "It dries on your skin and it grabs your skin and pulls it together. And then it looks like an indentation on your face."
Costumes, as well as make-up are essential in telling a story. For actors who put all their energy to their performance, keeping the costume fresh, may be an important factor
[Interview : Adam Chanler-Berat, Actor] "Really we have two sets of costumes also because we sort of sweat through our first set."
Lots of effort is put in backstage to bring out the best quality show to the audience.
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