Day Off Diary: HADESTOWN’s Jewelle Blackman

Day Off Diary

Jewelle Blackman stars as a Fate in Hadestown on Broadway | Photo: Rebecca J Michelson/Theatrely

Kobi Kassal
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January 31, 2022 2:42 PM

For many actors, after a long 8-show week, their one day off is time to rest and recharge. This week, we caught up with Jewelle Blackman from Hadestown to spend an afternoon with her. Get to know a bit more about Jewelle in her #DayOffDiary: 

Hometown? Toronto, Canada.

Where might we find you on your day off? In Harlem chillin’ at home, or in Toronto for a quick 36 hour visit. 

What was your first ever role? Non professionally - I was an Orphan in my grade four production of Annie!

If you weren’t an actor, what would you be doing? Writing and composing musicals. 

If you could describe your experience with Hadestown so far in just one word, what would it be? Epic. 

Who are you jamming to on Spotify right now? Not necessarily Spotify but I’ve been listening to Benjamin Clementine and the soundtracks to “The Harder They Fall” and “Queen & Slim”. 

What are you binging on TV right now? I love reality shows…I’ve been stuck on 90 Day Fiancé lately.

Read any good books lately? Oh yes Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

One Instagram account (besides your own, duh), that we need to be following? I really couldn’t tell you….I’m not that hip! 

Favorite coffee joint in Midtown? What’s your order? I’m a sucker for a good old small coffee from Dunkin Donuts…but if I want to treat myself I love a caramel macchiato from Starbucks. 

Pickles on your burgers? Definitely. 

Pineapple on your pizza? For sure. 

What flavor of cream cheese on your bagel? Plain all the way!

What is one show you are dying to see on Broadway right now? MJ The Musical! I’ve heard the performances are incredible. 

Favorite musical of all time? The Lion King as it was my first professional gig. 

Dream Roles? I don’t think it’s been written yet…I’m working on that!

You can catch Jewelle in Hadestown which is now in performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre. For tickets and more information, visit here. For more photos, visit Theatrely on Instagram. All photos by Rebecca J Michelson/Theatrely.

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Kobi Kassal

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Kobi Kassal founded Theatrely (formerly Theatre Talk Boston) while attending Boston University. He is an avid theatre attender and can be found seeing a performance most nights of the week (in normal times!) He is interested in the cross section of theatre, popular culture, hospitality, and politics. He also loves a good bagel!

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