True Confessions of a Harvard Grad

True Confessions of The Straight Man, written and directed by: Antonia Kasper tells the story of Todd. Everyone thinks Todd Robinson is gay, including the girl he likes, Kate Conner. Afraid he might jeopardize their friendship, Todd’s façade snowballs into an over-the-top mix-up of sexual preference and identities, when he gets his reluctant roommate and a…

MICHAEL HAGINS ON THEATRE ROW: Duane Ferguson is “Black”

Duane Ferguson interview by Jen Bush Duane Ferguson portrays the character of Black in S.U.N. In The U.S.A. opening at the end of June.  He had a lovely provenance that ushered him into the arts.  “I’ve been involved as an artist basically my whole life.  The seed was planted watching TV with my Grandmother and…

MICHAEL HAGINS ON THEATRE ROW: Getting “visual” with Kofi Mills

Kofi Mills interview by Jen Bush  It’s a fortunate thing that Kofi Mills plays a musician in S.U.N. In The U.S.A. because music is what he’s most passionate about.  He’s got lots of other things cooking as well.  “I’ve dabbled in almost every art form, but I live in music.  If you see a documentary,…

Joey McKneely: “I’m a passionate artist. That will never change.”

Joey McKneely Interview by Jen Bush Joey McKneely is a gifted choreographer, director, and performer.  Tony seems to be a recurring theme in Mr. McKneely’s life.  He has been nominated for two Tony awards.  He also choreographed and directed Tony and the rest of the cast in numerous productions of West Side Story across the…

Todd’s in the closet … he’s really STRAIGHT!

Everyone thinks Todd is gay, including the girl he likes! Join a Pride Month Special Event: TRUE CONFESSIONS OF THE STRAIGHT MAN This Retro 90’s Farce will run June 9 – 24 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The Laurie Beechman Theatre in Times Square celebrates Pride Month with Antonia Kasper’s TRUE CONFESSIONS OF THE STRAIGHT MAN. In this retro…

The next great musical bound for Broadway

RELAPSE, Book & Lyrics by Justin Giachetti; Music by Louis A. Josephson, a pop/rock original musical examining how we all try to find normality within our inner obstacles, will have a special presentation directed by Joey McKneely (2X Tony Nominated B’way Choreographer with B’way creds: West Side Story. Smokey Joe’s Café,  The Life, Twelfth Night, The Wild Party, The Boy From OZ ) with musical…

Michael Hagins is making a Difference!

Michael Hagins Interview by Jen Bush Michael Hagins is the playwright behind two compelling plays about to open in June.  Societal ills have caused this talented playwright to take his work in another direction.  With similar subject matter and intent, his name could easily be uttered in the same breath as August Wilson.  “I used…

Sassy … fras

Sassafras and the Captain Review by Jen Bush Some couples who need a little spicing up in their relationship turn to role playing.  You may have to contend with a naughty librarian if you didn’t return your library book or have an in-depth interrogation by a sexy police officer.  In some relationships, gay or straight,…

Sharendalle Murga: “This play is so abstract!”

SHARENDALLE MURGA Interview by Jen Bush Sharendalle Murga is a Latina actress living in Washington Heights. She is a middle school theatre teacher at Mott Hall for Science and Technology! She is also a director and has directed shows like, Once on this Island, RENT and In The Heights!  Existence was intriguing to Ms. Murga…

Paolo Beatino: the Lagerfeld of Libations

Paolo Beatino Interview by Jen Bush Pablo Beatino is the Lagerfeld of Libations.  He is a master mixologist with a potable palette to create liquid works of art.  “I am Paolo Beatino, aka Pablito the bARTender, and as you can see from my nickname I really think of my job as an art and so…