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Samantha Spiro on Sondheim Dream Roles & Finding Friendship in London's Di and Viv and Rose

Samantha Spiro on Sondheim Dream Roles & Finding Friendship in London's Di and Viv and Rose

Samantha Spiro has two Olivier Awards to her name, first for playing Mary in the Michael Grandage-directed Donmar production of Merrily We Roll Along and then for her irrepressible Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! in 2009 at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park. But the gifted actress is no stranger to non-musicals as can be seen from her ...

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Elisabeth Moss Says Her New Role in The Heidi Chronicles Is Mad Men's Peggy For the Next Generation

Elisabeth Moss Says Her New Role in The Heidi Chronicles Is Mad Men's Peggy For the Next Generation

Going through Mad Men withdrawal? Yep, us too. While you patiently wait for the last seven episodes, see Elisabeth Moss in The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, beginning performances February 23 at the Music Box Theatre. In Wendy Wasserstein’s female-centric drama, a young woman blossoms into a successful art historian as she observes the world around her. Elisabeth Moss told ...

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Isla Blair on Riding in Style & Transforming From Posh Actress to Political Animal in London’s Made in Dagenham

Isla Blair on Riding in Style & Transforming From Posh Actress to Political Animal in London’s Made in Dagenham

You might not expect to find the distinguished stage veteran Isla Blair among the able cast of Made in Dagenham, the musical at the Adelphi Theatre based on the 2010 film about the fight for women’s rights at a Ford Motor Co. plant in Dagenham, east London, in 1968. The elegant Blair is perhaps better-known of late for her ...

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You Can't Take It With You & Living On Love Star Anna Chlumsky on Being the Britney Spears of Broadway

You Can't Take It With You & Living On Love Star Anna Chlumsky on Being the Britney Spears of Broadway

Thanks to Armando Iannucci’s film In the Loop and his HBO series Veep, Anna Chlumsky has emerged as a wonderful—and Emmy nominated—comedic actress. Broadway has certainly taken notice: Chlumsky made her Great White Way debut last month as Alice Sycamore in the revival of You Can’t Take It With You. Then, in April, she will reunite ...

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Celia Keenan-Bolger on Naming Her Baby, Getting Outed on Instagram and Eating Like a 'Normal Person'

Celia Keenan-Bolger on Naming Her Baby, Getting Outed on Instagram and Eating Like a 'Normal Person'

Celia Keenan-Bolger has a secret she can no longer hide: “I’m seven and a half months pregnant,” the Tony nominee told Broadway.com in a quickie phone chat. What?! Pregnant? How could she have kept this from us for so long? What will she name the little nipper? Is it a boy or a girl? Damn straight we have ...

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Peter Gallagher on His 'Astounding' Chemistry with Kristin Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century & More

Peter Gallagher on His 'Astounding' Chemistry with Kristin Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century & More

Half of Peter Gallagher’s 10 Broadway credits over the past 30-plus years have been musicals, but he readily admits that Roundabout’s revival of On the Twentieth Century presents his biggest vocal challenge ever. As dashing 1930s producer Oscar Jaffee, who boards the title train hoping to convince former protégée Lily Garland (Kristin Chenoweth) to return to ...

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My Night with Reg Star Lewis Reeves on Tweets About His ‘Bits and Bobs’ & Being the Worst Singer in London

My Night with Reg Star Lewis Reeves on Tweets About His ‘Bits and Bobs’ & Being the Worst Singer in London

Lewis Reeves has caused quite a stir during his time in My Night with Reg, the revival of Kevin Elyot’s 1994 play about gay love and lust in the age of AIDS that has transferred to the Apollo Theatre after a sellout run last summer at the Donmar. London Transport officialdom balked at the initial poster for the play ...

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London Assassins Star Mike McShane on Meeting Shakespeare & His ‘Thin Dude’ Co-Star Aaron Tveit

London Assassins Star Mike McShane on Meeting Shakespeare & His ‘Thin Dude’ Co-Star Aaron Tveit

Jamie Lloyd’s blistering production of the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical Assassins is hurtling into its final month at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and is about to welcome two new cast members: Michael Xavier and Anna Francolini, who succeed Aaron Tveit and Catherine Tate, respectively (though Tate will return for the final two weeks). What better time to ...

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Brooklynite Star Matt Doyle on His New ‘Poster Boy’ Status & Going to Spring Awakening College

Brooklynite Star Matt Doyle on His New ‘Poster Boy’ Status & Going to Spring Awakening College

Who’s that guy sprinting all over the city in khakis and a cape? It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Matt Doyle! The Spring Awakening and Book of Mormon favorite is headlining Peter Lerman and Michael Mayer’s new pop-rock musical Brooklynite at the Vineyard Theatre, and after starring in numerous workshops and readings, Doyle couldn ...

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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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