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Call Answered: When you hear someone like Aliyah Moulden sing, you are immediately entranced! What a joy to talk with this rising star! From getting the inside scoop about her time on Season 12 of "The Voice," becoming the youngest contestant to ever secure a spot in the Top 3 to working with Blake Shelton to landing a leading role in Netflix's upcoming film "Anastasia: Once Upon Time," Aliyah and I discuss it all!
Call Redialed: Live from Feinstein's/54 Below, "Call Me Adam" brings the 11 o'clock number to this interview with Michael Feinstein about his upcoming concert "Showstoppers" at Feinstein's/54 Below 8/8-9/3! "Showstoppers" features songs by iconic Broadway composers/lyricists & some of today's contemporary composers/lyricists as well as the backstories of each song. Joining Michael at some of his shows will be Broadway's Erich Bergen (8/12), John Lloyd Young (8/23-27), Betty Buckley (8/29-9/3)!
Call Redialed: I was first introduced to singer/songwriter Drew Brody in 2009 & I've been a fan ever since. Drew's talents are finally arriving Off-Broadway with the new musical "Curvy Widow," starring Tony nominee Nancy Opel, based on the true story of a sassy, witty, & feisty 50-something widow whose adventures reveal truths about life, love, & sex. It's been a few years since Drew & I have spoken & once again, Drew answered my call. "Curvy Widow" plays at The Westside Theatre in NYC!
Call Answered: I'm so glad Will Nunziata introduced me to Broadway powerhouse Haley Swindal. I can already tell she's going to blow the roof off of Feinstein's/54 Below when she returns with her new show "Golden Girl," a brand-new concert event celebrating The Golden Age of music. With influences ranging from Rosemary Clooney to Judy Garland & Barbra Streisand, Haley puts her own stamp on songs that made these great dames stars. "Golden Girl" plays Feinstein's/54 Below on 5/30 7pm & 6/6 9:30pm!
Call Redialed: In our NEW video interview, "Call Me Adam" catches up with Sheri Sanders, the pioneer trailblazer who started "Rock The Audition," where Sheri teaches how to audition for rock musicals. After dipping her toe back into performing two years ago, Sheri is taking the stage once again, this time at Subculture NYC to perform a concert of legit musical theatre "Sheri style!" On April 17 at 8pm, Sheri will present Sheri Sanders is LEGIT! An Evening of Legit Musical Theatre!"
Call Redialed: I first came to know Mrs. Smith when her Off-Broadway show BROADWAY CAT-TACULAR! descended upon NYC. I'm so excited that we have now have the chance to reunite to talk about her new concert, starring in a GUCCI Eyewear ad, & being crowned the winner of "Shred for Your Life." Mrs. Smith & her band The Rage will be presenting their show "While My Guitar Shrieks" at (le) Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, 3/7 at 7pm, featuring the music of ABBA, Prince, Taylor Swift, Van Halen, Sia, & Metallica.
Call Redialed: "It's About Time" Karen Mason & I did a new interview. In this interview we are looking to the future while staying in the present, & using the past to show how Karen became the woman & singer she is! Karen's newest CD, "It's About Time" is a mixture of timeless standards, theatre classics, & a few original tunes, along with a homage to Judy Garland. Karen will celebrate the release of "It's About Time" with a return to Birdland NYC on Monday, 3/6 at 7pm!
Call Answered: "Blue's Clues" + The Flaming Lips = a really fun interview with original "Blue's Clues" host Steven Burns and The Flaming Lips drummer Steven Drozd about their new album "Foreverywhere," part concept album, part legend, all play, & fun that will be enjoyed by kids, parents, fans of The Flaming Lips and grownup fans of "Blue’s Clues" alike. "Foreverywhere" will be available on February 24 with a release concert at Brooklyn Bowl on February 26 at 1pm!
Call Redialed: Every time I interview Charles Busch, I always learn more about what makes him tick and where his inspiration is drawn from. In this new interview, Charles and I let it all hang out as we discuss his new cabaret show "Naked and Unafraid" which will premiere at Pangea NYC on Saturday, 3/4 at 7pm!
Call Redialed: Getting to interview drag legend and Tony nominee Charles Busch is always a joy! I have been a fan of Charles' plays and films for many years, but in recent years, I have also been captivated by his cabaret shows. I'm so excited to share this new interview with Charles as we talk about his debut CD from Broadway Records, "Live at Feinstein's/54 Below." From self-confidence to great to sex to his Aunt Lillian, Charles discusses it all!
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: It's always great catching up with entertainers/recording artists Will & Anthony Nunziata, not only because they are so talented, but because they are my friends & I love seeing my friends climb the ladder of success! On 11/16, they release their holiday EP "The Gift Is You" with an in-store performance/signing at Barnes & Nobles (86th & Lexington) while on 12/16 & 12/17 they will be making their Carnegie Hall debut! Kick off the holidays with Will & Anthony & "The Gift Is You!"
Call Answered: My first introduction to Billy Lewis Jr. was watching him on Fox's "Glee." 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!
Call Redialed: As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I adore Jonathan Tolins' "Buyer & Cellar." Nick Cearley had been on my radar, but it wasn't until Bucks County Playhouse's 2013 production of "Rocky Horror" that I got to interview him. What a great 360 moment now to interview Nick yet again about another show he's doing at Bucks County Playhouse. "Buyer & Cellar" is a hilarious play about an underemployed actor working for Barbra Streisand. It will play Bucks County Playhouse November 5-26!
Call Answered: 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!" musical 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!
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 Redialed: In 2014, seven-time MAC Award winner Natalie Douglas & I sat down to talk about her Dolly Parton show "Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton." Now, Natalie is returning to Birdland with a brand new show celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder & Stevie Nicks entitled "Stevie Songs (Nicks & Wonder)." What a great time I had speaking with Natalie about this show, learning how the two Stevie's influenced her. "Stevie Songs (Nicks & Wonder)" will play, Birdland on Monday 9/5 at 7pm!