Saturday, May 27, 2017

Look Ma, I'm On TV!!!

I recently had the great pleasure and fortune to be asked to be on NY 1's On Stage show, as a guest critic.  After all of the interviews, press events, and so many other events that I truly love to cover, it is really nice to have a special moment like this, talking about something I really love.  Thank you to Frank DiLella for asking me to be a part of it.  Thank you to my birthday sister, Roma Torre, for being so generous, and to the rest of the crew that made it happen.   Hopefully, this will be the first of many.  Maybe NY 1 Onstage might need an extra hand on deck for the Tony Awards Red Carpet?  Hey, you never know.  In any case, enjoy this fabulous show and look for me around minute 20:00 in the full show, and make sure that you enjoy all of the deliciousness of that Frank DiLella, Tituss Burgess, Sutton Foster, Mario Cantone, Matthew Perry, Alex Lacamoire, and so many more.

See the WHIRILIGIG review moment here: 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

RODNEY HICKS Celebrates Gratitude, Kindness, and Generosity In Life and Onstage in COME FROM AWAY

Considering the current climate that this country seems to find itself, it is safe to assume that when you see the celebrated and award winning, multi-Tony Award nominated, hit show, Come From Away, you cannot help but to feel as if your faith in human beings and the capacity to just be good to each other is completely restored.  Rodney Hicks is one of the celebrated actors in this piece, and like with the entire cast, I am blown away by his talent and work in this show.  After my chat with Caesar Samayoa, I knew that I had to have Rodney, and I am not even gonna pretend that I am not begging for Jenn Colella and the rest of that amazing cast, too.  Primarily, because I do not think that this story could be told without these amazing talents.  My goal will be to feature the entire cast on this podcast.

The best part about my chat with Rodney is that it's more than an interview.  It really is a conversation.  We talk about some of the real issues that made for some great humor for his main character, as well as, what it means to take in moments of gratitude.  He also talks about how this show has been such a present to his life in so many ways.  Click HERE to listen to this fabulous actor from a fabulous show.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

VIVIAN REED, 2X Tony Award Nominee, is back with a new album, Standards and More

Many times you get the opportunity to meet many of your favorite people who have worked in this industry and have blazed trails for many, and 2x Tony Award nominee, Vivian Reed, is one of those people.  From her first visit with me last summer to promote her live show, Standards and More, I felt like I just met another Auntie Mame.  She is still knocking them out in her live shows around the country, and now she has recorded some selected songs from the show that are now available everywhere you can get music.  Standards and More shows that Ms. Vivian is still turning it out and taking names!!!

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Robert Shenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL May Have Us All Asking Many Hard Questions

Robert Schenkkan's new play, BUILDING THE WALL, is a powder keg of a story starring James Badge Dale and Tamara Tunie, and directed by Ari Edelson that begins previews on May 12, 2017, with an official opening on May 19, 2017.

I recently had the absolute pleasure to talk to the cast and the creatives about the show, their lives, and more.  I actually made James Badge Dale blush, and I must say it may go down as a first on the podcast.  Please enjoy my conversations with the amazing team, and while making your plans to come to NYC, perhaps you should add this timely piece to your visit.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Relying On The Kindness of "Not So" Strangers

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend a press event at one of my favorite places, Feinstein's 54 Below.  If you really follow the podcast, then you may have heard one of my many conversations from my favorite banquet in town. The space is always magical, and on this particular day it bordered on being miraculous.  I quickly rushed to set up for the amazing back to back interviews with Tony Award winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Lea Salonga, Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and her fabulously talented, award winning, husband, the amazing Jason Danieley.

As I brilliantly ended what I thought was my last interview, I got very excited because I came with my editing equipment,  and I knew that I had some downtime before the singing performances began to download my FABULOUS interviews.  Well, there was NOTHING on my recorder.

 I literally felt my entire heart just sink.  I say that because I talked to these people truly from the heart, and I was certain it was recording.  During my inner panic, I calmly called over to the publicist who put the event together and told him my plight.  I also decided to go to the Zen place within me.  I just spent about 20 mins talking to some of the most amazing people working in the biz. To have Jason say that he was rooting for my insane campaign to be the host of the Tonys, meant EVERYTHING!  Catching up with Lea about her life as a working mom with an extraordinary gig is awesome, especially when she really does remember chatting with me.  Of Course, anytime with Stokes is always the best.   I felt that our time together transcended a typical interviewer and his interviewees scenario. I managed to get pictures and shoot some video.  If this was all that the Theater Gods would allow with no audio proof, then I would be happy and blog about it.

with the ab fab Lea Salonga

Chatting and laughing with Broadway Power Couple, Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie

After talking with the amazing event publicist,  Brett Oberman, and his amazing team  managed to get each and everyone of those wonderful people to come back and give me more time to reconnect and make something happen again.  I get a little misty when I think about how generous these people were to me with their time.  It was weird to sort of recreate some of that interview energy, but what was great about the whole experience? I actually think the second set of interviews were better and still filled with even more gratitude than the first round.

The gracious, suave, and debonair Brian Stokes Mitchell
Again, I publicly thank Lea Salonga, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, and Jason Danieley, for showing me that level of kindness.  I hope you enjoy my conversations with these amazing people.  If you are coming to NYC during the run of any of these amazing people's shows, then think about adding their show to your list of events "to do" on your visit. Click on their pics to find out how to get tickets for their shows at Feinstein's 54 Below, and click HERE to hear my interviews with these amazing people.

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