Every day is opening night.

Ethan McSweeny

This week was a busy one for Broadway director Ethan McSweeny who is set to begin previews tomorrow for A Time to Kill, the explosive new legal thriller by Rupert Holmes based on the novel by John Grisham. We caught up with the newly engaged (congratulations) McSweeny during final rehearsals at the Golden Theatre and got him to sit and speak On The Couch…

What do you consider to be your best asset?


What was your proudest moment?


What is your favorite drink?


What is your favorite food?


What is your favorite condiment?


If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?

See above.

What is your current obsession?


What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?


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


What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?


What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?

Opening night.

What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?


What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?


What in the world most thrills you?

Good art.

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?

Reply all.

What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?


What is your favorite place in the world?

First class.

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?


Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?


What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?

More time.

What is your personal motto?

Fail to prepare – prepare to fail.