For over 20 years I have been a fan of comedian Wendy Liebman, NBC's Season 9 America's Got Talent semi-finalist. I have grown-up with her comedy and consider her one of my comedic influences. Now Wendy has taken on the role of producer with her Tuesday night monthly comedy showcase Locally Grown Comedy at The E Spot Lounge in Studio City, CA. Every month features 6-8 acts per show. Wendy's next installment of Locally Grown Comedy is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20 at 8pm! $10 cover + 2 item minimum.
Dating is a challenge for everyone. When I read about Peter Darney's play, 5 Guys Chillin' which explores the world of chemsex (having sex while using drugs), instant gratification, & the longing for intimacy, I just had to find out more. I'm thrilled to have penetrated Peter with such delving questions while he was so willing to open up to me about this play. 5 Guys Chillin' is coming to The Fringe Encore Series (both NYC & Edinburgh) at the SoHo Playhouse from 9/27-10/9!
One thing I love about Fringe Festivals is getting to experience work by new artists. I'm excited to be introduced to Melanie Gall, who has created the show Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert which combines the music of these two French musical icons. With "Amsterdam," "Milord," "La Vie en Rose" & other French classics, Melanie is bringing Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert to NYC as part of The Fringe Encore Series (both NYC/Edinburgh) at SoHo Playhouse from 10/4-10/19!
I simply adore Melissa Errico! I'm thrilled she answered my call yet again as her show Funny! I'm A Woman with Children returns to Feinstein's/54 Below after a triumphant sold-out first run! It was great catching up with Melissa as we delved deeper into the creation of this show, motherhood, marriage, and balancing family life with a demanding career. Funny! I'm A Woman with Children returns to Feinstein's/54 Below on September 20-21 & 23-24!
"Call Me Adam" gets some Facetime with the cast of The Fantasticks, Off-Broadway's longest running show! I help welcome Days of Our Lives (Bo Brady) star Peter Reckell to the cast as well getting up close and personal with Andrew Polec "The Boy," and Madison Claire Parks "The Girl," and have a rare talk with the show's silent character "The Mute," played by Drew Seigla. The Fantasticks plays The Theater Center/Jerry Orbach Theater in NYC!