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Small Engine Repair's James Badge Dale on How Judith Light Changed His Life & Why He Doesn't Want to Be a Movie Star

Small Engine Repair's James Badge Dale on How Judith Light Changed His Life & Why He Doesn't Want to Be a Movie Star

Age & Hometown: 35; New York, NY

Current Role: Potty-mouthed burnout Terence Swaino, who reunites with a couple of old high school buddies for a night of hard-drinking and ball-busting in John Pollono's dark comedy Small Engine Repair.

Growing Up in the Pit: “When I was four years old, I was sitting in the orchestra pit while my mother was ...

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Little Miss Sunshine Sweetie Hannah Nordberg on Her Wicked ‘Second Mom’ & Awesome Sense of Style

Little Miss Sunshine Sweetie Hannah Nordberg on Her Wicked ‘Second Mom’ & Awesome Sense of Style

Age & Hometown: 9; Santa Monica, CA

Current Role: A dynamic off-Broadway debut as Olive, a quirky ray of light in the dysfunctional Hoover family who dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine pageant.

Little Miss Humble: After stealing the show in local productions of Annie and Beauty and the Beast, Nordberg was ready for the big time—she just didn ...

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Gentleman's Guide Standout Lisa O'Hare on Finding Her Inner Narcissist and Having the Best Birthday Week Ever

Gentleman's Guide Standout Lisa O'Hare on Finding Her Inner Narcissist and Having the Best Birthday Week Ever

Age & Hometown: 30; Morecambe, England

Current Role: A captivating Broadway debut in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder as Sibella Hallward, a flirty and frivolous tease who becomes entangled in a love triangle with social-climbing murderer Monty Navarro and his clueless fiancée.

Enough About You: Audiences are eating up Lisa O’Hare’s performance as a self-centered ...

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The Commons of Pensacola's Zoe Levin on Bonding with SJP & Not Playing Just Another 'Bitchy Teenager'

The Commons of Pensacola's Zoe Levin on Bonding with SJP & Not Playing Just Another 'Bitchy Teenager'

Age & Hometown: 19; Chicago, IL

Current Role: An off-Broadway debut as the whip-smart, precocious and potty-mouthed Lizzy in The Commons of Pensacola.

Trust Your Friends: Growing up in Chi-Town, Levin was into everything, but performing was her favorite pastime. "I was playing soccer, ice skating and taking dance classes, but acting, singing and dancing always stood out to me," she ...

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Paul Chahidi on His Gender-Bending Star Turn in Twelfth Night & Exploring New York With His Family

Paul Chahidi on His Gender-Bending Star Turn in Twelfth Night & Exploring New York With His Family

Age and Hometown: 44; Oxford, England

Current Roles: A scene-stealing Broadway debut as witty maid Maria in Twelfth Night, plus dual roles Hastings and Tyrrell in Richard III.

Ladies First: Audiences can’t get enough of Paul Chahidi’s hilariously imperious Maria, especially in tandem with two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance as his “mistress,” Olivia. “I felt a huge responsibility ...

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Brian Cross on Ditching Economics for Acting & Being Bowled Over by His Snow Geese Co-Stars

Brian Cross on Ditching Economics for Acting & Being Bowled Over by His Snow Geese Co-Stars

Age & Hometown: 23; Pelham, NY

Current Role: A Broadway debut as the intelligent and irascible Arnold Gaesling, a wise-beyond-his-years 18-year-old who is determined to force his family to face their financial woes in The Snow Geese.

Nose In a Book: Growing up in the suburbs, Brian Cross—the middle of five children—knew that his older brother Joseph was an ...

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Anne-Marie Duff on the Magic of Macbeth, Hubby James McAvoy & Why Theater Trumps Hollywood

Anne-Marie Duff on the Magic of Macbeth, Hubby James McAvoy & Why Theater Trumps Hollywood

Age & Hometown: 43; London, England

Current Role: This BAFTA and Olivier-nominated actress makes her Broadway debut as Lady Macbeth, a glamorous and scheming social climber and murderous Queen of Scotland in Lincoln Center Theater’s Macbeth.

Theatrical Sensibility: Anne-Marie Duff found her path to the stage through her passion for literature. “I was drawn toward acting because I was such ...

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Philip Ettinger on the Fun of Getting Caught in a Family Feud in the Off-Broadway Hit Bad Jews

Philip Ettinger on the Fun of Getting Caught in a Family Feud in the Off-Broadway Hit Bad Jews

Age & Hometown: 28; Fair Lawn, NJ

Current Role: A scene-stealing performance in Bad Jews as Jonah, who finds himself trapped between his brother and cousin in the battle for ownership of a religious heirloom belonging to their late grandfather.

Chai There: Nobody had to explain the premise of Bad Jews to Philip Ettinger, who grew up in a kosher home ...

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A Time to Kill’s Ashley Williams on Her Sweet Stint in How I Met Your Mother & Her Double Life as a Doula

A Time to Kill’s Ashley Williams on Her Sweet Stint in How I Met Your Mother & Her Double Life as a Doula

Age & Hometown: 34; Westchester, NY

Current Role: A bright Broadway debut as law student Ellen Roark, a quick-witted overachiever who talks her way into the biggest court case in town in A Time To Kill.

All in the Family: As a kid, Ashley Williams knew her family wasn’t exactly normal. “We were very kooky and inventive,” she says, “and ...

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Julian Cihi on His Leap from Serving Ramen Noodles to Romancing Elizabeth Olsen in CSC's Romeo & Juliet

Julian Cihi on His Leap from Serving Ramen Noodles to Romancing Elizabeth Olsen in CSC's Romeo & Juliet

Age & Hometown: 26; Tokyo, Japan

Current Role: An off-Broadway debut as Romeo Montague, the young, impulsive lover who would rather die than live without his beloved Juliet (Elizabeth Olsen) in Classic Stage Company's revival of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.

Something's Coming: According to his "very smart" entrepreneur father, Julian Cihi expressed a childhood dream of running a ...

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