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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Block Talk: Episode 58- RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 RuCap Episode 5 by Michael Block

Bijoux and I are here to break down everything that happened on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10, episode 5!To listen to the episode, visit iTunes or SoundCloud! And leave us a review while you'…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Spotlight On...Toby Singer by Michael Block

Name: Toby SingerHometown: Ann Arbor, MI (currently living in Brooklyn, NY)Education: University of Michigan (degree in Music Theory from the School of Music)Favorite Credits: Besides Wicked…

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Review :Amazing Freedom Fighters of Amsterdam by Michael Block

By Ed MalinBarbara Kahn's new historical play Verzet Amsterdam is running through April 22nd at Theater for the New City.  Roberto Gonzales Jr. and Barbara Kahn direct this exciting tal…

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Spotlight On...Eric Sirota by Michael Block

Name:  Eric SirotaHometown:  Brooklyn, New York; Living in Flemington, NJ for the past 32 years.Education:  Stuyvesant High School, NYC (Frank McCourt was my homeroom teacher …

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Review: The Art of Being Kind by Michael Block

By Ed MalinRetro Productions has commissioned a new play about the 1980s from playwright Gina Femia. We Are A Masterpiece, directed by DeLisa M. White, indeed follows Retro's mission of brin…

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Review: A Classically Fun Story of Doing the Right Thing by Michael Block

By Ed MalinSpicy Witch Productions (Rebecca Weiss, Artistic Director), a feminist theater company, is presenting a new translation of a classic play (Life Is A Dream by Pedro Calderón de la…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Block Talk: Episode 57- Blake Zolfo by Michael Block

He's here! The amazing Blake Zolfo joined me for an incredible episode of Block Talk where we talk about his incredible journey from midwest kid to big city dreamer!To listen to the episode,…

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