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Raising the curtain to reveal what’s inside the hearts & souls of your favorite Broadway Stars & Beyond. Host Adam Rothenberg gets his guests to bare it all and divulge stories they have never shared in previous interviews.

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I can't think of a better way to end my second season than by interviewing Douglas Lyons. From acting to playwriting to a love of gummy bears, Douglas Lyons is a multi-hyphenate whose hilarious new and heart-felt play, Chicken & Biscuits makes its Broadway debut this fall from September 23, 2021-January 2, 2022 While Douglas has already been seen on Broadway as an actor in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical & The Book of Mormon, Chicken & Biscuits marks Douglas' Broadway debut as a playwright. Chicken & Biscuits plays at Circle in the Square from September 23, 2021-January 2, 2022. Click here for tickets! Connect with Douglas: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Connect with Chicken & Biscuits: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram More on Douglas: Douglas Lyons is an actor, writer, director, composer, and playwright originally hailing from New Haven, CT. Finding his song in the church led him to acting in the theatre. Which landed him on Broadway, and eventually opened his eyes to writing. As a multi-hyphenate, Douglas is drawn to telling Black and queer stories that illuminate joy. He has a soft spot in his heart for empowering children through music, and devouring gummy bears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
There's no better time to share the second part of Beth Grant's podcast episode than a few days before her birthday (9/18). From being fired to checking her ego to working with Patrick Swayze & Stockard Channing, Beth talks about lessons learned! Beth Grant is a character actress who has been featured in many iconic films & TV shows: Donnie Darko, King of the Hill, Little Miss Sunshine, A Time To Kill, Speed, No Country For Old Men + over 200 more. Beth will next be seen in Season 4 of Goliath on Amazon Prime, starring Billy Bob Thornton, which drops 9/24. Beth will also be seen in Kit Williamson's new series Unconventional, playing Beau Bridges' girlfriend. This show is currently in production. Release date TBD. Connect with Beth: Facebook Twitter Instagram IMDB Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Beth: Known as a Hollywood lucky charm, Beth Grant has co-starred in three Academy Award winning Best Pictures: THE ARTIST, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN & RAIN MAN. She has twice received the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE & NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN & voiced Academy Award winning Best Animated Feature, RANGO. Now on Amazon Prime, Beth co-stars with Charlie Plummer, Andy Garcia, Molly Parker & Walton Goggins in WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS. Beth also has a five episode arc on Amazon’s GOLIATH, starring Billy Bob Thornton, J.K. Simmon s & Bruce Dern. Beth co-stars with Josh Leonard & Jess Weixler in FULLY REALIZED HUMANS, which premiered at Tribeca in April. Picked as a DGA film & director to watch, Beth co-stars with Sienna Miller & Diego Luna in Sundance favorite, Tara Miele’s WANDER DARKLY, now in theaters & VOD. Beth can also be seen in WILLY’S WONDERLAND, starring Nicolas Cage. On Hulu, Beth is the “Cat Lady,” guardian angel to Kat Dennings; & regular “Beverly” on Mindy Kaling’s THE MINDY PROJECT. Beth plays opposite Neil Patrick Harris & Richard E. Grant, in A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS on Netflix; “Jack” on AMERICAN GODS by Bryan Fuller & Michael Green for STARZ.  Beth received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation, LA Weekly Award, Backstage West Garland Award for Lead Actress in THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A TRAILER TRASH HOUSEWIFE. In 2011 Beth starred Off-Broadway in Tony George’s TRICKS THE DEVIL TAUGHT ME at The Minetta Lane Theater in NYC. Beth has won three L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, including Lead Actress for GRACE AND GLORIE at The Colony Theatre. Other theatre credits include world premieres by Maya Angelou, Romulus Linney, Horton Foote, & Mark V. Olsen. Beth produced & starred in 2012’s BLUES FOR WILLADEAN, with Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer; written/directed by Del Shores – now on iTunes, Amazon & Walmart.com. Beth co-produced & starred in the ComiCon 2010 Best Comedy Award winner, HERPES BOY – on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, X-Box & most VOD. Beth produced, After The Ball, a documentary about the cultural life of the elderly, With over 200 credits to her name, Beth's movie & TV credits can be found on her IMDB page. Beth has been married to fellow actor, Michael Chieffo, for almost 35 years. Their daughter, Mary Chieffo stars as Klingon Commander, "L'Rell" on the new STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Beth Grant is a character actress whose career spans 40 years between Film, TV & Theatre. With over 200 credits to her name, Beth's talent has been seen everywhere including The Mindy Project, The Golden Girls, Speed, A Time To Kill, Donnie Darko, Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Little Miss Sunshine, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar & Del Shores' Sordid Lives. Today I talk with Beth about her illustrious career as well as some Tricks The Devil Taught Me. Catch Beth in Season 4 of Goliath on Amazon Prime, starring Billy Bob Thornton, which drops 9/24. Beth will also be seen in Kit Williamson's new series Unconventional, playing Beau Bridges' girlfriend. This show is currently in production. Release date TBD. Connect with Beth: Facebook Twitter Instagram IMDB Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Beth: Known as a Hollywood lucky charm, Beth Grant has co-starred in three Academy Award winning Best Pictures: THE ARTIST, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN & RAIN MAN. She has twice received the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE & NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN & voiced Academy Award winning Best Animated Feature, RANGO. Now on Amazon Prime, Beth co-stars with Charlie Plummer, Andy Garcia, Molly Parker & Walton Goggins in WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS. Beth also has a five episode arc on Amazon’s GOLIATH, starring Billy Bob Thornton, J.K. Simmon s & Bruce Dern. Beth co-stars with Josh Leonard & Jess Weixler in FULLY REALIZED HUMANS, which premiered at Tribeca in April. Picked as a DGA film & director to watch, Beth co-stars with Sienna Miller & Diego Luna in Sundance favorite, Tara Miele’s WANDER DARKLY, now in theaters & VOD. Beth can also be seen in WILLY’S WONDERLAND, starring Nicolas Cage. On Hulu, Beth is the “Cat Lady,” guardian angel to Kat Dennings; & regular “Beverly” on Mindy Kaling’s THE MINDY PROJECT. Beth plays opposite Neil Patrick Harris & Richard E. Grant, in A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS on Netflix; “Jack” on AMERICAN GODS by Bryan Fuller & Michael Green for STARZ.  Beth received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation, LA Weekly Award, Backstage West Garland Award for Lead Actress in THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A TRAILER TRASH HOUSEWIFE. In 2011 Beth starred Off-Broadway in Tony George’s TRICKS THE DEVIL TAUGHT ME at The Minetta Lane Theater in NYC. Beth has won three L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, including Lead Actress for GRACE AND GLORIE at The Colony Theatre. Other theatre credits include world premieres by Maya Angelou, Romulus Linney, Horton Foote, & Mark V. Olsen. Beth produced & starred in 2012’s BLUES FOR WILLADEAN, with Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer; written/directed by Del Shores – now on iTunes, Amazon & Walmart.com. Beth co-produced & starred in the ComiCon 2010 Best Comedy Award winner, HERPES BOY – on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, X-Box & most VOD. Beth produced, After The Ball, a documentary about the cultural life of the elderly, With over 200 credits to her name, Beth's movie & TV credits can be found on her IMDB page. Beth has been married to fellow actor, Michael Chieffo, for almost 35 years. Their daughter, Mary Chieffo stars as Klingon Commander, "L'Rell" on the new STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's so great to welcome back Crystal Skillman and Bobby Cronin, co-writer and composer of the Broadway Podcast Network hit audio play/podcast King Kirby. Today, Crystal & Bobby are truly Baring It All with lessons learned, industry secrets including bullying and sexual harassment, plus much more! Listen to Part 1 of our interview here! We talked about Jack Kirby, Comics & the creative process of turning King Kirby from a stage play into a podcast/audio play. King Kirby tells the story of Jack Kirby, who co-created some of Marvel's most famous comic books including Captain America, X-Men, and The Avengers. Connect with Bobby: Website Instagram Connect with Crystal: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Connect with King Kirby: Broadway Podcast Network Twitter Instagram Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Bobby: Bobby Cronin is an award-winning composer/writer for theatre, short film, web, dance, and more. His projects include: Mary & Max [based on the claymation film] with bookwriter Crystal Skillman which had its World Premiere at Theatre Calgary in the fall of 2018 and its European Premiere at Austria's Theatre Linz in 2019. It won the 2018 MUT Critics Award in Germany, Pace New Musicals 2018, SigWorks Finalist 2018; ‘Til Death Do Us Part (World Premiere 2020, 2018-2020 SDSU New Works Award; 2017 SigWorks Finalist; 2016 Overtures Series directed by Kent Nicholson) with bookwriter Caroline Prugh; a handful of songs in Off-Bway's Camp Morning Wood; Till Soon, Anne with bookwriter/lyricist Christine Toy Johnson which had a residency at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. His latest commission PSYKIDZ is ready to be produced. Bobby's music won “Best Score of a Mockumentary” for the web series Thank You, Next & Best Music/Lyrics for Ten Reasons I Won’t Go Home With You in 2010’s MITF. He was commissioned to write a pop song for the 2013 winner of Italy’s televised singing competition Lo Canto. Bobby created the Inspired Benefit Concert Series for animal rescue organizations across the U.S. & UK to raise funds & awareness for the 3 million adoptable pets euthanized in our country each year. More on Crystal: Crystal Skillman is an award winning writer who creates darkly funny, high-concept work with heart & edge. As a playwright she is a four-time NYT Critics’ Pick, as well as an award-winner as a bookwriter for the musical MARY AND MAX (with composer Bobby Cronin ) & her comic book credits include work for Marvel and “Adventure Time.” Watch the trailer of her NYTimes Critics’ Pick OPEN here. A passionate believer in art and activism, Crystal is the author of the play RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD, a coming of age story of two teenage climate activists, which has been optioned for a premiere next year (2022). Upcoming work in television includes the animated series EAT FIGHTER (Based on her WebToon comic), the YA animated series COSMIC CRITTERS & the musical half hour comedy OVERNIGHT SUCCESS (Co-Conceiver Lauren Elder, Kampfire Films). Crystal's new audio drama THE MAGICIAN'S MAGICIAN will launch this fall, 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I am so excited to welcome Tonya Pinkins back to the show! She's an actress, director, producer, author, filmmaker & so much more! Today we are talking about lessons learned and Tonya has learned a lot in her life! Plus, we chat even more about her horror film Red Pill, which will have its NYC premiere this Friday, August 13 (YES, FRIDAY THE 13TH) at St. Nicholas Park in Harlem at 135th Street. Tickets are FREE, but you must register here! 7pm Talkback with Director & Cast 8pm Film Screening Listen to Part 1 of our interview here! - We talked in depth about Tonya's horror film Red Pill & much more about Broadway, All My Children and Motherhood. Connect with Tonya: Facebook Twitter Instagram Connect with Red Pill Movie Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Tonya: Tonya Pinkins is a multi-award-winning actress, author, & educator. She has won a Tony, Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle & Lortel Award. She teaches privately & at The Atlantic Theater School’s NYU program. Tonya is the author of Get OVER YOURSELF: How to Drop The Drama and Claim The Life You Deserve (Hachette Books). Tonya works with The African American Policy Forum & actively supports #SayHerName & TheMovementForBlackLives among other causes & organizations.  She is 2019-2022 Fulbright Specialist. Her short film, What Came After, which she produced, directed & adapted with Christopher Oscar Pena from his play, premiered at The New York Short Festival in 2016 & was an official selection in 2017 Sociopolitical Short Festival, Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, National Black Film Festival - Houston, Equality Film Festival, Blow-Up International Arthouse Festival - Chicago, Womyn in Media Newark, Women’s Only Entertainment Film Festival, Queens World Film festival, New Filmmakers New York Festival & WIM-Ns Women’s Film Festival. She directed Lighthouse Lili for RipFEST. Tonya has trained with esteemed directors such as Michael Satrazemis (Producing Director Fear of the Walking Dead), Charlotte Brandstrom (Madam Secretary), Melanie Mayron (Famous In Love), & Nick Copus (Gotham). Tonya co-wrote, produced and directed Truth and Reconciliation of Womyn (The Tank, Deepak Home Base, The Commons, & The #HealMeToo Festival). Tonya's directing credits include: Till We Meet Again at the 14th Street Y, Paul Robeson: The Opera at Trilogy Opera Company, Bring It On at Black Spectrum Theater, Exit: An Illusion by Marita Bonner for American Bard Theater’s “Visionary Voices,” The Gospel According to Miss Roj from The Colored Museum for Project One Voice at The Kimble Theater, Vagina Monologues for V-Day at The World Health Ministry Conference in Mexico, The Klucking of Hens by Carol Lockwood at New Professional Theater, Lord’s Resistance by Camille Darby at the National Black Theater Festival in Winston Salem, & Dead People’s Things by Patricia Ione Lloyd at Red Circle Rising. Tonya co-directed Laryy Powell’s Easy To Love in the Fire This Time Festival & For Colored Boys by Jesse Alick in 48 Hours in Harlem. She has been developing Blaine Teamer’s #BoxSeats at NYTW and National Black Theater's Monday Night Reading series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
My spidey senses are tingling today because I am swinging into the world of Marvel Comics with my special guests Crystal Skillman & Bobby Cronin, whose fantastic podcast, King Kirby, is burning up the Broadway Podcast Network.  I talk with Crystal & Bobby about their love of comics, how they adapted King Kirby (originally a play by Crystal & her husband Fred Van Lente) into a podcast & much more! King Kirby is about Jack Kirby, the most famous cartoonist you never heard of, who co-created such mega hit comics as Captain America, The Avengers & X-Men. Part 2 of our interview will be released soon. Connect with Bobby: Website Instagram Connect with Crystal: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Connect with King Kirby: Broadway Podcast Network Twitter Instagram Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Bobby: Bobby Cronin is an award-winning composer/writer for theatre, short film, web, dance, and more. His projects include: Mary & Max [based on the claymation film] with bookwriter Crystal Skillman which had its World Premiere at Theatre Calgary in the fall of 2018 and its European Premiere at Austria's Theatre Linz in 2019. It won the 2018 MUT Critics Award in Germany, Pace New Musicals 2018, SigWorks Finalist 2018; ‘Til Death Do Us Part (World Premiere 2020, 2018-2020 SDSU New Works Award; 2017 SigWorks Finalist; 2016 Overtures Series directed by Kent Nicholson) with bookwriter Caroline Prugh; a handful of songs in Off-Bway's Camp Morning Wood; Till Soon, Anne with bookwriter/lyricist Christine Toy Johnson which had a residency at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. His latest commission PSYKIDZ is ready to be produced. Bobby's music won “Best Score of a Mockumentary” for the web series Thank You, Next & Best Music/Lyrics for Ten Reasons I Won’t Go Home With You in 2010’s MITF. He was commissioned to write a pop song for the 2013 winner of Italy’s televised singing competition Lo Canto. Bobby created the Inspired Benefit Concert Series for animal rescue organizations across the U.S. & UK to raise funds & awareness for the 3 million adoptable pets euthanized in our country each year. More on Crystal: Crystal Skillman is an award winning writer who creates darkly funny, high-concept work with heart & edge. As a playwright she is a four-time NYT Critics’ Pick, as well as an award-winner as a bookwriter for the musical MARY AND MAX (with composer Bobby Cronin ) & her comic book credits include work for Marvel and “Adventure Time.” Watch the trailer of her NYTimes Critics’ Pick OPEN here. A passionate believer in art and activism, Crystal is the author of the play RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD, a coming of age story of two teenage climate activists, which has been optioned for a premiere next year (2022). Upcoming work in television includes the animated series EAT FIGHTER (Based on her WebToon comic), the YA animated series COSMIC CRITTERS & the musical half hour comedy OVERNIGHT SUCCESS (Co-Conceiver Lauren Elder, Kampfire Films). Crystal's new audio drama THE MAGICIAN'S MAGICIAN will launch this fall, 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
With the announcement that Season 12 of Blue Bloods will be premiering on CBS on October 1, 2021, I thought this was the perfect time to welcome back recurring Blue Bloods actor Mark McKinnon (who plays Officer Miller). In this episode we talk love, lessons learned, working with the legendary Sheryl Lee Ralph, acting lessons, marriage and much more! Listen to Part 1 of our interview here! We discussed Blue Bloods, BET Her's In The Waiting Room, McKinnon Acting Studio and much more Connect with Mark: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Mark: Mark McKinnon is an American actor from Waldorf, MD. In High School, sports were McKinnon's world. Despite being a talented, multi-sport athlete (Football, Basketball, Cross Country), McKinnon still found time to pursue the arts. He originally dreamed of becoming a professional football player. However, after landing the leading role in his high school play, he was inspired to become a professional actor. In fact, to pursue this dream, he turned down several football scholarships and attended the prestigious Howard University in Washington, DC to study Theatre Arts with a concentration in Acting. After graduating from Howard University in 2009, Mark frequently traveled between Washington, DC and New York City to establish his professional acting career. Mark is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. He can be seen in his recurring role on Blue Bloods (CBS) as "Officer Miller." He has booked co-star roles on several prime time network television shows such as The Blacklist (NBC), Gotham (FOX), and an FBI (CBS) created by Dick Wolf. He played opposite of sports commentator, Erin Andrews, in a national Degree Deodorant campaign. Mark is managed by Christopher D. Silveri, Founder of Center Stage Management and commercially represented by Paradigm Talent Agency. In 2012, Mark began coaching actors by teaching them on-camera technique and business strategies to build a successful acting career. In 2015, McKinnon Acting Studio, LLC was officially established. This studio was created to offer affordable acting classes, private coaching, and consultation for beginning and experienced actors in the Washington, DC area. His coaching has helped actors get in the best possible position to get called in for auditions and book work. Some of the actors at his studio have booked co-star, guest star, and recurring roles on several different network shows, films and commercials. Throughout the year, his acting studio also hosts industry workshops where he would have special guest Casting Directors, Talent Agents, and Talent Managers from New York to teach on different topics. Mark is married to Brittney Carter McKinnon, the founder and CEO of B. Carter Solutions. He is currently the director of the Drama Ministry at City of Praise Family Ministries in Landover, MD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I am so excited to welcome back Adam Jacobs who originated the role of Aladdin on Broadway. Today, Adam & I are talking Lessons Learned, more backstage tales from Broadway & and a story involving a stolen car, his sister (Arielle Jacobs) & the Hawaiian Mafia. Listen to Part 1 of our interview here! We discussed Adam's theatrical endeavors, his docu-concert Behind-The-Curtain & his new film Last Call in the Dog House. Last Call in the Dog House is finally getting released this Friday, July 16, 2021 on Stoneypoint Entertainment. Purchase both Behind-The-Curtain & Last Call in the Dog House Connect with Adam: Website Twitter Instagram Spotify Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Adam: Originally from Half Moon Bay, CA, Adam Jacobs began his early performing career as a pianist studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After playing for eight years (ages 5-13), he decided to forgo the concert pianist route and try something new. He found his artistic outlet through art classes and musical theater. After playing “Oliver” in Oliver! and “Curly” in Oklahoma! in 7th and 8th grade respectively, he auditioned for a role in the local community theater–Peninsula Center Stage’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Even though the show had been fully cast by the time of his audition, the creative team decided to foster his young talent and create a role of a “13th apostle” or “apostle wanna-be” just so he could be in the show. One night after a high-school performance of Evita, a representative from the SF Opera who happened to see the show invited Adam to audition for the new upcoming documentary opera based on the life of Harvey Milk, the country’s first openly gay city council member who was assassinated along with the mayor of SF in 1978. As a result of this invited audition, he was cast as “Young Harvey.” Adam’s big break came with the opportunity to play “Marius” in the national tour of Les Miserables. This job led to him being cast in the Broadway revival and his subsequent Broadway debut. Within the short 14 months that the show played the Broadhurst Theater, he had the benefit of working with many Broadway veterans including Lea Salonga, Judy Kuhn, Gary Beach, Daphne-Rubin Vega, Norm Lewis, Ann Harada, Aaron Lazar (seen in photo), among many others. Since Les Miserables, he has journeyed from the islands of Mamma Mia! to the African pridelands of The Lion King. He’s gone from the tropics of Once On This Island to the Arabian deserts of Aladdin. His mixed ethnicity has allowed him to play varied roles, and he thanks his parents for their whole-hearted encouragement to pursue a life in the arts. Adam, his wife Kelly, and their sons Jack and Alex now make their home in Chicago. After touring for two years with the first national tour of Disney’s Mary Poppins as a dance captain and swing, Kelly happily joined the Broadway company and stayed with it until its closing in 2013. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Debra Ann Byrd is back on Baring It All with Call Me Adam! Today we are discussing the lessons Debra Ann has learned about her life and career. Debra's play, Becoming Othello: A Black Girl's Journey will perform LIVE, in-person outdoors at The Roman Garden Theatre, as part of Shakespeare and Company's 44th Season. July 16-25, 2021. Click here for tickets! Listen to Part 1 of our interview here! This is where we talked about Debra Ann's one-woman autobiographical play Becoming Othello: A Black Girl's Journey. Becoming Othello: A Black Girl's Journey is a personal, poignant & powerful story of perseverance, tragedy, triumph—and ultimately unconditional love. Directed by Tina Packer, the show is a one-woman theatrical drama complete with lyrical language, soulful songs and the music that shaped the life of a resilient little girl growing up in Spanish Harlem. Connect with Debra Ann: Facebook Twitter Instagram (ClassicallyDab) Instagram (Becoming Othello) Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Debra Ann: Debra Ann is the Founding Artistic Director of the Harlem Shakespeare Festival and the founder of Take Wing and Soar Productions where she currently serves as Chief Executive and Producing Artistic Director. Debra Ann has guided the company's growth from its birth in 1999 into a viable support organization serving women, youth, classical artists of color and theater arts groups throughout New York. She is an award winning classically trained actress, scholar and producer who was recently named Writer-in-Residence at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Artist-in-Residence Fellow at the Folger Institute, A’Lelia Bundles Community Scholar Arts Fellow at Columbia University and Artist-in-Residence at Southwest Shakespeare Company, where she recently reprised the role of Othello, winning her the 2019 Broadway World Phoenix Award for Best Lead Actress. Her classical roles for the stage include "Queen Elizabeth" in Richard III, "The Choragos" in Antigone, "Mrs. Malaprop" in The Rivals, "Volumnia" in Coriolanus, "Winter" in Love’s Labors Lost, "Hippolyta" in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, "Cleopatra" in Antony & Cleopatra, "Othello" in The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice, "Marc Antony" in the all-female production of Julius Caesar and "Lady Bracknell" in The Importance of Being Earnest; the latter, for which she received Best Lead Actress and Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role nominations from AUDELCO and the NY Innovative Theatre Awards. As an actor, producer, arts manager, and business leader Debra Ann has received more than 20 awards and citations, was recently selected for inclusion in the 2012 Editions of Who’s Who In The World and Who’s Who of American Women; and is the recipient of the 2009 LPTW Lucille Lortel Award and the 2006 Josephine Abady Award for Excellence in “Producing works that foster diversity”. This award winning theater arts professional received a BFA Degree in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. Debra Ann received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College and completed advanced studies at Shakespeare & Company, The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab and The Broadway League’s Commercial Theatre Institute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I welcome back Broadway Vocalist Sally Wilfert. In this episode Sally is Baring It All with Call Me Adam about her theatrical legacy, including her work with the legendary composer William Finn, singing at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), lessons learned & so much more! Listen to Part 1 of our interview here! We paid tribute to Sally's best friend, Three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker Be sure to catch Sally in her triumphant return to the concert stage this summer! July 10: Broadway Under The Trees at Harmony in the Woods: Click here for tickets! July 18 & 20: How Did I End Up Here? at Feinstein's/54 Below: Click here for tickets! Connect with Sally: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Sally: Sally Wilfert has appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning production of Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and King David. She toured the country in the first national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway, Sally’s credits include See Rock City, Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn, The Mistress Cycle, and The Prince & The Pauper. At Carnegie Hall she has appeared in Cole Porter’s Jubilee, South Pacific in Concert (starring Reba McEntire), and Sondheim: A Tribute, (all for PBS). Performing with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center and Tokyo, she was featured soloist, singing “Somewhere” for their performances of West Side Story Suite. Sally has performed throughout the country, including shows at the La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Barrington Stage, Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), Goodspeed Musicals, Northshore Music Theatre, Cap 21, Hartford Theatreworks. She has appeared at The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati in Mamma Mia, Chasing Rainbows, Damn Yankees, Kiss Me Kate, The Light in the Piazza, Footloose, When We Met, LMNOP (World Premiere), Little Miss Sunshine (World Premiere), Marry Me A Little, Elegies: A Song Cycle, Les Miserables, The Last Five Years, Amadeus, Into the Woods, & The Threepenny Opera. Sally performed in concert in Rob Kapilow’s What Makes it Great, American Songbook’s Rebecca Luker, Sally Wilfert: It’s Time, William Finn’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, Broadway in South Africa, Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook, New York City Christmas in such venues as 54 Below & NJ Performing Arts Center, Jacob Javits Center, The Allen Room, The Zipper Theatre, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, & Birdland. Her recording credits include One Voice: Natalie Weiss & Sally Wilfert, See Rock City, New York City Christmas, Make Me A Song, Assassins, King David, The Prince & the Pauper, and A Christmas Survival Guide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I'm so excited to welcome back Broadway & Television actor Claybourne Elder. Today, Claybourne is Baring It All with Call Me Adam about family, fatherhood, gay parenting, lessons learned & living out his HGTV dreams. Listen to Part 1 of our interview here! We discussed Claybourne's career on Broadway and TV. Claybourne is getting ready to return to the acclaimed Broadway revival of Company starring Patti LuPone, which will raise its curtain once again on December 20, 2021. Connect with Claybourne: Instagram Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Claybourne: Claybourne Elder's Broadway credits include Company, Bonnie and Clyde, Sunday in the Park with George with Jake Gyllenhaal, and Torch Song Trilogy revival with Michael Urie. He was nominated for a Lortel Award for his performance in Allegro and a Drama Desk for One Arm. Elder was a series regular in the CW's The Carrie Diaries and appears in the new season of FBI. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
He stole our hearts in Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde, melted them on the CW's The Carrie Diaries & just before the pandemic hit, Claybourne Elder was seducing us with "Barcelona" in the Broadway revival of Company. Today, Claybourne Elder is Baring It All with Call Me Adam about the ups and downs of a Broadway career including rehearsals, backstage antics & audition secrets. We also discuss transitioning into television and having the same birthday as Patti LuPone. Connect with Claybourne: Instagram Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Claybourne: Claybourne Elder's Broadway credits include Company, Bonnie and Clyde, Sunday in the Park with George with Jake Gyllenhaal, and Torch Song Trilogy revival with Michael Urie. He was nominated for a Lortel Award for his performance in Allegro and a Drama Desk for One Arm. Elder was a series regular in the CW's The Carrie Diaries and appears in the new season of FBI. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Award winning composer Michael Mott discusses the music behind the composer! Known for his theatrical pop sound, Michael's latest EP, The Only One takes the listener on a journey through love, quarrels & the ending of a relationship. I'll be talking with Michael about love, loss, & what he learned as well as his new theatrical project, In The Light: A Faustian Tale, whose highlights album will be released by Broadway Records on June 25, 2021. This highlights album features Jeremy Jordan, Solea, Ciara Renée, Antonio Cipriano, Bobby Conte Thornton, Aisha Jackson, Anne Fraser Thomas, Zachary James, Derrick Davis, and many more! Click here to pre-order/download In The Light: A Faustian Tale! Connect with Michael: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Apple Music Spotify Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Michael: Michael Mott is an internationally critically acclaimed award winning composer/lyricist, songwriter & vocal producer. He moved to New York City in 2007 & enjoyed a successful career performing in numerous Off-Broadway, regional & national touring shows. In 2012 he decided to shift his focus to writing & was accepted into the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writer’s Workshop. He has since been named one of Playbill's "Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know" & won the Broadway World 2020 Cabaret Award for 'Best Original Song' for his piece Jingle My Bells written for The Boy Band Project.  Michael's original musicals include In The Light, A Faustian Tale (book by Nathan Wright and Justin Silvestri), Mob Wife, A Mafia Comedy (book by Corey Skaggs), Lucifer (co-lyricist, Mike Squillante, book by Corey Skaggs) and Riding Out The Storm, a ten minute musical (book & lyrics by Christine Toy Johnson). He recently scored his first short film, Sundown, A Dance Short. Michael is best known for his recording studio work. His debut album, Where The Sky Ends, was co-produced by Mott & legendary orchestrator/producer, Kim Scharnberg. The LP spawned Mott's most famous song, Gone (featuring vocals by Ben Fankhauser) which has surpassed 4 million streams on Spotify. Where The Sky Ends was released by Grammy Award Winning label, Broadway Records. Michael next composed a Christmas single for Broadway star, Laura Osnes, co-produced by himself, Scharnberg & Jeremy Roberts. Christmas, Will You Stay? This began the creation of Mott's own independent label, Motta Music.  Michael's follow up studio album, Abandoned Heart was also released by Broadway Records. This time, Michael took a much broader approach honing his voice & focusing more on a top 40 sound. This record offers a variety of feel good pop, anthemic soul & introspective ballads co-produced by Mott & Rich Matthew. In 2019, Michael began to write original material for NYC based boy band, The Boy Band Project. Mainly a cover band, Get Behind My Love, their first original single, was released in 2019. Their follow-up single, Jingle My Bells was released later that year.  Michael is currently an Advanced Member of the BMI Musical Theatre Writer's Workshop and proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
From All My Children to Mama's Family, I'm beyond excited to be catching up with two-time Emmy Award Winner Dorothy Lyman whose new virtual play, We Have To Hurry starring Alfred Molina will be streaming June 5th & 6th on Broadway on Demand. Dorothy & I talk about her legendary career in television, including how Fran Drescher gave Dorothy a directing career, branching out from acting to playwriting and much more!  Dorothy won two Emmy Awards for her iconic portrayal of "Opal Gardner" on ABC's All My Children (1982 & 1983) & is widely known for playing "Naomi Harper" on Mama's Family which ran from 1983-1990. Dorothy also directed 75 consecutive episodes of Fran Drescher's hit show The Nanny. We Have To Hurry streams at Broadway On Demand on June 5th (8pm) & June 6th (3pm). Click here for tickets! The play will stream on a monthly basis with a rotating cast of stars. Connect with We Have To Hurry: Website Facebook Instagram Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Dorothy: Dorothy Lyman is a two-time Emmy© Award-winning actress for her work as "Opal Gardner" on All My Children and is widely known for her co-starring role on Mama’s Family, alongside Vicki Lawrence and Carol Burnett. In addition to her numerous film and television appearances, Dorothy also directed 75 episodes of the Fran Drescher sitcom The Nanny. Her other plays are Enemy (an adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People), A Rage in Tenure and Soft Landing (directed by John Tillinger) all developed and produced by Players Workshop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In The Bleak Midwinter, the prequel to We Have To Hurry was produced in New York City and Westchester in 2019. Dorothy’s directing career began in 1980 when she produced and directed the original off-Broadway production, and subsequent tour, of A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking starring Susan Sarandon and Eileen Brennan, and the subsequent national tour starring Elizabeth Ashley and Susan Anton. Her feature film, The Northern Kingdom is available on Netflix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Debra Ann Byrd is Baring It All with Call Me Adam about how she defied race, gender, and a tough upbringing to achieve her dreams of performing Shakespeare Classics and becoming one of the most sought out actors to play Othello. Debra's memoir play, Becoming Othello: A Black Girl's Journey will stream via Livermore Shakespeare Festival from May 27-May 30. Join Debra Ann Byrd on Saturday, May 29 at 5pm for a special virtual live Q&A. Click here for tickets! Connect with Debra Ann: Facebook Twitter Instagram (ClassicallyDab) Instagram (Becoming Othello) Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Debra Ann: Debra Ann is the Founding Artistic Director of the Harlem Shakespeare Festival and the founder of Take Wing and Soar Productions where she currently serves as Chief Executive and Producing Artistic Director. Debra Ann has guided the company's growth from its birth in 1999 into a viable support organization serving women, youth, classical artists of color and theater arts groups throughout New York. She is an award winning classically trained actress, scholar and producer who was recently named Writer-in-Residence at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Artist-in-Residence Fellow at the Folger Institute, A’Lelia Bundles Community Scholar Arts Fellow at Columbia University and Artist-in-Residence at Southwest Shakespeare Company, where she recently reprised the role of Othello, winning her the 2019 Broadway World Phoenix Award for Best Lead Actress. Her classical roles for the stage include "Queen Elizabeth" in Richard III, "The Choragos" in Antigone, "Mrs. Malaprop" in The Rivals, "Volumnia" in Coriolanus, "Winter" in Love’s Labors Lost, "Hippolyta" in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, "Cleopatra" in Antony & Cleopatra, "Othello" in The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice, "Marc Antony" in the all-female production of Julius Caesar and "Lady Bracknell" in The Importance of Being Earnest; the latter, for which she received Best Lead Actress and Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role nominations from AUDELCO and the NY Innovative Theatre Awards. As an actor, producer, arts manager, and business leader Debra Ann has received more than 20 awards and citations, was recently selected for inclusion in the 2012 Editions of Who’s Who In The World and Who’s Who of American Women; and is the recipient of the 2009 LPTW Lucille Lortel Award and the 2006 Josephine Abady Award for Excellence in “Producing works that foster diversity”. This award winning theater arts professional received a BFA Degree in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. Debra Ann received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College and completed advanced studies at Shakespeare & Company, The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab and The Broadway League’s Commercial Theatre Institute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I'm so excited to welcome back New York Theatre Barn's Artistic Director Joe Barros & Associate Artistic Director Jen Sandler to discuss the lessons Joe & Jen have learned from running a non-profit theatre. Listen to Part 1 of our interview here! We discussed how New York Theatre Barn pivoted during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Join New York Theatre Barn on Wednesday (5/19) at 7pm for their first Choreography Lab of 2021, JoAnn M. Hunter (School of Rock, Harmony), Denis Jones (Tootsie, Honeymoon in Vegas), and Lorin Latarro (Mrs. Doubtfire, Waitress) will mentor three choreographers who will create conceptual choreography for a new musical in development called The Lesson. Watch the Choreography Lab virtually on New York Theatre Lab's YouTube Channel The Lesson is a reimagining of a chance encounter between a revolutionary Beethoven and a more-established Mozart in Vienna in 1787. Music/Lyrics by Avi Amon and Nolan Doran (Head Over Heels). Book by Ty Defoe (Straight White Men). The show was featured in New York Theatre Barn's award-winning New Works Series and was included in the Choreography Lab (with choreography by Shiloh Goodin) earlier in its development. The company has partnered with Full Out Creative who will collaborate with the choreographers on filming their pieces. Connect with New York Theatre Barn: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Connect with Joe Barros: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Connect with Jen Sandler: Facebook Twitter Instagram Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on New York Theatre Barn: New York Theatre Barn is an anti-racist non-profit theatre company that serves as a home for original culture shifting musicals during incubation. The company has been dedicated to incubating new musicals in front of live audiences since 2007. New York Theatre Barn also values musical theatre as one of the world’s supreme healing tools, and creates space for artists to dream about how beautiful and extraordinary the world can be. New York Theatre Barn has three innovative core programming platforms that allow them to incubate new musicals in front of a live audience. New Works Series presents pre-premieres of new musicals in the early stages of development in front of a live and virtual audience. The Choreography Lab is the only curated choreography platform where choreographers and writers collaborate to develop movement for new musicals during incubation. Residencies, mainly for new musicals, have been featured in their New Works Series and Choreography Lab. These shows are chosen for further exploration and development which have included readings, table readings, workshops, writers work sessions, and developmental productions. Click here to find out about their Productions, Projects, & Shows In Development. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Before the pandemic, T. Oliver Reid was in the Tony Award winning musical Hadestown. Now, this powerhouse performer joins me for a great conversation about Broadway re-opening, being a black performer on Broadway, Black Theatre Coalition & his latest project Black Writers Amplified.  Black Writers Amplified is an album that will be released by Broadway Records featuring all black musical theatre writers. If you want to be featured on this album, submissions are due by Monday, May 17. Visit Black Theatre Coalition for more information. Connect with T. Oliver Reid: Facebook Twitter Instagram Spotify Connect with Black Theatre Coalition: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on T. Oliver Reid: T. Oliver Reid has spent the past 20 years working on Broadway (Hadestown; Once On This Island; Sunset Boulevard; After Midnight; Sister Act; Mary Poppins; The Wedding Singer; Chicago; La Cage Aux Folles; Never Gonna Dance; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Follies; Kiss Me, Kate), which have amassed more than 20 Tony Awards from the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards. He is also an accomplished cabaret artist and multiple award winner for his solo show, Drop Me Off In Harlem which he directed, wrote and starred in. He has produced and directed concerts for Feinstein’s 54 Below and continues to work in film and television. He is on faculty at NYU-Tisch’s Grad Acting Program and Columbia University School of the Arts’ Grad Acting program. He sits on the Board of Visitors for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He’s currently in the critically acclaimed, Hadestown on Broadway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Iconic, legendary, Grammy nominee, Queen of Cabaret are just some of the terms used to describe the ever so vibrant Marilyn Maye. After a year of no live performances due to the global pandemic, at 93 years young Marilyn is back where she belongs, LIVE on stage! I talk with Marilyn about her illustrious career, upcoming Feinstein's/54 Below concert Broadway, The Maye Way, survival, & so much more! Broadway, The Maye Way premiere stream is on Saturday, May 8 at 7pm and will stream May 9-29. UPDATE: Due to popular demand, streaming has been extended through June 19.. Click here for tickets! Connect with Marilyn: Website Facebook Spotify Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Marilyn: Marilyn Maye is a highly praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, a Grammy nominated recording artist and a musical treasure. Her entire life has been committed to the art of song and performance. The award-winning Maye appeared 76 times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - the record for a singer. His usual accolade for her came after one of her show-stopping appearances on The Tonight Show when he turned to his audience of millions, Carson said, “And that, young singers, is the way it's done.” She was “discovered” by Steve Allen who presented her various times to his national television audience. That led her to an RCA recording contract, seven albums and 34 singles. Her recent CBS Sunday Morning feature with Mo Rocca was an outstanding tribute to her career and talent. She was interviewed and sang on Harry (Harry Connick Jr.) NBC TV. Her place in American music history was assured when the Arts Council of the Smithsonian Institution selected one of her recordings, “Too Late Now” for the Smithsonian produced album of the 110 Best American Compositions of the Twentieth Century. Marilyn performs many symphony and big-band concerts throughout the United States: Feinstein's/54 Below, Birdland Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center and countless others. In the Wall Street Journal last year, Will Friedwald wrote, “When going to hear Marilyn Maye, you'll find on one side of the room are the Broadway and cabaret people, who tend to like their singing big and theatrical, with a lot of drama and stage presence. On the other side is the jazz crowd, who want everything hip and cool and understated, and will split the scene if anything doesn't swing. Ms. Maye is the only pop-song diva working today who can satisfy both crowds at once”. Marilyn conducts Master Classes and coaches privately in New York and in many United State cities. Sharing the techniques and experiences of her lifelong career brings great joy and inspiration to her. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Broadway's original Aladdin, Adam Jacobs showed us "A Whole New World" eight times a week, he stormed the Barricades as "Marius" in Les Miserables and roared as "Simba" in The Lion King. Now, Adam Jacobs is baring it all Behind The Curtain with some great backstage stories! The second part of our interview, where we discuss Lessons Learned, will be released soon. Stay tuned! Adam's docu-concert, Behind The Curtain will be available Friday, April 30 at midnight for Streaming & DVD/Blu-ray purchases. Use promo code ALADDIN to get 20% off your purchase Connect with Adam: Website Twitter Instagram Spotify Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Adam: Originally from Half Moon Bay, CA, Adam Jacobs began his early performing career as a pianist studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After playing for eight years (ages 5-13), he decided to forgo the concert pianist route and try something new. He found his artistic outlet through art classes and musical theater. After playing “Oliver” in Oliver! and “Curly” in Oklahoma! in 7th and 8th grade respectively, he auditioned for a role in the local community theater–Peninsula Center Stage’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Even though the show had been fully cast by the time of his audition, the creative team decided to foster his young talent and create a role of a “13th apostle” or “apostle wanna-be” just so he could be in the show. One night after a high-school performance of Evita, a representative from the SF Opera who happened to see the show invited Adam to audition for the new upcoming documentary opera based on the life of Harvey Milk, the country’s first openly gay city council member who was assassinated along with the mayor of SF in 1978. As a result of this invited audition, he was cast as “Young Harvey.” Adam’s big break came with the opportunity to play “Marius” in the national tour of Les Miserables. This job led to him being cast in the Broadway revival and his subsequent Broadway debut. Within the short 14 months that the show played the Broadhurst Theater, he had the benefit of working with many Broadway veterans including Lea Salonga, Judy Kuhn, Gary Beach, Daphne-Rubin Vega, Norm Lewis, Ann Harada, Aaron Lazar (seen in photo), among many others. Since Les Miserables, he has journeyed from the islands of Mamma Mia! to the African pridelands of The Lion King. He’s gone from the tropics of Once On This Island to the Arabian deserts of Aladdin. His mixed ethnicity has allowed him to play varied roles, and he thanks his parents for their whole-hearted encouragement to pursue a life in the arts. Adam, his wife Kelly, and their sons Jack and Alex now make their home in Chicago. After touring for two years with the first national tour of Disney’s Mary Poppins as a dance captain and swing, Kelly happily joined the Broadway company and stayed with it until its closing in 2013. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I may have jumped out of my seat four times watching Tonya Pinkins' new horror film Red Pill, but I am staying seated today for this incredible conversation. Tonya Pinkins is a Tony Award Winner. Her career encompasses nine Broadway shows, 20 years on daytime television, podcasting, writing, motherhood & now you can add filmmaker to this impressive career. In the first part of our interview we discuss Tonya's new award winning horror movie Red Pill, starring on Broadway, motherhood and so much more! The second part of our interview, where we discuss Lessons Learned, will be released soon. Stay tuned! Red Pill can be seen in the Micheaux Film Festival from April 26-May 2nd. Click here for tickets! Connect with Tonya: Facebook Twitter Instagram Connect with Red Pill Movie Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family to get backstage perks including advanced notice of interviews, the ability to submit a question to my guests, behind-the-scene videos, and so much more! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more my print/video interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, Alex, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ) Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY) Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Tonya: Tonya Pinkins is a multi-award-winning actress, author, & educator. She has won a Tony, Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle & Lortel Award. She teaches privately & at The Atlantic Theater School’s NYU program. Tonya is the author of Get OVER YOURSELF: How to Drop The Drama and Claim The Life You Deserve (Hachette Books). Tonya works with The African American Policy Forum & actively supports #SayHerName & TheMovementForBlackLives among other causes & organizations.  She is 2019-2022 Fulbright Specialist. Her short film, What Came After, which she produced, directed & adapted with Christopher Oscar Pena from his play, premiered at The New York Short Festival in 2016 & was an official selection in 2017 Sociopolitical Short Festival, Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, National Black Film Festival - Houston, Equality Film Festival, Blow-Up International Arthouse Festival - Chicago, Womyn in Media Newark, Women’s Only Entertainment Film Festival, Queens World Film festival, New Filmmakers New York Festival & WIM-Ns Women’s Film Festival. She directed Lighthouse Lili for RipFEST. Tonya has trained with esteemed directors such as Michael Satrazemis (Producing Director Fear of the Walking Dead), Charlotte Brandstrom (Madam Secretary), Melanie Mayron (Famous In Love), & Nick Copus (Gotham). Tonya co-wrote, produced and directed Truth and Reconciliation of Womyn (The Tank, Deepak Home Base, The Commons, & The #HealMeToo Festival). Tonya's directing credits include: Till We Meet Again at the 14th Street Y, Paul Robeson: The Opera at Trilogy Opera Company, Bring It On at Black Spectrum Theater, Exit: An Illusion by Marita Bonner for American Bard Theater’s “Visionary Voices,” The Gospel According to Miss Roj from The Colored Museum for Project One Voice at The Kimble Theater, Vagina Monologues for V-Day at The World Health Ministry Conference in Mexico, The Klucking of Hens by Carol Lockwood at New Professional Theater, Lord’s Resistance by Camille Darby at the National Black Theater Festival in Winston Salem, & Dead People’s Things by Patricia Ione Lloyd at Red Circle Rising. Tonya co-directed Laryy Powell’s Easy To Love in the Fire This Time Festival & For Colored Boys by Jesse Alick in 48 Hours in Harlem. She has been developing Blaine Teamer’s #BoxSeats at NYTW and National Black Theater's Monday Night Reading series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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