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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Call Answered: Cooper Friedman: "aTypical Wednesday" starring J. Lee by Adam Rothenberg

Cooper Friedman is a rising actor best known for his roles in HBO’s Togetherness, CBS’ Criminal Minds, Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn, and Disney Channel’s Girl Meets Wor…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Call Answered: Kirsten Gustafson: "Wait Until Dark" by Adam Rothenberg

I have just been introduced to the talented Jazz singer Kirsten Gustafson. Her newest album Wait Until Dark has just been released and it is mesmerizing. Kirsten’s vocals are powerful. She…

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW Jennifer Mudge Interview: Molière in the Park's "Tartuffe" by Adam Rothenberg

The last time I spoke with Jennifer Mudge was 2014, when she was on Broadway in Rocky. Six years later, the world is a very different place. Jennifer, like all actors, is adapting to perform…

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Call Answered: Cissy Walken: "Amy Winehouse: Alone" on StageIt by Adam Rothenberg

I am not the biggest Amy Winehouse fan, but I enjoy talking to people who love her. I like to hear why they feel Amy is so fantastic. That is why I was very interested in interviewing Cissy …

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Call Answered: Sugar Jones: "No Patience" singer/songwriter by Adam Rothenberg

Sugar Jones is a singer/songwriter whose love for music flows through her bloodline. Sugar has already worked in the studio with Pharrell Williams, Harvey Mason Jr., Ludwig Göransson, and S…

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Call Answered: Nadia George: "Along the Water's Edge" Canadian Film Festival by Adam Rothenberg

Nadia George is an actress, activist, and hiking enthusiast. Her love of the outdoors and commitment to helping those in need truly connected with me. Nadia can currently be seen in the shor…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Call Answered: Paxton Booth: Disney Channel's "Coop & Cami Ask The World" by Adam Rothenberg

Living through COVID-19 as an adult is tough enough, but being a kid, growing up, in such a trying time, is another challenge all together. That is just one of the topics that made my interv…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Call Answered: Lalia Susini: "Station 19", a "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off + COVID-19 Hollywood by Adam Rothenberg

Lalia Susini is a rising actress whose big break came when she got cast on ABC’s Station 19, the spin-off of the mega hit series Grey’s Anatomy. Lalia plays the younger version of lead …

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Conference Call: Perrie Voss and Heidi Lynch: "Avocado Toast the series" + Streaming in a COVID-19 world by Adam Rothenberg

I love avocado toast! It’s delicious. So when a series with that exact name slides into my inbox, I of course need to bite into it! In all seriousness what I love about Avocado Toast: the …

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Call Answered: Helena Marie: Working in a COVID19 Hollywood, "My Perfect Landing", "His Fatal Fixation" & "Matchmaker Mysteries: A Killer Engageme by Adam Rothenberg

Helena Marie is an award-winning actress based out of Canada. She is currently starring in the Family Channel’s My Perfect Landing, about a family of gymnasts who struggle with a life-chan…

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Call Answered: Gwen Hollander: Showtime's "Kidding", "Marriage Material" & More by Adam Rothenberg

Gwen Hollander is best known for her role as Sheryl on the hit Showtime series Kidding, starring Jim Carrey. I recently watched Gwen’s hilarious musical comedy short Marriage Material,…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Call Answered: Tina Jung: "Queen of the Morning Calm" + "Second Jen" by Adam Rothenberg

Tina Jung is an award-winning Korean-Canadian actor, writer, and producer. Tina’s next feature film, Queen of the Morning Calm, really intrigued me, since I’m a huge fan of Law & Ord…

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Call Answered: Kristos Andrews: "The Bay" the Series on Amazon Prime by Adam Rothenberg

Kristos Andrews is a multiple Emmy® award-winning Actor, Producer, Guinness® world record holder, and X Games gold medalist. His drive, determination, and outlook on life really struck a…

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Call Answered: Jackson Dollinger: Disney's "Sydney to the Max" by Adam Rothenberg

Jackson Dollinger is best known for his role on Disney’s Sydney to the Max as Young Max, whose second season is currently airing on the Disney channel. At the time this interview was cond…

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Facetime Interview: The Golden Gays NYC 2020 Celebrity Cruise Interview by Adam Rothenberg

Picture it. The High Seas. Aboard the inaugural Golden Fans at Sea cruise on Celebrity Cruises’ Infinity. The Golden Gays NYC & I sat down to catch up on all things Golden Girls, Golde…

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Call Answered: Kate Drummond: From Elementary School Teacher to Actress + "Utopia Falls" & "Ghostwriter" by Adam Rothenberg

From elementary school teacher to actress, Kate Drummond’s story inspired me. Taking a career leap, like Kate did, later in life is something I can relate to. Like Kate, I recently left my…

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Call Answered: Hallea Jones: Actress, Singer, Songwriter, "Locke & Key" Netflix by Adam Rothenberg

Hallea Jones is an actress and singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada. I love her passion for both crafts. Her determination is inspiring. Hallea can currently be seen in Netflix’s Locke &…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Call Answered: Jeff Teräväinen: "Utopia Falls" on Hulu by Adam Rothenberg

Jeff Teräväinen’s story strikes a chord with me. I love when someone makes transitions later in life, like I have recently done. Jeff, who always wanted to be an actor, started out in th…

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Call Answered: Sarah Luery: "Monotony The Musical" by Adam Rothenberg

There is so much in Sarah Luery’s podcast musical, Monotony The Musical that I relate to, especially the battle between staying at a survival job or pursuing your passion. I have been host…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Call Answered: Mary Bridget Davies: "Stay With Me: The Reimagined Songs of Jerry Ragovoy" by Adam Rothenberg

When I saw A Night with Janis Joplin on Broadway, I was transported to another place and time thanks to the talents of Mary Bridget Davies. She embodied Janis Joplin. I was never a big Janis…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Call Answered: Jeffrey Vause: "TOMORROW WE LOVE" at Theater for the New City by Adam Rothenberg

I first came to know Jeffrey Vause when he was starring in Andy Halliday’s Nothing But Trash. I’m so excited that I now get to interview him as Jeffrey’s play TOMORROW WE LOVE, makes i…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Call Answered: Jamison Stern: "AFTER FOREVER" on Amazon Prime by Adam Rothenberg

I first came to know the talents of Jamison Stern when Season 1 of the 5-time Daytime Emmy winning series AFTER FOREVER premiered on Amazon Prime in 2018. Then later that same year, I got to…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Call Answered: Sherry Eaker: The Bistro Awards by Adam Rothenberg

Sherry has been involved with the Bistro Awards since its inception —  when it was simply a list that ran in Back Stage, to producing the show on her own for the past 28 years. The Bistro…

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Call Redialed: NEW Wyatt Fenner Interview: "AFTER FOREVER" on Amazon Prime by Adam Rothenberg

It’s so great to catch up with actor Wyatt Fenner. It’s been three years since our last interview together, when Wyatt starred in The War Boys at Access Theatre. Now he is featured in th…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW Michele Brourman Interview: The 2020 Bistro Awards & other Honors by Adam Rothenberg

Once again, I’m getting the chance to catch up with the award-winning singer/songwriter, Michele Brourman. After a sold-out solo debut at Birdland Theatre in 2019, 2020 has started off wi…

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Call Answered: Nick Jordan: "The Middleman" by Adam Rothenberg

Nick Jordan is a rising actor who’s love of Star Wars caught my eye. He is about to be part of Marlin Thomas’ three-night theatrical event The Middleman at Hudson Guild Theatre. The Midd…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Call Answered: Charlene Oliver: "I've Never Been To Me" by Adam Rothenberg

Charlene Oliver is best known for her world-renowned mega-hit “I’ve Never Been To Me.” I first came to know Charlene and “I’ve Never Been To Me” in 1994 when I saw the filmThe Ad…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Call Answered: Belinda Davids: "The Greatest Love Of All: A Tribute To Whitney Houston" by Adam Rothenberg

Whether helping me solve a problem or inspiring me to write my own parody song, Whitney Houston’s music has always been part of my life’s soundtrack. One of my favorite kind of interview…

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Call Answered: Jesse Markowitz: Royal Caribbean: Harmony of the Seas by Adam Rothenberg

I have known Jesse Markowitz for many years now, meeting through my friend (and Call Me Adam theme song writer Bobby Cronin). It’s amazing that it took so many years for our schedules to l…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Call Answered: Daniel Cainer: "Jewish Chronicles" at SoHo Playhouse by Adam Rothenberg

After a sold-out run in October, SoHo Playhouse presents the return of Daniel Cainer’s Jewish Chronicles. Feuding tailors, a cocaine-addicted rabbi & a Jewish woman who joins a fundame…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Call Answered: Ryan Spahn: "Mr. Toole" at 59E59 Theaters by Adam Rothenberg

I first met Ryan Spahn when I moderated three talkbacks at the hit Off-Broadway play Daniel’s Husband. I was impressed by Ryan’s acting that I immediately became a fan of his. I was then…

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