Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Block Talk- Episode 106: Make Mike Watch Dirty Dancing by Michael Block

I'm so excited to release the first of hopefully many in the new series on Block Talk, Make Mike Watch! This will be a series of episodes were my guests will suggest a movie for me to watch …

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Block Talk- Episode 105: Kiki Ball-Change by Michael Block

In this episode, I sit down with recent Ultimate Drag Pageant champion Kiki Ball-Change!To listen to the podcast, download and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, or Stitcher!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Review: The Many Hauxs of the White House by Michael Block

By Michael Block Throughout the history of time, the true backbone of the American presidency is the First Lady. And we’ve had some iconic ladies filling that position. Offering her uniqu…

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Review: Get Out of Jersey by Michael Block

By Michael BlockNew Jersey is more than just Italian mob families and rich housewives and booze-guzzling shore-goers. There’s a rich landscape of mountains and beaches and farms and garden…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Spotlight On...Adam Bertocci by Michael Block

Name: Adam BertocciHometown: Bronxville, NYEducation: Northwestern UniversityFavorite Credits: The Shakespearean mashup Two Gentlemen of Lebowski. Although I am still proud of my work as the…

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Drag365: #8- Witti Repartee by Michael Block

Name: Witti ReparteeWhere can we find you out and about?: I’m often seen at Rockbar (where as the “Queen Mum” I’ve starred in staged readings, judged competitions, co-hosted fundrais…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Spotlight On...Brandon Raines by Michael Block

Name: Brandon RainesHometown: Manchester CTEducation: Greater Hartford Academy of the ArtsSelect Credits: Film: Sam “Neighbors”, Vin “Geeble”, Evan “Live”, Sam “your invited”…

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spotlight On...Cammerron Baits by Michael Block

Name: Cammerron BaitsHometown: San Diego, CaliforniaEducation: BA in Theater Studies from Brigham Young University with emphasis on directing and acting.Favorite Credits: I have had the oppo…

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Spotlight On...Michael Gioia by Michael Block

Name: Michael GioiaHometown: Carteret, NJEducation: Montclair State University (I actually have a degree in English!)Select Credits: The Secret Garden at the Lucille Lortel, 5th Floor Theatr…

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Spotlight On...Alejandro Cervantes by Michael Block

Name: Alejandro CervantesHometown: Oakland, CAEducation: NYU Tisch Class of ’18 BaybeeeeFavorite Credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Juneberry Collective or The Orange Terror Cyc…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Block Talk: Episode 93- RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 RuCap Episode 8 by Michael Block

Well that was a gaggy episode! Catrina Lovelace joined me to RuCap the latest episode of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4!To listen to the episode, visit Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, or Stitche…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Spotlight On...Trevor Ashley by Michael Block

Name: Trevor AshleyHometown: Sydney, AustraliaEducation: High School at Sydney Technical HighSelect Credits: Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, Thenardier in Les Mis, Miss Understanding in Priscill…

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Block Talk- Episode #90: Brenda Dharling by Michael Block

She's the dancing diva of NYC! After years of snatching all the crowns, she's sharing all on this incredible episode of Block Talk. It's Brenda Dharling!To listen to the episode, visit iTune…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Drag365: #7- Vivien Gabor by Michael Block

Name: Vivien GaborWhere can we find you out and about?: Vivien is often found lurking around her friend’s shows. Nothing stable as of yet.Why Drag?: I have no clue what I would do if I did…

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Drag365: #6- Ducky Sheaboi by Michael Block

Name: Ducky SheaboiWhere can we find you out and about?: Current gigs taking place at Icon in Astoria and Flower Power Coffee House in Glendale.Why Drag?: Why NOT drag? Drag can have every e…

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Drag365: #5- Audrey Phoenix by Michael Block

Name: Audrey PhoenixWhere can we find you out and about?: The Gutter (it’s a night spot). 10 points to anyone who gets that reference.Why Drag?: I’ve always wanted to sing, dance and act…

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Drag365: #4- Coco Taylor by Michael Block

Name: Coco TaylorWhere can we find you out and about?: I’m at Rockbar every Tuesday at 9pm hosting my show Cuckoo for Coco.Why Drag?: Because TheaterWorks USA stopped calling.What made you…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Drag365: #3- Pussy Willow by Michael Block

Name: Pussy WillowWhere can we find you out and about?: I am at Albatross monthly on Wednesdays for The Pussy Party.Why Drag?: Because it’s an industry that is ever changing and evolving, …

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Block Talk: Episode 88- RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 Episode 3 Recap by Michael Block

It's a DC invasion as Venus Valhalla and Brady Watson join me to go through everything that happened in the Snatch Game of Love episode of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4!To listen to the epi…

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Drag365: #2- Novaczar by Michael Block

Name: NovaczarWhere can we find you out and about?: I perform in Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn! Icon for open stages in Astoria, Marci Park in Williamsburg, Offside Tavern on 14th street in…

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Drag365: #1- Boyish Charm by Michael Block

Name: Boyish CharmWhere can we find you out and about?: Since I’m still so new to drag I’m mostly working the competition scene in NYC. Most often you can find me at Drag Wars at Pieces …

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Spotlight On...Judy Frank by Michael Block

Name: Judy FrankHometown: Fort Thomas, Kentucky; Indianapolis, IndianaEducation: Indiana University, Yale Drama SchoolFavorite Credits: Mary in Mary Mary, Shirley Valentine, Desdemona etc.Wh…

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Drag365: Fav 9 Photos of January! by Michael Block

To commemorate Drag365, I've compiled my favorite nine photos for each month during Drag365. Now's the time for you to tell me YOUR favorite from each month! All you have to do is head on ov…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Spotlight On...Tracy Weller by Michael Block

Name: Tracy WellerHometown: Cambridge MAEducation: Hamilton College, BA, Columbia University, MFASelect Credits: Jarring, Holiday House, Most Sincerely, Edward Albee, Heist, A Christmas Caro…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Review: A Modern Party in Ancient Egypt by Michael Block

By Michael Block Breaking the mold in theater these days comes with great ambition. We create in a time where we seemingly need to recreate the wheel in order to stand out. And if you c…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Review: Boudoir's Fabulous Coven by Michael Block

By Michael Block She’s like the energizer bunny. I’ve famously called her the Roomba of Drag on an episode of Block Talk. If you’ve never seen Boudoir LeFleur, you’re doing your…

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Spotlight On...Drew Seigla by Michael Block

Name: Drew SeiglaHometown: Richmond, VAEducation: B.M. in Voice Performance from The Juilliard School & attended Elon University two years prior towards a B.F.A. in Music Theatre.Select …

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Spotlight On...Maya Jacobson by Michael Block

Name: Maya JacobsonHometown: Clearwater, FloridaEducation: BFA from The Boston ConservatorySelect Credits: Woman 1 in Amerike The Golden Land, Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel, Brenda Strong in…

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Spotlight On...Marlena Holman by Michael Block

Name: Marlena HolmanHometown: Tucson, ArizonaEducation: BFA in Drama from NYU TischSelect Credits: Plucker (Company of Fools), Macbeth (No Name Collective), The Possibilities (dir. Tim Carro…

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Review: A Powerhouse Trio Unite by Michael Block

By Michael Block The Marvel universe has the Avengers, a super team of heroes who come together to fight the evils of the world. Each of these heroes lives in their own stand-alone stor…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Spotlight On...Lyto Triantafyllidou by Michael Block

Name: Lyto TriantafyllidouHometown: Thessaloniki, Greece Education: I studied theater at the School of Drama of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece, with a major in theater …

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