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Andrew Kober, Kristen Beth Williams, and Hillary Elk Take Musicals to the UK in This Week's Ensemblist

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone interview these stars about their work on Broadway in the UK.

Top Hat cast members Gavin Lee & Kristen Beth Williams sing one of Irving Berlin's classic tunes.
Gavin Lee and Kristen Beth Williams in the West End production of Irving Berlin's Top Hat.
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Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone have released the 34th episode of their podcast, The Ensemblist. This newest edition is titled "West End Ensemblists" and features interviews with performers Hillary Elk (Memphis), Andrew Kober (Les Misérables) and Kristen Beth Williams (Pippin).

On the podcast, the three American artists talk working in productions on Broadway and London. Elk appeared in the Broadway production of Memphis and now does the same in the West End. Kober talks about transferring to the West End with the 2009 Tony-winning revival of Hair. Williams discusses performing in ensemble roles on Broadway and later starring in a leading role in Top Hat in London.

New episodes of The Ensemblist are released every two weeks and can be downloaded on iTunes. Episodes can also be downloaded directly from Podbean here.

To read TheaterMania's interview with Ensemblist creators Brady and Lanzarone, click here.

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