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How Shop Class, Lena Dunham & Getting Fired Led Fun Home's Roberta Colindrez to Broadway

How Shop Class, Lena Dunham & Getting Fired Led Fun Home's Roberta Colindrez to Broadway

Age: 29

Hometown: Austin, TX

Current Role: A Broadway debut as Joan, the college crush Alison Bechdel is “changing my major to” in the Tony-winning musical Fun Home.

Stage & Screen Cred: Colindrez originated the role of Joan in the Sundance Theatre Lab and Public Theater incarnations of Fun Home. She’s appeared on screen in Birdman, Boardwalk Empire and in ...

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Kate Fleetwood on Wearing 'Posh Frocks' in London’s High Society & Starring In Her Husband's Medea

Kate Fleetwood on Wearing 'Posh Frocks' in London’s High Society & Starring In Her Husband's Medea

Kate Fleetwood was a 2008 Tony nominee for her performance opposite Patrick Stewart in Macbeth and a 2012 Olivier nominee for the hit National Theatre production of London Road. But her current starring role at the Old Vic as the sought-after Long Island socialite Tracy Lord in the Cole Porter-scored High Society, running through August 22, marks the first time ...

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Gloria Star Ryan Spahn on the Strangeness of Offices & Why He's Not Marrying Michael Urie

Gloria Star Ryan Spahn on the Strangeness of Offices & Why He's Not Marrying Michael Urie

Age: 34

Hometown: Troy, MI

Current Roles: An off-Broadway debut in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ dark comedy Gloria as Dean, an editorial assistant at a prominent magazine, whose ambitions are rocked by a startling turn of events at the office. (Late in Act Two, Spahn morphs into Devin, an I.T. technician at a TV production company.)

Stage & Screen Cred: While ...

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Beautiful's Katie Brayben on Emailing Jessie Mueller, Being Surprised by Carole King & Embodying Princess Diana

Beautiful's Katie Brayben on Emailing Jessie Mueller, Being Surprised by Carole King & Embodying Princess Diana

The West End has a, well, beautiful new star in Katie Brayben, the English actress who won an Olivier Award in April for her performance as Carole King in the London production of Beautiful at the Aldwych Theatre. Having gone to this show directly from appearing as Princess Diana in Mike Bartlett's Olivier Award-winning (and Broadway-bound) King Charles III, the immediately ...

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It's Imelda Staunton's Turn! The Gypsy Star on Drinking with Roses Past & Staying at the Top of Her Game

It's Imelda Staunton's Turn! The Gypsy Star on Drinking with Roses Past & Staying at the Top of Her Game

Imelda Staunton has already won Olivier Awards for her Baker’s Wife in the London debut of Into the Woods and as Mrs. Lovett opposite Michael Ball in the 2012 West End revival of Sweeney Todd—but even by those illustrious standards, her current performance as the mother of all stage mothers, Rose, in Gypsy exists a league apart. A pint-sized ...

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An Act of God's Tim Kazurinsky on His Best Friend John Belushi & Why Jim Parsons Is Nicer Than the Lord

An Act of God's Tim Kazurinsky on His Best Friend John Belushi & Why Jim Parsons Is Nicer Than the Lord

Age: 65. “The fact that my crusty old kisser is considered a ‘fresh face’ is a minor miracle.”

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Current Role: A Broadway debut as Gabriel, the title deity’s right-hand angel, opposite Jim Parsons in David Javerbaum’s celestial comedy An Act of God.

Stage & Screen Cred: Kazurinsky’s varied career includes a three-year stint (1981-84) as performer ...

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The Flick's Aaron Clifton Moten on Wanting to Play Bob Marley & Why He's Not a Lawyer

The Flick's Aaron Clifton Moten on Wanting to Play Bob Marley & Why He's Not a Lawyer

Age: 26

Hometown: Austin, TX

Current Role: Glum college kid and cinephile Avery, who takes a job as an usher at a shabby, non-digital New England movie theater in Annie Baker's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Flick.

Stage & Screen Cred: Moten originated the role of Avery when The Flick premiered at Playwrights Horizons. He made his Broadway debut in ...

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Dame Kristin Scott Thomas on Meeting the Queen, Emails From Helen Mirren & Her West End Reign in The Audience

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas on Meeting the Queen, Emails From Helen Mirren & Her West End Reign in The Audience

They say there’s nothing like a dame—but what about two dames? That’s the situation currently with Peter Morgan’s London and Broadway hit The Audience, which has one dame (Helen Mirren) playing Queen Elizabeth II in New York City and another (Kristin Scott Thomas) who has taken on Mirren’s Olivier award-winning role at the Apollo Theatre on the West End. A ...

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Tony-Nominated The Audience Star Richard McCabe on Amusing Helen Mirren & Embracing His Evil Side

Tony-Nominated The Audience Star Richard McCabe on Amusing Helen Mirren & Embracing His Evil Side

Age: 54

Hometown: Born in Glasgow, Scotland; raised in London

Current Role: A Tony-nominated Broadway debut in The Audience as British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who enjoys bantering with Queen Elizabeth (Helen Mirren) at their private weekly meetings.

Stage Cred: A Olivier Award winner for his current role in Peter Morgan’s historical drama, McCabe has spent three decades juggling classical ...

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Amanda Seyfried on Battling Nerves in The Way We Get By & Why the Wicked Movie Is Her Number-One Plan

Amanda Seyfried on Battling Nerves in The Way We Get By & Why the Wicked Movie Is Her Number-One Plan

After appearing in big-screen musicals Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables, Amanda Seyfried is making her off-Broadway debut in Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By at Second Stage Theatre—a concept that completely terrifies her. She’s battled anxiety and stage fright for years, but after taking a leap with co-star Thomas Sadoski and director Leigh Silverman, the screen star is feeling more ...

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