I have been a fan of Frank Vlastnik's ever since I saw him in the musical adaption of A Year with Frog and Toad. We have not yet had the chance to really sit down & talk...until now! It was a delight getting to chat with Frank about his starring role in the upcoming musical staged reading of The Wrong Box, based upon the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. The Wrong Box will take place on Monday, 10/3 at The National Opera Center in NYC at 1pm & 7pm!
I love ping pong. When I found out there was a play that took place over a game of ping pong, I grabbed my racquet & joined in. It was a constant back & forth, but in the end I triumphed with this ball-busting, insightful interview with John Ahlin & Christopher Patrick Mullen, the playwrights/actors who wrote/star in the hit FringeNYC show ChipandGus, a fast, furious, smart comedy with balls. With 4 performances to go ChipandGus plays The SoHo Playhouse 9/23, 9/25, 9/29, & 10/1!
With a second Golden Girls show about to start performances, this theatre season only gets better! It was a golden opportunity, with cheesecake in hand, talking to Nick Brennan about his hilarious Off-Broadway show Thank You For Being A Friend: A Golden Girls Musical Parody, which is returning for an amazing 4th engagement! I saw the last incarnation of this show & had a terrific time! Thank You For Being A Friend: A Golden Girls Musical Parody plays every Sunday at NYC's Cutting Room from 9/25-11/20!
I really enjoy a good love story! When playwright James Aronson was presented to me as an interview, I boiled my pasta & ate my knish while talking to James about his semi-autobiographical show, Eleganté...A Mostly True Story about an Italian Catholic guy from Brooklyn who met a Long Island Jewish Princess & what happened when they fell in love. To hear about the events that inspired this show were terrific, especially James' secret to his successful marriage, which includes some rocky times! Eleganté...A Mostly True Story will play TADA! Youth Theater in NYC through 9/25!
Ever since I saw Bob and Tobly McSmith's Bayside! The Musical! I have been a fan of their unauthorized musical parodies! They have a great way to capturing the essence of the shows they are paying tribute to. When I heard 90210! The Musical! was coming, I knew I had to get the inside scoop! I was thrilled, Assaf Gleizner, 90210! The Musical's! composer, answered my call to talk about the creation of this show. It was great going back to school & getting an education in everything 90210! 90210! The Musical! is currently playing at Theatre 80 in NYC's East Village!