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Olivier Nominee George Maguire on Jamming in The Kinks Musical Sunny Afternoon & His Next Rock God Dream Role

Olivier Nominee George Maguire on Jamming in The Kinks Musical Sunny Afternoon & His Next Rock God Dream Role

Sunny Afternoon, the Edward Hall-directed jukebox musical salute to the legendary British band The Kinks, was just nominated for five Olivier Awards, but arguably none of its nods is more deserving than the one for George Maguire. Maguire plays plays Dave Davies, irrepressible brother to Kinks firebrand, Ray. Having previously played T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan in a different musical ...

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Chilina Kennedy on Why Her Beautiful Debut Is Like Mountain Climbing (with Only One Bathroom Break)

Chilina Kennedy on Why Her Beautiful Debut Is Like Mountain Climbing (with Only One Bathroom Break)

Stepping into a headlining role in a hit musical is tough—just ask Canadian actress and Broadway alum Chilina Kennedy, who is succeeding Tony winner Jessie Mueller in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 7. But try doing it with a five-month-old baby. And 15 costume changes. And only one pee break (which we learned ...

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Harry Connick Jr. on Coming Back to Broadway, Goofing Off on American Idol & Leaving Sia Covers Out of His NYC Concert

Harry Connick Jr. on Coming Back to Broadway, Goofing Off on American Idol & Leaving Sia Covers Out of His NYC Concert

Get ready because Harry Connick Jr.’s coming back to town! The chart-topping musician is gearing up for his March 7 concert at Avery Fisher Hall. Although Connick is most familiar as a Grammy-winning recording artist, Emmy-winning actor and hilarious American Idol judge, Broadway fans know him for his Tony-nominated role in The Pajama Game opposite Kelli O’Hara, headlining the ...

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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 sterling ...

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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 Broadway ...

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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 stage ...

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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 with Renée Fleming in ...

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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 Broadway, the 59-year-old actor ...

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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, which ...

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