While Drum Struck enjoyed critical acclaim during the New York Off-Broadway run, the talented all-African 11 piece cast also enjoyed rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.
The cast appeared live on TV and radio shows, including the prestigious “Live with Regis & Kelly”, ABC-TV’s popular morning show, WNYC-am, WNYE-fm, NPR, Weekend Today, Good Day New York and WB-11. The cast also had the privilege of playing to some of America’s biggest celebrities, including Nicole Kidman, Kevin Bacon and Rosie O’Donnell.
There’s no theater lover quite like Rosie O’Donnell. The vivacious former talk show host has starred on Broadway (Grease!, Seussical), educated youngsters (with Rosie’s Broadway Kids, a program for NYC public school children), produced a musical (Taboo) and is about to step into the role of Golde in Fiddler on the Roof on the Great White Way. And let’s just say that when O’Donnell gets into something, she really gets into it.
So, you can imagine the enthusiasm with which she enjoyed off-Broadway’s Drum Struck on August 23. O’Donnell had a blast at the interactive theatrical experience, which allows the audience to drum along with a troupe of 11 South and West African percussionists. Take a look!
Photos of Rosie O’ Donnell by Bruce Glikas for Broadway.com