He's a Tony-nominated actor who plays struggling playwright Nigel Bottom in the hit Broadway musical "Something Rotten." Life imitates art for John Cariani, up to a point. He is a playwright, but a very successful one, among his works, "Almost Maine", the most-produced play in North America.

FOX's Jane Metzler is joined by Cariani as they discuss his career, upbringing in the small city of Presque Isle, Maine and how its residents continue to inspire him:

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