VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Kendra Erika On Why She Loved Working With Constantine Maroulis On “As Long As Your Mine”
Kendra Erika discussed her new dance cover of Wicked‘s “As Long As Your Mine,” with Constantine Maroulis, celebrating the return of Broadway and live theater in New York City in her new uInterview.
“I wanted to really be a part of the resurgence of Broadway because it’s been a year and a half of no Broadway and no staple New York activities as far as like theater-going goes,” Erika told uInterview founder Erik Meers.
“So, being that I do have a background in classical and also musical theatre, I wanted to then put my now dance spin on a Broadway track,” she explained. “And I chose ‘As Long As Your Mine’ from Wicked because it’s a duet that I’ve always you know favored singing and I wanted to keep it as a duet because I had done a dance version of Phantom of the Opera where I did both the male and female part, but I wanted this to be a legitimate duet. To bring it back to that really that original place of what the show really represents.”
When Constantine joined “it was literally rock on,” Erika said. She called Maroulis “super cool, very vibey, like understands what it’s like to really perform and put forth, you know, good showmanship, and also he just goes with the wind, which is what I do.”
She added that they each brought their own “signature sound.”
“We created something that not only is geared for Broadway but also for the dance spectrum as well cause clubs are opening back up as well,” she said. “So that partnering up with Broadway it’s just an explosion in and of itself.”
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