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  • Alex Brightman

    Last night the Great White Way was re-christened the Great Fright Way as the new Broadway musical Beetlejuice celebrated its official opening at the Winter Garden Theatre. Topping the bill of this highly anticipated adaptation of the 1988 Tim Burton cult classic is Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman, who now finds himself in the very same theatre where his Broadway career shot to stardom in School of Rock back in 2015. Following roles in the likes of Wicked, Matilda, and Big Fish (another Tim...

  • Eugene Lee

    If you prefer your dramas hard-hitting and impactful, then look no further than the current Broadway premiere of American Son, written by Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, which continues its limited run at the Booth Theatre through to January 27, 2019.The action takes place in a police station in Miami, Florida, in the middle of the night and as the rain pours outside, a distraught mother (played by Golden Globe & Emmy Award nominee Kerry Washington)...

  • Melissa Benoist

    You could certainly describe today as "One Fine Day" as we at the New York Theatre Guide were treated to a special sneak peak performance of "So Far Away" by Melissa Benoist, who is all set to make her Broadway debut as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tomorrow night, June 7! Her fans will get the chance to see her live, up-close and personal at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre through to August 4, 2018!Of course, many will know Melissa from her starring role as Marley Rose...

  • James McArdle

    Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, James McArdle is currently making his Broadway debut as Louis Ironson in the National Theatre's 11-time Tony-nominated revival of Angels in America at the Neil Simon Theatre. He earned an Olivier Award nomination for his turn at London's National Theatre and has been honored with a host of accolades on this side of the pond, including a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination.After graduation in...

  • Lea Salonga with Alex Newell and Merle Dandridge in Once on This Island

    Tony Award winner Lea Salonga is a Broadway fan favorite, who shot to international musical theatre fame back in 1989 when she was cast as Kim in Cameron Mackintosh's world premiere of Miss Saigon in London's West End. After winning the Olivier Award, she made her Broadway debut in the production in 1991 at the Broadway Theatre and added a Tony Award to her list of accolades. Since Saigon, she also became the first actress of Asian descent to ever play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in Les...

  • Q & A with Deka Walmsley who starred as George Brown in Lee Hall's The Pitmen Painters, which played at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from 14 Sep - 12 Dec 2010.Birthday? Jul 22, 1965.Place of birth? Corbridge, Northumberland. Raised in Wallsend, about 5 miles east of Newcastle.You now live in? After the Broadway run finishes, my fiancé and I are looking for a new house in London.Did you go to training school, if so which one? I trained at Rose Bruford Drama School in London 1985-88.As an...

  • Q & A with with Quincy Tyler Bernstine who stars as 'Masha' in the Public Theater's Off- Broadway production of Neva, written and directed by Guillermo Calderón, which played at the Public's Anspacher Theater from 01 - 31 Mar 2013.Birthday? March 27th.Place of birth? Madison, WI.You now live in? Astoria, NY.Did you go to training school, if so which one? UC San Diego.As an actor, do you have a preference for stage, tv or film? Stage is my first love. However, I would welcome the opportunity to...

  • Edward Hibbert starred as 'The Witch of Capri' in the Roundabout's Off-Broadway porduction of Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, which played at the Laura Pels Theatre from 7 Jan - 10 Apr 2011.Birthday September 9Place of birth? New York.You now live in? New York and London.Did you go to training school, if so which one? London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).As an actor, do you have a preference for stage, tv or film? Nothing beats performing to a live audience...

  • Q & A with Seth Numrich who starred as 'Albert' from 17 Mar 2011 - 8 Jan 2012 in the Tony Award-winning play War Horse, which played at the the Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater from 17 Mar 2011 - 06 Jun 2013.Birthday? January 19th. I'm a Capri-quarius...Place of birth? Minneapolis, MN.You now live in? Fort Green Brooklyn. Best neighborhood in the city.Did you go to training school, if so which one? I went to Juilliard, right across the street from where I'm working now at Lincoln Center...

  • Aaron Tveit is one of today's most popular Broadway performers, who has also successfully crossed over into both film and television, as well as headling his own solo concerts. On the Great White Way, he has performed the roles of Link Larkin in Hairspray (his Broadway debut), Fiyero in Wicked, Gabe in Next To Normal and Frank Abagnale, Jr. in Catch Me If You Can. Other stage credits include the National Tour of Rent (as well as RENT at the Hollywood Bowl in 2010, where he played the role of...

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