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Jeff Kready on Raising a Broadway Baby with Wife Nikki Renee Daniels & Killing It in Gentleman's Guide

Jeff Kready on Raising a Broadway Baby with Wife Nikki Renee Daniels & Killing It in Gentleman's Guide

Age: 32

Hometown: Topeka, KS

Current Role: Deviously ambitious fortune hunter Monty Navarro, who sets out to knock off eight members of the aristocratic D’Ysquith family in the Tony-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.

Stage Cred: Kready made his Broadway debut as the youngest Jean Valjean ever while understudying the role in the 2006 revival ...

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Brian Gilligan on Unleashing His Inner James Brown in The Commitments & Why the West End Is Like ‘Little Dublin’

Brian Gilligan on Unleashing His Inner James Brown in The Commitments & Why the West End Is Like ‘Little Dublin’

Irish actor Brian Gilligan has been playing the defining role of Deco in the rock musical The Commitments at the Palace Theatre since September—meanwhile, the role’s originator, Killian Donnelly, has moved on to headline the U.K. premiere of Memphis a few streets away. Just a kid when the Alan Parker film was released in 1991, Gilligan has ...

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On the Town Stars Jay Armstrong Johnson & Alysha Umphress Are Taking Your Questions!

On the Town Stars Jay Armstrong Johnson & Alysha Umphress Are Taking Your Questions!

For just one day, On the Town stars Jay Armstrong Johnson and Alysha Umphress are taking a seat on the comfy grey Broadway.com couch! The pair, who play adorable couple Chip and Hildy in the hit musical revival, will answer anything you’ve wanted to know—like what Umphress is currently rocking out to on her record player or ...

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Josefina Gabrielle on Twitter Dreamcasting & Confusing Her Kids in London’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Josefina Gabrielle on Twitter Dreamcasting & Confusing Her Kids in London’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Josefina Gabrielle has three Olivier nominations to show for her wide-ranging musical theater career, which includes Laurey in Oklahoma! on both sides of the Atlantic as well as London revivals of Chicago, Sweet Charity, and Merrily We Roll Along, to name a few. She’s now signed for an extended run as Mrs. Teavee in Sam Mendes' epic staging of ...

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Catherine Ricafort on Her Olsen Twins History, Special Skills & Getting 'Friki-Friki' in Honeymoon in Vegas

Catherine Ricafort on Her Olsen Twins History, Special Skills & Getting 'Friki-Friki' in Honeymoon in Vegas

Age: “In my 20s”

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA

Current Role: Mahi, a Hawaiian seductress with a trick up her sleeve and a hilarious song, memorably entitled "Friki-Friki," in the new Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas.

Stage & Screen Cred: Ricafort appeared on TV’s The Sing-Off, played Connie in A Chrous Line on tour and appeared in the ensembles of Broadway ...

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Opera with High Kicks: The Merry Widow's Renee Fleming & Susan Stroman on Bringing Broadway Flair to the Met

Opera with High Kicks: The Merry Widow's Renee Fleming & Susan Stroman on Bringing Broadway Flair to the Met

Broadway’s headed uptown! Well, up a few blocks, at least. Five-time Tony-winning director Susan Stroman is currently making her Metropolitan Opera debut with an effervescent mounting of Franz Lehár’s comic operetta The Merry Widow. The English adaptation, which opened on New Year’s Eve, stars Grammy-winning and Broadway-bound opera superstar Renée Fleming in the title role ...

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Jake Gyllenhaal on Getting Stung & Why His Constellations Co-Star Ruth Wilson is a ‘Real Animal’

Jake Gyllenhaal on Getting Stung & Why His Constellations Co-Star Ruth Wilson is a ‘Real Animal’

Whether he's playing a sociopathic stringer, a gay cowboy or a boy in a bubble, Jake Gyllenhaal has wowed us on the big screen for decades—but the Oscar nominee really surprised us when he made his off-Broadway debut in 2012, playing a supporting role in Nick Payne’s If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet. He ...

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Phantom’s New Leading Lady Julia Udine on Her Carb Obsession & Getting Out of the Friend Zone

Phantom’s New Leading Lady Julia Udine on Her Carb Obsession & Getting Out of the Friend Zone

Age: 21

Hometown: Voorhees, NJ

Current Role: A Broadway debut as wide-eyed chorus girl Christine Daae, who falls under the spell of a mysterious masked man in the long-running hit musical The Phantom of the Opera.

Stage & Screen Cred: After stints on Law & Order: SVU and the All My Children webseries, Udine hit the road at age 19, playing Christine ...

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West End Star Jennifer DiNoia on Her Worldwide Wicked Ride & Why You Can’t Say ‘Artichoke’ in Korea

West End Star Jennifer DiNoia on Her Worldwide Wicked Ride & Why You Can’t Say ‘Artichoke’ in Korea

Jennifer DiNoia has traveled the world with Wicked, shifting between various American cities to perform the musical in Australia and South Korea and now in London, where she plays Elphaba at the Apollo Victoria through January 31. As she entered the final phase of her limited West End run, the delightful DeNoia chatted with Broadway.com about flying all over ...

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Les Miserables Star Samantha Hill on Her Sweetest Job Ever & Not Getting Cosette in High School

Les Miserables Star Samantha Hill on Her Sweetest Job Ever & Not Getting Cosette in High School

Age: “Considering I recently auditioned to play a 16-year-old, I’m going to say my age is 18 to 28.”

Hometown: Manitoba, Canada

Current Role: Cosette, who falls head over heels for Marius (played by Andy Mientus) in the current Broadway revival of Les Miserables.

Stage Cred: After appearing in Canadian productions of August: Osage County and Spring Awakening, Hill ...

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