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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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Oh, Carole! See New Beautiful Star Chilina Kennedy’s Broadway Makeover

Oh, Carole! See New Beautiful Star Chilina Kennedy’s Broadway Makeover

We’ve got a new friend playing singer-songwriter Carole King in the hit musical Beautiful: Broadway alum Chilina Kennedy! The new star will step in to play the Grammy-winning legend beginning March 7 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, succeeding the show’s original star Jessie Mueller, who will depart the production March 6. Break a leg, Chilina! We're thrilled to have you ...

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A New Natural Woman! Chilina Kennedy to Take Over For Tony Winner Jessie Mueller in Beautiful on Broadway

A New Natural Woman! Chilina Kennedy to Take Over For Tony Winner Jessie Mueller in Beautiful on Broadway

The rumors proved true and Chilina Kennedy will replace Tony winner Jessie Mueller as Carole King on March 7 in the Great White Way production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Mueller will play her final performance on March 6 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Jessica Keenan Wynn will also begin performances on March 7, making her Broadway debut as ...

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Will Tony Winner Jessie Mueller Be Replaced by Chilina Kennedy in Broadway's Beautiful?

Will Tony Winner Jessie Mueller Be Replaced by Chilina Kennedy in Broadway's Beautiful?

Tony winner Jessie Mueller may be leaving the Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical musical. According to The Toronto Star, Chilina Kennedy will be taking over the role of Carole King in early 2015 on the Great White Way. Mueller will reportedly headline the national tour and perhaps the upcoming West End production. Mueller told Broadway.com that ...

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Jeff Goldblum Gets Vicious, James Earl Jones Makes Love & More Cross-Country Highlights

Jeff Goldblum Gets Vicious, James Earl Jones Makes Love & More Cross-Country Highlights

What's hot on stages across the USA? Broadway.com's new weekly feature pinpoints five new shows you ought to know, plus national tours headed to a city near you. This week's lineup includes the L.A. premiere of one of Broadway.com's top shows of 2011, a heart-melting benefit reading by a pair of 2012 Tony nominees, the Atlanta debut ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar's Revival Cast Knows How to Love Original Star Yvonne Elliman!

Jesus Christ Superstar's Revival Cast Knows How to Love Original Star Yvonne Elliman!
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For Jesus Christ Superstar fans who grew up listening to the rock opera’s original brown album, Yvonne Elliman will forever be the voice of Mary Magdalene. After all, Elliman sang the part on the original concept album, on Broadway and in the film, and she earned her first hit single in 1971 with the show’s ballad “I Don’t Know How ...

Lucky Bamboo, Tim Rice and Jesus Christ Superstar Props Help Chilina Kennedy Stay Chill Backstage

Lucky Bamboo, Tim Rice and Jesus Christ Superstar Props Help Chilina Kennedy Stay Chill Backstage

Jesus Christ Superstar’s Chilina Kennedy keeps “everything alright” in her backstage home at the Neil Simon Theatre with a photo of lyricist Tim Rice, a card from her co-star Paul Nolan, props for playing Mary Magdalene and more!

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Jesus Christ Superstar Eyes Broadway Closing Date

Jesus Christ Superstar Eyes Broadway Closing Date

The Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar may play its final performance on July 1 should business not improve in the coming week. As of that date, the show will have played 24 preview and 116 regular performances at the Neil Simon Theatre. 

Jesus Christ Superstar is based very loosely on the Gospel's account of the last week ...

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The Allman Brothers’ Gregg Allman Rocks Out at Jesus Christ Superstar

The Allman Brothers’ Gregg Allman Rocks Out at Jesus Christ Superstar
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The company of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar welcomed '70s rock superstar Gregg Allman (of The Allman Brothers fame) and his fiancée Shannon Williams to the show on June 14. After jamming out to tunes like “Everything’s Alright” and “The Last Supper,” Allman and Williams made their way backstage at the Neil Simon ...

Jesus Christ Superstar's Chilina Kennedy Dishes on Her ‘Passionate’ Onstage Love Triangle on NBC New York

Jesus Christ Superstar's Chilina Kennedy Dishes on Her ‘Passionate’ Onstage Love Triangle on NBC New York

What's the buzz? Jesus Christ Superstar headliner Chilina Kennedy stopped by NBC New York to chat about the mysterious relationship between Jesus, Mary and Judas in the hit revival. The Canadian actress, who plays Mary Magdeline, shared her insights on the trio's feelings which can only be described as “passionate.” Click below to hear Kennedy discuss the ...

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