Jimmie Allen has a special ritual which he partakes in before any show! When he was warming up for his concerts on the road, he would perform ‘Popular’ from the musical ‘Wicked’. The tune is delivered by Glinda in the Broadway show but for Allen, it is his wicked ritual before any show.
“I’m a huge musical theater fan,” Allen told Kelly Clarkson on The Kelly Clarkson Show. “Before every show when I’m on my bus getting ready, I listen and I sing the song ‘Popular’ from ‘Wicked’. That’s my jam. I play it, I’m putting my jewelry on, got my skinny jeans on …”
Allen then stood up, and twirled to the song. When asked if he would ever want to take part in a movie-musical, he said, “One of my dreams is to play Aaron Burr in ‘Hamilton’. I did theater all through high school. I want to go to Broadway … my boy Wayne Brady did it in Chicago, then my boy Leslie Odom Jr. did it in the original cast. I love theater. I listen to it while I’m driving. I listen to the whole soundtrack.”
Allen also revealed his latest track, ‘Be Alright (15 Edition)’ along with its music video. He also announced that he and his wife, Alexis Gale, have parted ways. This happened amidst the news that they are expecting their third child together. They share two daughters, Naomi and Zara. Allen also has a son, Aadyn, from another relationship.
“Our number one priority is and always will be ensuring that our children are happy, healthy and loved,” Allen claimed.
– Riya Sohini