Weekend Boredom Buster: Follow the stars of Cinderella on Twitter!
Judging by their Twitter feeds (@LauraOsnes and @SantinoFontana), you'd never guess that Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana play the starry-eyed fairytale lovers of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. In fact—with tweets like Santino’s “remember when you had chocolate on your teeth the entire 2nd act?”—you might think their characters were a bickering brother-and-sister pair!
But these 2013 Tony Award nominees are, respectively, Broadway’s Cinderella and Prince Charming, and that eight-times-a-week gig makes for some priceless tweets. What do you get when you follow Santino and Laura? Well…
Pretty, pretty pictures. Let’s just say that your Instagram has got nothing on Cinderella’s. Laura’s always posting photos (and videos, too!) from all kinds of OMG-worthy venues: rehearsals for the Tony Awards, her dressing room at the Broadway Theatre, star-studded fundraisers for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and more. If you’re a Broadway buff, hers is a must-follow handle!
Embarrassing/yucky/ridiculous backstage secrets. This princess isn’t afraid to remind her prince (along with the Twitterverse) that he “belched & blew your breakfast in my face just now while waltzing at the ball.” But that’s not the only showtime crisis the young royals have faced. Santino recently tweeted at Laura: “Remember when I saved your dress from falling off with one hand while singing a love song and dancing? #PrinceMacGyver.” I guess Broadway really is hard work—in more ways than one!
Can’t get enough of these triple-threat goofballs? Watch their Broadway.com “Ask a Star” interview for even more wacky antics!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer