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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.


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