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Podcast: Vol. 110- April 12th, 2007

This week we go up close with Karen Ziemba, currently co-starring in "Curtains". We talk to Romain Fruge of "Some Men," and writer/director Rob Urbinati. We also profile the benefit "We Tell the Story: The songs of Ahrens and Flaherty", Marty Cooper gives his impressions of "Legally Blonde" and we have songs and some exclusive in-studio performances!  

On the Boards

Romain Fruge from “Some Men”

This week we talk to Romain Fruge from the new Terrance McNally play “Some Men.” He also performs the song “River in the Rain” from “Big River.”

Romain Fruge created the role of Ethan in “The Full Monty.” He also appeared on Broadway in “The Threepenny Opera,” “Titanic,” “Tommy,” and “The Secret Garden.” He also appeared in the New York and national tour of “Big River” as Huck.

“Some Men” is currently playing at Second stage for more info and tickets click here.

Up Close

Karen Ziemba

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This week we go up close with Tony Winner Karen Ziemba who is currently co-starring in the new Kander and Ebb musical “Curtains.”

Karen Ziemba won a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics award for “Contact.” She’s also appeared in “Crazy for You,” “I Do! I Do!”, and “110 in the Shade” at the New York City Opera. Her relationship with Kander and Ebb includes the productions of “And The World Goes ‘Round” (Drama Desk Award), “Chicago,” and “Steel Pier” (Tony nom.).

“Curtains is currently playing on Broadway. For tickets and more info click here .

We also play her version of “Sooner or Later” from “Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall.” buy DVD at AMAZON

 The Callboard

April 23rd & 24th – Annual Easter Bonnet Competition to benefit BC/EFA. For more info click here.

May 4th-6th – Commercial Theatre Institute 3 Day Producer’s Workshop. For more info and registration click here. 

Also, check out our friends at Feast of Fools podcast!

On the Boards

Rob Urbinati

We talk to Rob Urbinati about what it’s like to have two shows opening at the same time. Rob is the writer of “West Moon Street” and the director of “The President and Her Mistress.”

“West Moon Street” is based on Oscar Wilde’s “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime.” According to the press notes: “Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy—just down from Oxford and engaged to be married—until a fateful evening at Lady Windemere’s when a mysterious palm-reader predicts a shocking turn of events.”

“The President and Her Mistress” is according to the press materials: “In 2155 A.D., The Year of Our Goddess, women rule. Beck Shine is President of the World. Insurgent men have taken 10,000 women hostage in Australia and, for the first time since the femme revolution, women are in danger; Beck’s mother convinces her that ‘nano-probe technology’ will give her the energy to save her presidency; and Beck’s husband and her mistress vie for her allegiance. What’s a woman president to do?”

For more info and tickets to “West Moon Street” click here .
For more info and ticket to “The President and Her Mistress” click here .

On the Positive Side

This week Marty talks about “Legally Blonde” staring Laura Bell Bundy.  For more info on “Legally Blonde” and to purchase tickets click here .

Charity Event

We Tell The Story

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Producer Philip Accorso and Musical Director Amanda Martin discuss “We Tell the Story: The Songs of Ahrens & Flaherty” a benefit for the New York Make A Wish Foundation. We have two exclusive in-studio performances! Katie Kozlowski performs “Back to Before” from “Ragtime” and Jamal McDonald and Q. Smith perform “Wheels of a Dream” from “Ragtime.”

“We Tell the Story” takes place Monday, April 30th. For tickets and more info call 347-262-4301.

For more information on the New York Make A Wish Foundation please click here.

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