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Best known as “Jan Brady” from “The Brady Bunch,” Eve Plumb has had quite a career! Prior to getting cast in “The Brady Bunch,” Eve appeared in such television shows as “The Big Valley,” “It Takes A Theif,” and “Family Affair.” After “The Brady Bunch” ended, Eve finished high school and continued to act in such made-for-tv-movies as “Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway,” “Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn,” and “Little Women” and a host of others TV movies and appearances. As time went by, the popularity of “The Brady Bunch” continued on and several TV movies and series were created including “The Brady Girls Get Married,” “The Brady Brides,” “A Very Brady Christmas,” and “The Bradys.” Eve’s more recent TV appearances include appearing as the mother in the TV movie “Fudge” (based upon the Judy Blume books) which later became a series of the same name and a three-episode arc on “All My Children” as well as an episode of “Days of Our Lives.”

Eve has also studied improv acting at The Groundlings School in Los Angeles where she has appeared in many smaller theater productions of comedy plays, improv, and summer stock productions including “South Pacific.” In 2010, Eve appeared with Florence Henderson (her TV mom from “The Brady Bunch) in “Broadway Backwards 5” at Lincoln Center.

In addition to acting, Eve is an accomplished fine art painter and is currently represented in galleries across the US, often appearing at opening celebrations. She is also a spokesperson for Fredrix Canvas and donates many of her artwork to such charities as Wildhorse Ranch Rescue in Arizona, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and the Laguna College of Art and Design. For more on Eve’s art be sure to visit http://www.eveplumb.tv.

Currently, Eve is starring in the hit Off-Broadway show “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage” along with Manuel Herrera, written by Ken Davenport and Sarah Saltzberg at Sofia’s Downstairs Theatre (221 West 46th Street, between Broadway & 8th Avenue). For tickets to this hilariously fun show, click here!

1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? I became a performer by accident- a children’s agent moved in next door to us when I was 6. Sent me on an audition, I got the job, and haven’t stopped working since.

2. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Bette Davis. But she’s dead, so I guess that’ll never happen now.

3. Who is the most interesting person you’ve worked with? Leslie Nielsen. Very funny in real life!

4. What do you get from performing on stage that you don’t get from performing in television? Sore feet. I’m not used to wearing heels, as I do in Miss Abigail, and by the 3rd show on Saturday, I’m ready to sit down!

5. What drew you to the role of “Miss Abigail?” My agent. I was lucky enough to audition and get cast in the role, which is so much fun to do- couldn’t have made it up if I tried!

6. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “Show up, pay attention, tell the truth.”

7. Favorite way to spend your day off? A mix of getting errands done and lying around watching Turner Classic Movies.

8. Favorite skin care product? Bio Oil. Good moisturizer.

9. Favorite website? Pandora. Learned about a lot of other musicians from their “Genome.”

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman. Cool plane.

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Levi Kreis is a multi-talented award winning performer. He won the Tony Award and Outer Circle Critics Award for his portrayal of “Jerry Lee Lewis” in the hit Broadway show “Million Dollar Quartet,” a role he originated in Chicago, where he was nominated for a Jeff Award. In addition to theatre, Levi has appeared in various short films including “Frality” (with Bill Paxton and Matthew McConaughey) and the award-winning independent film “Don’t Let Go.”

Levi is also a successful recording artist. His debut album “One of the Ones” was released in 2005, following an appearance on NBC’s “The Apprentice.” Songs from his debut CD  have been featured on such hits shows as “The Apprentice,” “Days of Our Lives,” and “The Young and the Restless.” Releasing his second album in 2006, “The Gospel According to Levi,” Levi’s music continued to be placed in various television shows and films. His video for “We’re Okay,” from the album, held the #1 spot for nine weeks on MTV’s Logo network. 2009 saw the release of Levi’s third album “Where I Belong” which infuses down home southern soul with pop sensibilities. His first single “Nothing At All,” debuted on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” and delivered a #1 video for MTVMusic.com and #1 for nine weeks on MTV’s Logo network. Levi’s song “Hardly A Hero,” also from “Where I Belong” was included in the recently released “Kiss The Bride” soundtrack. Through his music, Levi has shared the stage with such artists as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Collective Soul, and Cyndi Lauper from whom he opened for at Wrigley Field.

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In addition to entertaining audiences nightly in Broadway’s hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet” as “Jerry Lee Lewis” (on Sept. 10 you can see the real life Jerry Lee Lewis make a one night only appearance performing alongside the cast at curtain call), at the Nederlander Theatre in NYC (208 West 41st Sreet), Levi is gearing up for the release of his second single and video “Gonna Be Alright,” from “Where I Belong.” For much more on Levi and all his greatness, be sure to visit http://www.levikreis.com.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? I sort of came out of the womb performing. I always knew that’s what I wanted to do. Along the way there have been artists, primarily recording artists who have been a huge inspiration for me like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner. They, along with other old-school R&B artists have always informed me of what I wanted to do with my own music and my own self-expression.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? I have no idea. I’ve never sat and looked at it on the keyboard. I think a lot of people who have found themselves where I am probably have spent a lot of their years studying traditional voice and legit voice and have wonderful impressive degrees in theatre and acting and I find myself in the midst of a community who I have the greatest amount of respect for because they are so educated and have honed their craft so much, but for me, I do feel a little bit like a fish out of water because I come from a place of instinct.

3. Do you have any strange or unusual that no one knows about? I’ve always had a knack for spiritual studies. I’ve always had a burning passion to study all religions of all types in an attempt to find very practical and tangible ways that we can apply certain principles to our day to day living. On the lighter side though, I’m also good at clogging.

4. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Megan Mullally. I’d love to work with her whether it be TV or musical theatre. She’s a master at timing and putting a button on the end of a moment. Also to work with Sean Hayes would be a dream come true!

5. Do you have any rituals that you need to perform before a show? How do you decompress after a show? I usually like to spend 10 minutes prior to the show doing a quick meditation, getting centered and forgetting the day and what got me there and forgetting what is waiting for me after the show and get very intentional about being present in every moment. It makes my job more fun to make that concerted effort do that before the show. It doesn’t take me long to decompress at all. I’m usually in bed about 45 minutes after that curtain comes down. I’m an early to bed, early riser…not what you would traditionally find for someone who works on Broadway, I would imagine. I come home and my baby’s got dinner on the table. I eat, shower off, and I’m straight to bed.

6. Favorite meal off the $1 menu? For the most part I try to stay away from that, but I love the McChicken sandwich.

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? I love weight training. I go to the gym 6 days a week. It’s my escape, it’s my meditation. I get out of the city and go to NJ, so I can find a gym that is calm and quiet, and kill it for an hour and a half and come home.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Boxers.

9. Favorite website? Twitter

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Superman.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Sean Williams Scott.

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “Let it go.”

13. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve read about yourself and where did you read it? I can’t really answer that because I don’t read about myself. After releasing my last album, I stopped reading anything about myself.

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LoadedJoel T. Bauer 2Fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Joel. T. Bauer understudy’s the role of “Jude” in the new Off-Broadway show “Loaded” playing at Theatre Row’s Lion’s Theatre. According to press notes, the show stars Kevin Spirtas as “Patrick,” as a 47-year old gay man who’s used to having the upper-hand in his intimate encounters until he meets “Jude,” played by Scott Kerns, a equally intelligent, quick-witted 24 year old. The sex may have been hot, but the conversation really ignites as their attempt at playful bantar begins to open wounds and expose their arrogance and hypocrisies. Get “Loaded” staring November 7!

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