Women like Chilina Kennedy are blazing new trails on Broadway. While founding a new theater company and developing her own show, she is also playing Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical eight times a week. Add the role of Mom to her already packed schedule and you’ll understand why she redefines what it means to be a "Natural Woman."
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.
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.