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August 15, 2017
thEATer: “Anastasia’s” Constantine Germanacos on His Favorite Theater District Eats

The dining scene of New York’s Theater District is quickly becoming one of the best of the city, and few people know it better than the actors who call the neighborhood their second home. In this installment of thEATer, we chatted with Constantine Germanacos, who is currently playing Tsar Nicholas II in Anastasia on Broadway. Check out his go-to places below:

Pre-rehearsal breakfast?

On a sunny morning, I grab something at Le Pain Quotidien in Central Park, and watch my Vizla dog, Roman, jump over the fences and into the flower patches. Nothing like sitting in fields of green framed by the iconic (and ever-changing) New York City skyline, to remind me of this diverse city that offers limitless possibilities.

Caffeine fix:

Culturally, I’m an aficionado of all things Scandinavian and all things Korean. Swedish-owned Fika  on West 41st Street and 6th Avenue and Bibble & Sip on 51st Street and 8th Avenue satisfy those tastes on a caffeine level. I get an iced Americano at Fika and the iced lavender latte with

almond milk at Bibble & Sip. Sometimes within a few hours of each other (2-show days are hard).

Dressing room delivery:

Fuel Grill & Juice Bar. Delivered to our Broadhurst stage door easily and seamlessly (get it?). Good, clean, unfussy, healthy eating. A bunch of us in the cast are fully dependent on them. On two-show days, you’ll see multiple Fuel delivery orders parked like Ferraris by our call board: Ramin Karimloo, Zach Adkins, Constantine Germanacos.

"See-and-be-seen spot"...and also, "Place where I always run into my friends"...and also, "Place to bring out of Towners"...and also, "Post-show hang out":

Glass House. A classic choice that fully emulates its name. A place to see and be seen (and bump into friends, and share our vibrant community with out of towners, and down a couple of Rose-Aperol spritzes. ☺)

Sugar fix:

Christy Altomare’s dressing room. Like the model Greek-Italian, her hospitality knows no bounds. Overflowing baskets of Schmackery’s cookies, Sour Patch kids, Mars mix bags and on special occasion, her grandmother’s ‘koulourakia’.

Place with a cool vibe to grab a drink: 

In keeping with our Act II Paris locale, I recently grabbed a post-show drink at the Baccarat Hotel bar with cast member, Allison Walsh. Shimmery champagne interiors, deep seated velvet armchairs and stiff cocktails served in their namesake crystal stemware. A slice of French grandeur in Midtown Manhattan.

Favorite restaurant in all of NYC:

Eleven Madison Park. Been there twice and they do with ingredients what we actors do with words and musical notes. Gastronomic performance art, at its finest.<

Event Info:

Anastasia

In Manhattan at Broadhurst Theater

Currently Running, No End-Date

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