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Eclipsed's Zainab Jah Reveals Her AK-47 Muscles, Guilty Pleasures & Adorable Nicknames

Eclipsed's Zainab Jah Reveals Her AK-47 Muscles, Guilty Pleasures & Adorable Nicknames

Age: "That’s for me to know and you to find out."

Hometown: "I have two: Freetown in Sierra Leone and London, England."

Current Role:  Making a stunning debut as the bad-ass, gun-toting Maima in Danai Gurira's acclaimed drama Eclipsed, which centers on five Liberian women facing hard choices and brutal conditions. 

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Beautiful's Ben Jacoby on His Wide-Ranging Dream Roles, Road Rage & Similarities to Barry Mann

Beautiful's Ben Jacoby on His Wide-Ranging Dream Roles, Road Rage & Similarities to Barry Mann

Age: 28

Hometown: Maplewood, New Jersey

Current Role: Jacoby is making his Broadway debut as Barry Mann, the real-life songwriter who writes hits with his wife Cynthia Weill and is pals with Carole King and Gerry Goffin in Beautiful.  

Stage & Screen Cred: Jacoby played Raoul on the national tour of the 25th anniversary production of The ...

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Wicked's Zachary Noah Piser Shows Off His Amazing Bird-Calling and Karaoke Skills

Wicked's Zachary Noah Piser Shows Off His Amazing Bird-Calling and Karaoke Skills

Age: 22

Hometown: Piedmont, California

Current Role: Piser is making his Broadway debut in the role of Boq, who is Nessarose's love interest though he pines for G(a)linda, in the blockbuster musical hit Wicked.

Stage Cred: The Broadway newbie has appeared off-Broadway in Mad Libs Live! and in regional productions of Godspell, The Fantasticks, Hairspray and more.

 



 

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Disaster! Disco Queen Lacretta Nicole on Diva Inspirations, Dream Co-Stars & More

Disaster! Disco Queen Lacretta Nicole on Diva Inspirations, Dream Co-Stars & More

Age: "I'm grown."

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri.

Current Role: Levora Verona, a fading '70s disco diva traveling on a floating casino with her pup, in the high-camp Broadway musical Disaster!.

Stage Cred: This Broadway newcomer was recently seen in the ensemble of The Book of Mormon on tour and has appeared in regional productions of A Wrinkle in ...

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Stage Newcomer Ahna O'Reilly on Her Tarot Talents, Fairy Tale Past and 'Wild' Robber Bridegroom Role

Stage Newcomer Ahna O'Reilly on Her Tarot Talents, Fairy Tale Past and 'Wild' Robber Bridegroom Role

Age: "A lady never tells."

Hometown: Palo Alto, California, although she spent part of her childhood in France and calls herself a "lover of all things French" on social media.

Current Role: Rosemund, the beautiful, naive girl who falls hard for the title character in the off-Broadway musical The Robber Bridegroom.

Stage Cred: Although new to the New ...

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The Humans' Cassie Beck on Bathroom Reading Material, Dream Celeb Co-Stars & What Not to Talk About at the Family Table

The Humans' Cassie Beck on Bathroom Reading Material, Dream Celeb Co-Stars & What Not to Talk About at the Family Table

Age: "Born in the '70s"

Hometown: "I was a military baby; I grew up everywhere, but primarily the West Coast."

Current Role: Playing Aimee, a lawyer dealing with health, love and career setbacks in Stephen Karam's acclaimed play The Humans, which takes place on Thanksgiving.

Stage Cred: Beck's Broadway credits include Picnic and The Norman Conquests. She's appeared off-Broadway in  ...

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The Woodsman's James Ortiz on Magical Powers, Puppets & Nerding Out

The Woodsman's James Ortiz on Magical Powers, Puppets & Nerding Out

Age: 31

Hometown: Ortiz was born in Albany, New York and grew up in Richardson, Texas.

Current Role: The suffering but stoic title character of the new off-Broadway show The Woodsman, which he also created, designed and directed. 

Stage Cred: Ortiz is the co-artistic director of Strangemen & Co. His design/directorial credits (puppet or otherwise) include The Tempest, SeaWife ...

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New Les Miz Star Hayden Tee on Crappy Jobs, Fave Divas and What He Has in Common with Inspector Javert

New Les Miz Star Hayden Tee on Crappy Jobs, Fave Divas and What He Has in Common with Inspector Javert

Age: 35

Hometown: Tee was born and rasied in Maungaturoto, a small town in New Zealand.

Current Role: Tortured Inspector Javert in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables

Stage and Screen Cred: A West End run as Marius in Les Miz, Gus the Theatre Cat in the international tour of Cats, U.S. regional productions including Camelot, Into the Woods ...

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Carlos PenaVega on Grease: Live, Greasy Foods and His Hip-Hopping and High-Flying Broadway Dream Roles

Carlos PenaVega on Grease: Live, Greasy Foods and His Hip-Hopping and High-Flying Broadway Dream Roles

Age: 26

Hometown: Born in Missouri, raised in Miami.

Current Role: Playing wingman Kenickie to Aaron Tveit's Danny Zuko in the January 31 broadcast of Grease: Live on Fox. 

Stage and Screen Cred: As a kid, PenaVega performed in local Florida productions of musicals like Man of La Mancha, Titanic and, yes, Grease before landing regular TV ...

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School of Rock's Brandon Niederauer Describes His Hair and Offers Stage Advice

School of Rock's Brandon Niederauer Describes His Hair and Offers Stage Advice

Age: 12

Hometown: Dix Hills, NY

Current Role: A standout Broadway debut as Zack, who has the look and musical prowess of a pint-sized Jimi Hendrix in School of Rock

Stage and Screen Cred: A true guitar prodigy, Niederaurer (who is known as TAZ) has played with a long list of well-known musicians, including Jon Batiste, the ...

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