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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with An American in Paris' Max von Essen

Broadway.com #LiveatFive with An American in Paris' Max von Essen

Tony nominee Max von Essen dresses up for #LiveatFive with Beth Stevens.

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'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 8: Au Revoir, Henri!

'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 8: Au Revoir, Henri!

It's Max's last vlog backstage at An American in Paris and he pulls out all the stops.

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'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 7: It's Tony Week

'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 7: It's Tony Week

Singing for Patti LuPone and performing at the Tonys? All in a day's work for An American in Paris's Max von Essen.

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'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 6: Max Does Gershwin

'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 6: Max Does Gershwin

Max takes us to a few more events but also serenades us with a little Gershwin at home.

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'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 5: Broadway Rituals

'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 5: Broadway Rituals

Max von Essen shares the rituals that take place backstage at An American in Paris. From shoe smashing to goofy flute dances, it's quite a ride.

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'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 4: Tony Season!

'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 4: Tony Season!

It's award season and that means about a million events for Max and the cast of An American in Paris. Tag along and see if you recognize anyone.

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'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 3: Put-In Time!

'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 3: Put-In Time!

Max takes us into a put-in rehearsal at An American in Paris and on heads to a radio interview!

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An American in Paris Tony Nominee Max von Essen Wants Kristin Chenoweth to 'Kick Back'

An American in Paris Tony Nominee Max von Essen Wants Kristin Chenoweth to 'Kick Back'

An American in Paris Tony nominee Max von Essen reveals his secret musical skill and what he'd like to do with the Tony hosts.

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'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 2: Tony Nomination Time

'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 2: Tony Nomination Time

Max von Essen shows us what a fight call at An American in Paris looks like and shares a private moment after getting nominated for a Tony.

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'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 1: Bonjour!

'S Wonderful: Backstage at An American in Paris with Max von Essen, Episode 1: Bonjour!

Max von Essen's first vlog backstage at An American in Paris is full of goodies, including a trip to a few TV shows.

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New York City Ballet's Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope & More to Star in Broadway-Bound An American in Paris

New York City Ballet's Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope & More to Star in Broadway-Bound An American in Paris

New York City Ballet dancer Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope and more will star in the Broadway-bound production of An American in Paris, which will receive its world premiere at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. As previously reported, the tuner, inspired by the classic Oscar-winning film of the same name, will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, feature music by ...

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This Week's Picks! You've Got V-Day Dates with Laura Osnes, Kevin Spacey & 10 Sexy First-Timers

This Week's Picks! You've Got V-Day Dates with Laura Osnes, Kevin Spacey & 10 Sexy First-Timers

Is that a pair of tickets to a Broadway show in your pocket or are you just happy to see us?! We kid, we kid. Hey, it's Valentine's Day week, so rose bouquets are being delivered, chocolate heart boxes are on the shelves and love is in the air! The best way to spend a week dedicated to the power ...

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Tonya Pinkins, Max von Essen, Christiane Noll & More Set for Broadway Unplugged

Tonya Pinkins, Max von Essen, Christiane Noll & More Set for Broadway Unplugged

Broadway Unplugged returns to Town Hall for its 10th anniversary concert on September 30. The popular annual concert series, produced by Scott Siegel, features theater actors belting show tunes without the aid of microphones.

The 10th anniversary line-up includes Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, who will appear in the upcoming A Time to Kill, Max von Essen, Christopher Sieber, Christiane Noll ...

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Abs Alert! Kate Rockwell, Christopher Sieber and More Take it Off for Broadway Bares 23

Abs Alert! Kate Rockwell, Christopher Sieber and More Take it Off for Broadway Bares 23
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Broadway’s most notoriously nude charity event celebrated its 23rd year with Broadway Bares 23: United Strips of America, a zany night filled with dozens of dancers and performers who bared almost all for the sake of philanthropy. The starry event—filled with the patriotic private parts of folks like Kate Rockwell, Christopher Sieber, Max von Essen, Alan Cumming, Charl Brown and ...

Stars From Kinky Boots, Motown, Matilda & More Join Broadway's Hottest Strip Show Broadway Bares 23

Stars From Kinky Boots, Motown, Matilda & More Join Broadway's Hottest Strip Show Broadway Bares 23

If you’re going to take off your clothes for charity, why not do it in a room full of celebrities? Broadway Bares 23: Unites Strips of America plays at the Roseland Ballroom for two shows on June 23. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS .

This year’s Bares will feature special appearances by 2013 Tony Award winners Billy Porter (Kinky ...

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Lindsay Mendez Goes Green, Potted Potter Waves Its Wand & Matthew Morrison Gets Personal in This Week's Datebook

Lindsay Mendez Goes Green, Potted Potter Waves Its Wand & Matthew Morrison Gets Personal in This Week's Datebook

Welcome to June! In this Memorial Day holiday week, we're taking a break from Tony madness to enjoy a few low-key stage-related events, performances and concerts. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, music and films in our ultimate weekly datebook.


MONDAY, MAY 27
BROADWAY BURNS BRIGHT ON MEMORIAL MONDAY
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Nina Arianda, Lilla Crawford, Max Von Essen & More Get Glam For a Great Cause at Ted Baker

Nina Arianda, Lilla Crawford, Max Von Essen & More Get Glam For a Great Cause at Ted Baker
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Tony winner Nina Arianda, Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominee Lilla Crawford, Max von Essen and a starry gang of Broadway celebs hit the red carpet at Ted Baker’s Fifth Avenue flagship store on April 22 to benefit the Zara Aina Foundation. Founded by actors Bryce Pinkham (Ghost), Lucas Caleb Rooney (Golden Boy) and Dana Gross, the nonprofit organization promotes ...

Go Inside the New York Pops Rehearsal with Laura Osnes, Betsy Wolfe, Anthony Warlow and More

Go Inside the New York Pops Rehearsal with Laura Osnes, Betsy Wolfe, Anthony Warlow and More

The New York Pops is turning 30 on April 29, and on hand to celebrate are Laura Osnes, Anthony Warlow, Betsy Wolfe, Will Chase and more. Go inside rehearsal as these Broadway stars take on the music of Frank Loesser & Jule Styne.

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Stephanie J. Block, Nick Adams, Megan Hilty & More Join Star-Studded New York Pops Birthday Gala

Stephanie J. Block, Nick Adams, Megan Hilty & More Join Star-Studded New York Pops Birthday Gala

A bevy of Broadway’s brightest stars are aligning at Carnegie Hall! Stephanie J. Block, Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Nick Adams, Leslie Uggams, Megan Hilty and more have joined the star-studded roster for the New York Pops’ 30th Birthday Gala on April 29. The evening will honor songwriters Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls) and Julie Styne (Gypsy) and entertainer ...

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Laura Michelle Kelly, Jonathan Pryce and Michael York to Lead Kennedy Center’s My Fair Lady

Laura Michelle Kelly, Jonathan Pryce and Michael York to Lead Kennedy Center’s My Fair Lady

The Kennedy Center just raised the stakes for Clive Davis’ upcoming My Fair Lady revival, because the famed venue has assembled a truly talented cast for a one-night-only concert presentation of the classic musical. Two-time Tony winner Jonathan Pryce (Miss Saigon) will star as Henry Higgins opposite Olivier Award winner Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins) as Eliza Dootlittle during the ...

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It's Alive! Max von Essen, Jason Gotay & More Set for Reading of Horror Musical Gay Bride of Frankenstein

It's Alive! Max von Essen, Jason Gotay & More Set for Reading of Horror Musical Gay Bride of Frankenstein

Wedding bells will ring for Max von Essen once he ends his run in Broadway's Evita. The actor will join Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Billy Tighe (Wicked) and Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage aux Folles) for an industry reading of the horror musical Gay Bride of Frankenstein. Directed by Rachel Klein, written by Billy Butler and Dane E. Leeman ...

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Ricky Martin, Orfeh & More Go Country in New ‘Live the Dream’ Music Video from Evita's Rachel Potter

Ricky Martin, Orfeh & More Go Country in New ‘Live the Dream’ Music Video from Evita's Rachel Potter

Don’t cry for Rachel Potter. Even though Broadway’s Evita (in which Potter plays Peron’s mistress) closes January 26, the budding country singer now has a new catchy single and a star-studded music video to her name. Potter recruited her Evita co-stars Ricky Martin, Michael Cerveris and Max von Essen, as well as Tony nominees Orfeh and Constantine Maroulis, for the fun-filled ...

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Susan Blackwell Chats with Perez Hilton, Smells Reeve Carney & Flushes with Celia Keenan-Bolger at Broadway on Broadway

Susan Blackwell Chats with Perez Hilton, Smells Reeve Carney & Flushes with Celia Keenan-Bolger at Broadway on Broadway

All-star correspondent Susan Blackwell takes Broadway.com behind the scenes at Broadway on Broadway, where she smells Reeve Carney, talks butts with Ed Asner and flushes urinals (for the very first time!) with Celia Keenan-Bolger.

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Evita's Ricky Martin Will Switch to Seven Performances a Week This Fall

Evita's Ricky Martin Will Switch to Seven Performances a Week This Fall

Ricky Martin will begin playing Che for seven performances each week in the current revival of Evita on September 3. Martin will play performances Tuesday through Saturday, with understudies Max von Essen and Daniel Torres alternating the role of Che on Monday evenings. Evita continues to play Broadway’s Marquis Theatre. The schedule change is part of a slight restructuring of ...

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Thumbs Up! No Understudy Blues Here: Evita Shines with Max von Essen and Alternate Christina DeCicco

Thumbs Up! No Understudy Blues Here: Evita Shines with Max von Essen and Alternate Christina DeCicco

At most shows, the program insert alerting audience members that the marquee star is not performing is rightfully greeted with groans and sighs. But if this happens to you at the Marquis Theatre, sit tight: Evita is in very capable hands with Ricky Martin understudy Max von Essen as Che and Eva alternate Christina DeCicco in the title role ...

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