Every day is opening night.

Corey Cott

Corey Cott, The Heart of Rock and Roll‘s leading man and heart throb, joins us on the couch this week. Having previously been seen on Broadway in Newsies, Gigi and Bandstand, Cott moved to Georgia with his wife and three kids for a taste of the countryside life. However, when the opportunity arose, he left the open fields behind him to take his rightful place back on Broadway.

While Huey Lewis sees parallels between himself and Corey’s character, Bobby, The Heart of Rock and Roll is an original rom com nicknamed “The Joy Machine”. Will he choose the band or the corporate life?! Huey proudly says, “the show won’t change your life, but it’ll definitely change your night”.

Have a read of our full interview below, where Corey tells us about his love of golf, golf, his wife and kids, and golf.

What do you consider to be your best asset?
I’ve always admired those people who are curious and seek to understand other people around them more than themselves. I yearn for that to be my best asset in how I go about work and relationships.

What was your proudest moment?
The day I married my wife, and subsequently watched her give birth to my 3 boys.

What is your favorite drink?
A freshly brewed single origin coffee in my chemex.

What is your favorite food?
Oh I am so simple. Give me a medium rare ribeye with some compound butter and I’m so content. Also Reese’s Puffs.

What is your favorite condiment?
BBQ Sauce all the way.

What is your current obsession?
Watermelon Poppi soda. I am drinking way too many every day. (4-5)

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Probably caffeine. I suspect I rely on it a bit too much!

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Quite simply to work and learn from artists I admire. I would love to act opposite some of my favorite actors. Mark Rylance, Billy Crudup, Sam Rockwell, Leonardo DiCaprio. I’d also love to be directed by Spielberg, Chris Nolan, and Scorsese.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Definitely golf.

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Trying to get better at golf. I just need to accept I’m mediocre at best, and be content with that. Impossible.

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
Obsessing over whether I am going to stay healthy or not.

What’s the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Everything given to you requires you to be a steward of it and be generous with those around you. My parents are the most generous people I know. I’ve learned to make generosity a core part of my life, especially when it doesn’t feel great.

What’s the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Hmm. Probably my midwestern vowels.

What in the world most thrills you?
That moment when you leave the party way too early without having a single sip of alcohol knowing your warm bed is waiting for you to climb in and be asleep before 10:00.

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
People tiktoking their workouts at the gym.

What was the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
DeNiro came and saw Newsies and I asked him if we could get a video of us saying “You talking to me?” together. He immediately said “No,” turned around, and walked straight out of the Nederlander theater.

What is your favorite place in the world?
My kitchen when you sip that last bit of milk from the Reese’s Puffs bowl.

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
My wife and I immediately got along because we had the same faith. That faith has yielded incredible compatibility with how we humble ourselves with each other and our kids, and also how we journey through the world together. Its an incredible adventure.

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Dogs 4ever.

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
A hole-in-one at my favorite course surrounded by my wife and 3 boys.

What is your personal motto?
Play to Win!