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Character Study: See Sutton Foster Prepare to Get Vulnerable in Broadway's Violet

Character Study: See Sutton Foster Prepare to Get Vulnerable in Broadway's Violet

See why playing the title role in Broadway's Violet might be Sutton Foster's most vulnerable role to date.

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Character Study: Watch Andy Karl Prepare to Step In the Ring as Rocky Balboa Backstage at Rocky

Character Study: Watch Andy Karl Prepare to Step In the Ring as Rocky Balboa Backstage at Rocky

Watch Andy Karl go from New York stage star to Sylvester Stallone's iconic 'Italian Stallion' backstage at Rocky on Broadway.

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Character Study: Watch Hugh Panaro Transform Into Erik aka The Phantom of the Opera

Character Study: Watch Hugh Panaro Transform Into Erik aka The Phantom of the Opera

Broadway.com brings back its popular Character Study series by spending some private time with Hugh Panaro, Broadway's Phantom of the Opera!

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See Judy McLane Prepare for 'Playtime' as Disco-Dancing Mama Donna in Mamma Mia!

See Judy McLane Prepare for 'Playtime' as Disco-Dancing Mama Donna in Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! star Judy McLane says she has a lot in common with her onstage alter ego, independent, fun-loving Donna Sheridan. Broadway.com documented McLane's pre-show routine, complete with yoga moves, angel cards and more.

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Andile Gumbi on the ‘Pride’ and ‘Blessing’ of Playing Simba, The Lion King's Title Character

Andile Gumbi on the ‘Pride’ and ‘Blessing’ of Playing Simba, The Lion King's Title Character

In the final Lion King character study video, South African actor Andile Gumbi brings us behind the scenes as he transforms into the “energetic” Simba. Find out what similarities Prince Simba has to an African warrior.

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The Lion King’s Tshidi Manye Shares Rafiki’s Otherworldly Abilities and the Connection to Her Culture

 The Lion King’s Tshidi Manye Shares Rafiki’s Otherworldly Abilities and the Connection to Her Culture

As the shaman Rafiki, Tshidi Manye kicks off The Lion King with the signature song “Circle of Life.” Hear how the South African actress prepares before each show and how the role is a connection to her culture.

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Chantel Riley Takes Pride in Her Transformation into Nala, the ‘Very Fierce’ Lion King Princess

Chantel Riley Takes Pride in Her Transformation into Nala, the ‘Very Fierce’ Lion King Princess

Chantel Riley has dreamed of playing Nala since she first saw The Lion King movie. Now, she embraces her Broadway transformation into the "strong and powerful" lioness. See the history behind her makeup and how the role helped her grow.

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See Patrick R. Brown Transform into Scar, The Lion King’s ‘Larger Than Life’ Villain

See Patrick R. Brown Transform into Scar, The Lion King’s ‘Larger Than Life’ Villain

The Lion King Character Study series kicks off with Patrick R. Brown. Watch how he describes Scar’s evil actions, and how his costume and makeup design work to make Scar sharp and unlovable.

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Watch Rob McClure’s Cane-Swinging, Tightrope-Walking Chaplin Metamorphosis

Watch Rob McClure’s Cane-Swinging, Tightrope-Walking Chaplin Metamorphosis

Eight shows a week, Chaplin star Rob McClure transforms into the Little Tramp at the Barrymore Theatre. Broadway.com went to his dressing room to find out why “there’s nothing more rewarding” than portraying the legendary icon.

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See Nice Work Star Judy Kaye’s Regal Transformation Into Estonia Dulworth, the Duchess of Woodford

See Nice Work Star Judy Kaye’s Regal Transformation Into Estonia Dulworth, the Duchess of Woodford

Judy Kaye earned her second Tony Award for her portrayal of duchess-turned-prohibitionist Estonia Dulworth in Nice Work If You Can Get It. Find out why stepping into Estonia's “wonderful clothes” makes Kaye feel like a kid again.

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