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Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie B. Hawkins answers 10 questions

1. You are currently writing a musical for Kristin Chenoweth. What was the first Broadway musical you ever saw?

SBH: The first Broadway musical I ever saw was “Fiddler On The Roof” in sixth-grade. The first musical I ever saw was Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates Of Penzance.”

2. If you and Kristin had a thumb-wrestling match, who would win?

SBH: I think I would win because I practiced thumb wrestling a lot as a kid. She was probably practicing singing and dancing.

3. Kristin has appeared on the TV show “Glee.” If the kids in “Glee” were to do a Sophie B. Hawkins song, what should it be?

SBH: I wish the kids on “Glee” would sing “Heart And Soul Of A Woman” from my upcoming album “Dream Street & Chance.”

4. You collaborated with Mary Steenburgen on the song “Gone Baby” from your upcoming album. What is your favorite Mary Steenburgen movie?

SBH: “The Butcher’s Wife.”

5. What does the “B”in Sophie B. Hawkins stand for?

SBH: The “B” stands for Ballantine.

6. You are mother to young son Dashiell. What would be on the menu for the greatest Mother’s Day breakfast ever?

SBH: Strong coffee on the beach in Kauai.

7. You wanted to be a weather person when you were a child. What’s your favorite season and your favorite climate?

SBH: My favorite season is autumn, and I love all climates. I love cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. I’m an adaptive person, and because I grew up on the East Coast, I romanticize that climate most. But the truth is, I love to be where I am, and I fall in love with a lot of places.

8. After your show at Potawatomi, are you most likely to be found playing the slots or at the blackjack table?

SBH: I don’t gamble, with money. All I want after the show is a glass of red wine and some good conversation with Milwaukeeans. There is so much to discuss. If there’s no good red wine, I love hot cocoa.

9. There has long been speculation about the object of Carly Simon’s song “You’re So Vain.” To whom were you singing in your hit 1992 hit “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover”?

SBH: Before I answer that question, I haven’t heard there was any speculation about the object of my desire in “Damn.”

10. 1992 was almost 20 years ago. Sophie, where does the time go?

SBH: I know, it feels like yesterday, but you know what? I feel I’m in the perfect place right now, just like then, and the road makes sense.

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