Masked and Vax'ed is a new warm up routine for Jenn who joins us ahead of her shows this weekend at The Art House. Get your tickets before they sell out here MARK CORTALE & BROADWAY @ THE ART HOUSE are proud to present the Provincetown debut of Tony Nominee JENN COLELLA (Come From Away), featuring CHRIS RANNEY as pianist. Jenn Colella recently starred in the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical Come From Away as 'Beverley/Annette and others,' in a performance that garnered her 2017 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards and a 2017 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, as well as Craig Noel, Helen Hayes and Dora Awards for pre-Broadway productions of Come From Away. She has been previously seen on Broadway in If/Then, Chaplin, High Fidelity and Urban Cowboy (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), Off-Broadway in Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Lucky Guy, Slut, and Closer Than Ever. Jenn's select regional credits include Come From Away (La Jolla Playhouse, Ford's Theatre, Toronto), Peter Pan (Sacramento Music Circus & PCLO), and Side Show (Kennedy Center). TV credits include "Feed the Beast," "Elementary," "All My Children," "Rescue Me," "The Good Wife," The Code, Madam Secretary, and Evil. She has been seen on film in Uncertainty. Jenn Colella is an MFA Acting graduate of UC Irvine. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephanie7502/support
Ep151 - Jenn Colella: Come From Away, "The Flame: An Original Podcast Musical"
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
From a comedian in LA to a Broadway veteran in NYC, Jenn Colella is driven by connection and joy, and shares how she is moving through the shifts in her career as they come, including her latest podcast appearance on The Flame: An Original Podcast Musical.Jenn Colella is a comedian, actress and singer perhaps best known for her Tony Award nominated performance as Captain Beverley Bass in Broadway’s Come From Away; a role she originated, earning her Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards. Other Broadway credits include High Fidelity, Chaplin, If/Then, and Urban Cowboy (her Broadway debut). Jenn’s Off-Broadway credits include Closer Than Ever, Slut! the Musical and Side Show. She also has several television credits, including appearances on All My Children, The Good Wife, and Elementary. Jenn can now be heard as one of the leads in The Flame, an original romantic comedy musical podcast on the Broadway Podcast Network.Growing up just outside Charleston, South Carolina, where there wasn’t a great deal of theatre, Jen quickly became a “choir nerd” eager to sing anywhere she could. But while watching a production of Phantom of the Opera in high school, something clicked - she thought “I can do that. I need to do that”.Jenn chronicles her time in undergrad at Columbia College, during which she worked at an insurance company, was the lead singer in a rock band, and a company member at the only professional theatre at the time called TrustUs Theater. She shares her journey from grad school to stand-up comedy, recalling trips to LA watching sets at the Comedy Store and Laugh Factory, and encouragement by people “to just write a set” and try to get up there, and how she did. Jenn also opens up about her process for developing a character based on someone who actually exists in real life (namely Captain Beverley Bass), and the immediate kinship she felt upon meeting Captain Bass for the first time. In this episode, we talk about: One of her earliest memories, which connected music to joy Embracing downtime and learning to adapt during COVID-19 Her love for the rehearsal room The Flame, developed by an LGBTQ identifying creative team The courageousness stand-up comedy offered her Witnessing Captain Beverly Bass watch Come From Away Connect with Jenn: IG: @jenncolella Twitter: @jenncolella Subscribe/listen to The Flame Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcast TheTheatrePodcast.com Alan's personal Instagram: @alanseales Email me at email@example.com. I want to know what you think. Thank you to our friends Jukebox The Ghost for our intro and outro music. You can find them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @jukeboxtheghost or via the web via jukeboxtheghost.com.A very special thanks to our patrons who help make this podcast possible! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tony Award nominee Jenn Colella and Marti chat about Broadway becoming more inclusive, getting through the pandemic as an artist, and their love of mixing art and politics.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marti-talks/message
Jenn Colella might literally be the nicest person I've ever met. As fate would have it, she earned her first Tony Award nomination in a show all about the power of kindess... 'Come From Away'. It was an honor to sit down with Jenn for this week's episode and learn all about her journey from small town South Carolina to the bright lights of Broadway. You can follow Jenn on Instagram @jenncolella
The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport
Welcome to the miniseries, The Producer's Perspective LIVE! From The Pandemic.Inspired by my podcast and check-ins with friends, I started The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! I started going live every night at 8pm with a superstar TheaterMaker to check in with them and see how they were doing and how this pandemic has affected them. Many shared how they’ve been keeping those creative juices flowing, sharing many fun memories, raising money and awareness for The Actors Fund and other charitable organizations needing our support. We even started sharing ‘something to make you smile’ by featuring a new music video one of you in the community produced, directed, wrote, performed in!In this episode, I catch up with Tony-nominated Actor JENN COLELLA. In this episode, we talk through her time with Come From Away, how she got started with Urban Cowboy, and her tips for actors on staying positive during this time (but really this advice is great for ALL TheaterMakers!).Watch the replay of this episode: https://youtu.be/yPpktaqc74UFollow me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kendavenportbwayCatch the next livestream LIVE: www.theproducersperspective.com/liveAbout Jenn Colella:Jenn Colella is a Tony-nominated actor known for her roles in Come From Away, If/Then, and Urban Cowboy. She attended Columbia College, graduating with a degree in speech and drama. She carried on her studies at the University of California, Irvine, where she earned her MFA in Acting.She initially started her career in the stand-up comedy circuit in Los Angeles, playing iconic venues such as the Laughy Factory and the Comedy Store, before she decided to branch out into musical theater. She made her Broadway debut as Sissy in Urban Cowboy in 2003 and her off-Broadway debut in The Great American Trailer Park Musical in 2005. She spent the next years of her career mainly between Broadway and off-Broadway with her most notable credits being Chaplin and High Fidelity on Broadway, and Slut, Lucky Guy, and Closer Than Ever off-Broadway.She joined the cast of If/Then alongside Idina Menzel in 2013 which, after out-of-town tryouts, transferred to Broadway in 2014. Her journey with Come From Away began at La Jolla Playhouse in California in 2015, portraying a handful of roles including Flight Captain Beverley Bass. The show transferred to the Great White Way and began performances on February 18, 2017. She earned a Tony nomination and won a Drama Desk Award for her efforts. She played her final performance in the show on November 10, 2019.The Producer's Perspective LIVE! and this podcast episode was produced by Mary Elizabeth Dina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Broadway stars and multidimensional goddesses Jenn Colella and Chilina Kennedy join us for an intimate conversation about being artists in love during quarantine. They share how they process their creativity, stay connected, and feel most of service during this tender time. Follow them at @jenncolella and @chilinakennedy.
Jenn Colella talks about befriending the real-life inspiration behind her character in the Broadway musical Come From Away, then plays a game about Broadway musical-related tattoos. This episode originally aired on May 4, 2018.