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Dishing on a Debut Broadway Run

October 17, 2018 School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies


UMD alum and wife finish stint in “Waitress.”

By Carly Taylor | Maryland Today 

"For Adam Shapiro ’02 and his wife, Katie Lowes, flirting on stage as Ogie and Dawn in “Waitress” wasn’t a challenging job.

"The hard part was just getting the pair onto the stage. After spending years acting in Hollywood, Shapiro’s youthful vision of performing on Broadway had turned hazy. So when singer-songwriter—and “Waitress” composer and lyricist—Sara Bareilles asked Shapiro and Lowes to take on roles in the popular production, it took some convincing.

“'We were like, I don't know if we can sing eight times a week,' he said. 'We don't know if we've got it in us because that is a completely different skill than what we do in TV and film.'

"Fast-forward to last Sunday when Shapiro, who has appeared in the films “Steve Jobs” and “Now You See Me,” as well as dozens of TV series, and Lowes, best known for her six years on “Scandal,” wrapped up their three-month Broadway stint."

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