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Meet Cinderella's New Prince, Hockey-Playing Guitar Star Joe Carroll

Meet Cinderella's New Prince, Hockey-Playing Guitar Star Joe Carroll

Age: 23 

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI 

Current Role: The charming Prince Topher in Cinderella, who falls for glass slipper-wearing Ella, played by pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen beginning February 4. 

Stage Cred: In the ensemble of Once; Balthasar in Romeo and Juliet and covering Orlando Bloom in the role of Romeo.

"There are videos of me in diapers playing the ...

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The Bridges of Madison County's Caitlin Kinnunen on the Haircut That Inspired Her Career & Her Life-Saving Costume

The Bridges of Madison County's Caitlin Kinnunen on the Haircut That Inspired Her Career & Her Life-Saving Costume

Age & Hometown: 22; Camano Island, WA

Current Role: Carolyn, the innocent, cow-loving teenage daughter of Francesca (Kelli O’Hara) and Bud (Hunter Foster) in Broadway's new romantic musical The Bridges of Madison County.

You’re Never Alone: A self-professed "theater nerd," Caitlin Kinnunen has been trodding the boards since age four. "My mother didn’t want me to have ...

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Lauren Worsham on Jumping from Opera & Rock to 'Quirky Ingenue' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Lauren Worsham on Jumping from Opera & Rock to 'Quirky Ingenue' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Age & Hometown: "Old enough"; Austin, TX

Current Role: A funny and beautifully sung Broadway debut as jealous ingenue Phoebe D’Ysquith in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.

In Search of an Audience: A proud native of the “great state” of Texas (its likeness is tattooed on her derriere!), Lauren Worsham grew up seeking attention. Her mother insisted she ...

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Matt Farcher on the ‘Crazy Fun’ of Spoofing the ’70s in the Off-Broadway Musical Disaster!

Matt Farcher on the ‘Crazy Fun’ of Spoofing the ’70s in the Off-Broadway Musical Disaster!

Age & Hometown: 23; Saugerties, NY

Current Role: A sweet and funny off-Broadway debut as Chad, romantic leading man and expert interpreter of 1970s pop hits, in the musical parody Disaster!

Small-Town Boy: Head 100 miles up the Hudson River from Manhattan, and you’ll hit the leafy village of Saugerties, where Matt Farcher’s parents own the breakfast shop Lox ...

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Phantom’s Jeremy Hays on How Shakespeare Transformed Him From Shy Stutterer to Broadway Star

Phantom’s Jeremy Hays on How Shakespeare Transformed Him From Shy Stutterer to Broadway Star

Age & Hometown: 32; Henrietta, OK

Current Role: A passionate star turn as Christine’s faithful beau Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera.

Shakespeare to the Rescue: Growing up in an “idyllic, Mayberry small town” 45 minutes south of Tulsa, Hays had to create his own fun. “I played baseball on a makeshift diamond in the middle of a cow ...

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Pint-Sized Powerhouse Sydney Lucas on Her Amazing Off-Broadway Debut in Fun Home

Pint-Sized Powerhouse Sydney Lucas on Her Amazing Off-Broadway Debut in Fun Home

Age and Hometown: 10; New York City

Current Role: A tour-de-force off-Broadway debut as Small Alison in the Public Theater’s acclaimed new musical Fun Home.

Dynamic Debut: When Sydney Lucas says brightly, “This is my first off-Broadway show,” a jaded theatergoer’s first reaction is disbelief. Lucas carries huge chunks of Fun Home on her tiny shoulders as the ...

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Brett Ryback on His Murder For Two 'Telepathy' & Wine-Drinking Evenings With BFF Lesli Margherita

Brett Ryback on His Murder For Two 'Telepathy' & Wine-Drinking Evenings With BFF Lesli Margherita

Age & Hometown: 29; Muskego, WI

Current Role: A piano-playing, mile-a-minute off-Broadway debut as Marcus Moskowitz, a wannabe detective who interviews a house of kooky suspects to solve a crime that could make or break his career in Murder For Two.

Small World: Growing up surrounded by “dairy farms and fields,” Ryback jokes that his rural hometown—which didn’t even ...

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Jake Epstein on Disappointing Degrassi Fans and Breaking Carole King's Heart in Beautiful

Jake Epstein on Disappointing Degrassi Fans and Breaking Carole King's Heart in Beautiful

Age & Hometown: 26; Toronto, Canada

Current Role: The alluring but often agitated Gerry Goffin, Carole King’s first husband and songwriting partner for a decade of chart-topping hits (like "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" and "The Loco-Motion"), in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

The Artful School Dodger: Epstein tried out for a performing arts school when he nine because ...

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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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