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Hannah Elless on falling in love with <i>Bright Star</i>, being a real-life bookworm, and achieving her dreams

Hannah Elless on falling in love with Bright Star, being a real-life bookworm, and achieving her dreams

Hannah Elless is taking her Midwestern roots and bringing them to the mid 20th Century south in Bright Star as Margo Crawford.   Bright Star, written by Steve Martin and… Read more »

Sandra Mae Frank on making her Broadway debut in Deaf West’s <i>Spring Awakening</i>, advocating for the deaf community

Sandra Mae Frank on making her Broadway debut in Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, advocating for the deaf community

  Sandra Mae Frank recently captivated audiences with her spirited portrayal of Wendla in Deaf West’s revival of Spring Awakening. In addition to becoming one of Broadway’s new sweethearts, Frank’s off-stage persona… Read more »

<i>Disaster!</i> star Jennifer Simard on how she has grown with her character Sister Mary Downy, what drives her success, and how she would survive a real disaster situation

Disaster! star Jennifer Simard on how she has grown with her character Sister Mary Downy, what drives her success, and how she would survive a real disaster situation

As Sister Mary Downy, it is Jennifer Simard’s job to turn to the most recognizable comedians in theatre and tell them they’re ‘going to Hell’ with a straight face. Simard,… Read more »

Lauren Patten on stepping into <i>Fun Home</i> full-time, her history with <i>Spring Awakening</i>, and leading the <i>Bowl Dykes</i> at Broadway Bowling

Lauren Patten on stepping into Fun Home full-time, her history with Spring Awakening, and leading the Bowl Dykes at Broadway Bowling

by Angela Tricarico Lauren Patten is one of three actresses to play Alison Bechdel in the Tony Award winning musical Fun Home. As Medium Alison, Patten plays Bechdel in her… Read more »

Rick Holmes on playing the comedic villain, breaking character with Celia Keenan-Bolger, and the influence of the late Roger Rees

Rick Holmes on playing the comedic villain, breaking character with Celia Keenan-Bolger, and the influence of the late Roger Rees

by Angela Tricario As the delightfully stupid and hilarious Mr. Wormwood, Rick Holmes causes raucous laughter and cheers from the audience eight times a week in Matilda. It’s not his… Read more »

<i>Don’t Rain On Her Parade</i>: Raise a Glass to the Schuyler Sisters

Don’t Rain On Her Parade: Raise a Glass to the Schuyler Sisters

Note: This article is part of a bigger project honoring strong females, fictional and real, in theatre as part of Women’s History Month. by Celeste Montaño First, there were the Fates of… Read more »