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Podcast: Vol. 104- March 1st, 2007

This week on Broadway Bullet we interview Fan-Yang of the "Gazillion Bubble Show," and introduce our new contest. Also, we interview the cast of "Gutenberg! The Musical!," the director of the new show "Blindness," and the composer of the new children's show “The Further Adventures of Uncle Wiggly: The Windblown Visitors.”  Also, we interview Frank Conway of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Fan-Yang and the “Gazillion Bubble Show”

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This week we interview Fan- Yang the creator and star of the “Gazillion Bubble Show.”

Fan-Yang is the holder of 12 Guinness World Records and David Letterman called him, “The greatest bubble artist in the world.”

The “Gazillion Bubble Show” is the first stage production to ever use the combination of bubble technology, lasers, lighting, and special effects.

The “Gazillion Bubble Show” is playing now through September 2nd at New World Stages in NYC. To buy tickets visit www.telecharge.com. But first…

Enter our “Fan-Yang-tastic Broadway Bullet Birthday Bubble Birthday Blowout Contest!!!” If you register on our site between now and April 26th you’ll be entered in a drawing to win FREE tickets to the “Gazillion Bubble Show.” We, also, a GRAND PRIZE of two very special front row seats to the show, where not only will you have a prime view, but you’ll also be invited up on stage to participate in the show.

To enter to win the Grand Prize of the “Fan-Yang-tastic Broadway Bullet Birthday Bubble Blowout Contest” send a photo of yourself blowing a bubble in the most unusual and creative place you can think of (the top of the Empire State Building? At Church? During a wedding?…ok, none of those are particularly creative, but you get the idea). Send your photos to info@broadwaybullet.com by April 26th for a chance to win the Grand Prize.

We are also giving away up to 75 Pairs of tickets for the Thursday, April 26th performance which will also double as host, Michael Gilboe’s Birthday Bash. Just Register for the Site! Click here for more info!

 

On the Boards

Gutenberg! The Musical!

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From the new show “Gutenberg! The Musical!” we interview actors Jeremy Shamos and David Turner. We also play two songs recorded live at a performance of “Gutenberg! The Musical!”: “Tomorrow is Tonight” and “Go to Hell.”

Here’s how the creators of “Gutenberg! The Musical” describe their show: “In 1450, Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press. In Nutley, NJ, Bud and Doug wrote a musical about him. They don’t have a cast, an orchestra, or a clue, but they have a lot of hats. Tonight they’re pitching this hilarious epic to the producers who might take their dream to Broadway.”

David Turner was most recently on tour in “Spamalot” playing Sir Robin. His Broadway credits include “The Invention of Love” and “In My Life.” A long with being an actor, David is also a composer and director.

Jeremy Shamos’ Broadway credits include “Reckless” with Mary Louise Parker and “The Rivals.”  He can be seen in the upcoming film “Dedication.” He received his MFA from NYU, Graduate Acting.

“Gutenberg! The Musical!” is playing at the Actors’ Playhouse through March 25th. To purchase tickets visit www.telecharge.com

We also interviewed the original actors an one of the writers back in Vol. 5. Check it out and hear 2 more songs as well!

The Callboard

March 5th- The Waterwell Cabaret Benefit at Joe’s Pub. Waterwell is a young theatre company that has been doing new and interesting work off-Broadway. To learn more visit www.waterwell.org .

March 5th- Christine Ebersole will perform at Bloomingdale’s Shoe Salon for the charity Women In Need. To learn more click here.

March 10th and 11th- S.T.A.G.E. benefit Sondheim Tribute in Beverly Hills staring Shirley Jones. For more info click here .

March 12th- Broadway for Medicine benefit for the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction. Performers include Tyne Daly, Charles Busch, Andrea McArdle, Joanna Gleason, Malcolm Gets, Debbie Gravitte, Manoel Felciano, Deborah Gibson, and more. The orchestra will be conducted by John McDaniel. For more info click here .

March 17th- Barbara Cook and Audra McDonald at the Kennedy Center. For more info click here .

Also, all of you aspiring actors out there (or just anyone who’s interested) please visit our friends at www.EverythingActingPodcast.com

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Frank Conway of BC/EFA

www.broadwaycares.org 

We interview Frank Conway of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BC/EFA was founded to be the theatrical communities response to the worldwide health crisis of HIV/AIDS. Since its founding in 1987 it has raised over $130 million through events like “Nothing Like a Dame,” “Broadway Bares,” and “The Broadway Flea Market.”

Frank shares stories about how BC/EFA was founded and also some important information about volunteering.

To find out more about BC/EFA click here.
To learn about volunteering click here .
To learn about the upcoming “Nothing Like a Dame” fundraiser click here .

 

On the Boards

Blindness

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We profile the new play “Blindness” and interview the director/adaptor Joe Tantalo (who also discuss “Fahrenheit 451” and “A Clockwork Orange”).

“Blindness” is adapted from the Nobel Prize winning novel by Jose Saramago. It is the story of a town where everyone is going blind and being institutionalized except a doctor’s wife.

Joe Tantalo is the Artistic Director of Godlight Theatre Company . During his time there he has directed and adapted many novels including “Fahrenheit 451” and “A Clockwork Orange.” In 2002 he was named Director of the Year by NYTheatre.com.

“Blindness” runs from March 1st through April 8th at 59E59 Theatres. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketcentral.com .

On the Boards

The Further Adventures of Uncle Wiggly: The Windblown Visitors

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We profile the new children’s musical “The Further Adventures of Uncle Wiggly: The Windblown Visitors” and interview composer Arthur Abrams who brought along two demos from the show the songs “That’s When I’ll See You My Friend” and “Dance of the Fireflies.”

“The Further Adventures of Uncle Wiggly: The Windblown Visitors” is the story of a little girl from New Orleans who is sent to live with distant relatives in New York City after Hurricane Katrina.

“The Further Adventures of Uncle Wiggly: The Windblown Visitors” is playing at Theatre for the New City on weekends March 2nd through 25th.  To purchase tickets visit www.ovationtix.com .

On the Positive Side

Will return next week.

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