Star of stage and screen, Linda Powell, is enjoying her first original musical on Broadway after appearing in three TONY-Award nominated “best revivals” – On Golden Pond, written by Ernest Thompson, starring James Earl Jones; Wilder, Wilder, Wilder, written by three-time Pulitzer Prize Winner Thornton Wilder; and The Trip to Bountiful, by the incomparable Horton Foote.
Powell’s role as the Doctor in A Beautiful Noise guides us through Diamond’s turbulent experiences and provides us with a sense of familiarity, and belonging. Join us as we find out what makes up Linda’s ideal NY Diner Breakfast platter and hear if there’s anything that could make today the best day of her life.
What do you consider to be your best asset?
Perspective-though that’s a double-edged sword–seeing things from every side can be crazy making
What was your proudest moment?
Opening night of “Wilder, Wilder, Wilder”. It was my Broadway debut, I was onstage with my Willow Cabin Theater Company family, my parents were in the audience. Pretty great night.
What is your favorite drink?
Chopin vodka. Rocks. Olives.
What is your favorite food?
It’s a comfort food situation, not a foodie answer. Give me a NY diner breakfast platter–scrambled eggs, hash browns, rye toast and coffee.
What is your favorite condiment?
Is kimchi a condiment?
What is your current obsession?
Real estate porn. I spend far too much time on Zillow.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Phone next to the bed.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
I don’t really have an answer–I take work as it comes, and I’ve been pretty blessed.
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?
What’s the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Patience–with people, with myself, with the world; things change.
What’s the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Patience–sometimes I sit too long in a situation that ain’t gonna change.
What in the world most thrills you?
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
There’s nothing we share anymore–everyone is in their curated world.
What was the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
I went onstage in On Golden Pond with two different shoes on. I didn’t realize it until I saw a glimmer in James Earl Jones’ eye and caught sight of the rest of the company in the wings smiling. I blame Craig Bockhorn who played Charlie the mailman. He knows why. Funniest part was members of the audience asking at the stage door “what the significance was” of my two shoes. They had good theories….
What is your favorite place in the world?
Provincetown, Massachusetts or Venice (the one in Italy).
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Make me laugh.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Dogs, but if a cat pays attention to me, I feel pretty smug.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Ummm….I’ll let you know.
What is your personal motto?