Thursday, January 4, 2018

Top 10 Most Listened Podcasts in 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Everybody!!!!!!! I hope that this new year brings you and your family everything that you need to be healthy, successful, and FABULOUS!!!!

If you are lucky enough to have something like a podcast that people are actually listening to and supporting, then the new year is always a time to find out the most listened to podcast of the year.  Last year, I thought 20 was a great number to countdown without realizing how much time it would be to crunch the numbers.  SO, this year I am gonna keep it very simple. thankfully that after almost 100 episodes this past year, that these are the most listened to podcasts of 2017. Click on a pic and relive the fun.

10.  SHELDON & MARGERY HARNICK

The Tony Award, and Pulitzer Prize winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick and his lovely wife, accomplished actress and photographer, Margery, had me up at their fabulous apartment to chat about their collaboration with their son, Matthew.



9.  ALICE RIPLEY, DAISY EAGAN, SHARON McNIGHT

Tony Award Winners Daisy Eagan, Alice Ripley, and Tony Nominee, Sharon McNight, join forces to tell the scandalous tales in Phil Geoffrey Bonds new play, SMALL TOWN CONFESSIONS, during the Broadway Bound Festival. These ladies allowed me to stop by during their rehearsal to chat about the piece and their lives.



8.  BETTY BUCKLEY

Tony Award winning, Grammy Award nominee, Betty Buckley,  had an amazing 2017.  She was featured in one of the big movies of of the year, SPLIT, she released another CD, STORY SONGS, and continues to tour the country as a solo artist in both cabaret and big theaters around the country.



7. MAX CRUMM & LUCY DEVITO

Broadway Veteran, Max Crumm (GREASE, DISASTER)  and Lucy Devito (IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, CURMUDGEONS) make the countdown, most recently seen together in the short lived, Off Broadway play, HOT MESS. It was great to meet both of these young talents.  Lucy is the daughter of Award winning actors/producers, Rhea Pearlman and Danny Devito.



6. JAMES SAMPLINER

One of the hippest, grooviest musical conductor, arrangers working, James Sampliner, stopped by during 2017 to talk about his work on the first Broadway musical to open in the 2017-2018 season, PRINCE OF BROADWAY.  he also talks about some of the great collaborative experiences with artists like Harold Prince, Jason Robert Brown, Billy Porter, and Stephen Sondheim.



5. ANDREW KEENAN BOLGER

The adorable and super talented, actor, director, singer, dancer, videographer, editor, and producer, Andrew Keenan-Bolger is starred in a modern and new holiday show, Kris Kringle The Musical. Along with Kim Crosby, Cathy Rigby, Pamela Myers, and a wonderful assortment of Broadway talent, this cast is performed this show for the charity, The Singing Angels.  The Singing Angels Mission is "To encourage, foster and cultivate positive youth development by engaging youth from all communities in quality music and performing arts education that teaches discipline, builds confidence, and provides a foundation for life — Making Music, Making Friends, Making a Difference."
The super talented and adorable, Andrew Keenan-Bolger

4. RODNEY HICKS

From the multi Tony Award nominated musical, COME FROM AWAY, Rodney Hicks joined me to talk about his role(s) in the show. We both made note of a particular realization that we both shared while actually visiting Canada. We also talked about gratitude, kindness of man, and generosity. This past year, Rodney had to retire from performing due to vocal problems, but  I know that I have made a new friend. Listen to our chat, and you will feel the exact same way.



3. DIONNE WARWICK

 Legendary Diva, 5x Grammy Award winning, Multi Platinum and Gold recording artist and actress, Dionne Warwick, takes time out of her busy schedule to talk to me about her AIDS activism, her career, and so much more. She is everything.  The organization that she is representing, ACRIA, envisions a world where all people with HIV receive the treatment, care, and support they need to lead healthy, productive lives and where new transmissions of the virus have been eliminated.


2. CAESAR SAMAYOA

The super talented actor, singer, dancer, Caesar Samayoa, is currently making people laugh, cry, and find their inner goodness, 8 shows a week, in the slow boiling hit new musical, Come From Away. Mr. Samayoa caught my attention in the musical Sister Act. I have been a bit of a fan, but clearly one who cannot read or speak, because I have been mispronouncing his name until this interview. I get schooled. I also get to laugh with someone who I hope will become one of my brunching Broadway Baby Daddies. Please laugh along and enjoy my conversation with Caesar Samayoa.




1. TIM ROSSER and CHARLIE SOHNE

So our #1 Most Listened To Episode is with new Composer/Lyricists, Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne, the award-winning creators of the musical The Boy Who Danced on Air.  They stopped by for a conversation about their new piece. It is an intense story that grapples with many questions about poverty, abuse, sexuality, and religion in the Afghanistan culture. However, these guys are far from being Afghans. Statistically, I could not believe how many people actually listened.  Check out our conversation.




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Monday, November 20, 2017

Michael John LaChiusa talks about his career, his life, and HELLO AGAIN the Movie

It is always a shock when a fan meets the object of their fandom.  However, when you are the object of the fan to whom you are also a fan, the mutual fandom is off the chain.  I recently met the amazing Tony Award nominated composer/lyricist, Michael John LaChiusa , at the after party for the premiere of the film adaptation of his musical, HELLO AGAIN.  He promised to come to the studio and do a proper interview with me.  So please click HERE and enjoy my conversation with the amazing, Michael John LaChiusa.

Meeting the fabulous Michael John LaChiusa 

If you are already a subscriber AND a podcast supporter through Patreon, then you have probably heard some if not all of the interview by now.  If you are a subscriber to the podcast, then the interview will be available on Itunes later this week.  If you are neither a subscriber nor a patron to the podcast, then SUBSCRIBE FREE to KEITH PRICE'S CURTAIN CALL on Itunes and Google Play Music,  YOU TUBE and leave a review.  Click the image below to Support Keith Price's Curtain Call Podcast.  Also visit me on Broadway World's Featured Podcast Page. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Who's a HOT MESS?

Max Crum & Lucy DeVito from the new Off Broadway Comedy, Hot Mess.

Just recently, I was able to sit and chat with the stars of an upcoming Off Broadway play, entitled HOT MESS.  The absolutely adorable and talented, Max Crumm and the equally fabulous and talented, Lucy DeVito, star in this funny piece, along with Paul Molnar.   Written by comedians, Dan Rothenberg and Colleen Crabtree, HOT MESS takes a look at another side of new relationships with a wrinkle.  Both actors bring not only their talent, but they also are both from a nice lineages of performers.  The play officially opens on 11/16 and certainly can be added to your Holiday Theater trips.  Click on the picture to hear the interview with these wonderful talents. For more information about HOT MESS, click HERE.


If you are already a subscriber AND a podcast supporter through Patreon, then you have probably heard some if not all of the interview by now.  If you are a subscriber to the podcast, then the interview will be available on Itunes later this week.  If you are neither a subscriber nor a patron to the podcast, then SUBSCRIBE FREE to KEITH PRICE'S CURTAIN CALL on Itunes and Google Play Music,  YOU TUBE and leave a review.  Click the image below to Support Keith Price's Curtain Call Podcast.  Also visit me on Broadway World's Featured Podcast Page. 



Monday, November 13, 2017

From Purple Carpets to Movie Premiere After Parties

I get so many opportunities to chat with so many fantastic people. Last week, I got the chance to work the purple car[pet for the 2017 Only Make Believe Gala honoring Josh Groban.  I immediately had to leave and rush downtown to Chelsea's RetroBar NYC to catch up with the creatives behind the latest movie musical adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa's HELLO AGAIN.   It was an insanely fun evening.  I hope that you enjoy listening to my evening adventure.  Click on the pics to hear the fun.

      



If you are already a subscriber AND a podcast supporter through Patreon, then you have probably heard some if not all of the interview by now.  If you are a subscriber to the podcast, then the interview will be available on Itunes later this week.  If you are neither a subscriber nor a patron to the podcast, then SUBSCRIBE FREE to KEITH PRICE'S CURTAIN CALL on Itunes and Google Play Music,  YOU TUBE and leave a review.  Click the image below to Support Keith Price's Curtain Call Podcast.  Also visit me on Broadway World's Featured Podcast Page. 

Keith Price's Curtain Call Goes International

It is so exciting to see that people even listen to my interviews, read my blog posts, watch some of my videos, and even share them with their friends.  After reviewing the stats for the podcast, it seems that there are small pockets in other parts of the world that are actually listening. Places as far away as Amsterdam, the Phillipines, Australia, United Kingdom, are just a few places that are actually showing signs of listening to the podcast.  I love that people around the world are enjoying it all.  So as a treat to them, and to those who dare, here are 2 episodes where I recently had the chance to talk to the internationally known artists: Multi-award winning, Chinese, singer/songwriter, Jonathan Lee, and the amazing gender-bending, actor/singer/performance artist, Sven Ratzke.



Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical is happening.  The original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters, and through a translator, I was able to talk to him about this amazing project. It will feature English lyrics by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr., (Ain't MIsbehavin', Miss Saigon, Fosse), book by John Dempsey (The Pirate Queen, The Witches of Eastwick), and direction by Eric Schaeffer (Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Don Frantz (Disney's The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast) is executive producer.  Click the pic above to hear our brief conversation.




My international cup also ran over when the amazing Sven Ratzke stopped by the studios in the middle of his worldwide tour, HOMME FATALE, to chat with me. He visited me last year during his STARMAN CD tour, and we laughed and bonded in such a great way that I had to have him again.  He is so much fun, and his new show pushes your boundaries, and He LOVES it.  Please take a moment and get your taste of artists from around the world, right here on my little podcast.  For my international listeners, especially those in Amsterdam and China, this one is for you.  

If you are already a subscriber AND a podcast supporter through Patreon, then you have probably heard some if not all of the interview by now.  If you are a subscriber to the podcast, then the interview will be available on Itunes later this week.  If you are neither a subscriber nor a patron to the podcast, then SUBSCRIBE FREE to KEITH PRICE'S CURTAIN CALL on Itunes and Google Play Music,  YOU TUBE and leave a review.  Click the image below to Support Keith Price's Curtain Call Podcast.  Also visit me on Broadway World's Featured Podcast Page. 
















Sunday, November 12, 2017

KEITH PRICE'S CURTAIN CALL HOLIDAY SHOW CHOICES FOR YOU


Now that Halloween is over, and Thanksgiving gets its usual brush off in hopes that St. Nicholas will soon appear,  tis the season to see theater in New York City.  Many of you make trips to New York City to shop and sometimes see shows.  Well, I recently went to a press event for an upcoming holiday show that will be nothing like you expect.  It's called "Who's Holiday", written by Matthew Lombardo, directed by Carl Andresss, and starring the insanely fabulous and fierce, Olivier Award winning comic actress, singer, dancer, Lesli Margherita.  I had the great fortune to sit with them and talk about this insanely funny take on the popular children's character, Cyndi Lou Who.  After LOTS of litigation, Mr. Lombardo can now present this show which takes Cyndi 40 years into the future, and YES, she is having a bit of a time with life. Check out my conversations with the creatives and Queen Lesli by clicking on the picture of them.

From L to R, Frank Lombardo, Lesli Margherita, and Carl Andres.

 Now, if you want to make a little bit of a social impact and get some theater at the same time, the adorable and super talented, actor, director, singer, dancer, videographer, editor, and producer, Andrew Keenan-Bolger is starring in a modern and new holiday show, Kris Kringle The Musical.  Along with Kim Crosby, Cathy Rigby, Pamela Myers, and a wonderful assortment of Broadway talent, this cast is performing this show for the charity, The Singing Angels  November 24, 2017, at The Town Hall for 2 SHOWS ONLY, 3pm and8pm.   The Singing Angels Mission is "To encourage, foster and cultivate positive youth development by engaging youth from all communities in quality music and performing arts education that teaches discipline, builds confidence, and provides a foundation for life — Making Music, Making Friends, Making a Difference."  If you cannot attend the event, then think about making a small contribution to the organization, and do your part to SAVE THE ARTS.  Click the pic to hear my conversation with the amazing Andrew Keenan Bolger.

The super talented and adorable, Andrew Keenan-Bolger


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

CHRISTIAAN SMITH MAKES CARNEGIE HALL DEBUT SINGING 'SONGS WE KNOW'

Actor, opera singer, songwriter, Christiaan Smith, is finally making his mama proud by gracing the stage at Carnegie Hall. With a rebellious determination, it is truly practice, practice, practice, that helped Christiaan make it this far.   He plans to do a concert entitled Songs We Know.   His rich classically trained baritone voice on some of today's contemporary songs, as well as a few originals.  He makes his debut on November 18th.  Go to Christiaan Smith's website for more information on how to get tickets.  Click HERE and enjoy my conversation with this fantastic talent.


Photo credit SHERVIN LAINEZ
Photo by SHERVIN LAINEZ


If you are already a subscriber AND a podcast supporter through Patreon, then you have probably heard some if not all of the interview by now.  If you are a subscriber to the podcast, then the interview will be available on Itunes later this week.  If you are neither a subscriber nor a patron to the podcast, then SUBSCRIBE FREE to KEITH PRICE'S CURTAIN CALL on Itunes and Google Play Music,  YOU TUBE and leave a review.  Click the image below to Support Keith Price's Curtain Call Podcast.  Also visit me on Broadway World's Featured Podcast Page.