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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
Saturday, July 7, 2018

Block Talk- Episode 70: Jackie Cox by Michael Block

I got to sit down and chat with one of my favorite people on the planet, Jackie Cox! We discuss everything from SYTYCD to I Dream of Jackie to the tea on some of her dear sisters.To lis…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:06PM

Review: The Best Short Play of Your Psast, Present, and Future by Michael Block

By Ed MalinNylon Fusion is celebrating many years of its intriguing This Round’s On Us festivals of short plays.  Their current The Best Of programs A and B at the Medicine Show Theat…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:06PM
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Block Talk: Episode 69- Honey Davenport by Michael Block

photo by Preston BurfordI'm so excited to welcome the incredible Honey Davenport to the podcast! She shares all in this episode from summer plans to some tea on her drag family!To listen to …

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:06PM
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Review: One Woman’s Quest to Overcome by Michael Block

By Ed MalinFor fifteen years and counting, The Tank has been one of the most catholic of performance spaces. Just about any kind of live performance can be found there and, even better, rece…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 04:18PM
Friday, June 22, 2018

Review: She Has Big Dreams by Michael Block

By Ed MalinProject Y’S Women in Theater festival at IRT continues with Cindy, written by Amina Henry and directed by Michole Biancosino. This modern update of Cinderella has some surprise …

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:36PM
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Block Talk: Episode 68- RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 RuCap Episode 12 by Michael Block

Cissy Walken and I break down the latest episode of RuPaul's Drag Race season 10 where the final four become...the final four.To listen to the podcast, visit iTunes or SoundCloud! And leave …

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 12:48AM
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Review: Slices of Intense Feeling by Michael Block

By Ed MalinAt the Brick Theater, The Festival of Lies continues from June 5 through July 5.I saw Sweet Little Lies, which, as its title implies, is a thought-provoking program of short plays…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 03:36AM
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Review: A Timely Untimely Story by Michael Block

By Michael Block Carousel is probably best known for its revered scores, but since its inception into the history of musical theater, the world has drastically changed causing the story…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:32PM

Block Talk: Episode 67- Broken/Tired by Michael Block

I'm joined by Broken/Tired hosts Sarah Hill and Gunner Streitzel to discuss the latest edition of their show Broken/Tired at the legendary Stonewall Inn!To listen to the episode, visit iTune…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:32PM
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Block Talk- Episode 66: RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 RuCap Episode 11 by Michael Block

Elise Navy-Dad and I, and our inner saboteurs, are here to breakdown episode 11 of RuPaul's Drag Race season 10!To listen to the podcast, visit iTunes or SoundCloud!Plus, check out patreon.c…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 07:06PM
Monday, June 11, 2018

Review: Look Over Here by Michael Block

By Ed MalinBlessed Unrest is presenting the compelling new play This Is Modern Art written by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Covall, directed by Jessica Burr.  We experience a dramatization of…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:54PM

Review: Three Steps Beyond by Michael Block

By Ed MalinAt the Brick, Theater Accident is presenting The Hollow, an evening of three short works written and directed by Matthew Freeman. Freeman and the versatile cast create captivating…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:54PM
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Spotlight On...Ryan Wesley Stinnett by Michael Block

Name: Ryan Wesley StinnettHometown: Army Brat (Although I’ll hit 10 years in NYC this August… so here!?!)Education: MFA in Acting: University of VirginiaSelect Credits: LOCKED UP BITCHES…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:48PM
Monday, June 4, 2018

Spotlight On...Liza Birkenmeier by Michael Block

Name: Liza BirkenmeierHometown: Olivette, MOEducation: BA Washington University in St. Louis. MFA Carnegie MellonFavorite Credits: Tragedy in Spades: A Crime Documentary with Katherine Brook…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:06PM

Block Talk: Episode 65 (RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 RuCap Episode 10) by Michael Block

Miz Diamond Wigfall and I become social media moguls as we break down the latest episode of RuPaul's Drag Race season 10!To listen to the podcast, visit iTunes or SoundCloud!And check out Pa…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:04PM
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Spotlight On...Patrena Murray by Michael Block

Name: Patrena MurrayHometown: Born in Jamaica, West Indies resides in Brooklyn, NY.Education: BFA form Suny Purchase.Select Credits: Masculinity Max (Public Studio), The Winter’s Tale (The…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:24PM

Block Talk: Episode 64- Coco Taylor by Michael Block

Formally, she's Miss Rockbar, but you can call her Coco Taylor! In this episode of Block Talk, we discuss her journey through theater, life in drag, and her upcoming Pride benefit show at Ro…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:04AM
Friday, May 25, 2018

Review: Amios Delivers A Fresh Batch Of Brand New Musicals by Michael Block

By Ed MalinAmios, the dynamic young theater company in residence at the Kraine, has a regularly monthly program of new work called Shotz.  Their two shows on the first Monday of the mon…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 11:06PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Block Talk: Episode 63- RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 RuCap Episode 9 by Michael Block

Things got weird on Drag Race as we the ladies made their acting debuts on Breastworld. And Haireola Grande and I are here to break it all down for you!To listen to the podcast, visit iTunes…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:18PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Block Talk: Episode 62- RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 RuCap Episode 8 by Michael Block

It's time to Cher our thoughts on the latest episode of RuPaul's Drag Race season 10. I'm joined by the lovely Diana Carfire!To listen to the episode, visit iTunes or SoundCloud! And leave u…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:12PM

Block Talk- Episode 60: Chad Sapp by Michael Block

He's perfect, he's beautiful, and he's here on Block Talk! It's the amazing Chad Sapp! In this episode, we talk about the incredible adventures he's been on as well as his appearances in upc…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 12:06AM
Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: A Delicious Dish by Michael Block

By Michael BlockSomething fresh is on the menu at the Laurie Beechman. The Hell’s Kitchenettes are fresh off the griddle as they bring a new drag musical to the stage in pleasantly surpris…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:36PM

Spotlight On...Ain Gordon by Michael Block

Name: Ain GordonHometown: Born and bred in NYCEducation: CheckeredFavorite Credits: How about “rarest” credit? Collaborating with my parents (just the 3 of us) on the The Family Business…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:33PM

Review: Looking Back and Forward and Up and Down by Michael Block

By Ed MalinFlux Theatre Ensemble is presenting The Sea Concerto, a new play written by August Schulenberg and directed by Heather Cohn and Kelly O’Donnell.  This award-winning ensembl…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:33PM
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Review: Women on the Verge of Breaking Down the Usual Narrative by Michael Block

By Ed MalinRenowned playwright Mario Fratti returns to Theater for the New City with The Politics of Gender, a program of two new one-act plays.mBoth plays investigate how privileged men set…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 04:18AM
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Block Talk- Episode 60: RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 RuCap Episode 7 by Michael Block

An epic episode for sure! The mermaid herself Bella Noche and I breakdown the episode that basically featured EVERYTHING!To listen to the episode, visit iTunes or Soundcloud! And leave us a …

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 07:18PM
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Review: Harmonies Spring Into Greenroom 42 by Michael Block

by Michael BlockUnless you’ve been stuck under a rock then you know that Stephanie’s Child is the hottest thing to happen to New York City’s drag scene. They blew up even more after th…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 02:04AM
Monday, April 30, 2018

Block Talk- Episode 59: RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 RuCap Episode 6 by Michael Block

The panel is assembled and we're ready to tackle Drag Con! Zalika Parsons and I are here to break down the latest episode of Drag Race!To listen to the episode, visit iTunes or SoundCloud! A…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 09:18PM

Review: Legends Take to the Stage by Michael Block

By Michael Blockphoto by Michael BlockWhen you can bring two icons together in one room, it's bound to be a remarkable evening you won't forget. Legends of drag Sherry Vine and Joey Arias un…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:06PM
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Spotlight On...Michael Kushner by Michael Block

Name: Michael KushnerHometown: Coral Springs, FLEducation: BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca CollegeSelect Credits: On The Town (Barrington Stage, Pre Broadway), Much Ado About Nothing (Bar…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 03:42PM

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