After a sold-out run this past January, Tony Award winner Cady Huffman returns to 54 Below on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7pm with her show Hungry and Horny!. Directed by Will Nunziata, Hungry and Horny! is about life, love and what she ate along the way. From her Gramma’s Pasta Fazool to her 10 seasons as a judge on Iron Chef America, Cady has eaten it all, loved it all, and gone back for seconds. Come hear the beauty, wit, and talent that is Cady Huffman! Click here for tickets!
1. On January 14, you made your 54 Below debut with your show Hungry and Horny!. What was it like to make your 54 Below debut? Adam, I was so ridiculously nervous it was stupid. 54 Below is a beautiful room with a great team running it. My musicians are fantastic and my director is amazing. Once I got over the terror, IT WAS A BLAST! Made me realize I haven't been singing enough of the songs I really want to sing lately.
2. Now, on February 5, you are returning to 54 Below for an encore performance of Hungry and Horny!. What does it mean to you to have been asked back? It's GREAT to be asked back! Especially so quickly. It gives me a chance to relax and make the show better and better!
3. What makes 54 Below the right venue for your show? Sexy room with a great menu. It gets everyone in the mood.
4. What do you hope audiences come away with after seeing your show? Hopefully they understand how personal it is to me while having a rip-roarin' time!
5. What made now the right time to premiere this show? I'd recently been asked by several people to combine my foodie life with my Broadway life. No time like the present!
6. What do you enjoy most about performing this kind of show over a theatrical show? I get to be me. I love seeing the audience, talking to the audience and interacting with the audience. With no 4th wall it can be so personal.
7. Hungry and Horny is directed by Will Nunziata. How did you two come to work together? What has been the best part about working with him? Young Will and I met at a benefit at Joe's Pub several years ago. We recently reconnected when we sat together at an Ann Hampton Callaway show. He told me he wanted to direct. I stowed that in the back of my brain and when I decided to do this show I gave him a call. We hit it off and have had a ball. He's a smarty pants and he knows the art form incredibly well. We're also both Italian, so we don't get upset if someone is yelling.
8. Hungry and Horny! is about life, love, and what you ate along the way. How did you come up with the concept for the show? I'm always hungry and horny. It just seemed the most direct root to what I wanted to say.
9. Since the show is titled Hungry and Horny!, what are some of your favorite foods and what is the best way to get you in the mood for love? Oh, you're cute Adam. Firstly, there's no food I won't try at least once. I'm very adventurous that way. The love stuff? Well, I can't give all my secrets away, but trust me, I'm easy...with the right person, of course. ;)
10. Aside from performing, what else in life are you Hungry and Horny! for? Knowledge. Learning. It thrills me to learn just about anything as long as the teacher is passionate. Please tell me something I don't already know!!
Winner of the 2001 Tony Award for "Best Featured Actress in a Musical" for her portrayal of "Ulla" in Mel Brooks' The Producers, Cady Huffman is an actress and producer of great caliber, who also spent 10 seasons as a judge on Iron Chef America.
She burst onto Broadway in the original production of La Cage Aux Folles, which then lead to being cast in Bob Fosse's Big Deal, followed by a Tony Award nominated performance in The Will Rogers Follies in 1991.
Cady made her film debut in 1992's Hero which starred Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, and Andy García. She has since appeared in Space Marines, Romance & Cigarettes, and The Nanny Diaries, and The Company Men alongside Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, and Chris Cooper. Cady also starred, produced, and acted as production designer for the independent film Sunday on the Rocks.