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Both of these Broadway newbies made a big impression on me as I watched the show, and in both cases, I thought, "these kids have a long career ahead of them," and "I can't wait to see them in their next show!" (My review of the show is HERE.) I'm speaking, of course, of Ryann Redmond and Nicolas Womack who play Bridget and Twig in the show.
Ryann Redmond is making her Broadway debut. She's 23 and recently spent three years at NYU. You can catch her behind-the scenes vlog, "Cheer Factor," on Broadway.com. Bridget is a funny girl - humor is her weapon - and Ryann seems to have a delightful sense of awe about being on Broadway that is simply infectious!
Nicolas Womack is also making his Broadway debut. At just 20 years old, he's attended AMDA/LA for three semesters before taking on the tour and Broadway engagements of Bring It On. He plays Twig, a dynamo of energy and swagger, and Womack has the audience in the palm of his hand from start to finish.
Their energy, joy at being where they are, and a natural chemistry make Bridget and Twig a popular couple in the show. And the actors playing them are just as energetic and charming. Both Redmond and Womack have that indefinable "it" factor. I am sure we will see A LOT from these two in the future.
Here they are, with fellow cast mates performing "It Ain't No Thing" and "It's Happening" at Broadway in Bryant Park on August 17th. Note Ryann's amazing vocals at the end of the first number and Nicolas' rap during "It's Happening."
(Video from Broadway Spotted/YouTube; photos from NYT.com and Opening Night/Getty Images)
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