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<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 »

Rebecca Luker on stepping into <i>Fun Home</i> and how theatre can change the world

Rebecca Luker on stepping into Fun Home and how theatre can change the world

Since making her Broadway debut as Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera in 1988, Rebecca Luker has continued to play some of the most memorable roles in musical… Read more »

André Ward discusses how <i>Something Rotten!</i> is like being at a rock concert

André Ward discusses how Something Rotten! is like being at a rock concert

When the house lights go down at the St. James Theatre, André Ward is the first person to appear on stage. With a lute in his hand, he invites the… Read more »