STAGE TO STAGE: Â Thanks to everybody who came out to the live show this Sunday at 54 Below!Â It was especially wonderful to hang out with many of you between the two shows. Â Special thanks of course to The Ensemblist podcast hostsÂ Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanarone for leading the show, and music maestroÂ Jasper Grant for holding it all together.
We were blessed to have an extraordinary roster of music guests to help tell the story of the St. James Theatre through music — Â Krystina Alabado (Evita, American Idiot),Â Lauren Elder (Side Show)Â Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Peter Pan Live!),Â Grasan Kingsberry (Motown) andÂ Angie Schworer (Something Rotten).
Big news — the show was a roaring success so we will be planning more live events for 2016!
Angie Schworer performing a number from The Producers which she sang numerous times from the stage at the St. James.
Grasan Kingsberry performing “On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever.” He also kicked off the show with a number from Oklahoma!
Jason Gotay, performing a number he originated at the St. James Theatre from the musical Bring It On.
They gave us Linda Lavin’s dressing room! We were singing the theme song to Alice all evening.
The show was recorded so we are working on a way to provide it for our listeners. So stay tuned.
THE IAN GLEASON SHOW: Want to hear some scoop about how we produce the Bowery Boys: New York City History podcast? Â I was recently interviewed by podcast host Ian Gleason, talking about the processing of recording a history show. Â We had a great talk and I think you’ll enjoy listening! Â You can download it from iTunes or SoundCloud. Â Or you can listen to it right here:
BOOK NEWS: We are furiously plugging away at producing the very first Bowery Boys: New York City History book. Â We can’t give you the exact release date, but I can tell you to look for it in SPRING/EARLY SUMMER 2016. Â Because of all the research and writing for the book, blog updates haveÂ been occasionally slow but I hope to return to more frequent posts once the book is completed.
NEW PODCAST ON FRIDAY: We hope you’re feeling healthy enough for it (hint, hint).
TWITTER FRIDAY: Â Since I’ve been working on the book all this year, I haven’t been able to do history related Tweet-along with New York City history-themed television shows. Â But the new season of The Knick begins on Friday, October 16, so how can I resist?