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Tom Conti on Getting a Rush From London’s Twelve Angry Men & Losing Track of His Tony Award

Tom Conti on Getting a Rush From London’s Twelve Angry Men & Losing Track of His Tony Award

It’s been 35 years since Tom Conti won a Tony Award for his career-defining performance in Whose Life Is It Anyway?, followed five years later by his Oscar-nominated star turn in Reuben, Reuben. Since then, the 72-year-old actor has romanced Pauline Collins on screen in Shirley Valentine and done time in Gotham City in The Dark Knight Rises, in ...

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West End Star Jon Jon Briones on His 25-Year Journey in Miss Saigon, From Ensemble Member to Engineer

West End Star Jon Jon Briones on His 25-Year Journey in Miss Saigon, From Ensemble Member to Engineer

It’s been a quarter of a century since Miss Saigon first opened on the West End, starring Lea Salonga, Jonathan Pryce and an unknown Filipino man named Jon Jon Briones in the ensemble. Now, the beloved musical is back, opening May 21 at the Prince Edward Theatre with Briones playing the leading role of the Engineer. An American citizen ...

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Leigh Zimmerman on Getting Scolded by Madonna and Playing a Diva in London's Relative Values

Leigh Zimmerman on Getting Scolded by Madonna and Playing a Diva in London's Relative Values

Leigh Zimmerman is known for her leggy allure on both sides of the Atlantic, having starred in either the West End or on Broadway (and sometimes both) in Chicago, The Producers and The Will Rogers Follies. A 2013 Olivier recipient for her tart-tongued Sheila in A Chorus Line, Zimmerman is back in the West End in the non-singing role of ...

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Champagne! Caviar! Naps! Bullets Over Broadway's Marin Mazzie Teaches Us How to Be the Ultimate Diva

Champagne! Caviar! Naps! Bullets Over Broadway's Marin Mazzie Teaches Us How to Be the Ultimate Diva

If there’s one leading lady who knows how to play the ultimate diva, it’s Bullets Over Broadway star Marin Mazzie. The three-time Tony nominee is back on the boards as Helen Sinclair, a glamorous Broadway star who practically invented the word. But according to Mazzie, divas have gotten a bad rap in recent years. “I think divas can ...

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Martin Quinn on Why the West End Vampire Thriller Let the Right One In Is Like a Backwards Peter Pan

Martin Quinn on Why the West End Vampire Thriller Let the Right One In Is Like a Backwards Peter Pan

Stage debuts don’t come much more striking than that of 19-year-old Scotsman Martin Quinn, who plays the put-upon Oskar in Let the Right One In. Helmed by Tony winner John Tiffany, the vampire thriller adapted by Jack Thorne has transferred to the Apollo Theatre after an earlier London run at the Royal Court. Based on the Swedish novel and ...

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Violet Star Joshua Henry on Life Lessons From Audra & Sutton and How to Eat Cheesecake While Staying Fit

Violet Star Joshua Henry on Life Lessons From Audra & Sutton and How to Eat Cheesecake While Staying Fit

On Broadway, talented people tend to rise to the top, especially young triple threats like Joshua Henry. (Make that quadruple, if good looks are factored in.) Since his 2007 off-Broadway debut in the ensemble of In the Heights, Henry has climbed the musical theater ladder with supporting roles in American Idiot and Porgy and Bess and a fabulous, Tony-nominated lead ...

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Samantha Bond on Visiting Downton & Her Disastrous Audition for London’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Samantha Bond on Visiting Downton & Her Disastrous Audition for London’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Samantha Bond was a Tony nominee for Amy’s View, played Moneypenny in the Bond (no relation) films, and appeared in Downton Abbey as Lady Rosamund—but only now is the 52-year-old actress tackling her first-ever musical. The new production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre features Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound as two con artists let loose ...

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Nikki M. James on Being the Idina Menzel of the Mormon Movie and Why Les Miz Is Like Star Trek

Nikki M. James on Being the Idina Menzel of the Mormon Movie and Why Les Miz Is Like Star Trek

Ask Nikki M. James to name her favorite musicals, and she lights up, talking a mile a minute about Cats, Phantom, Miss Saigon and Les Miz. The little girl who used to wait at the stage door for autographs has transformed into a bona fide Broadway star—not to mention a Tony Award winner for her unforgettable performance as Nabulungi ...

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Marisa Tomei on Her Pippin Past, Bonding with Lady Gaga & Why The Realistic Joneses Hits Home

Marisa Tomei on Her Pippin Past, Bonding with Lady Gaga & Why The Realistic Joneses Hits Home

The starry cast of The Realistic Joneses—Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei—have made their marks in film and TV, but all four feel equally comfortable on stage. “Theater is definitely my home,” declares Tomei, which might surprise fans who know her only from her Oscar-winning performance as Mona Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny ...

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Nina Arianda on Chilling with Al Pacino & Getting Steamy with Michael Esper in Tales From Red Vienna

Nina Arianda on Chilling with Al Pacino & Getting Steamy with Michael Esper in Tales From Red Vienna

Since winning the 2012 Best Actress Tony for her sexy star turn in Venus in Fur, Nina Arianda has jumped from film to film, sharing the screen with Toni Collette in Lucky Them (debuting April 21 at the Tribeca Film Festival) and playing a crack-era gun moll from Queens with a talent for loading an Uzi in the just-released comedy ...

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