One great thing about theatre is seeing all the ways a show can be mounted. When I heard The Bridge Production Group was presenting a bold & bloody production of Shakespeare's Richard III, I thought I would take a closer look. I called, and The Bridge Production Group's Artistic Director, Max Hunter, answered. So, we sat down to discuss this new telling of a classic show. Richard III plays Fourth Street Theatre in NYC from November 9-27!
When I found out Inside the Wild Heart, a new immersive play, based upon the writings of Clarice Lispector, was one of the most influential Jewish writers, I thought of my grandparents, who were proud Zionists. Presented by Group .BR (the only Brazilian Theater group in NYC) & starring Brazilian artist Andressa Furletti, one of Group .BR's founders, Inside the Wild Heart will be presented Nov. 3-20 at Immersive Gallery in Brooklyn, performed both in English & Portuguese!
I can't believe it's been two years since I've gotten a chance to talk with belter & bad decision expert, Tori Scott. I always love interviewing Tori because I know my jaw will drop from astonishment and laughter. We have re-connected to talk about her brand-new show Seeing Double, a celebration of poor life choices mixed with a hint of lingering regret & too much tequila. Seeing Double plays Joe's Pub Sunday, 11/13 9:30pm!
My first introduction to Billy Lewis Jr. was watching him on Fox's Glee as cheerleader & Glee club member "Mason McCarthy." When I heard he was going to be starring in the Off-Broadway spectacle The Portal I immediately dialed his number & lucky for me, Billy answered my call! The Portal is a rock odyssey: part concert, part movie, and part performance. The Portal not only entertains but also immerses the audience in a journey of transcendence & empowerment. The Portal is currently playing at Minetta Lane Theatre in NYC!
One of my favorite kind of interviews is one that comes from a performer doing something fresh that I have not seen before. When Shane Shane was brought to my attention about his show Tonight's Special which is an all request format of jokes, stories, songs, and videos chosen by the audience, I immediately ordered up an interview & Shane Shane answered my call. Shane Shane's Tonight's Special plays the FIRST TUESDAY of every month at Sid Gold's Request Room!