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Satisfy Your Theater-Loving Heart with New Broadway Cookbook

Whether you’re a frequent visitor to Broadway or someone who visits a touring venue, one thing is certain: the Great White Way’s continued shutdown thanks to COVID-19 hasn’t been easy on our theater-loving hearts. We may not be able to sit in a theater and enjoy our favorite shows until 2021. But thanks to a new cookbook from Insight Editions, we can cook some delicious Broadway-style recipes. And yes, it’s totally okay if you sing along while preparing them.

Debuting this fall, Break an Egg: The Broadway Cookbook is a melting pot of Broadway-inspired recipes ranging from the classics (Sound of Music, Gypsy, Cabaret), to the formative mainstays (Rent, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked), to the modern hits (Spring Awakening, Hamilton, Moulin Rouge.) Written by Tara Theoharis, each recipe in Break an Egg is based on a Broadway show. They’re all cleverly titled after a well-known lyric or theme.

Break an Egg cookbook cover

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The curtain opens on appetizers such as egg rolls (Gypsy), cheese (Annie), and clambake chowder (Carousel). Sides and condiments include hot sauce (Kiss Me Kate), challah (Fiddler on the Roof), and yam (La Cage aux Folles). As for entrees? Try making some of the “wurst” pies in London (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), turkey and dumplings (Hello, Dolly!) or pastrami on rye (Newsies). And don’t forget dessert. You can channel your inner Tracy Turnblad and whip up a Big, Beautiful Blondie (Hairspray) or embrace small-town Jenna’s love for baking with a Pomatter Pie (Waitress).

What’s a Broadway show without the perfect beverage? Don’t worry, Break an Egg has that covered as well. After all, where else are you going to find appropriate Tony Award party-themed cocktails like “Rum Tum Tonic” (Cats) and the appropriately named “My Shot” (Hamilton)?

Those recipes are just the tip of the iceberg. Break an Egg features food and drink concoctions from 55 different shows that altogether totals 90 years of starry Broadway history. Nerdist has an exclusive look at four full recipes that you can expect to find in this book—and we guarantee you’ll be running to your kitchen as soon as you read them. Look below for recipes inspired by Little Shop of Horrors, The Sound of Music, Avenue Q, and Rent!

Avenue Q inspired recipe

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The Sound of Music inspired recipe

Insight EditionsLittle Shop of Horrors inspired recipe

Insight EditionsRent inspired recipe

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Break an Egg: The Broadway Cookbook is available for pre-order on Amazon and makes its Broadway debut September 1.

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