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Friday, April 21, 2023

Spotlight On...Maggie Lalley by Michael Block

Name: Maggie Lalley  Hometown: New York City Education: Catholic schools in NYC Favorite Credits: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York Comedy Festival Why theater?: There's something very sp…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:12PM
Friday, April 14, 2023

Spotlight On...Sammy Jungwith by Michael Block

Name: Sammy Jungwirth Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland Education: George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology  Favorite Credits: Stage Manager- Disaster; Director- Zelda Why theate…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:48PM
Thursday, April 6, 2023

Review: Fosse for the Modern Age by Michael Block

by Michael Block Let me preface this review with a story. When I was in sixth grade, my English teacher Mrs. Marokovich asked us to do a biography report and create a puppet for our presenta…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 12:02AM
Monday, March 6, 2023

Spotlight On...Joseph Hayward by Michael Block

Name: Joseph Hayward Hometown: Wolverhampton, U.K. Education: The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.  Favorite Credits: This past summer I directed Desperate Measures at Saint M…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:44PM
Friday, May 6, 2022

Block Talk Guide to DragCon LA 2022! by Michael Block

By Michael Block After a two year break while the world was in a pandemic, DragCon is making its triumphant return to Los Angeles in 2022! Queens and fans from all around the globe are comin…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 10:33AM
Monday, January 17, 2022

Drag Race UK vs The World Officially Releases Cast by Michael Block

by Michael Block courtesy of World of Wonder The real Olympics of drag is about to begin! World of Wonder has officially announced the nine competitors from across the globe who will be …

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 02:42PM
Saturday, April 24, 2021

Spotlight On...Yulanda Yo-Rong Shieh by Michael Block

Name: Yulanda Yo-Rong Shieh Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan Education:  B.A. National Taiwan University - Drama and Theatre; M.F.A. NYU Tisch School of the Arts - Design for Stage and Film Favorit…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:12PM
Sunday, February 7, 2021

Spotlight On...Drew Larimore by Michael Block

Name: Drew Larimore Hometown: Louisville, KY Education: B.A. Emerson College Why theater?: Honestly, it's the only medium that electrifies me, terrifies me, stymies me, inspires me; it's the…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:06PM
Friday, January 15, 2021

Block Talk Ep. 242- Pietra Parker by Michael Block

  The lovely Pietra Parker joins me on the latest episode of Block Talk!  Learn more about Pietra at! Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts and more! 

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:32PM
Monday, January 4, 2021

Spotlight On...Jonathan Van Dyke by Michael Block

Name: Jonathan Van Dyke Hometown: Limerick, Maine Education: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy Favorite Credits: Richard Loeb in Thrill Me with writer/composer Stephen Dolginoff, Oh!…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 08:42PM
Friday, November 20, 2020

Spotlight On...Grace McLean by Michael Block

Name: Grace McLean Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA Education: I went to the Orange County High School of the Arts, and got my BFA in Drama and Art History from NYU. Favorite Credits: Natasha, Pierr…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:06PM
Monday, September 14, 2020

Spotlight On...Justin McDevitt by Michael Block

Name: Justin McDevitt   Hometown: Boston, MA   Education: New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study, B.A. 2013   Favorite Credits: The extent of my performance career w…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:06PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Block Talk- Episode 167: Quarantine Check In with Pussy Willow by Michael Block

On today's Quarantine Check In, Pussy Willow joins me to chat all things containment cookie, The Sims, and mental health!To listen to the podcast, download and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, S…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 11:54PM
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Block Talk- Episode 166: Quarantine Check In with Coco Taylor by Michael Block

Today, I got to chat with my good friend Coco Taylor! Our topics include Broadway, Video Games, and Pet Peeves!To listen to the podcast, download and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud,…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:03PM
Monday, March 16, 2020

Block Talk- Episode 165: Quarantine Check In with Gigi Deetz by Michael Block

In a time of uncertainty, it's always important to check in with the people around you. And that's what I'm going to do everyday until things improve. Joining the Block Talk content is Quara…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 11:24PM
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Spotlight On...Luke Jackson by Michael Block

Name: Luke JacksonHometown: Logansport, IndianaEducation: University of Michigan, National Theatre InstituteFavorite Credits: Charlie in The Whale, though the character is in his forties and…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 09:36PM
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Spotlight On...Maria Ciampi by Michael Block

Name: Maria CiampiHometown:  Hartsdale, New YorkEducation:   Fordham University, B.A. 1981 (summa cum laude, in cursu honorum); St. John’s University School of Law, J.D. 1986.Select Cre…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 03:03PM
Friday, November 22, 2019

Spotlight On...Jaime Lozano by Michael Block

Name: Jaime Lozano. My full name is Jaime Alonso Lozano Reyes.Hometown: Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. It’s in the north of Mexico. Around 3 hours driving from Texas.Education: BFA in mu…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 02:12PM
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Spotlight On...Roberto Araujo by Michael Block

Name: Roberto AraujoHometown: Mexico City, MexicoEducation: Theatre Major in Mexico CitySelect Credits: West Side Story at North Shore Music Theatre, In the Heights at GALA Theatre, Evita at…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 04:24PM
Friday, October 11, 2019

Spotlight On...Dani Franco by Michael Block

Name: Dani FrancoHometown: Raised in Colombia Born in VenezuelaEducation: Theater major degree In Casa del Teatro Nacional in Bogota/Colombia and acting for film and TV in New York conservat…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:24AM
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Spotlight On...Peter Levine by Michael Block

Name: Peter LevineHometown: BrooklynEducation: B.A., M.A. in History, Columbia, Phd History, RutgersFavorite Credits: As an actor, Marc in ART, Willie Clark in The Sunshine Boys, Roy Cohn in…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 08:24PM
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Review: Drag in Live Cartoon Form by Michael Block

By Michael BlockUnless you’ve been living under a rock, "The Simpsons" have been a staple in the pop culture lexicon for virtually three decades. The cartoon has become timeless in the sen…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 03:54PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Block Talk- Episode 136: DragCon NYC 2019 Special by Michael Block

Another DragCon NYC is in the books! I was lucky to get to roam the DragCon floor again and have some incredible interviews with the stars of Drag Race, Dragula, Camp Wannakiki and right her…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 02:06PM
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Block Talk- Episode 135: Dragula Dracap Episode 3 by Michael Block

It's time to recap another episode of Dragula season 3! Seraphim is back to rock and roll all night and tattoo everyday!To listen to the podcast, download and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, So…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 01:36AM
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Block Talk- Episode 133: Make Mike Watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by Michael Block

It's time to Make Mike Watch another Harry Potter film and this time it's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! I'm joined by Aria Derci, Nicole Onoscopi, and Pussy Willow to talk about a…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 05:36PM

DragCon NYC 2019: The Looks from the Pink Carpet by Michael Block

DragCon NYC 2019 has concluded but the looks from the Pink Carpet will live on forever! We spent three days from opening to close with all of the incredible artists who graced the Javits Cen…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 02:18PM
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Block Talk- Episode 132: Dragula Season 3 DragCap Episode 1 by Michael Block

Dragula is back with a brand new season and we're here to break it all down for you! Taking flight with me to discuss all things episode 1 is my favorite super villain, Seraphim!To listen to…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 02:24AM
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Block Talk- Episode 131: Make Mike Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by Michael Block

It's happened! I finally watched Harry Potter! Well, the first one! In this series of Make Mike Watch, I'll be sitting down with some incredible panels to watch the entire Harry Potter serie…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:03PM
Friday, July 26, 2019

Block Talk- Episode 128: Dragula Season 3 Preview by Michael Block

I've got some real monsters to help me break down the brand new season of the Boulet Brother's Dragula! Seraphim and Zalika Parsons join me as my new cohosts for season 3!To listen to the po…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 09:03PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Block Talk- Episode 127: Mike Sullivan by Michael Block

Drag artist and photographer Mike Sullivan joins me on Block Talk to talk about his amazing photo book, Spine & Clover!To listen to the podcast, download and subscribe on Apple Podcasts,…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 02:03PM
Friday, July 19, 2019

Block Talk- Episode 126: Emi Grate by Michael Block

Oh this is a fun one! It's my exclusive chat with Emi Grate!To listen to the podcast, download and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, or Stitcher!

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 08:42PM

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