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Thursday, April 19, 2012

How Ghost Took a Spiritual Journey to Become a Spectacular Stage Musical by Gemma Wilson

A Haunting Idea The 1990 film Ghost is as much a comedy as a romance, but it began life as a much darker project. “I had wanted to do a movie about ghosts for 10 years, and to tell it…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:42PM

Christina Kirk on the ‘Whirlwind-Slash-Roller Coaster Ride’ of Clybourne Park by Gemma Wilson

Age & Hometown: 41, New York City Current Role: Doing double duty as 1950s housewife Bev and 21st-century real estate agent Kathy in the Broadway premiere of Bruce Norris' Pulitze…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:08PM
Monday, April 16, 2012

One Man, Two Guvnors’ James Corden on His Year of Becoming a Dad and Bona Fide Stage Star by Gemma Wilson

British actor James Corden first set foot on a Broadway stage six years ago as one of the title school chums of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys. For his second Rialto run, he’s r…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:19PM
Friday, April 13, 2012

Jesus Is a Yankees Fan, Darren Criss Is Crushing on Jeremy Jordan & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

Faster than you can say “bravo!" another week on Broadway is over. Here at Broadway.com that means it’s time to take stock of the last seven days, when we learned about a se…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:59PM
Friday, April 6, 2012

Neil Patrick Harris Wants to Score as Tony Host, Adam Pascal Shares Salon Secrets & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

Time flies when Broadway is having fun, and another week on the Great White Way is already behind us. From news of a favorite Tony Awards host’s return to the unsung successes of some …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:37PM
Friday, March 30, 2012

Gavin Creel Goes Mormon, Lindsay Lohan’s Crazy for Glee & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

Seven days have passed in the blink of a Broadway eye. We’re taking stock of the last week in the stage world, from the announcement that Gavin Creel will be ringing doorbells across t…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:57PM
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Richard Fleeshman on How Coronation Street and Elton John Got Him Ready to Get Racy in Ghost by Gemma Wilson

Age & Hometown: 22; Manchester, UK. Current Role: Making a heartbreaking Broadway debut as devoted specter Sam Wheat in the musical adaptation of Ghost. All in the Family: You…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:52PM
Monday, March 26, 2012

Raven-Symoné on Slipping Into Sister Act, Singing with Mary Poppins and Starting Life in New York by Gemma Wilson

She’s been a TV star since she was three years old, and now Raven-Symoné is taking on a new challenge, making her Broadway debut as aspiring disco-diva Deloris Van Cartier in Si…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:45PM
Thursday, March 22, 2012

What’s the Buzz: How Two British Kids Made Rock Musical History With Jesus Christ Superstar by Gemma Wilson

In the Beginning Though the iconic Jesus Christ Superstar “brown album” became a fixture in teenagers’ basements and church youth groups alike in the early 1970s, creators…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:55AM
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Falling Slowly: How Once Wooed Audiences From Grafton Street to Broadway by Gemma Wilson

Once, the new Broadway musical based on the hit indie film of the same name, is bringing a bittersweet brand of love story to the Jacobs Theatre. Read on to get the story behind the story of…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:56PM

Paul Nolan on How Farm Life and Les Miserables Led Him to Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway by Gemma Wilson

Age & Hometown: 33; Rouleau, Saskatchewan, Canada Current role: Starring in the greatest story ever told in Jesus Christ Superstar. Wide Open Spaces: Paul Nolan grew up in a f…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:26PM
Friday, March 9, 2012

Hunter Parrish Wants Idina to Be His Mama, Nick Jonas Bows to Grammy Winner Adele and More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

Say goodbye to another week on Broadway and hello to another set of Broadway lessons! A lot has happened in the last seven days, from Hunter Parrish’s very own dream casting session to…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:23PM
Monday, March 5, 2012

Once Star Cristin Milioti on Being on ‘Cloud Nine’ With Tina Fey & the Power of Not Kissing Steve Kazee by Gemma Wilson

With her slight frame and enormous doe eyes, Cristin Milioti could easily have gone the ingénue route, but the actress had a different plan for her theatrical career. Milioti made her…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:03PM
Monday, February 13, 2012

How I Learned to Drive’s Elizabeth Reaser on Her Bad Girl Days, Norbert Leo Butz Worship and Thinking Twilight Wasn’t a Big Deal by Gemma Wilson

The Second Stage revival of How I Learned to Drive doesn’t just mark a return for Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, back in New York for the first time in 15 years. It&rsq…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:20PM
Friday, January 27, 2012

Kristin Chenoweth Craves Dance Moms, Darren Criss Rocks a Sequined Glove & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

As the sun sets on another week in Broadway-land, it’s hard to believe how much we’ve learned in only seven days. Kristin Chenoweth has a serious reality TV problem? Nick Jonas i…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:57PM
Friday, January 20, 2012

Andrew Rannells Hearts Toddlers & Tiaras, Nick Jonas Would Go Starkers on Stage & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

Time flies when you’re having fun on Broadway! In the blink of an eye, another week is over, and we’re taking stock of what we've learned. From a Mormon star’s hidden t…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 08:43PM
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Daphne Rubin-Vega on ‘Soaking up the Flavor’ of New Orleans to Prep for A Streetcar Named Desire by Gemma Wilson

Since making her splashy, Tony-nominated Broadway debut as Mimi in Rent in 1996, Daphne Rubin-Vega has been a fixture in the New York theater scene. She recently chatted with Broadway.com ab…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:01PM

Daphne Rubin-Vega on ‘Soaking up the Flavor’ of New Orleans to Prep for A Streetcar Named Desire by Gemma Wilson

Since making her splashy, Tony-nominated Broadway debut as Mimi in Rent in 1996, Daphne Rubin-Vega has been a fixture in the New York theater scene. She recently chatted with Broadway.com ab…

SOURCE: fortlauderdale.broadway.com at 05:01PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe Together on Stage (Kind Of)! Twilight Meets Harry Potter in Musical Mash-up by Gemma Wilson

Team Edward! Team Jacob! Before a January 16 developmental reading of Twilight: The Musical, ushers warmed up an already enthusiastic crowd at New World Stages with a cheer-off, pitting &ldq…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:15PM

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe Together on Stage (Kind Of)! Twilight Meets Harry Potter in Musical Mash-up by Gemma Wilson

Team Edward! Team Jacob! Before a January 16 developmental reading of Twilight: The Musical, ushers warmed up an already enthusiastic crowd at New World Stages with a cheer-off, pitting &ldq…

SOURCE: sanantonio.broadway.com at 05:15PM
Friday, January 13, 2012

Kristin Chenoweth Is a Doll, Daniel Radcliffe Finally Meets Darren Criss & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

It’s hard to believe another week on Broadway has come to an end, but here we are with another 10 lessons from the last seven days, from Oscar winner with Broadway dreams to long-await…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:25PM
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rent Icon Daphne Rubin-Vega Calls Pal and Hustling Creator Sebastian LaCause a ‘Sperm in a Pool of Billions’ by Gemma Wilson

Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega shot to Broadway fame playing Mimi in the original cast of Rent. Now she’s collecting the rent, playing Rosa Juarez, an over-the-top Latina land…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:10PM
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson Vows to Come to Broadway by Gemma Wilson

Oscar winner, American Idol finalist, newly published author and WeightWatchers spokesperson Jennifer Hudson is determined to add another item to her ever-increasing resume: Broadway star. …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:25PM

Jennifer Hudson on Broadway? Oscar Winner Says 'I'm Coming!' by Gemma Wilson

Oscar winner, American Idol finalist, newly published author and WeightWatchers spokesperson Jennifer Hudson is determined to add another item to her ever-increasing resume: Broadway star. …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:25PM

Jennifer Hudson on Broadway? Dreamgirls Oscar Winner Says 'I'm Coming!' by Gemma Wilson

Oscar winner, American Idol finalist, newly published author and WeightWatchers spokesperson Jennifer Hudson is determined to add another item to her ever-increasing resume: Broadway star. …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:25PM
Friday, January 6, 2012

YouTube Got Darren Criss Ready for B'way, Twilight to Suck on Stage and Other Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

Another seven days, another 10 lessons we’ve learned about Broadway. It was a week full of secrets from How to Succeed’s newest heartthrob, Darren Criss, surprising new info abou…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:08PM
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Stick Fly’s Ruben Santiago-Hudson on August Wilson’s Legacy and Why Real Actors Love New York by Gemma Wilson

Tony-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson is an actor, writer and director best known for his work in the plays of August Wilson. After a Broadway debut in Jelly’s Last Jam, he earned his Tony…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:18PM
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chinglish’s Stephen Pucci on His Early-Onset Wanderlust and Non-Traditional Path to Acting by Gemma Wilson

Age & Hometown: 29, Milton Keynes, UK Current role: Bridging gaps between American business and Chinese bureaucracy as bilingual business consultant Peter Timms, a.k.a. "Teacher …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:28PM
Monday, December 26, 2011

Steve Guttenberg on Worshipping Warren Beatty, Working With Woody Allen and His Broadway Return in Relatively Speaking by Gemma Wilson

Most actors would be delighted to star in one wildly successful film franchise. Steve Guttenberg has starred in three. The actor garnered acclaim early in his career for films like Dine…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:52AM
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Melissa van der Schyff on How Harrison Ford and Miles Davis Led to her Broadway Breakout in Bonnie & Clyde by Gemma Wilson

Age & Hometown: “Between Miley Cyrus and Dame Judi Dench”; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Current Role: Keeping the Barrow Gang on the straight and narrow as God-feari…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:22PM
Monday, December 5, 2011

The Fantasticks’ Aaron Carter on Paving the Way for Justin Bieber and Learning from Michael Jackson by Gemma Wilson

Aaron Carter was only 13 when he made his Broadway debut as JoJo in Seussical, but he was already a veteran performer. Carter, who is back on the New York stage as rebellious young lover Mat…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:28PM

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