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Carra Patterson on Being the Only Woman in Jitney, Why the President Should Come See the Show & More

Carra Patterson on Being the Only Woman in Jitney, Why the President Should Come See the Show & More

Age: “Whatever the role requires."

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL

Current Role: Carra Patterson takes on the only female role in August Wilson's Jitney. She plays Rena, who can't seem to shake the memory of her husband Darnell's old cheating and partying ways.

Stage & Screen Cred: Patterson was last seen on Broadway in MTC's production of Wit ...

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Matthew Seadon-Young on Playing Gerry Goffin in London's Beautiful, the Art of Taking Over a Role & Not Doing Side Show with His Brother

Matthew Seadon-Young on Playing Gerry Goffin in London's Beautiful, the Art of Taking Over a Role & Not Doing Side Show with His Brother

Matthew Seadon-Young's London musical credits include Billy Elliot, Urinetown and Les Miserables and now the ebullient performer is playing the American lyricist (and onetime husband of Carole King) Gerry Goffin in Beautiful at the Aldwych Theatre. A relatively new recruit to a production heading into its third year in the West End, Seadon-Young took time recently to talk about the ...

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The Great Comet's Denee Benton on Josh Groban's Nerves, Singing Usher Before Every Show & More

The Great Comet's Denee Benton on Josh Groban's Nerves, Singing Usher Before Every Show & More

Age: 24

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Current Role: Denée Benton plays Natasha, a naive ingénue navigating love and lust in aristocratic Russia while her fiancé is away at war, in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.

Stage & Screen Cred: Benton makes her Broadway debut in The Great Comet, reprising her performance from the American Repertory Theater’s ...

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She Loves Me's Scarlett Strallen on Singing 'Ice-Cream' with a British Accent, Meeting Barbara Cook & More

She Loves Me's Scarlett Strallen on Singing 'Ice-Cream' with a British Accent, Meeting Barbara Cook & More

No sooner had the gossamer-voiced Scarlett Strallen got herself a base in New York before the English star of such shows as Mary Poppins, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and the West End's most recent A Chorus Line found herself back in her home country, this time to play the lovelorn Amalia in the Menier Chocolate Factory's enchanting ...

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'It Stays in Your Bloodstream': Russell Hornsby Discusses Revisiting Fences & Denzel Washington's 'Love Movement'

'It Stays in Your Bloodstream': Russell Hornsby Discusses Revisiting Fences & Denzel Washington's 'Love Movement'

Russell Hornsby is no stranger to the work of August Wilson; in addition to the 2010 revival of Fences, he's appeared off-Broadway in King Hedley II and Jitney. Now, he's taking the playwright's work to the screen as he reprises his performance as Lyons in the film adaptation of Fences, in theaters on December 25. Among his co-stars are four ...

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Kinky Boots' Killian Donnelly Talks Rocking High Heels, Dancing Full Out & More!

Kinky Boots' Killian Donnelly Talks Rocking High Heels, Dancing Full Out & More!

Age: 32

Hometown: County Meath, Ireland

Current Role: Killian Donnelly makes his Broadway debut as Kinky Boots' Charlie Price, who is set to inherit his late father's shoe factory. Rather than merely extend his family business' legacy, Charlie paves his own path runway for a fabulous clientele that deserves to be seen and heard.

Stage & Screen Cred ...

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Every Brilliant Thing's Jonny Donahoe on Bringing the Show to HBO, Making Mental Health Approachable & the Genius of Feta Cheese

Every Brilliant Thing's Jonny Donahoe on Bringing the Show to HBO, Making Mental Health Approachable & the Genius of Feta Cheese

Following the film adaptations of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and All the Way this year, HBO has once again brought the New York stage to the screen with Every Brilliant Thing. Comedian Jonny Donahoe headlined the solo show at the Barrow Street Theatre in 2015, having previously toured the U.K. with it. The play follows a ...

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An Inspector Calls' Barbara Marten on Soggy Costumes, a Collapsing Set & Her Show-Biz Marriage

An Inspector Calls' Barbara Marten on Soggy Costumes, a Collapsing Set & Her Show-Biz Marriage

Barbara Marten is a veteran presence on stage and screen with a sizable range of British TV credits that include a series regular on The Bill. The actress has returned to the West End to give a scorching performance as the imperious Sybil Birling in two-time Tony-winner Stephen Daldry’s legendary production of An Inspector Calls, the 1940s J.B. Priestley ...

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School of Rock's Eric Petersen on Getting Big Laughs as a Second Grader, His Green Day Obsession & More

School of Rock's Eric Petersen on Getting Big Laughs as a Second Grader, His Green Day Obsession & More

Age: 35

Hometown: Carol Stream, Illinois

Current Role: Eric Petersen joins School of Rock as its rollicking frontman Dewey Finn, whose scheme to pose as a substitute teacher to make rent and enter the Battle of the Bands turns into a meaningful relationship with his students turned pint-sized bandmates.

Stage & Screen Cred: Petersen's additional Broadway credits include ...

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Good News! Wicked's Jennifer DiNoia & Kara Lindsay Are Taking Your Questions

Good News! Wicked's Jennifer DiNoia & Kara Lindsay Are Taking Your Questions

You're definitely going to want to be in this hoi polloi! Wicked's Jennifer DiNoia and Kara Lindsay will spend one short day at Broadway.com HQ for a round of Ask a Star. That's right, Ozians! Elphaba and Glinda are taking your questions—no matter how scandalacious. Want to know what it's like to travel by bubble and broom on the Great ...

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