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Coloring Broadway – Musicals and Mindfulness

Coloring Broadway – Musicals and Mindfulness

Clinical psychology has been recently touting the therapeutic benefits of coloring. Research has shown that engaging in this activity can reduce both physical and emotional stress. Lucky for fans of musical theater, adult coloring has recently entered the Broadway world.  Andrea Koehler heads up Coloring […]

Molly Hager – What’s Inside

Molly Hager – What’s Inside

Molly Hager has been in the hit musical Waitress (ensemble and Becky understudy) since the show opened on Broadway, as well as having been a swing in the cult off-Broadway dark comedy hit, Heathers the Musical. The 31-year-old actress spoke openly about how, in spite […]

Caitlin Houlahan – Broadway Debut

Caitlin Houlahan – Broadway Debut

Caitlin Houlahan made her Broadway debut earlier this year in the hit musical Waitress about Jenna, a woman stuck in an abusive relationship. The young actress has an effervescence in her performance and her personality. I recently spoke with Houlahan about audition anxiety, what her […]

Waitress and Domestic Violence – Portraying Financial Abuse

Waitress and Domestic Violence – Portraying Financial Abuse

At the Brooks Atkinson Theater, Jenna Hunterson, the lead character in the musical Waitress, is abused by her husband eight times a week. We see Earl grab her roughly by the wrist, raise his hand to strike her, intimidate her with his physicality, and financially control her. The […]