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Meet Chris McCarrell, Broadway's 'Percy Jackson' Star, with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Percy Jackson has arrived on Broadway and we caught up with Chris McCarrell, the actor playing the beloved literary character, to learn more about him!

The 28-year-old actor previously played the title role in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical during the show’s off-Broadway run and on the national tour.

The show features original music by Rob Rokicki and a book by Be More Chill‘s Joe Tracz. Performances begin TONIGHT (September 20) at the Longacre Theatre in New York City and the musical is playing a limited engagement through January 5.

Get to know Chris with these 10 Fun Facts:

  • 1. I started as a musician by getting into violin. I loved it but I was a little too extroverted for the orchestral scene.
  • 2. I am big into photography when I’m not busy with theater. I have fun planning shoots in between shows. I post them online on a separate photography account. Check it out @christopherthestargazer. It’s like the other half of my art brain.
  • 3. I went to an all-boys high school. Which, the more you know me, the more you wonder how I survived it.
  • 4. Both my parents are teachers. My mom is a guidance counselor and my dad is a wood shop teacher. I feel like I fall right in between those two.
  • 5. I actually don’t live in New York City. I moved upstate to Sleepy Hollow after the election. Now I drive my Jeep in every day for shows.

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Meet Renee Rapp, Broadway's New Regina George, with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Renee Rapp is the new star of the Broadway musical Mean Girls and we caught up with her to learn some things most fans might not know!

The 19-year-old actress won the Best Actress Award at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards last year. She’s from Charlotte, North Carolina and her role in Mean Girls is her Broadway debut.

Renee played Regina George for two weeks earlier this summer and now she’s officially joining the show TONIGHT (September 10). Make sure to get your tickets now!

Here are 10 Fun Facts about Renee:

  • 1. I have seen the Mean Girls movie over 25 times now.
  • 2. My favorite TV show is Shark Tank and my business idol is King Mark Cuban.
  • 3. My favorite food is a potato due to its widespread versatility and starchy quality.
  • 4. I am a Pop/R&B recording artist with music on the way.
  • 5. My favorite shoes are my Nikes (please sponsor me).

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Get to Know 'It Chapter Two' Actor Taylor Frey with These 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

Taylor Frey is already well known in the Broadway community and now he’s breaking into the film world with a role in the blockbuster movie It Chapter Two!

The 30-year-old actor has previously starred in shows like Hairspray, South Pacific, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He also has appeared in the comedy film G.B.F. and went to the Venice Film Festival a few years ago for his film Summertime.

Now, Taylor is playing the role of Don Hagarty in the highly anticipated horror sequel. We caught up with him to learn a little bit more about him. Check out 10 Fun Facts:

  • 1. My initials are actually “WTF”, which is quite fitting. My parents gave me my father’s first name (Wade), but wanted me to go by my middle, (Taylor). NEVER DO THIS TO YOUR CHILDREN PEOPLE.
  • 2. My first cool job was playing Link Larkin on the National Tour of Hairspray.
  • 3. I’ve done three Broadway shows.
  • 4. Aside from my career as an actor, I am an entrepreneur. I founded a successful IVF company that helps infertile couples and gay dudes get pregnant. It’s called Elevate. Helping people become parents is the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done.
  • 5. I was a Mormon missionary for two years in Salvador, Brazil when I was nineteen, so I speak better Portuguese than I do English.

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Get to Know Rising 'Tightrope' Singer Anna Moon With 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Anna Moon is one of the Ones to Watch on our radar, and we’re giving Just Jared readers a chance to get to know her even better!

Already declared a “#WCW” by Apple Music and featured on Amazon Music’s “Introducing” playlist, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter is rapidly gaining attention with her unique sound, including her latest single, “Tightrope.”

“‘Tightrope,’to me, is summed up by the first phrase of the chorus, ‘I just wanna do my own thing.’ More than just a break up song, I wrote ‘Tightrope’ about being the bigger person, trusting your gut, and letting go even when it’s hard. I want to empower people to find strength within themselves to seek happiness if you’re in a relationship that isn’t a good one,” she says of her latest song.

Check out the video for “Tightrope,” as well as 10 Fun Facts about Anna Moon, inside…

  • 1. Before getting signed, I was a professional make up artist. I even went to school and got my degree in esthetics.. one week later I landed a record deal. At least, I know how to give myself a good facial!
  • 2. I was homeschooled in high school so that I could travel from Georgia to Nashville to learn how to become a songwriter.
  • 3. I LOVE TV. Literally everything from The Office to Game Of Thrones. I’m also not opposed to shows like Love Island (UK of course).
  • 4. My first tattoo I ever got is spelled wrong. NOT KIDDING!
  • 5. My husband and I eloped in Pitlochry, Scotland and my producer/friend Jamie Kenney married us!

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Timeflies Co-Founder CAL Debuts Video for Solo Single 'My Brother' - Watch! (Exclusive)

CAL is proving to be a solo force!

The Timeflies co-founder, rapper and producer released his first two debut solo singles “So Cal” and “My Brother” on Friday (August 16) – and we’re bringing you the music video for “My Brother” exclusively at Just Jared!

“My Brother” is inspired by his his real-life brother who helped to give him advice.

“I remember talking to my brother about this project. I was excited, but obviously I was nervous. I had doubts and fears and all that, but he put everything in perspective for me. If it’s something you want, don’t wait. Do it now! ‘Cuz if you wait, you’ll wish you had done it. And there’s nothing worse than regretting NOT doing something. I wanted to capture that in this video. I wanted this conversation to come to life with old home footage while simultaneously announcing my project, and well… me. AND HERE IT IS!!!” CAL explained.

Watch the music video for “My Brother” inside…

Boy In Space & Unheard Debut 'Cold' Music Video - Watch! (Exclusive)

Boy In Space and unheard just debuted their icy hot collaboration called “Cold” – and we’re bringing you the music video premiere exclusively at Just Jared.

Born Robin Lundbäck, Boy in Space was raised in Sweden, where he currently lives and makes music. He’s already impressively racked up over 7 million streams across all platforms, and with this latest track, it’s clear he’s One to Watch in 2019.

“‘Cold’ is about being in the middle of a very intense moment with someone you love…where you feel betrayed and there are so many raw emotions and things happen very fast. Funny story, I had a cold when I wrote these lyrics, so that might have inspired the lyrics as well,” he says of the song.

“Similar to my music video for ’7UP,’ I wanted to keep the music video very simple and show everyone my home country of Sweden. We shot the video in an empty hockey arena in Karlstad (which is a few hours west of Stockholm) the day before they removed the ice for the season. unheard used to be a hockey player, so he got to show off a little bit while I stood on the ice. It was… cold,” he added of the music video.

Watch the music video for Boy in Space and unheard‘s “Cold” inside…