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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A long-time Toronto-area Actor and Singer, Jeff Madden is now focusing on Teaching acting and singing in the GTA. Jeff starred as "Frankie Valli" in both the Toronto and Australian productions of JERSEY BOYS, winning the DORA award for outstanding performance in a musical by a male actor. Jeff is busy back at school, getting his MEd at U of T's OISE.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

BWW Interviews: Gabi Epstein, Funny Girl

My 3rd article for BWW.com is up. The link is below.

I put together this interview piece from some email exchanges between myself and Gabi Epstein, the star of the show, and Avery Saltzman, the director of the show. I think it turned out quite well.

Most fascinating to me was Gabi discussion the notion of a 'perfect' role for her, and the discussion of the difficulties in playing a real-life person so closely associated to another famous actor. In this case, Gabi is playing Fanny Brice, but all people will think about is Barbara Streisand.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

BWW Interview: The Cast of PIG

Hi Folks,

My second piece for BroadwayWorld.com was live September 18th, 2013. It's a feature interview of the three cast members of the world premiere production of the British play, PIG.

As an actor, I have always found the process of rehearsing a world premeiere to be incredibly difficult, yet incredibly rewarding. Bruce Dow, Paul Dunn, and Blair Williams star in the show and were not only extremely gracious, they were quite forth-coming in the interview. I tried to pry up the floorboards a bit, and see what they all had going on underneath. Turns out there's a lot of stuff under there.

Check it out!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance, Gotta Pitch?

Hi Everyone,

I am now writing some features for BroadwayWorld.com... and the first one is up!

It's called "Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance, Gotta Pitch?". It's a feature and interview of MLB pitcher Jeremy Guthrie and his love of Broadway Musicals, including Jersey Boys.

Please check it out by clicking the link below, or copying and pasting it into a new window.


 That's Quinn Van Antwerp on the left - he was a Bob in Jersey Boys in Toronto, Broadway and the US Tour.