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Theater Buff: Julius Anthony Rubio of “Finding Neverland”

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Julius Anthony Rubio (photo: Michael Charles via The Broadway Blog.)

Julius Anthony Rubio (photo: Michael Charles via The Broadway Blog.)

Every third Wednesday of the month, a fabulous actor/singer/dancer fills out editor Matthew Wexler’s nosey little questionnaire and offers a glimpse of what he looks like from a bit closer than the mezzanine. This month we visit Julius Anthony Rubio, currently appearing in Finding Neverland, the charming new musical about the inspiration for J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.

Julius Anthony Rubio (photo: Rex Lot via The Broadway Blog.)

Julius Anthony Rubio (photo: Rex Lot via The Broadway Blog.)

Name:
Julius Anthony Rubio

Hometown:
Miami, Florida

If you could fly like Peter Pan, where would your first destination be and why?
Since Peter Pan originated in London, I think Big Ben would be my first stop. I could literally hang out on the hands of the clock as it’s in motion—taking in that view and feel of the city. I have a huge obsession with that town, let alone that monument, and still have never been. It’d be a dream to visit—flying or not!

Who would you want to bring with you to Neverland? And would it look like a five-star resort, a camping site, or something in between?
If only I could have the magical power of reuniting the most important and influential people in my life. I’d bring my family (my two sisters, brother and mother) to a place that would include a beach, crystal blue waters, and gorgeous forested Spanish-style houses. So like Fiji and Miami together, is that even possible?

Julius Anthony Rubio (photo: Rex Lot via The Broadway Blog.)

Julius Anthony Rubio (photo: Rex Lot via The Broadway Blog.)

Places, Intermission or Curtain Call?
I definitely have to say curtain call. If you could only see the audiences’ faces and tears from being so touched by the show, especially with how emotional the show ends. It’s the best and most rewarding payoff.

The best post-show cocktail in New York City is at:
I’m going say Industry, primarily because my incredible boyfriend works there and I love visiting him. I mean c’mon!

Julius Anthony Rubio (photo: Rex Lot via The Broadway Blog.)

Julius Anthony Rubio (photo: Rex Lot via The Broadway Blog.)

After you’ve hit all the traditional sites of New York City, you should totally go to:
Diamond Horseshoe’s Queen Of The Night at the Paramount Hotel. It’s by far one of the most gorgeous and sexiest venues, and one of the most exhilarating subversive dinner theater experiences I’ve ever had. There’s nothing like it and the food and entertainment is beyond.

My workout “secret” is:
Eight shows a week and daily weight training conditioning definitely helps but I’d say my secret is swimming. I figured since that’s how I got to this country I’d keep doing it… totally kidding!

When I’m looking for a date, nothing attracts me more than:
A silly sense of humor and “swag” (aka confidence). I can barely take myself seriously but will charm you just the way my momma taught me. That combination is golden.

My favorite website to visit that you may not have heard of is:
The YouTube page belonging to my collaborative performance and nightlife group called “The JamFam,” which features New York-based recording artist Mila Jam.

People would be surprised to learn that…
My siblings’ and my mother’s names are Julien, Julie, Julia and I’m Julius.

When I was 10, I wanted to be just like:
Ricky Martin. I still do, though. Is that bad?

Ten years from now I’d like to be:
Owning, directing and choreographing my own Broadway shows and commercial tours/events, along with a family to call my own. One day!

Julius Anthony Rubio (photo: Rex Lot via The Broadway Blog.)

Julius Anthony Rubio (photo: Rex Lot via The Broadway Blog.)

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