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Call Answered: In "Sunset Boulevard," "Norma Desmond" sings "I've come home at last!" & that is what I love abt Christina Franklin's journey w/TADA! Youth Theater. She started out in TADA's! Youth Ensemble & now has come back as the writer/director of their latest production, "New York, New Year," which tells the story of "Tess" who moves to NYC in the middle of the school year from her hometown of Missouri & wonders how she will fit in. "New York, New Year" plays TADA! Youth Theater 4/29-5/21!
Call Answered: After seeing Michael McKeever's new play "Daniel's Husband" I couldn't wait to find out more about it. I was thrilled when I called, Matthew Montelongo answered. I was so taken by his performance, it's great to delve into Matthew & his portrayal of "Mitchell." "Daniel's Husband" takes an unflinching look at how we choose to tie the knot. Or not. "Daniel's Husband" plays at Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC through 4/28 only!
Call Answered: With-in "4 Minutes" of finding out about Michael Griffiths' show "In Vogue: Songs By Madonna," I stepped into the "Spotlight" & gave him a ring. Luckily, I did not get "Hung Up" on. From one "Rebel Heart" to another, this is one Madonna "Celebration" you don't want to miss! "In Vogue: Songs By Madonna" will play Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego 1/26, Catalina Bar & Grill in Los Angeles 1/29, & Feinstein's/54 Below in New York 2/7!
Call Redialed: I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to interview MAC/Bistro Award winning vocalist & top NYC tour guide Marta Sanders about the encore presentation of her show "Follow Me." I have known Marta for 15 years & every time we get to do a new interview, I am as giddy as the first time we reconnected! I adore Marta & can't wait to see this show! "Follow Me" will play The Laurie Beechman Theatre from February 2-25 & celebrate her twin passions -- New York, & the rest of the world!
Call Redialed: What an honor it is to get to do this new interview with the legendary Luba Mason, this time around about her music! In this interview Luba & I discuss behind-the-scene tales of her newest album "Mixtura," a CD featuring a mixture of jazz, world, Americana and shades of Broadway. I loved Luba's special revelation about her time in Broadway's "Chicago!" Luba will celebrate the release of "Mixtura" at The Cutting Room in NYC this Thursday, 9/22 at 7:30pm!
Call Answered: Celebrating their 20th anniversary, FringeNYC is back in full swing! One of the shows in this year's FringeNYC is Gustavo Pace's "Naked Brazillian." It was Gustavo's story that really attracted me to this show. "Naked Brazillian" tells the tale of a young man journeys from Rio to NYC to make a case for his own destiny, struggling against his father’s wishes to become a lawyer. With just two performances left, "Naked Brazillian" plays 64 East 4th Street Mainstage Friday, August 19 at 9:15pm and Sunday August 21 at 8:30pm!
Call Redialed: I was so inspired by my 2014 interview with Karen Finley that I jumped at this new opportunity to speak with Karen about her new show "Karen Finley: Unicorn Gratitude Mystery" which plays The Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC from July 31-August 21. In this show, Karen humorously explores America's obsession with the imagined, unattainable white-horned mythical creature. Karen & I dive deep into the creation of the show discussing gratitude, fear, life's mysteries, & improving her life by one percent better!

Call Answered: BenDeLaCreme: BenDeLaCreme's Inferno A-Go-Go at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Call Answered: As a life long RuPaul fan, I was super excited to get the opportunity to interview another "RuPaul's Drag Race" favorite, Season Six's BenDeLaCreme whose new show, "BenDeLaCreme's Inferno A-Go-Go" will be making it's debut at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC from July 28-August 19. In this show, BenDeLaCreme seeks to answer that age old question: What the Hell? Turning her gay gaze toward "Dante’s Inferno," this rollicking romp through nine circles of fire & fun is equal parts brimstone & rhinestones.
Call Answered: David Bowie was an icon on so many levels! Everyone has a story as to what David Bowie meant to them. 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 and songwriter David Bowie, "Starman" is a one-man rock musical with unique characters and bold reinventions of glam rock classics!
Call Answered: I'm so excited to have the chance to interview actress and comedian Erica Watson. We tried to do an interview a few years ago, but our schedules didn't line up, so it's great that she's coming back to New York City and the stars aligned for us to speak about her one-woman show "Fat Bitch!," a funny, provocative glimpse at the American "fat and sassy" black woman stereotype. "Fat Bitch!" will play Franky Bradley's in Philadelphia on Friday, February 26 at 8pm and The Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC on Saturday, February 27 at 7pm!
Call Redialed: It's been four years since I first spoke with Kyle Dean Massey! It's great to catch up with him & discuss his upcoming Feinstein's/54 Below debut! Kyle Dean will be performing at Feinstein's/54 Below on Jan. 30 & Feb. 10 at 9:30pm! In this concert, Kyle Dean looks back, not at the things that were, but at the things that weren’t. Come listen to Kyle Dean share songs he was not able to share the way he wanted until now.
Call Redialed: It's been almost two years since "Call Me Adam" chatted with recording artists' Will and Anthony Nunziata. As they prepare to debut their new concert "Showstoppers!" at the Highline Ballroom on Monday, January 18 at 8pm, now seemed like the perfect time to catch up with these talented guys! Will & Anthony’s "Showstoppers!" concert delivers an innovative take on the greatest songs ever written for Pop Music, 60’s Hits, American Songbook, Motown, Italy and Broadway!
Call Answered: I love improv. I love comedy. I love talk shows. I love sketch comedy. When I was introduced to "This Live Show with Nate Foster," combining the best from late night talk shows with the joy of a tight, high-energy sketch show, I knew I had to find out more! With a host, co-host, audience participation, topical humor, character sketches and absurdist comedy, it truly is a mash-up of Jimmy Fallon and SNL. "This Live Show with Nate Foster" plays every month at The PIT's PIT Loft in NYC. The next installment is on Friday, December 18 at 9:30pm!
Call Answered: It's always exciting when somebody contacts me on social media about an interview. That's how I found out about playwright Paul Hufker. He came on my radar after Tweeting at me. Paul's latest play, "Snowed In: An Imaging" is a fictional take on what it would be like if former CIA employee/government contractor Edward Snowden were to be trapped in a Russian airport. "Snowed In" will have a reading at Dixon Place in NYC on Monday, December 21 at 7:30pm!
Call Answered: I have seen Billy Mitchell's "Villain: DeBlanks" at least half a dozen times. This hilarious show is part Madlibs, part whodunit, but always resulting in an evening of laughter and fun! With a rotating cast, the audience helps figure out who killed "Phillip DeBlanks," making EVERY show different! Now "Call Me Adam" gets inside the head of Billy Mitchell to learn how he created this thrilling show as well as the show's producer, Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton. "Villain: DeBlanks" plays the first Sunday of every month at The Triad in New York City, the next installment being Sunday, December 6 at 7:30pm!
Call Redialed: John Kevin Jones' one-man show of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," presented by Summoners Ensemble Theatre is returning for its third smash year! John Kevin and I talked about "A Christmas Carol" last year, but it was wonderful to catch up with him about this year's run! This year we talked about keeping the show fresh, ghosts of Christmas past, and holiday traditions! "A Christmas Carol" is returning to Merchant's House from December 10-24!