As an actress, dancer, director, Tony Award honoree and a Deaf artist, Alexandria Wailes is a force to be reckoned with.
In 2010, while playing Eppie Durall in the independent film Leave It on the Floor, James Alsop got a surprise assignment from choreographer Frank Gatson Jr., who asked her to whip up some movement for a dance sequence. Impressed, Gatson recommended Alsop for another life-changing opportunity: creating choreography for Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls)” video, […]
Shoba Narayan, who plays Princess Jasmine in Broadway’s Aladdin, just so happens to also be an award-winning bharatanatyam performer and teacher, as well as a classical violinist and trained ballet dancer.
What does it actually involve to be a swing in a musical? These performers cover up to a dozen ensemble parts (and sometimes principal characters) in a musical, and take the stage whenever one of those cast members cannot perform because of illness, injury or vacation.
April’s performance calendar is filled with happy returns, from Broadway once again welcoming Camille A. Brown to a fresh cohort of contemporary artists at Danspace Project for its Platform 2022. Here’s what’s piqued our interest.
“My favorite thing in the whole world is to laugh,” she says. “Making people smile is one of the greatest gifts, and if I can do that, then my work here is done.”
I’m ready to start auditioning, and hoping that someone will take a chance on me. This month I’m sharing a bit about my process for finding auditions, submitting self-tapes and taking advantage of networking opportunities without an agent.
The musical-theater world loves to typecast, but Sam Faulkner (who uses “he/they” pronouns) is hard to classify.