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
Rising star Reeve Carney
is making his Broadway debut in the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the highly anticipated musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
, now in previews at the Foxwoods Theatre. He is also the frontman for the up-and-coming Los Angeles-based rock band Carney, whose first album, “Mr. Green,” was released in May. TheaterMania spoke with Carney about taking on the role of a superhero and his musical influences and career.
THEATERMANIA: You did some acting as a child. Did being on Broadway ever cross your mind while growing up?
REEVE CARNEY: Not at all. I never thought of Broadway. I have seen musicals and I enjoyed them, but I always thought I would be a musician.… Read the rest
At the age of 19, Jennifer Damiano
has already earned a Tony Award nomination for her role as Natalie in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal
. She is now starring as Mary Jane Watson in the highly anticipated Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
at the Foxwoods Theatre. TheaterMania recently spoke to Damiano about the show.
THEATERMANIA: You made your Broadway debut at 15 in Spring Awakening, which made you the youngest member of the original cast, and now this is your third Broadway musical. What have you learned along the way?
JENNIFER DAMIANO: The most important lesson, and it’s the common theme of my life, is learning how to pace myself.… Read the rest