I first interviewed Eric Stang in 2012 when he was starring in the Off-Broadway run of the Tony Award winning musical Million Dollar Quartet as "Jerry Lee Lewis." Since then, Eric has left New York City and is establishing himself in the Los Angeles music scene with his band, Polarcode, which he formed in 2010! Polarcode, just released their latest single "I Crave You," featuring Lauren Ruth Ward on lead vocals!
As much as I love getting to interview my idols, I equally enjoy interviewing new talent. Michael Raver is a playwright/actor on the rise. His latest play, Fire on Babylon, was nominated for The Robert Chesley/Victor Bumbalo Foundation Award for Playwriting, as well as being named a semifinalist for The O'Neill Conference in 2015. Now, Fire on Babylon is making its NYC premiere in the Fresh Fruit Festival July 12-17 at The Wild Project!
Everybody knows somebody affected by Cancer. My mom’s a Breast Cancer survivor who’s helping people recently diagnosed w/Breast Cancer, much like actress Mindy Sterling, best known as "Frau Farbissina" in the Austin Powers trilogy. Mindy, who was Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's, 2011 Woman of the Year, is currently in the midst of a 10-week challenge to raise them as much money as possible. The challenge runs thru June 3. Let's help Mindy win this challenge by donating to her page!
David Bowie meant something to everyone. Sven Ratzke, transgressive European Entertainer Extraordinaire, is no exception to people who have been inspired by David Bowie. In fact, Sven is presenting the New York premiere of his internationally acclaimed show Starman at Joe's Pub from May 23-26! Inspired by the iconic musician & songwriter David Bowie, Starman is a one-man rock musical with unique characters & bold reinventions of glam rock classics!
There are many performers out there who attempt to sing the songs of Liza Minnelli. Seth Sikes is one of the few singers who CAN sing the songs of Liza Minnelli. In fact, he does such a wonderful job, that I'm sure Liza herself would endorse him, if he decided to record an album of her music. Seth Sings Liza Minnelli will be returning to Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm!