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Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean eyes Broadway debut, plans to move to New York | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Another chart-topping pop star wants to come to Broadway.

Backstreet Boys crooner AJ McLean has set his sights on Broadway and plans to move to the Big Apple.

“It’s like number one on my bucket list: doing Broadway,” the 44-year-old West Palm Beach, Florida native told fans during an appearance at 90s Con Sunday at the Hartford Convention Center. from Connecticut.

“In the next couple of years my family and I – I’m not going to tell you where – we’re going to be moving to New York for a year and hopefully [it will happen]he said, according to People.

In January 2003, McLean’s bandmate Kevin Richardson played the male lead role of Billy Flynn in “Chicago” on Broadway.

Joey Lawrence – who followed Richardson in the musical Kander & Ebb – also took part in the convention’s ’90s-themed roundtable. McLean credits the former ‘Blossom’ star with inspiring him to tread boards.

“Joey did ‘Chicago’ right after Kevin, and I was like, ‘God, just hearing that makes me cringe.’

Another panelist, NSYNC member Joey Fatone appeared onstage in productions of Broadway hits “Rent” and “Little Shop of Horrors,” which McLean described as his “all-time favorites.”

The married father of two has been sober for a few years and took part in the 29th cycle of “Dancing with the Stars” in 2020.

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