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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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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW David Dean Bottrell Interview: "David Dean Bottrell Makes Love" Returns by Adam Rothenberg

In 2019, David Dean Bottrell had the NYC premiere of his new one-man show David Dean Bottrell Makes Love at Dixon Place. After a successful run in Los Angeles, David felt it was time for New…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW Daniel C. Levine Interview: "Godspell" at ACT of CT by Adam Rothenberg

It’s so great to catch up with Daniel C. Levine, the Artistic Director of RIdgefield’s premiere regional theatre, ACT of CT. It’s been two years since he & I last spoke, at which t…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Call Answered: The Skivvies: Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina by Adam Rothenberg

I have been a fan of Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina for years! I have done interviews with them separately, but never, together, as their band The Skivvies! With their first show of 2020 com…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Conference Call: Summer Orlando and Barbra Joan Streetsand: "The Judy and Barbra Show" by Adam Rothenberg

When two icons ask you to do an interview to help promote their upcoming debut at The Green Room 42, how can you say no? New England's Number One Live Singing Judy Garland and Barbra Streisa…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Call Answered: Douglas Lyons: "Chicken and Biscuits" at Queens Theatre by Adam Rothenberg

Douglas Lyons is a playwright, composer, lyricist, and actor working and living in New York City. He was most recently seen on Broadway as an original member of Beautiful: The Carole King Mu…

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Call Redialed: NEW Ty Autry Interview: "A Southern Fairytale" at FRIGID Festival NYC by Adam Rothenberg

It’s been almost two years since Ty Autry’s A Southern Fairytale made is New York City premiere. Now, the show is returning for a run in the FRIGID Festival before heading out on an inte…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Call Answered: Catherine Ogden: "The Glass Menagerie" at The Phoenix Theatre PA by Adam Rothenberg

Catherine Ogden’s 20 year career in professional musical theater has included regional, touring and Broadway productions. In addition to performing Catherine is a teaching artist at West C…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Call Answered: Ventresca: "Craving" by Adam Rothenberg

Ventresca is a rising singer/songwriter whose debut single “Craving” has got me listening to the song on loop. I had a great time chatting with Ventresca about writing this song, making …

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Call Answered: Savarre lead singer Shannon Denise Evans by Adam Rothenberg

Savarre is a rising band whose sound hints at such established artists as St. Vincent, Evanescence and Muse, but Savarre puts out an unvarnished authenticity, musicianship, and lyricism all …

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Call Answered: Barbara Maier Gustern: "If Music Be The Food of Love – A Benefit for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen" by Adam Rothenberg

Barbara Maier Gustern is an actress/singer turned voice teacher. She is one of NYC’s most sought-after vocal coaches. From music to Broadway to the downtown avant-garde, her roster of stud…

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Call Answered: Isabella Blake-Thomas: "The League of Legend Keepers : Shadows" + "Once Upon A Time" + "Secret Society Of Second Born Royals" by Adam Rothenberg

Isabella Blake-Thomas is an actress, singer, writer, and producer. At such a young age, I was very inspired by all she has accomplished so far. Known for her role on ABC’s Once Upon A Time…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Call Answered: Antonia Vivino: "Heathers: The Musical" + "Frozen Live" by Adam Rothenberg

Just like the Charmed ones, the Vivino sisters have “The Power Of Three” when it comes to music. After interviewing Donna & Natalia in 2019, I am thrilled to get to interview Antonia…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Call Answered: David Hernandez: "American Idol", "Broadway & Beyond" at The Green Room 42 by Adam Rothenberg

David Hernandez gained national attention with his powerful voice and affable personality as an American Idol Top 12 finalist. After 10 years of touring, David is returning to New York City …

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Carolee Carmello Interview: "Hello, Dolly!" Tour by Adam Rothenberg

Three-time Tony Nominee Carolee Carmello is one of my favorite Broadway stars! Every time I see her perform, I am transported to another world where her heavenly voice lifts me high up above…

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Call Answered: Alex Castillo: "Clemency" and CASTLE2000 Films by Adam Rothenberg

I was so excited to be introduced to actor/producer Alex Castillo because he, like me, left his corporate job to fully pursue his artistic calling. Alex is the founder of Castle2000 Films, a…

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