Sara Bareilles is back! So back to Broadway.
The popular singer-songwriter actress described her journey back to the theater during an exclusive preview of Return to Broadway, a 30-minute special presented and hosted by NBC News NOW Joe Fryer. Bareilles, who starred in the ultimate quarantine binge, Peacock’s Girls5eva, called it a “surreal” experience to slip back into your waitresses’ shoes after an 18-month absence from the stage due to the shutdown of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It was so intense, deeply emotional, very surreal, totally exciting and joyful,” said Bareilles in the preview. “And then I can’t believe how fast it feels, we’re back. It’s like riding a bike with a mask on and being vaccinated. It’s just like that.”
Return to Broadway host Fryer will be interviewing more of Broadway’s biggest stars, including before the industry reopens Noble Eve from Hadestown, Aaron Tveit by Moulin Rouge, playwright Felicia Fitzpatrick, Chairman of the Actors Fund Brian Stokes Mitchell and more. Guests will discuss the many changes affecting Broadway and what the theaters are doing to maintain safety concerns during the ongoing pandemic.