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See More Belting in This Late-Night Performance of ‘Suddenly Seymour’

Suddenly, this fall, you can see more Seymours — specifically: two more. In a delightful bit of bicoastal theater programming, New York’s Westside Theatre and the Pasadena Playhouse are running simultaneous productions of Little Shop of Horrors. The New York version stars Jonathan Groff, Christian Borle, and Tammy Blanchard. The less white Pasadena version, which announced its casting just one day after the New York announcement, stars George Salazar, Mj Rodriguez, and Amber Riley. Both productions started performances on the same day, though they’ve been pretty chummy about it all in interviews. Anyway, Pasadena’s production managed to book Salazar (who you might know as Be More Chill’s Michael) and Rodriguez (who’s also recently gotten to show off her pipes on Pose) to perform “Suddenly Seymour” on Corden last night, and it’s great! Now, time to sit around waiting for the New York Little Shop to release its own “Suddenly Seymour” clip so we can perform a forensic comparison between the two. It’s the only way to decide, once and for all, which greater metropolitan area is better — New York or Los Angeles.

See More Belting in this Performance of ‘Suddenly Seymour’