For the updated version of The Unsinkable Molly Brown
, which will kick off the new Denver Center Theatre Company
season this fall, the DCTC has cast Beth Malone, an unsinkable Colorado native, in the starring role. Malone began her career as a teenager playing roles at the Country Dinner Playhouse and has since performed on stages all over the country; she made her Broadway debut in 2006 as June Carter Cash in Ring of Fire
and was recently seen off-Broadway at the Public Theatre in Fun Home
. After her casting as Molly Brown was announced, Westword
caught up with Malone to talk about going for the role of Molly Brown and portraying strong, historical characters.
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