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London Sideways Star Simon Harrison on California Dreaming & Rewarding Himself with a Glass of Pinot Noir

London Sideways Star Simon Harrison on California Dreaming & Rewarding Himself with a Glass of Pinot Noir

Simon Harrison has a wealth of classical credits to his name but is putting his Shakespeare pedigree to one side to co-star alongside Daniel Weyman in the U.K. stage premiere of Sideways at the St. James Theatre. The play is based on the same novel that spawned the much-lauded 2004 film. Harrison inherits the role of Jack Cole, for ...

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Find Out Why Bright Star's Hannah Elless Thinks John Cusack, Mark Rylance & Boiled Peanuts Are the Best

Find Out Why Bright Star's Hannah Elless Thinks John Cusack, Mark Rylance & Boiled Peanuts Are the Best

Age: 29

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI

Current Role: Bright Star's Margo Crawford, who works in a bookstore and falls for Billy Cane, played by A.J. Shively.

Stage & Screen Cred: Elless made her Broadway debut in Godspell. Her previous stage credits include off-Broadway's The Other Josh Cohen as well as Hamlet, Phaedra, Henry V and Private Lives. She has ...

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'Shall We Dance?' and Other Questions You Know You Want to Ask The King and I's Marin Mazzie

'Shall We Dance?' and Other Questions You Know You Want to Ask The King and I's Marin Mazzie

Something wonderful is happening at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre: stage fave Marin Mazzie is making a welcome return to the Great White Way in The King and I following a battle with ovarian cancer. Just as her character Anna Leonowens has much to teach the King of Siam's children, theater fans have a lot to learn from Mazzie, who ...

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Paramour's Ruby Lewis on Her Jaw-Dropping Party Trick, Fave Starlet & First Time at the Circus

Paramour's Ruby Lewis on Her Jaw-Dropping Party Trick, Fave Starlet & First Time at the Circus

Age: 31

Hometown: Shelbyville, Kentucky

Current Role: Making her Broadway debut as the leading lady Indigo James in Cirque du Soleil's Broadway show Paramour, which is an extravaganza of music, storytelling and eye-popping acrobatics set in Hollywood's Golden Age.

Stage & Screen Cred: Lewis' stage credits include the national tours of We Will Rock You, Jersey Boys, Grease and Gypsy as ...

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Jenna Russell on Hitting Kit Harington Over a Big Games of Thrones Spoiler & Why Their Doctor Faustus Is 'Crazy'

Jenna Russell on Hitting Kit Harington Over a Big Games of Thrones Spoiler & Why Their Doctor Faustus Is 'Crazy'

Jenna Russell has a 2006 Olivier Award and a 2008 Tony nomination for her performance as Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George, but the musical theater regular has since shifted to the classical stage to play Mephistopheles opposite Game of Thrones star Kit Harington in the title role of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus at the Duke of ...

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The Comedy about a Bank Robbery's Charlie Russell on Playing an American & Not Going Wrong with Mischief

The Comedy about a Bank Robbery's Charlie Russell on Playing an American & Not Going Wrong with Mischief

The Mischief Theatre Company has now had three West End shows, starting with the ongoing and Olivier-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, then Peter Pan Goes Wrong and now The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, which opened at the Criterion Theatre to rave reviews last month. Their first show set in the U.S., director Mark Bell’s production casts Charlie ...

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American Psycho's Drew Moerlein on His Early Royal Role, Side Business and Fave '80s Jam

American Psycho's Drew Moerlein on His Early Royal Role, Side Business and Fave '80s Jam

Age: 29

Hometown: Bow, NH

Current Role: Paul Owen, Patrick Bateman’s slick co-worker whose superior business card drives Bateman to earn his title as American Psycho.

Stage & Screen Cred: Moerlein is making his Broadway debut in American Psycho. His previous stage credits include Spike in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as well as Christian Grey in Spank ...

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London Jersey Boys Star Matt Corner on His Frankie Valli Transformation & Longing to Visit the Garden State

London Jersey Boys Star Matt Corner on His Frankie Valli Transformation & Longing to Visit the Garden State

Jersey Boys has set up shop as a West End long-runner. The Olivier Award-winning musical all about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is now on its second London theater, the Piccadilly, and is currently hosting a fresh set of principal actors. Broadway.com caught up with Matt Corner, the delightful actor now playing Frankie, to talk Jersey accents, singing ...

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Sam Mackay, Star of London's In the Heights, on Rapping at the Oliviers, Meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda and His Hamilton Dream

Sam Mackay, Star of London's In the Heights, on Rapping at the Oliviers, Meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda and His Hamilton Dream

Londoner Sam Mackay might seem an unexpected choice to inherit Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway role of the bodega-owning Usnavi for the British premiere of In the Heights, but Mackay earned raves for the production that won three Olivier Awards. He took time before a recent matinee to talk to Broadway.com about Manhattan neighborhoods, rapping at the Royal Opera House and—of ...

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West End Star Gina Beck on What Wicked's Glinda & Phantom's Christine Would Think of Her Role in Show Boat

West End Star Gina Beck on What Wicked's Glinda & Phantom's Christine Would Think of Her Role in Show Boat

Gina Beck has taken over leading roles in Wicked (as Glinda in the West End and also the U.S. tour) and The Phantom of the Opera (as Christine), but at long last the performer is opening a London production with the arrival in town of Daniel Evans’s Sheffield Theatre production of the 1927 Broadway landmark Show Boat at the ...

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