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Jessica Rush

 
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Bio:
Jessica Rush most recently completed a successful run in Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, where she stood by for both Cynthia Murphy and Heidi Hansen. Last season she originated the role of Joyce Bogart in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Jessica had the honor of closing the Broadway run of Jersey ... (read complete bio)
 
Jessica Rush Headshot

Bio:
Jessica Rush most recently completed a successful run in Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, where she stood by for both Cynthia Murphy and Heidi Hansen. Last season she originated the role of Joyce Bogart in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Jessica had the honor of closing the Broadway run of Jersey ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Rhonda/Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Joyce Bogart
Ensemble
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, 2017
Joyce
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Ensemble
Martha
Hot Box Girl
Sarah Brown (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Renée
Waitress
Miss Cratchitt (Standby)
Louise (Standby)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Lorraine [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]
Lorraine [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]
Lorraine [Replacement]

Jessica Rush Biography

Jessica Rush most recently completed a successful run in Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, where she stood by for both Cynthia Murphy and Heidi Hansen. Last season she originated the role of Joyce Bogart in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Jessica had the honor of closing the Broadway run of Jersey Boys as the longest-running Lorraine, and prior to that, appeared in Guys and Dolls and Gypsy with Patti LuPone. Television credits include “Billions” and “White Collar”, and the award-winning web series, “Then We Got Help”. She was the recipient of the Joseph Jefferson Award for her portrayal of Louise in Gypsy at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and is co-founder of the Broadway Baby Mamas. Ms. Rush is married to actor Eric Anderson, and mom to their daughter, Elliot.




Jessica Rush News

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 14, 2022

The Museum of Broadway officially opened yesterday, November 13, ahead of its official public opening tomorrow. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the red carpet event here! Among the stars in attendance were Shoshana Bean, Jason Robert Brown, Jane Krakowski, Anthony Rapp, Telly Leung, and many more!

Industry Pro Newsletter: New Funding Challenges in the UK and US, New Leaders Take Th Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: New Funding Challenges in the UK and US, New Leaders Take Their Posts
by Alex Freeman - Nov 14, 2022

In the US, programs designed to help businesses and producers make it through the pandemic have been winding down or coming to an end over the last fiscal year - but audiences and funding aren’t yet back to their pre-pandemic levels, leaving leaders in a tough position to figure out how to get their institutions back on firm financial footing.

The Broadway League and Actors' Equity Association Negotiate New Production Contract Photo The Broadway League and Actors' Equity Association Negotiate New Production Contract
by Cara Joy David - Nov 14, 2022

In late September, The Broadway League and Actors’ Equity Association kicked negotiations into high gear for the next Broadway and sit-down production contract. The last contract expired, but was extended while the two groups worked through various pandemic-related issues. Equity, ever the fan of a social media hashtag campaign, this week asked its members to share the hashtag #ItsAboutTimeBroadway along with their support for the union.

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Charity Angél Dawson to Lead Industry Presentation of ELLA: AN Photo Dee Dee Bridgewater & Charity Angél Dawson to Lead Industry Presentation of ELLA: AN AMERICAN MIRACLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

ELLA: An American Miracle, a new musical written by Anna Deavere Smith (Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 and Notes From The Field) and featuring music from the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, is currently in development, with an upcoming work session held from August 25-September 21 to conclude with a private industry presentation.

Student Blog: “See You at the Parks!” Photo Student Blog: “See You at the Parks!”
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - May 4, 2022

Recently, I had the chance to speak with David about his experience in the theatre world, his off-Broadway directorial debut, and, of course, Disney! From Happy Meal toys to college professors, read on to learn more about how David became the person they are today and how he is contributing to both the theatre world and the Disney community.

Photos: Adrienne Warren, Stephanie J. Block, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Celebrate Pho Photo Photos: Adrienne Warren, Stephanie J. Block, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Celebrate Photographer Jenny Anderson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

Last night, Tony Award Winners Adrienne Warren, Stephanie J. Block, and Celia Keenan-Bolger were just a few of the Broadway stars who celebrated beloved Broadway photographer Jenny Anderson's photo exhibition at the historic Waldorf Astoria.

Katie Webber Will Take Over the Role of 'Rhonda' in TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Photo Katie Webber Will Take Over the Role of 'Rhonda' in TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022

Katie Webber will step into the role of 'Rhonda' in Broadway's TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL beginning Tuesday, April 12 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).

LISTEN: Celebrate Women's History Month with the Broadway Podcast Network Photo LISTEN: Celebrate Women's History Month with the Broadway Podcast Network
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

The Broadway Podcast Network has announced 'Celebrating Women's History,' a specially curated collection of episodes from BPN's hit podcasts featuring women, and celebrating women.

Photos: See Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & More in New Images From TINA " THE TINA TURNER MUSI Photo Photos: See Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & More in New Images From TINA " THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, starring Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, is currently on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 W 46th Street).

TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Announces New Block Of Tickets On Sale Now Photo TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Announces New Block Of Tickets On Sale Now
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022

A new block of tickets for Broadway's TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is now on sale for performances through Sunday, November 20, 2022.

Jessica Rush Videos

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings Videoplay
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 19, 2022

Go behind the scenes with TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL's Hair and Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings with current star Nkeki Obi-Melekwe!

VIDEO: TINA Company is Rollin' Back Into Rehearsals Videoplay
VIDEO: TINA Company is Rollin' Back Into Rehearsals

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 22, 2021

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is rollin' back to Broadway! Rehearsals are underway for the Tony-nominated hit, which is led by Adrienne Warren in the title role, with Daniel J. Watts as Ike, Dawnn Lewis as Zelma, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Tina Turner at some performances, Tony Award nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor as Gran Georgeanna and Jessica Rush as Rhonda.

VIDEO: 'We Are Here' Written by COME FROM AWAY Creators is Performed at La Jolla Play Videoplay
VIDEO: 'We Are Here' Written by COME FROM AWAY Creators is Performed at La Jolla Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2021

Watch the full video and learn how you can help out La Jolla Playhouse as it prepares to return to live performances!

VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'River Deep / Mountain High Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'River Deep / Mountain High' on THE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2020

On last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the cast of the hit Broadway musical 'TINA: The Tina Turner Musical,' performed 'River Deep/Mountain High,' led by the incredible Adrienne Warren.

VIDEO: Watch Adrienne Warren and the cast of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Perform D Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Adrienne Warren and the cast of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Perform During the Macy's Parade

by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2019

Watch Adrienne Warren and the cast of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical perform below!

VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'Proud Mary' on GMA Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'Proud Mary' on GMA

by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 6, 2019

Ahead of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical's official opening on Broadway November 7, the cast of the musical stopped by Good Morning America to give audiences a sneak peak!

VIDEO: Tina Turner Shouts Out TINA THE MUSICAL Ahead of Tonight's First Preview Videoplay
VIDEO: Tina Turner Shouts Out TINA THE MUSICAL Ahead of Tonight's First Preview

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2019

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical officially begins previews tonight on Broadway. Tina herself is giving the show a shoutout in an all new video.

TBT: Patti LuPone Celebrates Opening of GYPSY on Broadway! Videoplay
TBT: Patti LuPone Celebrates Opening of GYPSY on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2019

Everything's coming up roses this week because the original production of the legendary musical GYPSY is celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of its opening night! To celebrate, we're looking back at the opening night of Broadway's most recent revival in 2008 starring Patti LuPone in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Check out the video to see our chat with LuPone, Laura Benanti, Boyd Gaines, and more!

BWW TV: This Cast is Hot Stuff! Go Inside Opening Night of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER M Videoplay
BWW TV: This Cast is Hot Stuff! Go Inside Opening Night of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 24, 2018

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical opened on Broadway last night, Monday, April 23, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street. We're taking you inside the big night with the cast! Watch the video below!

BWW TV: Donna Discos to Broadway! Watch Highlights from SUMMER Videoplay
BWW TV: Donna Discos to Broadway! Watch Highlights from SUMMER

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 23, 2018

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical opens tonight at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! The three actresses who play the role of musical icon Donna Summer are Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island) as 'Diva Donna,' Ariana DeBose (A Bronx Tale, Hamilton) as 'Disco Donna' and Storm Lever(Freaky Friday) as 'Duckling Donna.'


Jessica Rush Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jessica Rush been in?
Jessica Rush has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Jessica Rush been in?
Jessica Rush has not appeared in the West End