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WKU graduate makes Broadway cast debut in revival of ‘Harvey’

Emily Althaus, a 2009 WKU graduate from Louisville, made her Broadway cast debut Thursday night (June 14) with the opening of the revival of Harvey.

While at WKU, Emily Althaus had roles in several productions including the title character in the musical “Violet.”

The revival stars Jim Parsons, famous as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, in the lead role. Althaus understudies the roles of Myrtle Mae Simmons and Ruth Kelly.

Althaus, who majored in performing arts, was very active during her time at WKU, appearing in numerous productions for the Department of Theatre and Dance, including roles in Sweet Charity and As Bees in Honey Drown and as the title character in the musical Violet. Since leaving WKU, she has also toured the United States in a two-person show titled A Night of Well Adjusted Ladies with WKU alum Megan Venzin.

Contact: Julie Pride, (270) 745-5845.

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