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Birth Place:
San Jose, Ca
Bio:
NYC: Pacific Overtures (Tamate, Classic Stage Company), Big River (Joe Harper/Joanna Wilkes City Center Encores!). Tour: Wicked (Nessarose). Workshops: Almost Famous (Estrella), Alice by Heart (Canary). TV: “Instinct”, “Madam Secretary”, “Younger”, “Blue Bloods”, “Broad City”. ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: San Jose, Ca

Bio:
NYC: Pacific Overtures (Tamate, Classic Stage Company), Big River (Joe Harper/Joanna Wilkes City Center Encores!). Tour: Wicked (Nessarose). Workshops: Almost Famous (Estrella), Alice by Heart (Canary). TV: “Instinct”, “Madam Secretary”, “Younger”, “Blue Bloods”, “Broad City”. ... (read complete bio)
Christy Altomare, Will Swenson and More to Lead Reading of New Musical ALICE IN NEVER Photo Christy Altomare, Will Swenson and More to Lead Reading of New Musical ALICE IN NEVERLAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021

Christy Altomare (Anastasia) is set to lead a June 16th developmental reading of a new musical, Alice in Neverland, a sequel to one of the most beloved stories of all time, and a prequel to another.

VIDEO: Megan Masako Haley, Jake Swain and More Perform 'I'll Be Damned' From New Musi Photo VIDEO: Megan Masako Haley, Jake Swain and More Perform 'I'll Be Damned' From New Musical HEARTBREAKERS IN HELL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2020

A music video of the song a?oeIa??ll Be Damneda?? from the new musical Heartbreakers in Hell has been released.  Heartbreakers in Hell features a book and lyrics by Benjamin Halstead (Nikola Tesla Drops The Beat) and music by Joey Contreras (In Pieces, Forget Me Not).

Hale Center Theater Orem To Stream SONGS OF HOPE With Hale@Home Photo Hale Center Theater Orem To Stream SONGS OF HOPE With Hale@Home
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 26, 2020

'Hale Center Theater Orem will stream 'Songs of Hope' with Hale@Home, featuring Six Time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, and more than a dozen other Broadway stars, and local favorites!

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS is a Musical for the Ages (National Tour at Dr. Phillips Cente Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS is a Musical for the Ages (National Tour at Dr. Phillips Center)
by Aaron Wallace - Mar 3, 2020

It's revitalized. It's funny (with new jokes). It's Facebook - er, Instagram. It's Mean Girls meets 2020. Fey's stage book is so thoughtfully transliterated from its early-aughts source, it's the familiar lines that earn the smallest laughs (except from those who've never seen the movie... shout-out to the couple who nearly died when they heard 'too gay to function,' clearly for the first time).

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS Explodes With Power, Sass, And Class And Proves There's More  Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS Explodes With Power, Sass, And Class And Proves There's More Than Fashion In Girl World At Straz Center
by Drew Eberhard - Feb 19, 2020

Anyone with connections to any form of Pop Culture within the last two decades is sure to have come into contact with the 2004 smash-hit Mean Girls the film of the same name, which was written by Tina Fey and Mark Waters. From the moment Queen-Bee Regina George portrayed in the film by Rachel McAdams terrorized North Shore High and victimized not only girls but boys alike Mean Girls earned its Cult-worthy status. With quotable lines such as, a?oeThat's so Fetch..a?? and a?oeOn Wednesdays We Wear Pinka??a?? and moments like Jingle Bell Rock, Tina Fey, and cast produced a Comedy-Hit that is still relevant two decades later. Now a full year and a half later Mean Girls which is still in residence at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City where the Broadway Cast has been continuously blowing the roof off of North Shore High since August of 2018, audiences all across the U.S. get to experience this relevant and outstanding cultural phenomenon.

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS, National Tour at DPAC Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS, National Tour at DPAC
by Nicole Ackman - Feb 12, 2020

The MEAN GIRLS National Tour is trying to make fetch happen at DPAC this week. If you like high school drama, big flashy vocals, and lots of pink costumes, then it's the perfect show for you. Everyone probably knows of the 2004 comedy film a?oeMean Girls,a?? written by Tina Fey, that starred Lindsey Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried. It absolutely took over pop culture and is still considered one of the most quotable movies today.

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Citizens Bank Opera House Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Citizens Bank Opera House
by Jan Nargi - Feb 9, 2020

With friends like The Plastics, who needs enemies? That's the basic premise for the surprisingly fresh and sometimes scathingly funny high school musical MEAN GIRLS written by Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her 2004 hit film. Treading the familiar teen angst territory of cafeterias, locker rooms, gymnasiums and shopping malls, Fey puts her characteristically satirical spin on the tensions between the cool kids, the athletes, the math wizards and theater nerds all vying for allegiance from Cady, an innocent newly arrived from the African savanna where her parents worked and home schooled her with only animals for companions.

Broadway In Chicago Has Released IN TOO DEEP Web Series Episode Featuring The Plastic Photo Broadway In Chicago Has Released IN TOO DEEP Web Series Episode Featuring The Plastics Of MEAN GIRLS Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2020

Direct from the Mean Girls National Tour, Mariah Rose Faith, Jonalyn Saxer, and Megan Masako Haley get In Too Deep with T.J. Pieffer as they contemplate Sondheim, Luigi, and Giordano's Deep Dish Pizza. Check out the video here!

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS National Tour at the James M. Nederlander Theater Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS National Tour at the James M. Nederlander Theater
by Rachel Weinberg - Dec 29, 2019

The first national tour of the MEAN GIRLS musical has arrived in Chicago, and it's totally fetch. Original screenwriter Tina Fey has partnered with composer Jeff Richmond (her husband), lyricist Nell Benjamin, and director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw to create a show in line with its pop musical contemporaries. MEAN GIRLS has an unabashedly pop score, filled with a combination of big belty numbers and upbeat tunes. Benjamin's lyrics cleverly recreate many iconic moments from the original 2003 film through music, while Fey's book also introduces many new jokesa?'particularly when it comes to the use of social media. Cady Heron's initiation into the vicious halls of North Shore High, and her encounter with reigning clique The Plastics, will surely delight fans of the movie.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of MEAN GIRLS on Tour? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of MEAN GIRLS on Tour?
by Alan Henry - Dec 26, 2019

Mean Girls is ready to do this thing on tour! The Mean Girls tour just opened in Buffalo, New York and reviews are coming in! See what critics had to say about the tour.

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Connor Palace(Key Bank Broadway Series) Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Connor Palace(Key Bank Broadway Series)
by Roy Berko - Dec 5, 2019

Just because it basically takes place in a high school, don't expect 'MEAN GIRLS,' now on stage at the Connor Palace as part of the Key Bank Broadway series, to have the emotional impact of 'DEAR, EVAN HANSEN.'

MEAN GIRLS Opens Tonight In Philadelphia Photo MEAN GIRLS Opens Tonight In Philadelphia
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2019

Mean Girls a?" the record-breaking new musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film a?" opens on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus at the Academy of Music on Tuesday, November 19, running through December 1. The Mean Girls First National Tour features Philadelphia native, Mary Kate Morrissey.

Broadway Beyond Louisville Review: MEAN GIRLS at the Aronoff Center Photo Broadway Beyond Louisville Review: MEAN GIRLS at the Aronoff Center
by Taylor Clemons - Nov 8, 2019

15 years after the movie premiered, Mean Girls is still making 'Fetch' happen, this time onstage.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At MEAN GIRLS On Tour Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At MEAN GIRLS On Tour
by Alan Henry - Nov 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Mean Girls National Tour which launched on September 21 in Buffalo, NY. Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS Makes the Transformation From Movie to Musical Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS Makes the Transformation From Movie to Musical
by Paul Batterson - Oct 26, 2019

In the television show, 30 Rock, Tracy Jordan, the self-centered actor played by Tracy Morgan, decides his life-goal is to EGOT (meaning to capture Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards). Jordan asks Whoopi Goldberg, an EGOT winner herself, for advice.

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Des Moines Performing Arts: A Production you will say is so Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Des Moines Performing Arts: A Production you will say is so 'Fetch!'
by DC Felton - Oct 18, 2019

Sometimes, it's fun to go back and take a look at a past time in our lives, especially if there were good memories from it. If someone were to ask you about a time in your life, you probably aren't going to say high school. When we do look back, many times it is to laugh about the memories we have. a?oeMean Girlsa?? allows us to take a trip back and have a few laughs as we see characters that we have come to love through the 2000 movie, but also that we may recognize as well. This trip back in time is brought to Des Moines thanks to Des Moines Performing Arts where this show opens their 2019-2020 Willis Broadway Series.

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Hennepin Theatre Trust Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Hennepin Theatre Trust
by Brett Burger - Oct 10, 2019

Whether you were born in the '80s, '90s or early 2000, you probably still laugh just as hard as you did the first time you watched the cult classic, Mean Girls. Well now, it's back to make audiences laugh in a whole new way with the Tony-nominated Broadway musical of the same name. The show, which originally opened on Broadway in April of 2018, has literally just begun its first national tour with Minneapolis being only the second stop. While adapting something from another medium to the stage can be dangerous at times, Fey has created a hit of a musical that I honestly didn't know if it would work or not.

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS Cast Shines Despite Weak Score at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre Photo BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS Cast Shines Despite Weak Score at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Sep 26, 2019

The brilliant comedian Tina Fey has brought her clique of nasty teenage girls to town to open the First National Tour of her Broadway hit musical, MEAN GIRLS. After the success of the film version, Fey and her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, have added music to the story of teenage angst and meanness. The genre has been well populated over the years, with growing up and adolescent relationships proving to be great fodder for shows like GREASE, BYE, BYE, BIRDIE,  HAIRSPRAY, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and most recently, THE PROM.

VIDEO: MEAN GIRLS' Jonalyn Saxer Takes Over Instagram! Photo VIDEO: MEAN GIRLS' Jonalyn Saxer Takes Over Instagram!
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 23, 2019

We headed to North Shore High yesterday for a fetch inside look at the Mean Girls tour with Jonalyn Saxer as she took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!

MEAN GIRLS' Jonalyn Saxer Takes Over Instagram Sunday! Photo MEAN GIRLS' Jonalyn Saxer Takes Over Instagram Sunday!
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 21, 2019

This is so fetch! Jonalyn Saxer is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Sunday, September 22nd, at the national tour of Mean Girls. Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a behind-the-scenes look for a two-show day at the Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York.

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