STAGE VIEWS: Broadway Couple Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers

Special Features   STAGE VIEWS: Broadway Couple Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers
 
Playbill.com's new series features brief chats with Broadway actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via e-mail, we hear from singing actors and married couple Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers.

Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers
Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers Photo by Aubrey Reuben

What show recently impressed you?
We loved Book of Mormon! Absolutely hilarious!! Also, Other Desert Cities was an incredibly powerful piece. I have always been a Stockard Channing fan. (Jenny)

What production are you most excited to see?
I'm excited to see Porgy and Bess. I've never seen the opera before. Certainly know the score, and can't wait to hear the voices from that incredible cast! (Matt) 

I am most excited to see Evita. I have never seen a large-scale and fully produced production of the show. We have heard that Elena Roger is an amazing performer. (Jenny)

What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
It's funny. Jenny and I play this game often. I would love for us to do Carousel. (Matt) 

Matt and I had the time of our lives doing the recent "revisal" of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman down at the Dallas Theatre Center. I played the crazy gossip columnist, Sydney Sharp, who pines after Clarke Kent. What's better than getting to seduce your husband on stage every night while singing "You've Got Possibilities"?!! (Jenny) What are your current/upcoming projects?
We both have a lot coming up in 2012. First up, we will be making our NYC concert debut at Birdland on Monday night, Feb. 13. So, if you're in need of a little pre-Valentine's Day lovin', come to Birdland at 7 PM for a "Real Good Thing."

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Jenny Powers has been seen on Broadway in Little Women and as Rizzo in the most recent revival of Grease. She also appeared in the City Center Encores! performances of Of Thee I Sing and Follies. For Powers' theatre recordings, click here.

Matt Cavenaugh was last seen on Broadway as Tony in West Side Story. His other Broadway credits include Grey Gardens, A Catered Affair and Urban Cowboy. He has also been seen in the national tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Off-Broadway's Death Takes a Holiday. For Cavenaugh's theatre recordings, click here.  

Their debut solo recording, "Gonna Make You Love Me," is available by visiting CDbaby, iTunes and Amazon.com.

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