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Thursday
Mar132014

Eddie Sarfaty at The Metropolitan Room March 23 7pm

Come on down to The Metropolitan Room in NYC on Sunday, March 23 at 7pm to see the hilarious Eddie Sarfaty in his new stand-up show Desperate For Attention! Eddie's always on the cutting edge of comedy, so come laugh your worries away with Eddie and his special guest Danny Cohen!

Sit Back with a Cocktail (or Mocktail) and join smart, sarcastic and silly stand-up comedian Eddie Sarfaty and his guest, the hilarious Danny Cohen, for an evening of Naughtiness, Neurosis, Jewrosis, Hilarity, Hysteria, Homo Humor, Judgment, Blame, Finger Pointing, Kvetching, Kvelling and Embarrassing Noises in celebration of the official end of this F&%king Winter!

The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue). Click here for tickets! 

For more on Eddie be sure to visit http://keeplaughing.com and follow him on Facebook!

Saturday
Jan182014

Joan Rivers Returns to Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC 1/21 at 7pm

The one and only Joan Rivers is taking the stage yet again at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on January 21 at 7pm in NYC for another evening of comedy! Come see this living legend live on stage as she brings her newest and most outrageous material yet to be unveiled! 

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located at 407 West 42nd Street (in the basement of the West Bank Cafe). Click here for tickets!

For more information on Joan's show visit Spin Cycle: http://spincyclenyc.com/index.php/joan-rivers/8-joan-rivers-live

Tuesday
Oct292013

The Vaudevillians: Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City

"The Vaudevillians," Major Scales and Jinkx MonsoonDante Sabatino, Adam Rothenberg, "The Vaudevillians" (Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales), Photo Credit; Chip DuckettI had the best time tonight seeing "The Vaudevillians" at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City. This dynamic duo, comprised of Jinkx Monsoon (Season 5 winner of RuPaul's Drag Race) and composer/musician Major Scales, were so much fun and cleverly witty! I have been to many shows, but "The Vaudevillians" definitely are at the top of my favorites. They knew the meaning of entertainment.

Combining some of their biggest hit songs with stories of their life, death, and relationship, "The Vaudevillians" displayed what true showmanship is. Both Jinkx and Major have great great voices. The vocal range of Jinkx is unreal. She has pipes that can really blow! Major's voice was all his own. He sounded great with Jinkx and magnificent on his own. To combine their voices with their impeccable comedic timing, man, I had to keep pinching myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. I was in awe of their talent the whole night!

Jinkx Monsoon at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Photo Credit: Wilson ModelsThe songs they sang were some of today's biggest hits, but thankfully, they performed them in their original form with their original intention (to fully understand that, you have to go see their show), for these were all songs from their catalog of music stolen by popular artists such as Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Gaynor, Britney Spears, ABBA, and Janis Joplin. I am still relishing in the fantastic arrangements "The Vaudevillians" created for their music. I hope they will release a CD of these amazing creations they call songs.

I felt so lucky to be part of tonight's audience because tonight, the show was being filmed for future distribution on DVD (stay tuned to Call Me Adam to find out when that release will be). This is one DVD, I'm definitely going to pick up, but it can't' fully replace the experience of seeing them live in person. With a sixth extension just announced, I suggest clicking here for tickets before November 19, when "The Vaudevillians" will pack-up their bags and hit the road to Australia, Boston, and next summer in Provincetown, MA!

"The Vaudevillians" at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Photo Credit: Dina LitovskyThe Laurie Beechman Theatre is located at 407 West 42nd Street (in the basement of the West Bank Cafe).

For more on "The Vaudevillians" visit http://www.jinkxmonsoon.com/vaudevillians.html and follow them on Facebook!

Thursday
Oct242013

Charles Busch Ridin' High at 54 Below

I had the most splendid evening at Charles Busch's new cabaret show Ridin' High at 54 Below. In true Charles Busch fashion, Charles lit up that stage with songs, stories, humor, and lots of love! I could just tell how much fun he was having on stage and you know what, the audiences was having quite a time too. To see this show at 54 Below was also very delightful. I just adore 54 Below. It's intimacy allowed me to feel much more part of the show. With a great sound, I didn't miss a beat!

I really enjoyed Charles' new routine, especially his fun banter with musical director Tom Judson (who also got to showcase his gorgeous vocals with a solo number of his own). Charles knows how to entertain, which is why he has sustained his successful career. With nothing more than a look, Charles can leave an audience in stitches, and let me tell you, I was sewn up good with laughter.

I always learn some lesson through Charles' stories and tonight was no exception. Charles taught me two things. One was "You are only as good as the people you work with" and two, "Don't rush into judgement." Such wise statements really took to my heart.

After seeing Charles Busch in Ridin' High, I felt as though I knew him that much better. He revealed a lot of fun facts about himself. When I'm watching Charles on stage, I often feel as though I'm sitting around a campfire and Charles is the flame, heated by his warmth and comforted by his gentle delivery.

Charles has two shows left, November 7 & 24 at 9:30pm at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, between Broadway & 8th Avenue). Click here for tickets!

That's Adam's Call and I Stand For Entertainment!

Saturday
Oct192013

Another Medea at All For One Theater Festival

Tony Award nominee Tom HewittPlaywright and Director Aaron Mark and Adam RothenbergI had a soul-wrenching, blew-my-mind, awe-inspiring evening at Aaron Mark's Another Medea starring Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt, in the All For One Theater Festival. With it's gay story line and making references to current news stories, Aaron has found a way to take this classic Greek tragedy and truly bring it into modern day life. Aaron's writing was so strong and powerful while Tom Hewitt took this script to a new level with his tour de force performance. I have seen Tom give commanding performances in musicals before, but I was even more in awe of Tom's talent after seeing this show. 

I am so grateful to have had this remarkable evening of theatre. So glad the All For One Theater Festival exists. Another Medea plays at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street). 

There are just three performances left: Sunday, October 20 at 4pm, Saturday, October 26 at 4pm, and Wednesday, October 30 at 7pm. Click here for tickets!