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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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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 chat ...

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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’t be more excited to soar ...

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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 nonetheless had ...

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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 Charlie ...

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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 must have had a blast ...

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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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Hugh Maynard on Valjean Dreams, Meeting a Demigod & His Powerful Connection to London's Miss Saigon

Hugh Maynard on Valjean Dreams, Meeting a Demigod & His Powerful Connection to London's Miss Saigon

There are few supporting roles in musicals as fiery as that of John, the marine-turned-aid worker in Miss Saigon who gets the second act of the musical off to a powerful start with the anthemic song “Bui Doi”—an emotive reminder of the orphans left behind in times of war. The role has led to acclaim for Hugh Maynard, whose rendition ...

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Lucy Punch on Playing the Villain in London’s Great Britain & Getting Ugly in the Into the Woods Movie

Lucy Punch on Playing the Villain in London’s Great Britain & Getting Ugly in the Into the Woods Movie

Lucy Punch is back in the West End for the first time in well over a decade, having in the interim shot to fame in Bad Teacher, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger and the forthcoming screen adaptation of Into the Woods, in which she plays not-so-nice stepsister Lucinda. She’s currently taking on the aptly named Paige Britain in ...

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