has wowed audiences in such shows as Hairspray, Wicked, Rent
, and most notably, the Broadway revival of Hair
, in which she played Sheila. Now, Levy has returned to New York to star as Molly Jensen, who is haunted by the spirit of her dead husband Sam, in Ghost The Musical
now at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
. TheaterMania caught up with Levy during previews to discuss her return to the Great White Way in this highly anticipated show.
THEATERMANIA: You originated the role in Manchester and London. How did your casting initially come about?
CAISSIE LEVY: I met our director, Matthew Warchus, in 2009 while I was doing Hair in New York.… Read the rest
Up-and-coming Broadway actor Ben Fankhauser is making his Broadway debut in Disney’s Newsies, a musical based on the 1992 hit movie about the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. After a successful run at Paper Mill Playhouse, the highly anticipated show is coming to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement (March 28 through August 19, 2012).
Fankhauser is playing the role of newsboy Davey, which he originated during the Paper Mill run. He is a recent graduate of Ithaca College, where he received his BFA. Fankhauser’s other theater credits include Ernst in the first national tour of the Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening.
About.com’s Nick Orlando chatted with Fankhauser about his Broadway debut.
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Alexis Bledel starred on the critically acclaimed television series Gilmore Girls
for seven seasons, earning two Teen Choice Awards for her portrayal of Rory Gilmore. Since then, Bledel has gone on to appear in numerous films, including Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Sin City
, and Tuck Everlasting
, and made her stage debut last year Off-Broadway in Love, Loss and What I Wore
.She’s currently starring in the world premiere of Matt Charman’s Regrets
, being presented by Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center -Stage I
, in which she plays Chryssie, a young prostitute in Reno who hooks up with the residents of a camp for soon-to-be divorced men.
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