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Motown's Charl Brown and Kinky Boots' Stark Sands Look Back on Their College Bromance

Motown's Charl Brown and Kinky Boots' Stark Sands Look Back on Their College Bromance
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Back in 1997, University of Southern California freshmen Stark Sands and Charl Brown were placed in the same orientation group. More than 15 years later, these best friends are starring in two of the biggest Broadway shows of the season. So how do the star of Kinky Boots and the Motown: The Musical describe their legendary bromance? Read on for ...

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Broadway Besties and Former Wicked Sisters Brynn O'Malley & Nicole Parker Wreak Havoc at Madame Tussauds

Broadway Besties and Former Wicked Sisters Brynn O'Malley & Nicole Parker Wreak Havoc at Madame Tussauds
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Brynn O’Malley and Nicole Parker met about five years when they played sisters Nessarose and Elphaba in the blockbuster musical Wicked. Since then, Parker has appeared in Broadway’s The People in the Picture, and O’Malley currently stars as Grace Farrell in the Broadway revival of Annie. Broadway.com photographer Jenny Anderson spent an afternoon with these picture-perfect ...

BFFs Erin Dilly and Anne L. Nathan Go Christmas Shopping in a Winter Wonderland

BFFs Erin Dilly and Anne L. Nathan Go Christmas Shopping in a Winter Wonderland
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It’s been 12 years since Erin Dilly and Anne L. Nathan met during the out-of-town tryout of Thoroughly Modern Millie, but these two ladies have built a friendship for the ages…and one that’s perfect for our Broadway Besties feature! Now both gals are starring on Broadway—one block from each other, no less—portraying strong-willed mothers in ...

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Go on a Koreatown Lunch Date with Chaplin Star Erin Mackey & Her Broadway Bestie Jessica Stone

Go on a Koreatown Lunch Date with Chaplin Star Erin Mackey & Her Broadway Bestie Jessica Stone
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How many people can say they met their best friend aboard a luxury cruise liner? Before Erin Mackey took the stage as Charlie Chaplin’s wife in Chaplin, she spent a year aboard the seafaring S.S. American in Broadway’s Anything Goes. Mackey and her dressing roommate Jessica Stone (who starred as Erma in the Cole Porter classic) hit ...

Share a Pumpkin Latte With Mamma Mia! Star Christy Altomare & Her Broadway Bestie Bob Lenzi

Share a Pumpkin Latte With Mamma Mia! Star Christy Altomare & Her Broadway Bestie Bob Lenzi
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Way, way before Christy Altomare and Bob Lenzi made their Broadway debuts, they were elementary school classmates, middle school co-stars, high school theater nerds and of course, ultimate BFFs. After starring together in South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Camelot and more at Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, PA, the duo headed to New York City, where Lenzi landed ...

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Mary Poppins Star Steffanie Leigh and Garett Hawe of Newsies Share a Practically Perfect Friendship

Mary Poppins Star Steffanie Leigh and Garett Hawe of Newsies Share a Practically Perfect Friendship
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Steffanie Leigh and Garett Hawe have the mouse to thank for their BFF status. The two met while on tour with Disney’s popular family musical Mary Poppins. Now Leigh is starring in the Broadway production as the iconic British nanny, while Hawe has moved one block south to Disney’s hot new musical Newsies. The actors invited Broadway.com ...

Broadway Besties: Share a Big Apple Adventure with Addams and Smash BFFs Krysta Rodriguez and Wesley Taylor

Broadway Besties: Share a Big Apple Adventure with Addams and Smash BFFs Krysta Rodriguez and Wesley Taylor
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Stage lovers often end up in offstage romances, but Krysta Rodriguez and Wesley Taylor became real-life BFFs instead. The two cemented their friendship during the tumultuous 2009 pre-Broadway run of The Addams Family, in which she created the role of dour Wednesday Addams and he played straight-arrow boyfriend Lucas Beineke. Three years later, Rodriguez and Taylor are thrilled to be ...

Broadway Besties! Mormon's Michael James Scott and Jersey Girl Jessica Rush Frolic in Central Park

Broadway Besties! Mormon's Michael James Scott and Jersey Girl Jessica Rush Frolic in Central Park
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Michael James Scott and Jessica Rush go back… like, way back. The Book of Mormon’s resident doc and the Jersey Boys’ main squeeze have numerous Broadway credits to their name, but the two companions met during their freshman year of high school. Now they’re both starring on Broadway, just three blocks away from each other! The duo celebrated ...

Broadway Besties! Bring It On Cuties Jason Gotay and Elle McLemore on Their Road-Tested Friendship

Broadway Besties! Bring It On Cuties Jason Gotay and Elle McLemore on Their Road-Tested Friendship
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You’ve heard of show-mances? Well, Jason Gotay and Elle McLemore got something more enduring from their year on the road in Bring It On: The Musical: a best friend! On stage, he’s the mild-mannered high school sweetie Randall and she’s the super-charged and ambitious cheerleader Eva. Offstage, the two share jokes, memories and dreams of co-starring in ...

Broadway Besties: Ghost Star Caissie Levy and Her 'Sis' Kacie Sheik Let Loose in the East Village

Broadway Besties: Ghost Star Caissie Levy and Her 'Sis' Kacie Sheik Let Loose in the East Village
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Could there be a cuter pair of BFFs than Ghost leading lady Caissie Levy and Broadway vet Kacie Sheik? (Even their sound-alike names are adorable!) These talented ladies felt an immediate bond when they met in rehearsal for the Broadway revival of Hair (Levy played Sheila; Sheik played Jeanie) and have remained super-close ever since. The supportive pals immediately agreed ...

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