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Friday, February 1, 2019

Spotlight On...Trevor Ashley by Michael Block

Name: Trevor AshleyHometown: Sydney, AustraliaEducation: High School at Sydney Technical HighSelect Credits: Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, Thenardier in Les Mis, Miss Understanding in Priscill…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 12:04AM
Friday, January 18, 2019

Block Talk- Episode #90: Brenda Dharling by Michael Block

She's the dancing diva of NYC! After years of snatching all the crowns, she's sharing all on this incredible episode of Block Talk. It's Brenda Dharling!To listen to the episode, visit iTune…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 04:36PM
Monday, January 7, 2019

Drag365: #7- Vivien Gabor by Michael Block

Name: Vivien GaborWhere can we find you out and about?: Vivien is often found lurking around her friend’s shows. Nothing stable as of yet.Why Drag?: I have no clue what I would do if I did…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 12:42PM
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Drag365: #6- Ducky Sheaboi by Michael Block

Name: Ducky SheaboiWhere can we find you out and about?: Current gigs taking place at Icon in Astoria and Flower Power Coffee House in Glendale.Why Drag?: Why NOT drag? Drag can have every e…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 03:42PM
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Drag365: #5- Audrey Phoenix by Michael Block

Name: Audrey PhoenixWhere can we find you out and about?: The Gutter (it’s a night spot). 10 points to anyone who gets that reference.Why Drag?: I’ve always wanted to sing, dance and act…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 02:18PM
Friday, January 4, 2019

Drag365: #4- Coco Taylor by Michael Block

Name: Coco TaylorWhere can we find you out and about?: I’m at Rockbar every Tuesday at 9pm hosting my show Cuckoo for Coco.Why Drag?: Because TheaterWorks USA stopped calling.What made you…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:06PM
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Drag365: #3- Pussy Willow by Michael Block

Name: Pussy WillowWhere can we find you out and about?: I am at Albatross monthly on Wednesdays for The Pussy Party.Why Drag?: Because it’s an industry that is ever changing and evolving, …

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 12:36PM

Block Talk: Episode 88- RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 Episode 3 Recap by Michael Block

It's a DC invasion as Venus Valhalla and Brady Watson join me to go through everything that happened in the Snatch Game of Love episode of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4!To listen to the epi…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 12:36AM
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Drag365: #2- Novaczar by Michael Block

Name: NovaczarWhere can we find you out and about?: I perform in Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn! Icon for open stages in Astoria, Marci Park in Williamsburg, Offside Tavern on 14th street in…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:36PM
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Drag365: #1- Boyish Charm by Michael Block

Name: Boyish CharmWhere can we find you out and about?: Since I’m still so new to drag I’m mostly working the competition scene in NYC. Most often you can find me at Drag Wars at Pieces …

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 03:42PM
Friday, December 14, 2018

Spotlight On...Judy Frank by Michael Block

Name: Judy FrankHometown: Fort Thomas, Kentucky; Indianapolis, IndianaEducation: Indiana University, Yale Drama SchoolFavorite Credits: Mary in Mary Mary, Shirley Valentine, Desdemona etc.Wh…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 04:32PM
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Drag365: Fav 9 Photos of January! by Michael Block

To commemorate Drag365, I've compiled my favorite nine photos for each month during Drag365. Now's the time for you to tell me YOUR favorite from each month! All you have to do is head on ov…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 03:18PM
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Spotlight On...Tracy Weller by Michael Block

Name: Tracy WellerHometown: Cambridge MAEducation: Hamilton College, BA, Columbia University, MFASelect Credits: Jarring, Holiday House, Most Sincerely, Edward Albee, Heist, A Christmas Caro…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 11:12AM
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Review: A Modern Party in Ancient Egypt by Michael Block

By Michael Block Breaking the mold in theater these days comes with great ambition. We create in a time where we seemingly need to recreate the wheel in order to stand out. And if you c…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:42PM
Monday, November 26, 2018

Review: Boudoir's Fabulous Coven by Michael Block

By Michael Block She’s like the energizer bunny. I’ve famously called her the Roomba of Drag on an episode of Block Talk. If you’ve never seen Boudoir LeFleur, you’re doing your…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:24PM

Spotlight On...Drew Seigla by Michael Block

Name: Drew SeiglaHometown: Richmond, VAEducation: B.M. in Voice Performance from The Juilliard School & attended Elon University two years prior towards a B.F.A. in Music Theatre.Select …

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:24PM

Spotlight On...Maya Jacobson by Michael Block

Name: Maya JacobsonHometown: Clearwater, FloridaEducation: BFA from The Boston ConservatorySelect Credits: Woman 1 in Amerike The Golden Land, Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel, Brenda Strong in…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:24PM
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Spotlight On...Marlena Holman by Michael Block

Name: Marlena HolmanHometown: Tucson, ArizonaEducation: BFA in Drama from NYU TischSelect Credits: Plucker (Company of Fools), Macbeth (No Name Collective), The Possibilities (dir. Tim Carro…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:24AM
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Review: A Powerhouse Trio Unite by Michael Block

By Michael Block The Marvel universe has the Avengers, a super team of heroes who come together to fight the evils of the world. Each of these heroes lives in their own stand-alone stor…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:36AM
Friday, October 26, 2018

Spotlight On...Lyto Triantafyllidou by Michael Block

Name: Lyto TriantafyllidouHometown: Thessaloniki, Greece Education: I studied theater at the School of Drama of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece, with a major in theater …

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 11:24PM

Block Talk- Episode 77: Halloween Special by Michael Block

Halloween is only days away and to prepare you for all things ooky spooky and spoopy, I'm joined by Cicatrix!To listen to the podcast, visit iTunes or SoundCloud. And don't forget to subscri…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 09:12PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Spotlight On...Lisa Danielle Buch by Michael Block

Name: Lisa Danielle BuchHometown: Farmington Hills MichiganEducation: MFA Acting Ohio University, BA psychologyFavorite Credits: Come back to me in 10 years :)Why theater?: Woooo boy! T…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 02:06PM
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Block Talk- Episode 76: Block Talk Live! by Michael Block

We had a blast back in August with the first ever Block Talk Live! I was joined by four incredible guests who each gave mini interviews and lots of shows! The audio quality is not my favorit…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 07:36PM
Monday, October 8, 2018

Spotlight On...Jennifer Piech by Michael Block

Name: Jennifer PiechHometown: Cinnaminson, New JerseyEducation: BA in Theatre from the College of William and MarySelect Credits: originated the role of Kate McGowan, Titanic, Broadway (Frie…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 04:36PM
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Spotlight On...Deya Danielle Drake by Michael Block

Name: Deya Danielle DrakeHometown: Oh boy! We moved a lot growing up so this has always been a tough question to answer.  I was born in Carson City, Nevada and then spent time in Texas,…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 02:04AM
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Spotlight On...Dominick DeGaetano by Michael Block

Name: Dominick DeGaetanoHometown: West Babylon, NYEducation:  BA, George Washington University; MFA, Stony Brook UniversityFavorite Credits:  This is my first production as a playw…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 07:18PM
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Review: Staying Up Late With Mildred by Michael Block

By Ed MalinNew York’s long-running live soap opera It’s Getting Tired Mildred is the brainchild of writer-director Roger Nasser. For thirty-three episodes and counting, a large cast of e…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 04:24PM
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Block Talk: Episode 74- Adriana Trenta by Michael Block

She's sassy, so it's fitting that her latest endeavor is called the Grapes of Sass. I sit down with Adriana Trenta as we chat about her new cabaret, life in NYC, and how drag came into her l…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 07:32PM
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Block Talk- Episode 72: Hibiscus by Michael Block

Oh isn't she just the fishiest! I got a chance to chat with Hibiscus about her amazing life as well as the incredible things she plans to do as Miss Stonewall 2018!To listen to the podcast, …

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 03:54PM

Block Talk: Episode 73- Witti Repartee by Michael Block

Another year, another birthday! And this year, she's celebrating with a tinge of politics. I sat down with Witti Repartee to talk about her incredible career and what we can expect to see at…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 03:54PM
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Block Talk: Episode 71- Robby Rice by Michael Block

He's the cutest thing to appear on Block Talk! It's Robby Rice! We got to chat before we sailed away on a cruise contract about everything nightlife, drag, working as an actor and dancer AND…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 07:42PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards