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March 16, 2011

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Blues and broken bones: Douglas Hodge says Café Carlyle show is “quintessential New York experience”

by Jesse North

Douglas Hodge has just finished his first Café Carlyle concert and all he wants is a beer. “Stella, a Pilsner—it doesn’t matter,” he says. After burning through 17 songs in an hour, a guy deserves a cold one. If the number of songs isn’t enough to impress, consider that Hodge accompanied himself on piano and guitar—all with a broken wrist, which he acquired while playing with his 11-year-old son. “It’s hard,” Hodge said of the injury. “It’ll hurt in about 10 minutes time.” After departing La Cage aux Folles in February, for which he won a Tony Award, Hodge is making his cabaret debut at Café Carlyle, appearing through March 26. Following his opening-night performance on Tuesday, Hodge sat down with Stage Rush to talk about his music style, his most memorable live concerts, and missing La Cage.

(Read the concert recap of Douglas Hodge’s opening night at Café Carlyle)

What do you think about the musician side of Douglas Hodge, Rushers? Will you catch him in his Café Carlyle engagement? Do you miss him in La Cage? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, and remember to tune into Stage Rush TV this week for more of our interview with Hodge.

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  1. judy
    Mar 17 2011

    I saw him in “La Cage”—-but also had several encounters & conversations with him on the street. Found him to be the warmest & nicest man I’ve ever met. A real gentleman. Too bad there arent more like him on this planet. Hope he does Broadway again & soon.

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