Tuesday, October 4, 2022

New York's Axial Theater Presents John Logan's Play NEVER THE SINNER, Directed by Daytime Emmy Winner Cady McClain Starring Trent Dawson, Albi Gorn in November 2022

Axial Theatre, under Artistic Director Cady McClain, is proud to announce the fall production of Never the Sinner by John Logan, featuring Broadway actor Trent Dawson, Tuesdays With Morrie star Albi Gorn, Michael Howard Conservatory Members Tom Ryan and Michael M. Alva, and Axial Theater Members Bruce Apar, Youlim Nam and special guest Najah Imani Muhammad.  The play will be produced at Bethany Arts Community in Ossining (N.Y.), Nov. 10 - 13 and Nov. 17 - 20, 2022. Thursday through Saturday shows are 8 p.m. Sunday performances are 3 p.m.  A post-show discussion of the topics of the play will follow each performance, led by director McClain, members of the ensemble and special guests. Tickets are $10 students,  $25 general seating, available at axialtheatre.org

Feel Good Interview Series - Get to Know Actor Ektor Rivera - From Broadway to Hallmark and More

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and "Powerjournalist"

Actor Ektor Rivera starred in 
Groundswell on the Hallmark channel opposite veteran actress Lacey Chabert. 
In his Broadway debut, Rivera played Emilio Estefan in On Your Feet! which was performed at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. Rivera's television credits include Fantasy IslandNCIS, and StarUp, among others. His other leading roles in plays and musicals Include RentHairsprayGodspellHigh School MusicalPiafThe Outsiders, and The Mousetrap.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Bravo Con 2022 is October 14-16 in New York City - See the Lineup of 100+ Bravolebrities: Tickets Available

By Bella Gusmano

From Real Housewives to Below Deck to Southern Charm and more, the Bravolebrities are finally reunited for BravoCon 2022 in New York City. Hosted at the Javits Center from October 14 - 16, Bravo fans will get to sit in on more than 60 events featuring some of the 100+ Bravolebs attending this year's event. 

BravoCon 2019 was the premier event of its kind, and with BravoCon 2021 postponed to this October, the anticipation is high for the 2022 event. The 2019 event was jam-packed with drama, including the reveal of the newest Real Housewives of New York Member, The Vanderpump Rules afterparty, and a live Watch What Happens Live Episode. 

Casting Call: Twins Talent Seeks Thrill-Seekers for New Competition Show

 

CASTING - NEW COMPETITION SERIES!

Seeking All Types of Adventurous Thrill-Seekers who are up for the
Ultimate Mental, Spiritual & Physical Challenge.
Are you interested or fascinated by the unexplained or spirits/ghosts/orbs? Maybe you love all things haunted? Maybe you are an open-minded skeptic? Maybe you are an amateur or professional paranormal investigator/enthusiast, Ghost/Spirit hunters, history buff or Psychic Medium?
Would you like to win up to 50k?
Can you be competitive?
Must be a US Citizen, 21yrs & Over.
Must be able to be away for up to 4 weeks.
Financial Stipend provided for those chosen for the show.
Email: ttcasting22@gmail.com with name, contact info, photo & location.

"Feel Good" Interview Series: Actor Tyler Harlow of Marry Me in Yosemite on Hallmark Channel - Ten Things and More to Know About Him

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and Powerjournalist

Actor Tyler Harlow stars in Marry Me in Yosemite on the Hallmark channel opposite veteran actress Cindy Busby. This marked his first-ever career Hallmark film. "It was wonderful," he said, especially for him to be afforded the privilege to shoot at Yosemite National Park. He subsequently described it as a "wonder of the world." He hopes this movie gives viewers a deeper affinity for nature and the wilderness. "I enjoyed it my experience working with Cindy on this film," he said.

What He Watches

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Katonah Classic Stage (New York) Presents Noel Coward's Romantic Comedy Private Lives this October, Christa Scott-Reed To Direct Ensemble of Trent Dawson, Lia Dimarchi, Dawn Vanessa Brown, More

Katonah Classic Stage (KCS)
will present Noel Coward’s romantic comedy,
Private Lives, October 13-23, 2022 at the newly renovated Bedford Hills (New York) Community House
74 Main Street, Bedford Hills, NY. For tickets visit: www.katonahclassicstage.com/privatelives  

After last year’s successful run of their inaugural production, Oleanna, an intense but exhilarating drama with #MeToo undertones, KCS, the only professional theater company in Westchester County (north of NYC) is taking a decidedly more lighthearted approach this year. Instead, passion, laughter, romance, and love set the stage for a far more comedic battle of the sexes.   

            

See Kelly Ripa on Tour for her New Book Entitled Live Wire: Events in NJ, NY, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky Announced

 

Whether you know the multi-talented Kelly Ripa from All My Children, Hope and Faith, Live with Kelly or from her many other accomplishments  you surely recognize that she's done an awful lot, seen a lot and met a ton of interesting people. Her new book her first book entitled Live Wire, Long-Winded Short Stories pretty much sums it up. 

According to Harper Collins, the book's publisher, "Kelly shows what really makes her tick. As a professional, as a wife, as a daughter and as a mother, she brings a hard-earned wisdom and an eye for the absurdity of life to every minute of the day. It is her relatability in all of these roles that has earned her fans worldwide and millions of followers on social media. Whether recounting how she and Mark really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on she, how Jersey Pride follows  her wherever she goes and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment,) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners."

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

CASTING CALL: Extras Sought for an Episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Filming September 2023 in New York City

Are you a fan of the award-winning series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? How would you like to take a step back in time and become part of the wonderful world of Maisel? Can you get to New York City? Backstage.com - a great place to find "extras" work - is seeking extras for an episode. They are seeking women, 18-mid 30s to portray upscale society women and uptown girls in a 1960s Bryn Mawr college reunion scene with Midge.

You must be at least 18 years of age to work. There is also a Vaccination Policy which must be followed. This is a paid position on September 21-22nd, 2023 in New York City.

According to the Listing:

Thursday, September 8, 2022

NBC New York News Anchor Jen Maxfield Hosts Day of Giving, "9-11 Weekend Snack Pack Event" for Center For Food Action in NJ

NBC NY News Anchor and Author Jen Maxfield is hosting and event with the Center for Food Action in Northern NJ to help raise funds and gather support for those in need. The event is part of the CFA's 9-11 Day of Service event. Details are below. Even if you can't make the event, there are ways to help online. Since 1976, the Center for Food Action in NJ has been providing food, housing, utility and heatig assistance, counseling and advocacy services to low income individuals and families. Visit: https://www.cfanj.org/

For an interview with Jen Maxfield on The LIBBY Show click HERE.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Feel Good Interview Series: Get to Know Actor Jesse Hutch of Christmas in Toyland and Love, Bubbles & Chrystal Cove

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and Powerjournalist
Photo Left Credit: Courtesy Vortex Pix

The talented actor Jesse Hutch recently starred in Christmas in Toyland on the Hallmark channel opposite veteran actress Vanessa Lengies. He also stars in Love, Bubbles & Crystal Cove alongside Stephanie Bennett, which aired on  September 4th on UPtv.  He is a veteran actor in TV movies for the popular cable stations in such favorites as For The Love of Chocolate, Inn Love by Christmas, Chateau Christmas, Love on the Road and more. He recently completed the movies Dream Wedding and The Love Club: Sydney's Story. You might also recognize this versatile actor from his roles in Batwoman, The Series.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Summer Feel Good Interview Series: Meet TV Film Actor Franco Lo Presti - He Talks Soccer, His Favorite Films and More

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and Powerjournalist
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brain Poweer Studio Rights Inc.

Franco Lo Presti is the star of the new Hallmark original film "14 Love Letters," which recently premiered on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. In addition to Lo Presti, the film stars Vanessa Sears and Madeleine Claude, and it follows the story of a young woman who finds herself in the possession of some romantic love letters. 

In August 2022 Franco Lo Presti can be found in  "The Story of Love" on UPtv opposite such actors as Brittany Bristow and Neil Crone. With over 27 acting credits, Franco is someone you've probably seen in many of your favorite shows and movies.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Summer Feel Good Interview Series - Actor Julian Haig of New Rom Com Love in Bloom on Great American Family - Get to Know Him

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and Powerjournalist

Australian actor Julian Haig is the star of the new romantic comedy Love In Bloom, which premiered on Great American Family in August 2022. Directed by by Rogue Robin, Julian  stars opposite Susie Abromeit.

What Julian Watches

His favorite series to binge-watch is Obi-Wan Kenobi, especially since he is a massive Star Wars nerd. "I mostly watch movies, to be honest," he said.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Axial Theater Presents Cactus Flowers- Free Play Reading August 28th with Cady McClain and Brad Forenza - Virtual Event with Four New Plays

Join Emmy-winning actress Cady McClain, Artistic Director for NY's Axial Theater with Brad Forenza for a reading of four short plays on Sunday, August 28th from 3-5pm. The reading is part of Cactus Flowers, which presents the best of new playwrights. The event is free but donations always welcome. 
RSVP HERE.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Days Of Our Lives' Cady McClain Talk about Her Life, Her New Roles and Her Past Roles in an Interview on The LIBBY Show: Lunch with The Ladies

 
By Bella Gusmano

On this episode of The LIBBY Show: Lunch with the Ladies, the ladies talk soap operas and so much more with three-time Daytime Emmy winner Cady McClain.

Cady is an icon in the world of daytime, known for her roles as Dixie in All My Children, Rosanna on As the World Turns, Kelly on The Young and the Restless, and Jennifer on Days of Our Lives.

On top of these impressive roles, Cady is now working as a director, using her experience, skill, and passion to pave the way for females striving to reach similar goals. 

Star of Daytime's Young and the Restless Christel Khalil Stars Alongside James Maslow as a Video Game Influencer In RomCom We Need To Talk - Now Available on Free Streaming Platforms

Daytime Star Christel Kahlil (Lily, Young and the Restless) stars alongside James Maslow (Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, Lionsgate's My Boyfriends' Meds) in the new rom com movie We Need to Talk. The movie is about Great Scott, a video-game influencer who speaks to millions of his online fans every day but has problems talking to people in his real life including his girlfriend Aly, played by Christel. Soap fans will love seeing Christel in this part as a very cool girlfriend.

Great Scott remains blissfully unaware that he has a problem until one morning, as she’s walking out the door, his girlfriend Aly (Christel Khalil) tells him, “We need to talk.” Aly’s comment sends him into a day-long tailspin. 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Summer "Feel Good" Interview Series: Get to Know Ashley Williams: Her Movies, How She Spends Her Time, Her Words of Wisdom and Her New Initiative to Help Females In Film

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and Powerjournalist
Photo Credit Left: Zack Dougan, Crown Media

Ashley Williams is one of Hollywood's most versatile actresses and directors. Many people know her from the many holiday and other movies she has done for the Hallmark Channel, such as Holiday Hearts, "Two Tickets to Paradise," "Christmas In Evergreen," "Sister Swap and other favorites . But her resume has so much so much more from comedies to dramas in film, television, and theatre. You may know her from and in the TV Land series "The Jim Gaffigan Show," where she played Jim's TV wife, Jeannie Gaffigan, who was grounding yet zany or "How I Met Your Mother."

Ashley's Words of Wisdom

Friday, August 5, 2022

Summer "Feel Good" Interview Series: Get to Know Carlos and Alexa PenaVega - 25 Things to Know about This Super Couple

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer ad "PowerJournalist"
Photo Left Courtesy Fred Haynes, Crown Media

Carlos and Alexa PenaVega star in the new Hallmark movie "Love in the Limelight." Carlos is best known as a band member of Big Time Rush, and starring in the hit Nickelodeon series of the same name. Alexa is known from "Spy Kids" fame. 

They praised Hallmark for always giving they a great deal of creative control, and six of Carlos' songs will appear in the new film "Love in the Limelight," which will premiere on August 6. Ron Oliver directed "Love in the Limelight" from a script by Willie Aames, Winnie Hung, and Rich Tabach. 

What They Watch

As The World Turns Reunion for Katonah Classic Stage Fundraiser Online Event: See Trent Dawson, Colleen Zenk, Michael Park, Paul Ryan, Elizabeth Hubbard, Van Hansis, Jennifer Ferrin and More 8/6/2022

Katonah Classic Stage in Katonah New York has several events coming up. The theater company was founded by Trent Dawson, a stage actor best known for his roles on As the World Turns and General Hospital.

Streaming Event:

Join Trent Dawson and his friends on a As The World Turns Reunion Online Event to support the arts! Slated to appear are Colleen Zenk, Elizabeth Hubbard, Michael Park, Ellen Marie Dolan, Mike Kasnoff, Van Hansis, Jennifer Ferrin, Paul Ryan and more on a zoom call. It's a fundraiser for the theater company and lots of fun for any fan! Ask questions, reminisce and get the inside scoop on what they have been doing. Sign up by midnight 12 pm EST. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/444705780660836/?active_tab=discussion

Monday, August 1, 2022

Summer "Feel Good" Interview Series - Get To Known Some of Your Favorite Actors All Summer Long - New Interviews Each Week


What's a better summer fun read than reading about some of your favorite actors from your favorite movies and shows? Okay, so we might lean towards those talented actors on some cable movies, but isn't it fun to get to know something about their new projects and things they like to do off camera?

Our Senior Writer and "Powerjournalist" Markos Papadatos has been busy interviewing these stars to bring you a new interview every week.

Visit our site every week to see who's next!

Summer "Feel Good" Interview Series:

Friday, July 29, 2022

Tony-Award Winning Actress, Director, Writer Tonya Pinkins to Hold Special Screening of Her Movie Red Pill in Winston-Salem South Carolina

 

Tony Award winner, Tonya Pinkins debut feature film RED PILL is having a one night only screening at The Aperture Cinema on August 3, 2022 in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  aperturecinema.com. Tonya will be in attendance for the screening.  Tickets are $15 for the 10:00pm screening.

The multi-talented Tonya Pinkins is in Winston-Salem as a celebrity guest for the bi-annual National Black Theater Festival ncblackrep.org. RED PILL has won over 20 international awards including The Reel Sisters of The Diaspora, Micheaux, Hamilton Black,  Anatomy of Horror, Charleston Black film Festival, Mykonos  and many others.

Summer "Feel Good" Interview Series: Get to Know Actor Benjamin Hollingsworth of Hallmark's A Splash of Love Movie, Virgin River

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and Powerjournalist

The talented Canadian actor Benjamin Hollingsworth is starring in the upcoming movie "A Splash of Love," which premieres on the Hallmark Channel on July 30. He is also known for his roles on "Code Black" and "Virgin River." For Hollingsworth, it was a "fun experience to do "A Splash of Love" due to his love for orca whales. He also revealed that the latest fourth season of "Virgin River" premiered on July 20 on Netflix.

What Hollingsworth Watches

Hollingsworth listed "Ozark," "Arrested Development" and "Severance" as three of his favorite series to binge-watch.

Summer "Feel Good" Interview Series: Get To Know Matt Cornett of Disney's High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and Zombies 3

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and Powerjournalist

Get to know actor/singer Matt Cornett! Matt Cornett is the star of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series," which kicks off its third season on Friday, July 29. He is known for starring as EJ Cashwell in "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" and "Zombies 3." 

His Inspiration, Dream Acting Partners and Shows to Binge

Every day, he is inspired by his family and his faith.

His dream female acting partners include Oscar nominee Margot Robbie("I, Tonya") and Daisy Ridley ("Star Wars" sequel trilogy).

Monday, July 25, 2022

That's4Entertainment Holds August 2022 ChristmasCon in Pasadena, CA, Also Scheduled is Christmas Con in NJ December 9-11th 2022: Meet Your Favorites Stars from Christmas Movies

by Suzee

 If you've been watching Christmas in July then Christmas Con in August will be the bow on the present! The ladies of Thats4Entertainment have done it again, putting together a fantastic ChristmasCon in Pasadena California the first week of August, 2022. The convention runs August 5th, 6th and 7th at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. 

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.thats4entertainment.com/

Summer Feel Good Interview Series: Get to Know Actor Marcus Rosner, Starring in Hallmark's New Movie Romance to the Rescue

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and "PowerJournalist"

Canadian Actor Marcus Rosner is known for starring in such Hallmark films as "Romance to the Rescue," "Love Stories in the Sunflower Valley," "A Vineyard Romance," and "Love on Harbor Island," among many others. He also appeared in the Lifetime movie "Killer in the Guest House" and he starred in "My Fake Boyfriend" on Amazon Prime. 

In "My Fake Boyfriend," Rosner acknowledged that his character was over-the-top crazy. He had a great deal of fun playing Nico and enjoyed the challenge that it presented him.

Friday, July 22, 2022

NBC New York News Reporter and Anchor Jen Maxfield Interview: She Talks about her New Book, "More After the Break - A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable News Stories" and Share What It's Like to Be A Reporter in a World of Breaking News

By Suzanne Ordas Curry

If you live anywhere in the New York City area you’re bound to recognize the face and voice of the multi- talented reporter and news anchor Jen Maxfield.

Having started her career in upstate New York Jen Maxfield is now a fixture in New York City Television. She’s a news reporter that’s covered everything from Sandy to Katrina to covid to the "Miracle on the Hudson" and so much more. You can find her now as an anchor currently on NBC News New York. 

Jen has covered thousands of stories in her life. One may wonder how a reporter can emotionally handle all the rollercoasters or stories or if they can just walk away from them. What Maxfield does in this book is show how human reporters are, that though they may walk away from stories many stories linger with them. 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Summer Feel Good Interview Series: Get to Know Actor Matt Hamilton Who Stars in Hallmark Channel's New Christmas in July Movie "Campfire Christmas"

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and Powerjournalist

Left Photo Credit: Charles Zuckerman

Matt Hamilton is a fixture in romance and Christmas movies. And now he's starring in  the upcoming new original Hallmark film Campfire Christmas, which comes out on Saturday, July 16. It is a part of the network's annual "Christmas in July" programming. 

Matt states, "It's an ensemble piece and it's fun," he admitted. "I think it's really funny, it's one of the funnier films I have been in."

He went on to praise his five co-stars Tori Anderson, Corbin Bleu, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Caitlin Stryker, and Alec Santos for all being fantastic.