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2012
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
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Latest Tony Awards Buzz: Interviews

End of the Rainbow’s Tracie Bennett on Playing Judy Garland and Her Journey from Stunt Girl to Tony Nominee

End of the Rainbow’s Tracie Bennett on Playing Judy Garland and Her Journey from Stunt Girl to Tony Nominee

Two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett is not afraid of hard work. For her Broadway debut, the English stage star is giving a tour-de-force performance as an addicted and tormented Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow. At age 50, Bennett racked up a Drama Desk nomination, an Outer Critics Circle nomination, a Drama League nomination and ...

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

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

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 reuniting with History Boys director Nicholas Hytner to play the title Man in high-spirited slapstick One Man, Two Guvnors. Between his two Broadway outings, Corden ...

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Christian Borle on the Thrill of Jumping from Smash to Peter and the Starcatcher

Christian Borle on the Thrill of Jumping from Smash to Peter and the Starcatcher

After a steady climb to Broadway’s A-list, including a Tony-nominated performance in Legally Blonde and a scene-stealing comic turn (“I am not dead yet!”) in Spamalot, Christian Borle kicked his career into high gear in the past year. On stage, Borle dared to take on the iconic role of Prior Walter in the off-Broadway revival of Angels in America ...

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Newsies Star Jeremy Jordan on His Facebook Romance, Lessons from Dolly Parton & Headlining Two Musicals in One Season

Newsies Star Jeremy Jordan on His Facebook Romance, Lessons from Dolly Parton & Headlining Two Musicals in One Season

Jeremy Jordan is one of the fastest rising stars on Broadway—so fast, in fact, that he has managed to headline back-to-back musicals, Bonnie & Clyde and Newsies, this season. Since making his Broadway debut in Rock of Ages in 2009, the 27-year-old actor has played Tony in West Side Story and debuted on the big screen alongside Dolly Parton and ...

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Wit’s Cynthia Nixon on Her ‘WASPy Machismo’ and Why She Hasn’t Owned a TV Since 1986

Wit’s Cynthia Nixon on Her ‘WASPy Machismo’ and Why She Hasn’t Owned a TV Since 1986

Whether dyeing her strawberry blonde hair a fiery red to play the career-obsessed Miranda Hobbes on HBO’s Sex and the City or shaving it off completely to embody the cancer-stricken Professor Vivian Bearing in the Broadway revival of Margaret Edson’s Wit, Cynthia Nixon is a chameleon. Her fearlessness on stage and screen has helped Nixon garner a Tony ...

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Porgy and Bess' Phillip Boykin on Finding Inspiration From Audra, Suzan-Lori and Mom

Porgy and Bess' Phillip Boykin on Finding Inspiration From Audra, Suzan-Lori and Mom

Age & Hometown: 43; Greenville, South Carolina. “I don't mind sharing my age because I've dreamed of being on Broadway for a long time. I tell young people, ‘Never give up on your dream.’”

Current Role: Bringing trouble to the residents of Catfish Row as Crown, Audra McDonald’s abusive lover and pimp, in Porgy and Bess.

Doing It ...

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On a Clear Day's Breakout Star Jessie Mueller on Flirting with Harry Connick Jr. and Belting on Broadway

On a Clear Day's Breakout Star Jessie Mueller on Flirting with Harry Connick Jr. and Belting on Broadway

Age & Hometown: 28; Evanston, Illinois

Current Role: A Broadway debut as Melinda Wells, a 1940s big-band singer who is summoned back to life in 1974 via hypnosis by a lovestruck psychiatrist (Harry Connick Jr.) in the re-invented revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.

Born to Sing: Theater is the family business for this vivacious Chicago-bred musical ...

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Other Desert Cities Star Stockard Channing on Why She's the 'Worst Celebrity Ever'

Other Desert Cities Star Stockard Channing on Why She's the 'Worst Celebrity Ever'

Stockard Channing is one of five theatrical all-stars assembled by director Joe Mantello for Lincoln Center Theater’s off-Broadway world premiere of Other Desert Cities. Certainly the Tony-winning actress feels at home in the itsy-bitsy Mitzi Newhouse Theater: This is her fourth show there, after acclaimed performances in John Guare’s The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of ...

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