Two months after arriving in NYC, Taylor Iman Jones made her Broadway debut in the ensemble of Groundhog Day. Now barely two years later she takes center stage as Mopsa in the new musical, Head Over Heels.
The thrilling sound effects in SpongeBob SquarePants add a whole new level of wow factor to the wildly entertaining production. We asked the Tony nominated duo, Walter Trarbach & Mike Dobson how they use Foley to create all the whizz, bangs, zonks, squishes and boings during the show.
I think in these rousing days of such influential and powerful movements as #metoo, #timesup, etc, Tina Fey’s creation - Mean Girls on Broadway, stands out as being especially relevant. Her musical adaption isn’t so much a performance as it is a live-action force of inclusion and feminism.
Kate Rockwell is making fetch happen in Mean Girls on Broadway with her pink ensemble and perfect comedic timing. But this girl is no joke! Nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her role as Karen, she also just released her new solo album Back To My Roots, which features songs that inspired her to become a performer.
Tony-winner Clint Ramos understands the importance of design in a Broadway show. He knows that the visuals inform a story just as much as the dialogue. His work is particularly informative in the current revival of Once On This Island, which uses "trash" materials to reflect modern day Hurricane-ravaged cultures.
Performing on Broadway at any age is challenging, especially for kids who have to balance school and work. Hudson Loverro and Levi Smith seem to have it all figured out; they are both having a blast playing Young Calogero in A Bronx Tale and enjoy learning from the supportive Broadway community that surrounds them.
Most actors dream of moving to New York and landing a big role on Broadway, but for Isaac Powell that dream is now a reality. Just two months after graduating from college, Isaac was cast as Daniel in the revival of Once On This Island.
Cory Jeacoma started singing in kindergarten and never wanted to stop. He recently finished the Jersey Boys tour and now he returns to New York City to play Bob Gaudio in the new off-Broadway production. We spoke to him about his musical theater roots, his best memories and mishaps with Jersey Boys, and living the New York dream.
Jarrod Spector made his Broadway debut at the tender age of nine years old. Since then, he has dazzled audiences as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys and Barry Mann in Beautiful. Now, Spector is bringing his life story to the stage with his new show, Jukebox Life.
Hand-picked by Gloria Estefan to play her younger self in On Your Feet, it’s clear that Madison Elizabeth Legares has a bright future ahead. After making her Broadway debut as Young Gloria, she now joins the newest class in School of Rock the Musical. Her vivacious energy is contagious and we had a great time talking about her career and what it’s like to be a kid on Broadway.