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Friday, January 24, 2020

Call Answered: Douglas Lyons: "Chicken and Biscuits" at Queens Theatre by Adam Rothenberg

Douglas Lyons is a playwright, composer, lyricist, and actor working and living in New York City. He was most recently seen on Broadway as an original member of Beautiful: The Carole King Mu…

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Call Redialed: NEW Ty Autry Interview: "A Southern Fairytale" at FRIGID Festival NYC by Adam Rothenberg

It’s been almost two years since Ty Autry’s A Southern Fairytale made is New York City premiere. Now, the show is returning for a run in the FRIGID Festival before heading out on an inte…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Call Answered: Catherine Ogden: "The Glass Menagerie" at The Phoenix Theatre PA by Adam Rothenberg

Catherine Ogden’s 20 year career in professional musical theater has included regional, touring and Broadway productions. In addition to performing Catherine is a teaching artist at West C…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Call Answered: Ventresca: "Craving" by Adam Rothenberg

Ventresca is a rising singer/songwriter whose debut single “Craving” has got me listening to the song on loop. I had a great time chatting with Ventresca about writing this song, making …

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Call Answered: Savarre lead singer Shannon Denise Evans by Adam Rothenberg

Savarre is a rising band whose sound hints at such established artists as St. Vincent, Evanescence and Muse, but Savarre puts out an unvarnished authenticity, musicianship, and lyricism all …

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Call Answered: Barbara Maier Gustern: "If Music Be The Food of Love – A Benefit for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen" by Adam Rothenberg

Barbara Maier Gustern is an actress/singer turned voice teacher. She is one of NYC’s most sought-after vocal coaches. From music to Broadway to the downtown avant-garde, her roster of stud…

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Call Answered: Isabella Blake-Thomas: "The League of Legend Keepers : Shadows" + "Once Upon A Time" + "Secret Society Of Second Born Royals" by Adam Rothenberg

Isabella Blake-Thomas is an actress, singer, writer, and producer. At such a young age, I was very inspired by all she has accomplished so far. Known for her role on ABC’s Once Upon A Time…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Call Answered: Antonia Vivino: "Heathers: The Musical" + "Frozen Live" by Adam Rothenberg

Just like the Charmed ones, the Vivino sisters have “The Power Of Three” when it comes to music. After interviewing Donna & Natalia in 2019, I am thrilled to get to interview Antonia…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Call Answered: David Hernandez: "American Idol", "Broadway & Beyond" at The Green Room 42 by Adam Rothenberg

David Hernandez gained national attention with his powerful voice and affable personality as an American Idol Top 12 finalist. After 10 years of touring, David is returning to New York City …

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Carolee Carmello Interview: "Hello, Dolly!" Tour by Adam Rothenberg

Three-time Tony Nominee Carolee Carmello is one of my favorite Broadway stars! Every time I see her perform, I am transported to another world where her heavenly voice lifts me high up above…

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Call Answered: Alex Castillo: "Clemency" and CASTLE2000 Films by Adam Rothenberg

I was so excited to be introduced to actor/producer Alex Castillo because he, like me, left his corporate job to fully pursue his artistic calling. Alex is the founder of Castle2000 Films, a…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Call Answered: Molly Brenner "I'm Coming" at Union Hall by Adam Rothenberg

The purpose of stand-up comedy is to make people laugh. Sometimes it’s to make people laugh about a topic that is not often talked about. Like Joan Rivers used to say, “I succeeded by sa…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Call Answered: Jean Ann Garrish: "Rise Up and Other Musical Thoughts for These Times" by Adam Rothenberg

I first met singer/songwriter Jean Ann Garrish at Sophie’s, an open mic that used to take place at The Broadway Comedy Club. That was Sophie’s had their Spotlight Series, where one singe…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Sven Ratzke Interview: "Where Are We Now" at La Mama by Adam Rothenberg

It’s been three years since I last spoke with Sven Ratzke. Last time around we spoke about his David Bowie inspired show Starman. Now, Sven is back in NYC with a brand-new David Bowie them…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Call Answered: Honey Davenport: "Stocking Stuffer: A Christmas Show with Balls" + "RuPaul's Drag Race" by Adam Rothenberg

In one of my raunchier interviews, I sat down with RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 favorite Honey Davenport to discuss life after Drag Race as well as the debut of her holiday extravaganza St…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Jeffrey Solomon Interview: "The Santa Closet" by Adam Rothenberg

It’s been over a decade since I last saw one of Jeffrey Solomon’s plays. The first play of his I ever saw was the brilliant MotherSON. Then I saw the acclaimed Santa Claus Is Coming Out,…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Call Answered: J. Robert Spencer: "Waiting on Christmas," "Jersey Boys," The Midtown Men by Adam Rothenberg

Ever since I saw J. Robert Spencer in the original production of Broadway’s Tony and Grammy Award winning musical Jersey Boys, I have been a fan of his. It’s so great to catch up with J.…

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Conference Call: Ty Autry and James Cougar Canfield: "The Christmas Carol: A Queer Fantasia" at Access Theater by Adam Rothenberg

The holiday season is in full swing! I’m fa-la-la-la-laing with glee about the world premiere of The Christmas Carol: A Queer Fantasia, an updated production of the Charles Dickens’ Chri…

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Call Answered: Maryam Myika Day by Adam Rothenberg

I am so inspired by Maryam Myika Day’s story of survival and success. From acting, writing, and producing (a Telly Award winner) to personal struggles that moved me to tears, I couldn’t …

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Call Answered: Scott Butler by Adam Rothenberg

Hailing from London, England, Scott Butler is an actor who, in his 10 short years in the industry, has built a prolific body of work in Film and TV including Lodge 49, Wiener Dog Internation…

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Call Answered: Labhaoise Magee: PUMPGIRL at Irish Repertory Theatre by Adam Rothenberg

After numerous productions in Ireland and on the National Tour of Daniel’s Tiger, Labhaoise Magee (pronounced lee-sha) is making her Off-Broadway debut at The Irish Repertory Theatre in …

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Call Answered: Adam Ross Glickman: "Disney on Classic", "The Who's Tommy", + Viceland's "Danny's House" by Adam Rothenberg

I first met Adam Ross Glickman when I attended Seven Angels Theatre’s production of my all time favorite Broadway musical, The Who’s Tommy. Adam brought a new dimension to the role of …

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Call Answered: Ken Jennings: "The Gospel of John" + "Sweeney Todd" by Adam Rothenberg

Ken Jennings has been performing on stage for over 30 years! He is best known for his roles in the Broadway premiere of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Gra…

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Call Answered: Courtney Hope: "The Bold & The Beautiful" "The Price Is Right" by Adam Rothenberg

Courtney Hope! Come on down! You’re the next interview on Call Me Adam! I’m beyond excited to interview actress and model Courtney Hope who is known for being one of the models on The Pr…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Call Answered: Amina Faye: Joe Iconis' "Love In Hate Nation" at Two River Theater by Adam Rothenberg

In 2015, I got to interview Tony Nominee Joe Iconis when Be More Chill was premiering at Two River Theater. Now, his newest show, Love In Hate Nation, is making it’s world premiere at Two …

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Call Answered: Natalia Vivino: "Wicked" National Tour by Adam Rothenberg

As I looked to the Western sky, I saw the incredibly talented Natalia Vivino “Defying Gravity.” Natalia is currently the “Elphaba” standby on the National Tour of Wicked. My first i…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Conference Call: "Over Here!" at The Triad: Will Nunziata, Blake Allen, Debbie Gravitte, Jessica Hendy, and Haley Swindal by Adam Rothenberg

I love shows that celebrate the people who help keep us safe from the Army to the Navy to everything in between. One show that has not been revived since it’s Broadway run is Over Here! an…

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Donna Vivino Interview: "Next To Normal" at Bristol Riverside Theatre by Adam Rothenberg

In the Tony Award Winning musical, Next To Normal, “Diana” sings “I Miss The Mountains.” Well, I miss this fantastic show, which is why I am thrilled that Bristol Riverside Theatre i…

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Call Answered: Jacob Hoffman: "Jacob Hoffman's Kindergarten Thanksgiving Spectacular" at The Green Room 42 by Adam Rothenberg

I loved going back in time with Jacob Hoffman as he gets ready to make his New York solo & Green Room 42 debut with his show Jacob Hoffman's Kindergarten Thanksgiving Spectacular. We ha…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call Answered: Jack Nathan Harding: "Cowboys and Tattoos" by Adam Rothenberg

I had a stellar time interviewing gay country music singer/songwriter Jack Nathan Harding about the release of his debut album Cowboys & Tattoos in addition to getting down & dirty a…

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Call Answered: Warren Schein: "Dream Along With Me: A Tribute To Perry Como" + "Memories of the Playboy Club" by Adam Rothenberg

From comedy and song to TV to theatre, Warren Schein has been entertaining audiences for over forty years. With another one-man show in development, Warren shows no signs of stopping. He lov…

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