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Michael Park on <i>Dear Evan Hansen</i>‘s significant impact, pre-show dance parties, and <i>Tuck Everlasting</i>

Michael Park on Dear Evan Hansen‘s significant impact, pre-show dance parties, and Tuck Everlasting

Stellar performances, a phenomenal original story by Steven Levenson, and gorgeous music by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul that requires a box of Kleenex for listening purposes have rendered Dear… Read more »

F. Michael Haynie discusses finding humanity within characters, how <i>Carrie</i> and <i>Dogfight</i> changed his life, and why he doesn’t believe in luck

F. Michael Haynie discusses finding humanity within characters, how Carrie and Dogfight changed his life, and why he doesn’t believe in luck

It is immediately clear upon meeting F. Michael Haynie that he represents everything right with Broadway today; Haynie exudes boundless energy, his deep passion for the arts is expressed through… Read more »

John Bolton discusses physical comedy and honoring history, film and theatre in <i>Anastasia</i>

John Bolton discusses physical comedy and honoring history, film and theatre in Anastasia

When John Bolton steps onstage, it can be assured that it won’t be long before the audience is in peals of laughter. In Hartford Stage’s Broadway-bound production of Anastasia, Bolton portrays Vlad,… Read more »

Gerard Canonico discusses backstage shenanigans at <i>Dear Evan Hansen</i>, <i>American Idiot</i> and <i>Spring Awakening</i>

Gerard Canonico discusses backstage shenanigans at Dear Evan Hansen, American Idiot and Spring Awakening

For Gerard Canonico, it has always been about music and theatre. Currently he is involved in three different bands all with fellow Broadway actors, and now he is back at… Read more »

Rachel Bay Jones on <i>First Daughter Suite</i>, the significance of connection, and Pasek and Paul’s ‘mommy hearts’

Rachel Bay Jones on First Daughter Suite, the significance of connection, and Pasek and Paul’s ‘mommy hearts’

  Rachel Bay Jones‘s soothing vocals, stage presence, and personality are winning over audiences yet again. After appearing Off-Broadway as two of America’s First Ladies in First Daughter Suite last fall, she is… Read more »

Derek Klena on his Broadway debut in <i>Wicked</i>, working with Pasek and Paul in <i>Dogfight</i>, and reuniting with Lindsay Mendez

Derek Klena on his Broadway debut in Wicked, working with Pasek and Paul in Dogfight, and reuniting with Lindsay Mendez

Derek Klena has burst onto the Broadway scene quite recently and hasn’t had a chance to slow down yet. Soon after finishing his role as Eddie in Pasek and Paul’s… Read more »