Bobby begins the show by talking about the acting career of the late Brad Davis; the actor who portrayed Billy Hayes in the 1978 Academy Award Nominated Film “Midnight Express”. Bobby and Jesse discuss the many roles of Brad Davis’ career, and then Bobby talks with Billy Hayes himself about what he thought of Brad’s performance as him in the film.
Billy Hayes shares his personal stories from the production of Midnight Express, including how Brad Davis never really wanted to meet Billy in-person. Bobby and Billy also discuss why Brad was cast in the role, other famous actors that auditioned, and how Hollywood was scared of the sexual orientation of actors in the 70s.
Billy’s one man show, “Riding the Midnight Express”, just finished it’s London run at the Soho Theater. Billy is announcing additional performances in cities around the globe, including a return to Broadway this summer. For more information, including on sale dates for tickets, visit Billy Hayes online at ridingthemidnightepxress.com.