It's great getting to catch up with Latin singer and Venezuelan theatre star Migguel Anggelo as we discuss his new show Another Son of Venezuela, directed by OBIE award winner David Drake, which explores the very personal immigration themes of love, loss, family, and national pride as well as the challenges of claiming an authentic identity in the "land of the free." Migguel's immigration journey is quite fascinating. Another Son of Venezuela will play Joe's Pub on Tuesday, December 1 at 7pm!
I first came to know Jackie Beat in 2012 after I attended her show Me So Thorny. Two years later, I finally got to interview this genius performer. Now, just a year later, Jackie and I reunite to discuss her brand new holiday show White Meat or Dark? Jackie's unique brand of comedy is a laugh-a-minute and her singing voice is unreal! If you have never seen a Jackie Beat show, give yourself some holiday cheer this season and treat yourself to White Meat or Dark? at The Laurie Beechman Theatre Dec. 18-20 (December 18 & 19 are SOLD OUT, but there are 2 shows on December 20 at 4pm and 11pm)!
I first interviewed Debra Ann Byrd, Take Wing & Soar Productions’ founder in 2013, during The Harlem Shakespeare Festival's inaugural season. Also, featured in this interview, is actress Mary Chieffo, whose mother, Beth Grant, was a "Call Me Adam" participant a few years back. It’s great to catch up with Debra Ann & talk to Mary about this production of Othello featuring a multi-racial, all-female cast playing The Harlem Shakespeare Festival at The Dorothy Maynor Theater through November 22!
"Call Me Adam" chats with the host (Tony Award Winner James Monroe Iglehart) and participants on the Red Carpet of the 2015 Only Make Believe Gala including Lena Hall (Tony Award Winer Hedwig and The Angry Inch), American Idol's Constantine Maroulis, The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley), Rob McClure (Tony Nominee Chaplin and Honeymoon in Vegas), Aaron Dean Eisenberg (Public Morals), Geneva Carr (Tony Nominee Hand To God), Brad Oscar (Tony Nominee Something Rotten), Andrew Kober (Broadway's Hair and Les Miserables), and Theia founder Don O'Neill. This year's Gala honored Alan Cumming (Tony Award Winner and Emmy Award and Golden Globe Nominee).
I first met Carol Linnea Johnson when I saw The Full Monty on Broadway in 2001. It's great to have the chance to really sit down with Carol and catch up! Carol is starring in Three Day Hangover's re-imaged version of Moliere's Tartuffe! In this production, this play is set against a political backdrop which makes it outrageous, up-to-the-minute contemporary and hilarious. Tartfuffe! plays at McAlpin Hall at West Park Church in NYC thru November 21! Show time is 8pm!