Kristen and Graham Livengood met on stage back in 2002 performing in Guys and Dolls and Parade. And while they continued to do improv together, it wasn’t until 2016 that they appeared in another scripted show together.
“He took a hiatus,” Kristen says.
“I forgot how to read,” Graham clarifies and Kristen laughs on cue. She probably would have laughed even without her improv training as the two are obviously having a lot of fun.
“We talk about it all the time,” she says. “It’s a big perk. We actually get to see each other!”
Kristen plays one of the do-wop girls, Ronette, and Graham plays Mushnik. When asked which of them was the bigger stage diva, Graham jumps on the question.
“Oh,” Kristen counters, “I don’t think either of us are really divas…”
“It’s gotta be me,” Graham angles. “It’s funnier that way.”
Graham also mentions that people who have seen the movie might be surprised by the stage performance. “The ending’s not the same,” he says. “Alan Menken wrote a whole extra song for the movie.”
“This ending’s more fun, though,” Kristen counters.
This time, Graham concedes.
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Stay tuned to learn about the other power couple in the cast: Mike Yow and Karen Covington-Yow.