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In 2001, Kayden, above right, made a stirring Broadway debut as the pigtailed and droll Little Sally in "Urinetown," for which she was nominated for a Tony. In the intervening decade, she lost the pigtails and is now playing a hapless French cook called upon to impersonate a seductive siren in the revival of Marc Camoletti's sex farce "Don't Dress for Dinner." Raised in Orange County, Kayden has proven to be an inveterate scene-stealer. (Just watch some of her appearances on "MADtv.") As Suzette is drawn into the schemes of two adulterers, Kayden grows increasingly loopy — and looped — in a performance that her idol Peter Sellers would admire. She is nominated for lead actress in a featured role of a play.
May 31, 2012