Actor Stages An Excerpt From “Floyd Collins” In His Tiny New York City Apartment

Playbill tells us: Will Blum is obsessed with Floyd Collins. The Broadway actor performed the title role in a college production of the musical by Adam Guettel and Tina Landau, but that nostalgia isn’t really the reason. The complexity of the score and the heartbreak of the story about a man who got trapped and died in a cave in Cave City, Kentucky, in 1925, resonated with Blum at his core.

During the first two weeks of the Broadway shutdown, Blum’s obsession resurfaced. And while you might think “that makes sense, we’re all feeling trapped right now,” that’s not really the reason either….

After weeks of making eight-part a cappella videos and digital hosting for awards ceremonies, Blum decided he wanted to go big and stage an excerpt of his musical obsessionBy himself. In his Manhattan apartment. 

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