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School of Rock Star Jenn Gambatese Shines A Spotlight On Rodgers and Hammerstein - Huffington Post

Earlier this year the actress, singer, wife and mom to two daughters released her first solo album “Jenn Gambatese: Cockeyed Optimist,” which celebrates her extreme love for the legendary Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.


Getting Schooled - Venu Magazine 

Gambatese has returned to broadway with a renewed perspective. 


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School of Rock - Broadway Nosh 

Stick It to the Pan! School of Rock's Jenn Gambatese & Kirsten Wyatt Make Buttery Delish Christmas Cookie. 


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School of Rock’s Jenn Gambatese on Getting Her B’way Mojo Back, Falling in Love at an Oil Change & Why She Became ‘Double-N Jenn' - Show People 

The new leading lady of School of Rock sits down to talk about her Broadway winning streak, family life and her new kid-friendly gig. 


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School for Lies - The New York Times

"Ms. Gambatese's wide-eyed Eliante exudes an innocence that somehow remains unsillied by the more debased antics she's required to engage in."

- THE SCHOOL FOR LIES: Charles Isherwood, New York Times 

 


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Putting It Together Musically - The Wall Street Journal 

"Ms. Gambatese has a platinum-plated voice and a smile warm enough to sell tickets all by itself, and she plays Annie Oakley with an affecting blend of brassy boldness and unexpected vulnerability. This is the kind of performance on which whole careers are built."

- ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal


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Review: ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ - Variety 

"Gambatese beautifully expresses fatefulness and longing, mixed with a touch of madness. Her repeated please to Charles of "come to me" are Phillip Glass intense."

- WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE: Frank Rizzo, Variety


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It’s Not Life on the Mississippi, Jean-François Honey - The New York Times

(The cast) understands the difference between knowing exaggeration and crowd-pandering vulgarity, (offering) a spectrum of witty variations on theatrical fossils (like) Jenn Gambatese’s version of the palpitating ingénue."

- IS HE DEAD?: Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 


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Hairspray - The New York Times

"As the thoroughly winning Ms. Gambatese plays her, Penny is not just a nerdy, uptight cartoon in need of a good, uh, boyfriend. The comic broad strokes are still in place, but they have a newly melting quality. "

- HAIRSPRAY: Ben Brantley, New York Times