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West End Urinetown Star Jenna Russell on Her Stage Spill & Why She’s Never Seen Sweeney Todd

West End Urinetown Star Jenna Russell on Her Stage Spill & Why She’s Never Seen Sweeney Todd

Jenna Russell needs no introduction as a London musicals mainstay, with credits ranging from Sarah Brown in the Michael Grandage-directed Guys and Dolls to a range of Sondheim musicals that include Sunday in the Park with George (which she reprised on Broadway) and Merrily We Roll Along. Russell is back on the West End this fall leading the commercial transfer ...

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You Can’t Take It With You Star Will Brill on His Bad Boy Past & Why He Can Never Be a Magician

You Can’t Take It With You Star Will Brill on His Bad Boy Past & Why He Can Never Be a Magician
Age: 28

Hometown: Menlo Park, CA

Current Role: A hilarious Broadway turn as Ed, the rubber-faced, xylophone-playing husband of aspiring ballerina Essie in You Can’t Take It With You.

Stage & Screen Cred: Before making his Broadway debut in Act One, Brill appeared in off-Broadway’s Tribes and Our Town, both directed by David Cromer. His film and TV credits ... Read More...
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Disgraced Standout Hari Dhillon on His Accidental Acting Career & Childhood in India

Disgraced Standout Hari Dhillon on His Accidental Acting Career & Childhood in India

Age: 45

Hometown: “In and around the San Francisco Bay Area.”

Current Role: An impassioned Broadway debut as Amir Kapoor, a New York City corporate lawyer who grapples with his Pakistani heritage and Muslim upbringing in Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced.

Stage & Screen Cred: Before starring in the 2013 London production of Disgraced, Dhillon appeared in A Perfect ...

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Brandon Victor Dixon on Coming Home to The Scottsboro Boys in London & His Side Gig as a B’way Producer

Brandon Victor Dixon on Coming Home to The Scottsboro Boys in London & His Side Gig as a B’way Producer

Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (The Color Purple) was center stage in the original New York production of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys in 2010, only to miss out on the show’s subsequent Broadway transfer and acclaimed 2013 London premiere at the Young Vic. Now he has returned to the starring role of Haywood ...

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Meet On the Town’s Miss Turnstiles: Ballet-Dancing Math Whiz Megan Fairchild

Meet On the Town’s Miss Turnstiles: Ballet-Dancing Math Whiz Megan Fairchild

Age: 30

Hometown: Sandy, UT

Current Role: Dancing beauty queen Ivy Smith, whose subway poster inspires the amorous escapades of three sailors with 24 hours of New York City freedom in the spirited revival of On the Town.

Stage & Screen Cred: Principal dancer with the New York City Ballet since 2005. She played the Sugar Plum Fairy in PBS’ 2011 ...

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Tim Rice on Eternity's B'way Plans, Casting Elton John in Joseph & Reuniting with Andrew Lloyd Webber

Tim Rice on Eternity's B'way Plans, Casting Elton John in Joseph & Reuniting with Andrew Lloyd Webber

Tim Rice’s West End production of From Here to Eternity is hitting the big screen October 2, 5 and 9, making its debut in movie theaters throughout the U.S. Although the tuner, adapted from James Jones' 1951 WW2 classic novel, with lyrics by Rice, music by Stuart Brayson and a book by Bill Oakes, had a short-lived London ...

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Evita Star Madalena Alberto on Her New West End Gig & Why She Can't Watch Patti LuPone on YouTube

Evita Star Madalena Alberto on Her New West End Gig & Why She Can't Watch Patti LuPone on YouTube

What's the buzz at the Dominion Theatre on Evita's opening week? A star is born. Portuguese actress Madalena Alberto, who plays Eva Peron in the new revival, is winning nearly across-the-board raves for her performance as the Argentine leader. London-based since she was 17, she might also be making history as the first Eva ever to perform eight ...

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Found Funny Guy Danny Pudi on His Lifelong Community Pals & Why He’s Eating So Much Pizza in NYC

Found Funny Guy Danny Pudi on His Lifelong Community Pals & Why He’s Eating So Much Pizza in NYC

Age: 35 (“But I play 15 to 35!”)

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Current Role: A zany off-Broadway debut as the precocious owner of Daniel’s Toy Trading Shop, a paranoid woman who thinks Tom Hanks is spying on her and more kooky characters based on real notes and flyers in the new musical Found.

Stage & Screen Cred: Perhaps best known as ...

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You Can't Take It With You Star Rose Byrne on Annie Nerves & Bobby Cannavale's Broadway Advice

You Can't Take It With You Star Rose Byrne on Annie Nerves & Bobby Cannavale's Broadway Advice

Rose Byrne says she takes time off—recent getaway spots include London and Paris—it just doesn’t look like it. For years, the Australian actress has delivered a non-stop string of acclaimed, diverse performances in TV (Damages) and movies (Neighbors, Bridesmaids). Now she’s on Broadway, making her debut in You Can’t Take It With You, the revival ...

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Indian Ink Star Romola Garai on Loving Tracksuits, Hating Corsets & How to Pronounce Her Name

Indian Ink Star Romola Garai on Loving Tracksuits, Hating Corsets & How to Pronounce Her Name

Age: 32

Hometown: London, England

Current Role: Flora Crewe, a young British poet traveling through India in 1930 who strikes up a spirited friendship with a local portrait painter, in Roundabout’s off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink.

Stage and Screen Cred: You’ve seen Garai [pronounced RO-mala Gur-EYE] on film (Atonement, Vanity Fair, Dirty Dancing 2) and ...

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