I first came to know David Burnham about four years ago when he released his album One Day. From the first note David sang on his album, I was engulfed! When I discovered that David was one of the creatives behind the new Off-Broadway musical Happy 50ish, I knew I had to get an interview with him! Thanks to Glenna Freedman Public Relations, David answered my call and I turned on David's song "I Can Fly" to celebrate! Happy 50ish, playing at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre in NYC, through August 30, is a musical comedy that revolves around Bob’s surprise birthday party. As he turns the big five-0, he learns to laugh and make fun of all the things that inevitably come with age.
It has been five years since I first interviewed Stuart Williams. I have been following Stuart's career ever since, which is why I am beyond excited that Stuart is back on stage this summer in the world premiere of The Report which is part of the 2015 NYC International Fringe Festival from August 15-28 at Lynn Redgrave Theatre (45 Bleecker Street). The Report examines the true, unknown story of the British government’s cover-up of the deadliest civilian tragedy of World War II.
It's Adam x 2! Can you handle all this Adam?? I first came to know Adam Overett when I attended Bound for Broadway with Liz Callaway in 2013. I was so impressed by Adam's performance (okay and good looks), I knew, I just had to talk with him. Well, after two years of staying in touch, I am overjoyed that we finally get to do an interview together for his show Popesical: A Papal Musical Comedy that is premiering in the 2015 NYC International Fringe Festival from August 20-29 at Theatre 80 in NYC's East Village!
When Sam Mattingly of SM Communications wrote me about Monica Hannush's Under: A New Musical, which will be part of this year's NYC's International Fringe Festival, from August 19-23 at Theatre 80 in NYC's East Village, I knew I had to find out more about this show. I've had my fair share of bouts with mental health issues throughout the course of my life. From depression to suicidal thoughts, I've had my lows, but I have always found a way to make it through the rough times. This timely musical shines a light on the silent mental health crisis on the rise among students in the American university system today.
Victoria Shaw has written for some of music's biggest artists including Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera, Olivia Newton-John, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, and Trisha Yearwood. In 2010, when I found out that country music star Bryan White was going to be a featured guest on Victoria Shaw's Under The Covers series, I knew I had to be there. Fast forward five years, to now having the opportunity to interview Victoria herself, the creator of Under The Covers, was a real treat! This August 31 at 7pm at Birdland, Victoria will be joined on stage by Platinum recording artist Pam Tillis and Grammy nominee Jim Photoglo. This is one night you don't want to miss!