Broadway has some familiar — and fantastic — female faces back on the boards: Carolee Carmello has joined the cast of Sister Act
as Mother Superior; Rebecca Faulkenberry is now starring in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
as Mary Jane; and Emily Padgett has returned to Rock of Ages
as Sherrie. TheaterMania recently spoke to these three talented ladies about their latest gigs.
THEATERMANIA: This has been a busy year for you, fromThe Addams Family to Saving Aimee and now Sister Act. How did this job come about?
CAROLEE CARMELLO: I’m not totally sure. I didn’t audition. I got a call from my manager while I was in Seattle doing Saving Aimee.… Read the rest
Marla Mindelle has delighted musical audiences around the country in such shows as The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee
, and now she is raising her voice on Broadway as Sister Mary Robert in the new musical Sister Act
, opposite Patina Miller and Victoria Clark. TheaterMania recently spoke with Mindelle about this exciting opportunity.
THEATERMANIA: Your Broadway debut was in the ensemble of South Pacific two years ago, and now you have a major featured role in Sister Act. How did you get the part?
MARLA MINDELLE: By auditioning! Sister Act was my favorite movie as a child. I saw it in theaters four times and it was the first cassette tape I bought.… Read the rest