Megan Hilty returns to Broadway in Noises Off

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Noises Off Cast from Megan Twitter 11/24/2015

Megan Kathleen Hilty b 1981  is an American musical theatre and television actress, and singer. She rose to prominence for her roles in several Broadway musicals including her performance as Glinda in Wicked and her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical. Her best known role was as Ivy Lynn on the musical-drama TV series Smash, on which she sang many original songs, including the Grammy Award-nominated Let Me Be Your Star. From 2013-2014, she appeared in the sitcom Sean Saves the World. Megan and husband Brian Gallagher  were married in an intimate ceremony at the Venetian chapel in Las Vegas Nov 2013. Hilty gave birth to a baby girl, Viola Philomena on September 18, 2014.

Music video by Megan Hilty performing No Cure. (C) 2013 Sony Music Entertainment

 

Wicked
Shortly before graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Hilty auditioned for the hit musical Wicked. She moved to New York City after graduating and in August 2004, she made her Broadway debut in the show as the standby for Glinda, before taking over the role from Jennifer Laura Thompson on May 31, 2005. After playing the role for a year, Hilty ended her run on May 28, 2006 and was succeeded by Kate Reinders.

She then reprised the role on the first national tour of the show from September through December 2006, replacing Kendra Kassebaum. She was succeeded by Christina DeCicco. Soon after, she originated the role in the Los Angeles sit-down production, which began previews on February 10, 2007, and opened February 21. She left the production on May 18, and was replaced by Erin Mackey, only to return on October 31, 2008, to close the production, which played its final performance January 11, 2009.

On June 8, 2015, Hilty and several other cast members of Smash took part in a concert presentation of Bombshell, the fictional musical from the TV Series Smash. In July 2015, it was confirmed that Hilty would be returning to Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Noises Off where she will play Brooke Ashton.

 

Cincinnati Pops Nov 7 2015 Megan Twitter at theatregold.com

Cincinnati Pops Nov 7 2015 Megan Twitter

Noises Off

Noises Off is a 1982 play by English playwright Michael Frayn. The idea for it was born in 1970, when Frayn was standing in the wings watching a performance of Chinamen, a farce that he had written for Lynn Redgrave. According to the playwright, It was funnier from behind than in front and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind. The prototype, a short-lived one-act play entitled Exits, was written and performed in 1977. At the request of associate Michael Codron, Frayn expanded the play into what would become Noises Off.

In his plot for Noises Off, Frayn plays on the concept of a play within a play, in this case a dreadful sex comedy titled Nothing On the type of play in which young girls run about in their underwear, old men drop their trousers, and many doors continually open and shut. Nothing On is set in a delightful 16th-century posset mill that has been converted to a modern dwelling for which renters are solicited; the fictional playwright is appropriately named Robin Housemonger.

Full Cast

Andrea Martin- Dotty Otley
Tracee Chimo – Poppy Norton-Taylor
Daniel Davis – Selsdon Mowbray
David Furr – Garry Lejeune
Kate Jennings Grant – Belinda Blair
Megan Hilty – Brooke Ashton
Rob McClure – Tim Allgood
Campbell Scott – Lloyd Dallas
Jeremy Shamos – Frederick Fellowes

Creative

Written by Michael Frayn
Directed by Jeremy Herrin
Scenic Design by Derek McLane
Costume Design by Michael Krass
Lighting Design by Jane Cox
Sound Design by Christopher Cronin
Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Sydney Beers, General Manager)

Noises Off American Airlines Theatre on Broadway Previews From Dec 17 2015 – Official WebSite

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More on Noises Off at TheatreGold DataBase

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