It's The Lusty Month of May!
I know I say this practically every month, but I can't believe another month has passed us by and a busy one April was! The month ended with me going to The National Asian Artists Project's production of Hello, Dolly! It was an amazing show. Thanks to Bonnie Kole inviting me to do the press and becoming a part of this wonderful company and it was great to see so many friends and colleagues in attendance. It was fun to watch history in the making; an all Asian American production of Hello, Dolly! Thanks to the loving care and appreciation for the show from Lee Roy Reams and Randy Slovacek , we were presented with a perfect valentine.
Christine Toy Johnson and Karl Josef Co (Allegiance) as Cornelius Hackl lead a superb cast made even more impressive by the fact that this production was put together in 40 hours!
In attendance were Tommy Tune, Carol Lawrence, Donna McKechnie, Sean Young, Johnny Rabe (A Christmas Story), and many others I am missing many others who were ialso there. Kudos to Baayork Lee and the National Asian Artists' Project!
Here is my month at a glance . . .
Tonight, I'm going to see Christina Crawford (Mommie Dearest). Her publicist has asked me to do a blog feature on her. Look for that in the coming months.
Sunday afternoon, May 5th, I have been invited to attend AMAS' production of Hello, Dolly and to conduct a talk back session with the audience afterward. This is a great honor. I knew Rosetta LaNoire and this is a true thrill for me.
Amas Musical Theatre's (Donna Trinkoff, Producing Artistic Director) Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Company are presenting the Tony Award winning musical Hello Dolly, featuring the Teen Academy, directed by Christopher Scott, choreography by Monica Johnson and musical direction by Sam Wilmott. Performances for Hello Dolly will begin on Friday, May 3 and run through May 12, 2013 at The LABA Theatre at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street). Tickets are $16/ Children & $20/ Adults and can be purchased by calling Ovation Tix at 212 352 3101 or by visiting https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9769498.
I am looking forward to seeing Champagne Pam, the dog waking Diva,on May 10th! Singer, Songwriter, Performer - Pamela Lewis steps into the spotlight. . . and captures your attention. . .The winning combination of her sultry, silky voice and infectious personality reveal the undeniable cabaret performer. . . "Champagne Pam" (Please join our party if you'd like!)
May, 15th, Mark Nadler! "MARK NADLER seems to have been shot out of a cannon! Mr. Nadler is a singer-dancer-pianist Punchinello who doesn't exactly have an act. He has many acts, and in the course of an evening he does them all. The best commedia dell'arte in town!"
-- Rex Reed, The New York Observer (Contact me for details)
May 20th: Kevin Dozier: Kevin Dozier kicked off 2013 with the release of his album, "Love's Never Lost". This collection marks his second major album release following the 2009 award-winning "Love-Wise".CD party to celebrate that at The Metropolitan Room.
Of course, there are my own appearances as well. Please keep checking my schedule page for where I am appearing and follow my blog to read about the many great artists I celebrate.
Till next month. . .
Respectfully and as a true advocate of LIVE entertainment!