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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 when ...

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Elena Roger, Michael Cerveris and the Cast of Evita Celebrate Argentina’s Independence

Elena Roger, Michael Cerveris and the Cast of Evita Celebrate Argentina’s Independence

A new Argentina indeed! The cast of the Broadway revival of Evita demonstrated their national pride on July 9 in celebration of Argentina’s Independence Day. On this date in 1816, the Argentine people proclaimed their independence from Spanish rule and formed the United Provinces of South America. Evita’s title star (and Argentina native) Elena Roger leads the cheery ...

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Broadway Stars Support Max von Essen as He Fills in for Ricky Martin in Evita

Broadway Stars Support Max von Essen as He Fills in for Ricky Martin in Evita
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Broadway charmer Max von Essen is enjoying a change of scenery at Evita. While headliner Ricky Martin takes a vacation, von Essen and Daniel Torres are filling in as Che in the Tony-nominated revival. Von Essen, who normally plays the role of Migaldi, will take center stage at the Marquis Theatre through July 7 and Toress will play the role ...

Evita Star Max von Essen Shares His Obsession with Steve Kazee, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and TV's Housewives

Evita Star Max von Essen Shares His Obsession with Steve Kazee, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and TV's Housewives

Broadway stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, so Broadway.com decided it was high time to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. Evita star Max von Essen, who will move from his regular role as Magaldi to rock out as Che from July 2 to July 7 (while Ricky Martin ...

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Join in the Fun at Evita with this Exclusive Backstage Tour Led by Max von Essen

Join in the Fun at Evita with this Exclusive Backstage Tour Led by Max von Essen

Charming Evita star Max von Essen invites Broadway.com to take a look backstage at the Marquis Theatre. Fans learn what he keeps in his flask, which Tony winner he keeps in his dressing room and what TV show he would shave his 'stache for.

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Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Musical

It’s almost Tony time, and let's face it: We’re obsessed! In anticipation of the 2012 Tony nominations, which will be announced on May 1, the Broadway.com editorial staff clocked 12 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show we hope the Tony ...

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