Video Interview with Tony Award Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur: Hairspray Meets Exorcistic: The Rock Musical

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It has been 20 years since I've seen Tony Award Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, who won the coveted award for her starring turn in Broadway's Hairspray.

I met Marissa at the stage door after a matinee performance in 2003.

My parents even waited with me to meet the cast & serve as my photographer.

Now, Marissa is coming back to NYC as a guest star in HRS Productions and Orgasmico Theatre's production of Michael Shaw's Exorcistic: The Rock Musical, an unauthorized parody of The Exorcist.

In this interview, Marissa answered my call to reveal:
  • What made her want to be a guest star in the show
  • Her Halloween Traditions
  • Working with two-time Tony Award Winner Sutton Foster
  • Hairspray Memories
  • So much more

Connect with Marissa: Instagram

Exorcistic: The Rock Musical  is a parody within a parody. The audience watches a struggling theater company make their way to Broadway by the second act, however, their lead, Emma Hunton has taken Method Acting a step too far and is replaced with a Broadway star. This role is a rotating rolodex of stars which you do not want to miss because it changes every night!

Exorcistic: The Rock Musical  will be possessing New York City from October 8-23, 2023 at The Box (189 Chrystie Street). 

Special Thanks:

  • Elizabeth Skollar and Izabelle Dessi, Skollar PR
  • Theme Song by Bobby Cronin
  • Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell
  • Edited by Adam Rothenberg


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