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I Hope I Get It: Stories From the Audition Room With Rob McClure

Here's one easy way to botch your big ''Into the Woods'' audition in front of Stephen Sondheim. logo

Before Rob McClure took a Honeymoon in Vegas, before he even became Broadway's Charlie Chaplin, he auditioned for the role of Jack in the 2002 revival of Into the Woods. When he got into the room, though, with Stephen Sondheim's presence at the table looming, McClure forgot about one of the cardinal rules of singing: Take a breath. One thing's for sure: You need a giant gasp of air to sing "Giants in the Sky."