Did we encourage it? Sure. From populating his lullaby mixed tape with show tunes to religiously attending Merkin Hall’s Broadway Playhouse Series to teaching him about how musicals start out as readings.
But if you’ll excuse the mixed metaphor: you can lead a horse to the stage door, but you can’t make him sing.
So my husband and I continue to be grateful that Brooks shares our passion for this art form. And we found it especially sweet when we recently passed a marquee for Cinderella and Brooks cried out with the same enthusiasm he reserves for Lady Gaga or Adele: “Look, Rodgers and Hammerstein!”