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The Band's Visit Star Katrina Lenk on Nail Care for the Tony Awards & the 'Whoa' Experience of Her New Co-Star

The Band's Visit Star Katrina Lenk on Nail Care for the Tony Awards & the 'Whoa' Experience of Her New Co-Star

Katrina Lenk has appeared on Broadway in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Once and Indecent, and, of course, her Tony-winning turn as Dina in The Band's Visit. What began as a small off-Broadway production based on a barely known 2007 Isreali movie of the same name, The Band's Visit has turned into one of the most highly acclaimed musicals in recent memory, winning ...

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Maddie Baillio Talks Playing Tracy Turnblad, Which Hairspray Live! Co-Star Makes Her Geek Out & More

Maddie Baillio Talks Playing Tracy Turnblad, Which Hairspray Live! Co-Star Makes Her Geek Out & More

Age: 20

Hometown: League City, TX

Current Role: Following in the footsteps of Hairspray Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur and original film star Ricki Lake, Maddie Baillio adds her own unstoppable beat as Tracy Turnblad, an aspiring Corny Collins Show star who inspires all those around her with her big, beautiful heart and boundless optimism.

Stage Cred: Plucked ...

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Laverne Cox on Finding Her Voice for The Rocky Horror Picture Show & Her Dream Stage Roles

Laverne Cox on Finding Her Voice for The Rocky Horror Picture Show & Her Dream Stage Roles

Laverne Cox is no stranger to the screen, from her Emmy-nominated turn on Orange is the New Black to appearances in the films Grandma, 36 Saints and Grand Street. Now, she has audiences shivering with antici...pation to hear her sing out as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Fox’s TV remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In the interview below, Broadway ...

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Meet Tracy! Newcomer Maddie Baillio Discusses Headlining NBC's Hairspray Live!

Meet Tracy! Newcomer Maddie Baillio Discusses Headlining NBC's Hairspray Live!

Oh, oh, oh, Maddie Baillio woke up today, feeling the way she always does, except she had some big news to share: this December, she’ll take on the coveted role of Tracy Turnblad in NBC’s Hairspray Live! The Texas native just finished her sophomore year as a Theatre Arts major at Marymount Manhattan College, and now she’s getting ready to ...

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Tuck Everlasting Star Sarah Charles Lewis on the Thrill of the Stage Door, Her Dream Disney Co-Star & More

Tuck Everlasting Star Sarah Charles Lewis on the Thrill of the Stage Door, Her Dream Disney Co-Star & More

Age: 11

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Current Role: Winnie Foster, who discovers a mysterious family and a life beyond the walls of her family's home, in the new Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting. She first played the role at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta last year.

Stage & Screen Cred: Prior to Tuck, Lewis appeared in many local theater productions in ...

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Tell Us Everything! Beautiful's Liam Tobin Lets You Sneak a Peek at His Road Diary

When we think about our favorite performers, so many burning questions come to mind. What do they like to do for fun? Where do they like to shop? Who are their favorite artists? What food do they love? Would we be BFFs? You think about all of these things, too, right?! Of course you do! So, we decided we wanted ...

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Carlos PenaVega on Grease: Live, Greasy Foods and His Hip-Hopping and High-Flying Broadway Dream Roles

Age: 26

Hometown: Born in Missouri, raised in Miami.

Current Role: Playing wingman Kenickie to Aaron Tveit's Danny Zuko in the January 31 broadcast of Grease: Live on Fox. 

Stage and Screen Cred: As a kid, PenaVega performed in local Florida productions of musicals like Man of La Mancha, Titanic and, yes, Grease before landing regular TV ...

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Tell Us Everything! Newsies' Joey Barreiro Lets You Sneak a Peek at His Road Diary

When we think about our favorite performers, so many burning questions come to mind. What do they like to do for fun? Where do they like to shop? Who are their favorite artists? What food do they love? Would we be BFFs? You think about all of these things, too, right?! Of course you do! So, we decided we wanted ...

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On Your Feet Star Ana Villafane on Her Dream Diva Roles, Fake Equestrian Skills & Never Going Barefoot

Age: 26

Hometown: Miami, FL

Current Role: A star-making performance singing such iconic songs as "Conga," "The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" and "1-2-3" as Grammy-winning sensation Gloria Estefan in Broadway's On Your Feet, which charts the rise of Estefan and her husband Emilio.

Stage and Screen Cred: A Broadway newbie, Villafañe racked up a number of stage and screen ...

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Kinky Boots Tony Winner Billy Porter on His Favorite Lola Wigs, Finding Time to Date & Those Inspirational Tweets

Shazam! And bam! Yes ma’am, Billy Porter is still the queen of Broadway as Lola in Kinky Boots. Fierce, funny and moving, Porter’s Tony-winning performance has lost none of its intensity as the show heads toward its 600th performance. The star recently chatted about what makes Lola beautiful, how his own looks have changed and his double life as a ...

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Paige Faure on Stepping Into Cinderella's Glass Slippers, Her Les Miz Love & Being a Dance Moms Kid

Age: 27

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Current Role: After a stint in the Cinderella ensemble, Faure is now donning the glass slippers as Broadway's Ella—she’ll continue the role in the production’s first national tour beginning this October. She also plays mom to 17-month-old Hank.

Stage & Screen Cred: Faure made her Broadway debut in the ensemble of How to Succeed in ...

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Once Tour Star Stuart Ward on 'Falling Slowly' in Love with the Tony-Winning Musical

It didn’t take British newcomer Stuart Ward long to find himself center stage as Guy in the Tony Award-winning musical Once. Soon after kicking off the show’s West End premiere as an understudy, the actor was tapped to lead the American national tour. Having studied guitar since the age of 12, Ward feels more than prepared to serve as the ...

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Chicago Star John O’Hurley on Discovering Billy Flynn’s Paternal Side

On TV, John O’Hurley played the well-suited J. Peterman on Seinfeld and glided across the ballroom floor to become runner-up in the first season of Dancing with the Stars. Now, O’Hurley is donning his tux as Billy Flynn in the new national tour of Chicago, reprising the role in which he made his Broadway debut in 2006. As this consummate ...

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Million Dollar Quartet’s Cody Slaughter on Uncanny Elvis Similarities and Witnessing Super Sweet 16 Drama

Age and Hometown: “I’ll be turning 21 when we play Las Vegas in June. Wish me luck!”; Harrison, AR

Current Role: The king of rock ‘n’ roll himself, Elvis Presley, in the national tour of Million Dollar Quartet.

Growing Up in the Slaughter House:
Slaughter was not the typical teenager. While his classmates were engaged in extracurricular sports and ...

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Beauty and the Beast Star Dane Agostinis Dishes About Amazing Tom Cruise and Rooming with Adam Lambert

Some of the requirements for Dane Agostinis to play the title role in the national tour of Beauty and the Beast could easily turn him into one. Yet hours in the makeup chair, screaming on stage and being mobbed by kids every performance has turned into a labor of love for Agostinis: He’s learned how to transform into the beloved ...

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Broadway Buzz: How to Succeed Star Beau Bridges Reawakens His Musical Theater Senses

Beau Bridges may be new on the Broadway musical scene, but this show-biz vet has more than a few theatrical productions under his belt. Bridges debuted on the Great White Way 45 years ago in William Inge's Where’s Daddy? and made a foray into musicals in the 2009 Hollywood Bowl production of Guys and Dolls. He co-starred with his brother ...

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Beauty and the Beast Star Emily Behny on Her Hectic Wedding Day Audition

Age & Hometown: 24; Silver Lake, Indiana

Current Role: Belle, the brave, bibliophile who puts the “beauty” in the national tour of Beauty and the Beast.

Undecided Certainty: Despite taking the stage at an early age in a regional production of The King and I, small-town girl Behny wasn’t convinced performing was the right career path until halfway through college ...

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