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TheaterMania's David Gordon Makes His Broadway Debut in The Prom

A nonactor becomes a Broadway star without losing his cool, thanks to encouragement from Tony nominee Beth Leavel.

TheaterMania senior features reporter David Gordon wasn't expecting an out-of-the-blue phone call offering him a role in the Tony-nominated musical The Prom. OK, it wasn't a "role" — it was a cameo appearance as himself in the first scene, where a Broadway journalist interviews the character Dee Dee Allen (2019 Tony nominee Beth Leavel) at an opening night. Saying "yes" was a no-brainer, but then he started thinking about it. However, thanks to some kind words from his costar, this nonactor became a Broadway star without a hitch.

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