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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Face of the Future: Spider-Man's Jake Epstein



How nice it is to write about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and not write about backstage discord, lawsuits or near-death experiences.  And how nice to write about a Broadway newbie whose work I am familiar with!  He's a fresh face to Broadway, for sure - he made his debut just yesterday, December 8.  Teens and now twenty-somethings may know him from the Canadian TV series, Degrassi: The Next Generation.  I (and those of you who attend theatre outside New York) know him from the National Tours of Spring Awakening (as Melchior) and American Idiot (a Will).  Good-looking and abundantly talented, I have a feeling Jake Epstein's will be a face Broadway fans will be seeing long after his web-slinging days are over.


The Canadian actor starred in CTV's Degrassi: The Next Generation


Epstein starred as CB in the Canadian debut of
Dog Sees God with several of his Degrassi co-stars

Epstein was Melchior to Christy Altomare's
Wendla in the National Tour of Spring Awakening

As Will in the National Tour of American Idiot



At the L.A. Opening of American Idiot

Scott J. Campbell, Van Hughes and Jake Epstein

And finally...
Backstage with Mary Jane:
Rebecca Faulkenberry and Jake Epstein
prepare for Spider-Man on 12.08.2012


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