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First-Time Tony Nominee: Santino Fontana overcomes adversity and charms audiences as Prince Topher in ‘Cinderella’

First-Time Tony Nominee: Santino Fontana overcomes adversity and charms audiences as Prince Topher in ‘Cinderella’

As Ella falls in love with Prince Topher, the audience falls in love with Santino Fontana’s portrayal of the reimagined fairytale prince in Cinderella. From the opening scene in which… Read more »

Tweeter of the Week: Royally funny Twitter interactions between ‘Cinderella’ stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana

Tweeter of the Week: Royally funny Twitter interactions between ‘Cinderella’ stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana

They might be crowned with up to nine Tony Awards, including Best Lead Actor and Best Lead Actress in Cinderella, which is also nominated for Best Musical Revival, but Laura Osnes… Read more »

Donna Lynne Champlin discusses her breakout year on <i>Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</i>, stepping into Shakespeare in the Park’s <i>Taming of the Shrew</i> all-female production

Donna Lynne Champlin discusses her breakout year on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, stepping into Shakespeare in the Park’s Taming of the Shrew all-female production

While the Emmy buzz surrounding the surprise mega-hit Crazy Ex-Girlfriend circulates the Internet, star Donna Lynne Champlin is busy readying for her next role starring as Hortensio in the all-female… Read more »

<i>Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</i> star Gabrielle Ruiz on transitioning from stage to screen, her <i>Hamilton</i> connection

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Gabrielle Ruiz on transitioning from stage to screen, her Hamilton connection

Gabrielle Ruiz welcomes the dislike bestowed by fans onto her Crazy Ex-Girlfriend character Valencia. Ruiz, who has spent the last year playing the self-interested and often brutally honest Valencia in… Read more »

Laura Osnes discusses <i>The Legends of New York</i> concert, working with <i>Hamilton</i> choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, and an unforgettable <i>Cinderella</i> prank

Laura Osnes discusses The Legends of New York concert, working with Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, and an unforgettable Cinderella prank

  Laura Osnes has traded her glass slippers and fairy godmother for a more realistic, grittier slice-of-life story. Osnes, who received her second Tony nomination for playing Ella in Cinderella,… Read more »

<i>Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</i> star Rachel Bloom on her musical theatre roots, her version of <i>42nd Street</i>, and why she would take <i>Hamilton</i> to an alien planet

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom on her musical theatre roots, her version of 42nd Street, and why she would take Hamilton to an alien planet

  As the co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel Bloom is changing the landscape for musical theatre. Bloom has combined her dark, smart sense of humor with a love… Read more »