Meet New Beautiful Star Jessica Keenan Wynn!

first_imgAge: 28Hometown: Valley Village, CA, “which is essentially Studio City. I am a Valley Girl.”Current Role: A Broadway debut in Beautiful as Cynthia Weil, the whip-smart, wisecracking lyricist who befriends Carole King while penning pop classics such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.”Stage Cred: Wynn jumped from the national tour of Les Miserables to lead mean girl in off-Broadway’s Heathers. She’s the fifth generation in a prominent show business family, including great-great-grandfather Frank Keenan, great-grandfather Ed Wynn, grandfather Keenan Wynn and uncle Tracy Keenan Wynn.“I did a Golden Girls episode when I was six months old, which is a great conversation starter at auditions! My mom put me in performing arts camp when I was six, and I knew right away that I wanted to sing and act. I liked the idea of putting on different clothes and showing different aspects of my personality.”“Judy Garland was my idol growing up and I have a framed lobby card of her, Gene Kelly and my grandfather, Keenan Wynn, in For Me and My Gal. My legal last name is Armstrong, but I changed it because I wanted to carry on the [Wynn] name. I feel the force of my family around me, and it’s calming.”“It’s such a treat to play Cynthia. She has a stunning wardrobe, gets great one-liners, and her relationship with Barry [Mann, her husband and writing partner] is everything you could want. I got called in initially to audition for Carole and I told a friend, ‘I don’t do vulnerability well.’ When they said, ‘You’re a Cynthia,’ I said, ‘I know!’”“The highlight of Heathers was the reaction of young fans. The material wasn’t necessarily moving—I played a terrible person!—but we met so many girls who told us we inspired them to pursue their musical theater dreams. I sang songs from Avenue Q and Wicked when I was their age, and now they’re belting ‘Candy Store.’”“I’m vegan and gluten free and I love to cook and post pictures and recipes on social media. It’s wild that I can hear from someone in Australia or get 500 ‘likes’ for a post on Instagram. It’s fun to connect with people.”“As a kid, I hated my red hair but now I love it. When someone stares at me on the subway, I realize it’s probably because I have this vibrant orange hair. But when I look at Julianne Moore or Jessica Chastain, I think back to my nine-year-old self and say, ‘See, it is pretty to be yourself.’ It’s OK to be proud and embrace the diversity.” Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Related Shows View Comments Star Files Jessica Keenan Wynn Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019last_img read more

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SINN FEIN IN BID TO SAVE ALL 5 GARTH BROOKS CONCERTS

first_imgGarthSinn Féin is to put forward an emergency motion at Monday’s Dublin City Council meeting aimed at ensuring that all five Garth Brooks concerts to go ahead at Croke Park, it has emerged.The motion calls on city manager Owen Keegan to reverse a decision banning two of the concerts.Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams – a Brooks fan who sang part of one of his songs on newstalk radio – is among those who want all five shows to go ahead. Brooks will decide on Tuesday what to do – three gigs or none at all.“At this stage the five concerts should go ahead,” said Adams’ vice-president Mary Lou McDonald.“So our Councillors are bringing forward an emergency motion to Dublin City Council on Monday.“It will ask Mr Keegan to intervene. It will ask for the decision to be reversed, it will ask that the concerts will go ahead, most importantly it will ask that we do not sleepwalk ourselves into a situation like this [again] – and of course the rights of residents and local people have to be respected.”   SINN FEIN IN BID TO SAVE ALL 5 GARTH BROOKS CONCERTS was last modified: July 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ConcertsCroke ParkdublinGarth Brooksgerry adamslast_img read more

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