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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Baring It All with Call Me Adam Podcast: Episode #3: Magician and Mentalist Gary Ferrar by Adam Rothenberg

In the third episode of Baring It All with Call Me Adam, I chat with magician and mentalist Gary Ferrar about his incredible show Nothing Here Is Real. This fun, jaw-dropping magic and menta…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Call Answered: JAC Carrera: Child Actor: "Gotham", "Facts of Life", "Swinging Into Action" by Adam Rothenberg

One of the most interesting interview opportunities I get is with child actors because you never know where they will end up. I always hope I’ll have the chance to chat with them now, at t…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Conference Call: Leah Forster, Dana Friedman, Liz Glazer: "LOL Nidrei: Unforgivably Naughty Jewish Comedy by Adam Rothenberg

As someone who used to perform Stand-Up comedy, I love interviewing comedians. I remember performing on a few Jewish/Gay specific comedy shows and it was great seeing the wide range of jokes…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Call Answered: Robyn Lynne Norris: "#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment" by Adam Rothenberg

A few weeks ago I saw the new Off-Broadway musical #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment, written by Robyn Lynne Norris. This show was so relatable and the audience interaction was fantastic. This …

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Call Answered: Michael McAssey: "PIANO BAR LIVE!" at The Duplex by Adam Rothenberg

There are very few piano bars left in NYC, which is why I’m so excited by this new venture that Scott Barbarino has come up with, PIANO BAR LIVE! at The Duplex, that will feature MAC Award…

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Call Answered: Tony D. Head: "Strive", "Lazy Susan", "Joker" by Adam Rothenberg

Tony D. Head is an actor and inspiration. He is known for his recurring role as “Major Bobby Reed” on HBO's The Wire. He has recurring roles on Amazon's PRIDE the SERIES, Amazon's Asunde…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Donna Vivino Interview: "DNA" + "Waiting For Johnny Depp" by Adam Rothenberg

I first got to interview Broadway’s Donna Vivino back in 2014 when she was getting to release her debut album Beautiful Dreamer. It’s so exciting to catch up with her as we discuss the r…

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Call Answered: Adam Lindo: Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" The Final Season, Season 7 by Adam Rothenberg

Seven seasons has flown by in the blink of an eye! I can’t believe this is it for Netflix’s award winning series Orange is the New Black. I am so excited to have the opportunity to inter…

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Baring It All with Call Me Adam Podcast: Episode #2: Singer & Associate Director Seth Sikes by Adam Rothenberg

In the second episode of my new podcast Baring It All with Call Me Adam, I interview Singer and Associate Director Seth Sikes. We discuss his return to Feinstein’s/54 Below singing the son…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Call Answered: Mauricio Martinez: "De México To Broadway" at Feinstein's/54 Below by Adam Rothenberg

“Get On Your Feet, get up and make it happen!” That is just Mauricio Martinez has done, making himself a household name in Mexico and Latin America. Two years ago this international sens…

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Conference Call: Playwright Michael Shenefelt and Director Ezra Barnes: "Heloise" at Broadway Bound Theatre Festival by Adam Rothenberg

When I read the press release for Michael Shenefelt’s play Heloise that is part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, I was very intrigued by this complicated love story based upon the t…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Call Answered: Sean Patrick Murtagh: "Mario! A Salute To The Great Lanza" at The Green Room 42 by Adam Rothenberg

I have known Sean Patrick Murtagh for several years and am thrilled that we can finally meet up to discuss the debut of his concert Mario! A Salute To The Great Lanza, celebrating the life …

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Call Answered: Chris Mann: "A Night With The Phantom at Feinstein's at Vitello's" by Adam Rothenberg

When I heard Chris Mann sing “Music of the Night,” I melted. His voice is so rich & powerful! I wish I could have seen him in the 25th Anniversary Tour of The Phantom of the Opera, …

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Call Answered: Amanda Hunt: "Monica Lewinsky Sings Your Heart Out" by Adam Rothenberg

In the 1990s, I, like most everyone else, was glued to their TVs as the Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal unfolded. From that famous blue dress to Bill’s exclamation “I did not have s…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Baring It All with Call Me Adam Podcast: Episode 1: Producer Tom D'Angora by Adam Rothenberg

In the premiere episode of my new podcast "Baring It All with Call Me Adam," I interview three-time Drama Desk nominated producer Tom D'Angora. We discuss his latest show A Musical About Sta…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Facetime Interview: Rita Rudner: "Two's A Crowd" at 59E59 Theaters by Adam Rothenberg

Live from New York City, I interview "Lady Ha-Ha" herself, comedian Rita Rudner, about her new ORIGINAL Off-Broadway Musical Comedy Two's A Crowd. From taking risks to room service, Rita &am…

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Call Redialed: NEW Allie Trimm Interview: "Not Even The Good Things" by Adam Rothenberg

After seeing Allie Trimm in the York Theatre’s production of Enter Laughing, I am thrilled to catch-up with her about her current role in the dark-comedy Not Even The Good Things. Not Even…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Call Answered: Cameron Burrill: "Bye Bye Birdie" at New Paradigm Theatre Company by Adam Rothenberg

This August, New Paradigm Theatre Company in Connecticut is presenting one of the most beloved musicals of our time, Bye Bye Birdie. In an American Idol-type search, New Paradigm Theatre Com…

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Tori Scott Interview: "Thirsty For More" by Adam Rothenberg

My love for Tori Scott is as big as the laughs she ensues from her the stories she tells! This time around I get some juicy tales from the comedic queen as she gets ready to head out on a su…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Facetime Interview: John Behlmann: "Tootsie: The Musical" by Adam Rothenberg

Live from the Marquis Theatre, where the 11-time Tony nominated Musical Tootsie plays, "Call Me Adam" chats with actor John Behlmann who originates the role of "Max Van Horn," the only new c…

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Call Redialed: NEW John Tartaglia Interview: "Mamma Mia!" at Bucks County Playhouse by Adam Rothenberg

Ever since I saw Tony nominee John Tartaglia originate the role of “Princeton/Rod” in Broadway’s Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q, I have been a fan of his. In the years following A…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Conference Call: Michael Garin & Mardie Millit: "Michael & Mardie...And Other Delights" at Urban Stages by Adam Rothenberg

After reading Michael Garin & Mardie Millit’s bio on their website, I couldn’t resist accepting the opportunity to interview them! Their bio is one of the more fun bios I have read: …

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Call Answered: Polly Lee: "Leap and the Net Will Appear" presented by New Georges by Adam Rothenberg

As a Leo, the Lion is my spirit animal. So when I read about an actress who is in a show where her character wants to be a lion, how could I not put my best mane forward and find out more! I…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Call Answered: PEPPERMINT: "RuPaul's Drag Race", World Pride 2019, "Head Over Heels" by Adam Rothenberg

From being the first out trans competitor on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 to her trailblazing performance in Broadway’s Head Over Heels to her upcoming World Pride concert, I am thrilled …

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Call Answered: Sarah Withers: "Nightmare Cinema" by Adam Rothenberg

Sarah Withers is a rising actress who’s making her horror movie debut in Nightmare Cinema, five tales directed by some of the industries biggest names in the horror genre. Sarah is in the …

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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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