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Monday, June 17, 2019

Call Answered: Ilaria Della Bidia: Cutting Room Concert 6/21 and Touring with Andrea Bocelli by Adam Rothenberg

Ilaria Della Bidia is an Italian singer who has toured the world with renowned Tenor Andrea Bocelli for the past eight years. She can sing in 10 different languages including Italian, Englis…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Facetime Interview with Sugar Monk owners Ektoras Binikos and Simon Jutras by Adam Rothenberg

"Call Me Adam" gets a sneak peak of Harlem's newest hot spot, Sugar Monk, as I speak with Ektoras Binikos and Simon Jutras, the owners of Sugar Monk. With great drinks and a welcoming atmosp…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Call Answered: Keri Kelsey: Career Retrospective + Open Mic at the Gardenia by Adam Rothenberg

Variety is the spice of life and Keri Kelsey has done it all: traveled with the circus, rode a tiger bareback, assisted a juggler, worked as an on-the-spot radio news reporter and a literary…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Call Answered: Michelle Tattenbaum: "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at ACT of Connecticut by Adam Rothenberg

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is one of my favorite Broadway shows. When I heard ACT of Connecticut, one of my favorite regional theatres, was mounting a production of it, I jus…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Call Answered: Diana DeGarmo: "American Idol", "Quilt: A Musical Celebration", World Pride 2019: Stonewall 50 by Adam Rothenberg

Growing up during the AIDS Epidemic was scary. Getting educated about HIV/AIDS in school was invaluable. Having artists like Madonna and Elton John speak up and out about HIV/AIDS was healin…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Conference Call: Cast of "Enter Laughing" at York Theatre: Alison Fraser, Farah Alvin, Chris Dwan, and Allie Trimm by Adam Rothenberg

Last I week I got to see the hilarious musical revival of Enter Laughing at the York Theatre. This show is so much fun. The writing, the music, and of course, the very talented cast! Their c…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Call Answered: Sarah-Louise Young "Julie Madly Deeply" at 59E59 Theaters by Adam Rothenberg

When you read about a show that is paying tribute to one of the world’s most renowned and cherished stars it makes you want to find out more. That is exactly what happened when I read abou…

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Call Answered: Eliana Alexander: "Perpetual Grace LTD", "Tilt" an adventure/sci-fi novel series by Adam Rothenberg

Eliana Alexander is an award-winning actor (ALMA & NYIIFVF), novelist, screenwriter and choreographer. She has been immersed in the entertainment world, in front of and behind the camera…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Call Answered: Ana Sophia Heger: CBS' "Life In Pieces" by Adam Rothenberg

One of my favorite interviews on “Call Me Adam” are with performers just starting out in their career and then getting to see where they go. At just six years old, Ana Sophia Heger, has …

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Andrew Lippa Interview: "The Man In The Ceiling", "Unbreakable", and "John & Jen" by Adam Rothenberg

Four years after our first interview together, I’m thrilled to be able to catch up with Emmy winner and Tony/Grammy nominee Andrew Lippa to discuss the release of his recent cast recording…

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Call Redialed: NEW Jay Armstrong Johnson Interview: "The Phantom of the Opera" by Adam Rothenberg

By the time I got to interview Jay Armstrong Johnson in 2012, I had already been a big fan of his as I had previously seen him in the Broadway revival of Hair & the Off-Broadway producti…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Call Answered: Randy Sharp: Axis Theatre Company's Founder/Artistic Director + "Last Man Club" by Adam Rothenberg

After featuring Emily Kratter on “Call Me Adam,” I have gotten to know a bit more about Off-Broadway’s Axis Theatre Company. Now, in their 20th Anniversary Season, it is a real honor t…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Travis Moser Interview: "Just One Look: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt" at The Green Room 42 by Adam Rothenberg

I love it when my talented friends do great things! Travis Moser is debuting a brand new concert which excites me to no end because he presenting Just One Look: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt a…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Cady Huffman Interview: "Miss Peggy Lee: In Her Own Words and Music" at The Green Room 42 by Adam Rothenberg

I LOVE interviewing Tony Award winner Cady Huffman. We always have a great time together, though, the best time we’ve had so far was when Cady, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kenyon Phillips & I a…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Call Answered: Patricia Fitzpatrick: Provincetown CabaretFest May 29-June 2, 2019 by Adam Rothenberg

Provincetown is my favorite place in the whole world! It has everything I love about life…beaches, delicious food, ice cream, and most of all arts & entertainment! Provincetown has tru…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Call Answered: Linton Smith II: "Playing Hot" at Pipeline Theatre Company's Theater 511 by Adam Rothenberg

Like Madonna says, “Music makes the people come together” and that is what I love about this new show Playing Hot, “an explosive new show that takes you inside a brassy New Orleans dan…

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf Interview: "More About The Melody: Rodgers & Co" at Birdland Jazz by Adam Rothenberg

After our July 2018 interview about Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf’s More About The Melody, I am thrilled to sit back down with Mairi to discuss her next installment. This show will spotlight the mu…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Call Answered: Lauren Maul: "Bucolic" at Judson Memorial Church by Adam Rothenberg

When I heard about Lauren Maul’s new musical Bucolic, I was so intrigued by its concept, subject matter & the fact that the musical features fellow “Call Me Adam” participant Micha…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Joan Ryan Interview: "Joan Ryan Live" at Birdland Theater by Adam Rothenberg

I feel so blessed to be able to interview Joan Ryan again! This is our fourth or fifth interview together and we always find new things to talk about. This time around we are talking about h…

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Call Answerd: David Crabb: "US & Them & Me & You" at Axis Theatre Company by Adam Rothenberg

What a great chat I had with David Crabb about his latest solo show, US & Them & Me & You, which will be presented for one-night only at Axis Theatre Company before heading to th…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Ryan Bauer-Walsh Interview: "The Who's TOMMY" at Seven Angels Theatre by Adam Rothenberg

Last time Ryan Bauer-Walsh & I spoke, he was getting ready to sail around the world performing on a cruise ship. Now that he is back in New York, I am thrilled we get to catch up as he g…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Conference Call: S.P. Monahan and Charles Baran: "Aunt Jack" at Theater for the New City by Adam Rothenberg

With infectious personalities, great talent, and kind hearts to the depths of the earth, it’s no wonder I have been fans of S.P. Monahan and Charles Baran for quite a few years now. S.P. &…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Byron Lane & Tom Lenk Interview: "Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist" by Adam Rothenberg

After interviewing Byron Lane & Tom Lenk ahead of the initial NYC premiere of Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist, it’s so great to catch up with Byron & Tom as they return t…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Conference Call: Amy Marcs' "Nice T!ts" Celebrity Reading at The Triad by Adam Rothenberg

Three years ago I was introduced to Amy Marcs, a performer/playwright, who’s incredibly moving and humorous play Nice T!ts, about Amy’s journey with Breast Cancer, made me a forever fan …

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Glenn Weill Interview: "Mamma Mia!" at Yorktown Stage by Adam Rothenberg

It’s so great to catch up with actor Glenn Weill who’s getting his spandex and dancing shoes ready for Yorktown Stage’s production of the international smash hit musical Mamma Mia!. O…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Olivia Newton-John Interview: Don't Stop Believin' by Adam Rothenberg

"We only have this minute that we are in. Once it's gone, we can't change it. Tomorrow we are not guaranteed anything. We only have this moment which is a gift." - Olivia Newton-John I am be…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Call Answered: Michael Einav: "Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish" by Adam Rothenberg

This past February I went to see the hit Off-Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. The night I went, I was expecting to see Drew Seigla in the role of Perchik, but instead, I was …

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Conference Call: Amanda McBroom & John Bucchino: "Sweet Dreams and Roses" Concert by Adam Rothenberg

What an honor it is to interview singer/songwriters Amanda McBroom & John Bucchino. Amanda’s most famous hit song is the international classic “The Rose,” which has been recorded o…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Call Answered: Karen Strassman: Actress & Voiceover Artist by Adam Rothenberg

Karen Strassman is a multi-dimensional actress and voiceover artist. Film, Television, Theatre, Cartoons, and Video Games, Karen has done it all, including spending half her life acting in F…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Call Answered: Julia Verdin: "Lost Girls" by Adam Rothenberg

Because I follow All My Children’s Cady McClain on Instagram, I was introduced to a magnificent filmmaker named Julia Verdin who has been making movies for over 30 years! Cady posted a pic…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Facetime Interview: Cast/Creative Team of "Loveville High", a musical theatre podcast in nine 10-minute epsiodes by Adam Rothenberg

Live from the Loveville High podcast release party, I interview the creative team: David Zellnik (Book & Lyrics) & Eric Svejcar (Composer) + cast members: Conor Ryan (Desperate Measu…

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