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Podcast: Vol. 114 – May 10, 2007

This week we talk to Amy Wilson the creator and star of "Mother Load." We also talk to actress Jenn Colella and she gives us an exclusive, in-studio performance. Two of the actresses from "Coram Boy" share their experiences on the show, also, we profile the new play "Lipstick on a Pig" with Director David Epstein. Plus, there's music, monologues, and more!

On the Boards

Mother Load 

This week we interview Amy Wilson the creator and star of the new one-woman show “Mother Load.” Amy also performs two comedic monologues from the show!

“Mother Load” is about the challenged of modern motherhood, and the trend in competitive parenting. Amy talks about the new twists on birthday parties, strollers, and trying to get one’s kid into pre-school, and how she learned to deal with it all and stay sane.

Amy Wilson appeared on Broadway in “The Last Night at Ballyhoo.” Other New York theater credits include Hobson’s Choice (Atlantic Theater Company), Hamlet (Target Margin), Young Goodman Brown (by Richard Foreman), Landlocked (Miranda Theatre Company), and Memory Play, with Eli Wallach (Women’s Project New Directors Series). On television, Amy was a series regular on the sitcoms Norm (ABC) with Norm MacDonald and Daddio (NBC) with Michael Chiklis, and had a recurring role on Felicity. Amy is also the author of three other one-woman shows. A Cookie Full of Arsenic: My Life as a Femme Fatale was featured at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University.

“Mother Load” is playing at the Sage Theatre. For tickets and more info please click here .


Up Close

Jenn Colella

We talk to Jenn Colella about her career, and we hear a song from the original Broadway cast recording of “High Fidelity” which is being released next week on Sh-k-boom and is available for pre-order on Amazon . She also gives us an exclusive performance of “Big Wings” with Georgia Stitt, which is available on “This Ordinary Thursday.”

Jenn Colella made her Broadway debut in “Urban Cowboy” for which she received an Outer Critics Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress. She was also in the original world premiere San Diego cast of “The Times They Are A-Changing.” She last appeared on Broadway in “High Fidelity” as Laura.

The Callboard

We have winners of our “Grey Gardens” CD contest

David Foulds of Waterloo, ON Canada; Elaine Nystrom of Bahama, NC; Jim Whicker of Tampa, FL; Mary Margaret Fields of Mississauga, ONT, Canada; and Seraph Lin of Alhambra, CA


And our second round of winniers of tickets to “Talk Radio” contest.

Myra Wong, James Amodeo, Alana Rader, Dmitri Russell and David L. Williams.

May 15th- The Tony Award Nominations are announced. Start planning your parties now!

And, any aspiring actors out there can audition for the new musical of the film “Shrek” via video. Click here for more info

On the Boards

Coram Boy 

We talk to Laura Heisler and Cristin Miloti of “Coram Boy.”

“Coram Boy” recently opened on Broadway after a successful run in London. Based on Jamila Gavin’s much-loved book “Coram Boy” is set in 18th-century England, where two orphans get a second chance in life at a home for deserted children. One has been rescued from an African slave ship. The other is the abandoned son of the heir to a great estate.

Laura Heisler is making her Broadway debut in “Coram Boy.” Off-Broadway she has appeared in “The Given,” “The Mistakes Madeline Made,” and “Everything Will Be Different.”

Cristin Miloti appeared on Broadway in “The Lieutenant of Inishmore.” In New York she’s appeared in “Humbuggery” and “History of Tears.”

For tickets and more info on “Coram Boy” click here.

On the Positive Side

Do they Know What They Want? Will They Know What They Want When They See What They Want?
Marty discusses some of the strange mixed critical reactions of the season.
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Listening Room


We play “I’m In Love WIth a Terrorist” (Sung by Nicole Ruth Snelson) from the new Cast Album Recording of “How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes” released by Hy-Fy Records and available now on Amazon. 

The show is written by Jonathan Karp and Seth Weinstein. We have an interview with them (and an early demo of another song!) in Vol. 11 of Broadway Bullet

On the Boards

Lipstick on a Pig 

We talk to David Epstein director of the new play “Lipstick on a Pig.”

“Lipstick on a Pig” is a daring and dangerous look at futility in the face of death. A family in crisis struggles with self, guilt, secrets and God, during a mysterious journey to where all is forgiven…or not. Underlying fear, rage, decadence and insanity surface despite a very human struggle to contain them.

David Epstein’s recent collaborations include the world premieres of CORONADO, by Dennis Lehane (author of Mystic River), and AIRPORT HILTON, by Anthony Jaswinski. Other NYC directing credits include ARCADIA, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THE MEMORY OF WATER, THE BEGGAR’S OPERA (Best Production, OOBR Awards), DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST. Mr. Epstein has written and directed four of his own full-length plays, which are now published by Smith and Kraus books. Mr. Epstein is Artistic Director of the award-winning Invisible City Theater Company, now in its sixth season. His fifth play, THE BASEMENT, will premiere in New York this November.

“Lipstick on a Pig” open on May 18th and plays through June 3rd. For tickets please click here .

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