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Theater Gone Wrong: Jennifer Simard Shares a Near-Death Experience With Sutton Foster

The ''Disaster!'' star remembers an airline disaster of her own.

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Jennifer Simard, star of Broadway's Disaster!, got firsthand experience of the life-threatening mishaps she portrays eight times a week when a flight from Seattle to New York with the cast of Shrek: The Musical went terribly wrong. As the show's leading lady, Tony winner Sutton Foster was among the passengers who luckily walked away from the accident unharmed. She also got to see for herself how Simard handles stressful situations — with infinite grace and morbid humor.

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