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Where Are They Wednesday: Erica Spyres

Erica Spyres has starred on Broadway, been a part of national tours, and graced concert stages around the world. And although she grew up in the Ozarks, Bostonians tend to claim her as their own, for this is where she made her professional stage debut and honed her craft.

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Where Are They Wednesday: Sam Simahk

Curly in Oklahoma!, Tony in West Side Story, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods — there’s no role too big or song too tough for Sam Simahk, who has wowed audiences across the country over the past decade from Broadway to Houston, Texas to Fenway Park. Even at SpeakEasy, audiences have seen Sam command the stage with his powerful voice in Big Fish, and with no words at all in Small Mouth Sounds. With Sam back with us virtually for our 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert, we thought we’d ask him a few questions about his one-of-a-kind career – and if he has any advice for SpeakEasy on turning 30.

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Where Are They Wednesday: Leigh Barrett

One of the great joys of SpeakEasy’s recent 30th Anniversary Concert was the chance to reconnect with some wonderful friends and revisit their legendary SpeakEasy performances. Among those gracing our virtual stage that night was Leigh Barrett, a member of Boston Theatre royalty, whose SpeakEasy credits include starring roles in such memorable and wide-ranging productions as The Drowsy ChaperoneThe Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Great American Trailer Park MusicalElegiesA Class ActPutting It TogetherAdding Machine: A Musical, and Songs for a New World.

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Where Are They Wednesday: Erica Spyres

Erica Spyres has starred on Broadway, been a part of national tours, and graced concert stages around the world. And although she grew up in the Ozarks, Bostonians tend to claim her as their own, for this is where she made her professional stage debut and honed her craft.

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Virtual Programming

Where Are They Wednesday: Sam Simahk

Curly in Oklahoma!, Tony in West Side Story, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods — there’s no role too big or song too tough for Sam Simahk, who has wowed audiences across the country over the past decade from Broadway to Houston, Texas to Fenway Park. Even at SpeakEasy, audiences have seen Sam command the stage with his powerful voice in Big Fish, and with no words at all in Small Mouth Sounds. With Sam back with us virtually for our 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert, we thought we’d ask him a few questions about his one-of-a-kind career – and if he has any advice for SpeakEasy on turning 30.

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An Interview with Broadway Star De’Lon Grant

Four years ago, during lead-up to the 2016 election, De’Lon Grant starred as Haywood Patterson in SpeakEasy’s mega-hit production of The Scottsboro Boys, which sold out both its original run and its remount in January 2017. Six months later, De’Lon made his Broadway debut in Come From Away, the musical that has been stealing hearts for the past three years with its infectious lyrics and heartwarming message of how humans can come together in the most difficult of times. Now he’s back at SpeakEasy (virtually, anyway) to host our 30th Anniversary Fall Benefit: Celebrating 30 Years of Groundbreaking Theatre on November 17th, so we thought we’d catch up with the Broadway star on what he’s been up to these past four years.

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An Interview with Poet/ Performer Micah Rosegrant

A published poet, a sold-out solo show, a prestigious fellowship with Arts Connect International, co-founding a theatre company… and still finishing up their senior year at Boston University. Micah Rosegrant, recently featured in our Emerging Theatre Leaders panel, is already taking the Boston theatre scene by storm: uplifting marginalized voices and challenging the status quo. […]

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Where Are They Wednesdays: Greg Maraio

Time was when SpeakEasy alumnus Greg Maraio (Significant Other, Casa Valentina, Necessary Monsters) hardly slept during the month of October, and not just because he is an in-demand actor.  For years now, Greg’s other job has been making incredible replicas of some of the most famous superhero costumes in the universe. That role has taken a new twist these days, as Greg details below in a wide-ranging interview about his careers onstage and off.  

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