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22thJanuary

Bob Eubanks (Host of The Newlywed Game)

Bob Eubanks was one of the top Rock and Roll DJ’s in Los Angeles . He managed the careers of Dolly Parton and Barbara Mandrell. He produced some of the biggest concerts with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, & Merle Haggard. He was one of the top TV producers, having produced network and syndicated game shows and variety TV. He hosted some of TV’s most successful daytime programs such as Card Sharks and The Newlywed Game. He’s won …

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15thJanuary

Marc Jaffe (Side Effects May Include…)

SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE…, written by former Seinfeld writer Marc Jaffe , is a one-man show about early onset Parkinson’s disease that explores the idea that sometimes it’s not the disease that changes us, but the side effects. Based on Marc Jaffe’s own experience dealing with his wife Karen’s Parkinson’s diagnosis, he has approached this serious topic with humor and wit. He chooses laughter as a way to cope and educate. His mission is to fund research for a cure …

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19thOctober

Mark St. Germain (Freud’s Last Session)

I spoke with Mark St. Germain at The 44th Annual Jeff Awards, honoring excellence in professional theatre produced in the Chicago area. FREUD’S LAST SESSION received 3 Jeff Award nominations, including Best Play, with over 200 performances at Chicago ’s Mercury Theatre. Mark St. Germain is the playwright of this “fictional meeting of the minds” of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, as he is known for writing biographical plays about historical figures. According to Mark, “When I first tried …

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19thOctober

Tim Kazurinsky (The Odd Couple)

Carl Amari and I had the pleasure of interviewing the wonderful and talented Tim Kazurinsky on Hollywood 360. Tim is an actor, comedian and writer best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for his role as Carl Sweetchuck in the Police Academy films. Currently, Tim (Felix Ungar) will be joining his old friend and colleague George Wendt (Oscar Madison) as Northlight Theatre presents THE ODD COUPLE, written by Neil Simon and directed by BJ Jones. …

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30thSeptember

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig (Kinky Boots)

Four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein and Grammy Award-winning pop music legend Cyndi Lauper have teamed up to create KINKY BOOTS – a new musical inspired by a true story and based on the film. Broadway in Chicago is thrilled to announce the pre-Broadway world premiere of Kinky Boots, before it transfers to New York City. I spoke with Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, the lead producers, who feel very connected with this story and its universal themes – …

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30thSeptember

Michael and Angela Ingersoll (My Baby Just Cares for Me)

Northlight Theatre announces a special benefit concert entitled MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME, featuring the married musical theater duo Michael and Angela Ingersoll. They will share the spotlight for a night of classic pop favorites including The Drifters, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Judy Garland, The Jackson Five, and many more. Michael and I last spoke in July, 2009, when he played Nick Massi of The Four Seasons in Jersey Boys. Michael is also in The PBS …

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30thJune

Chelcie Ross

Chelcie Ross spent time as a radio disc jockey, was commissioned as second lieutenant in the United States Air Force, received a Bronze Star in Vietnam , and spent time stationed at the Pentagon. And then he became an actor. Carl Amari and I had a live phone interview with Chelcie, who spoke about his experience in London when he appeared in the National Theatre’s production of “August: Osage County ,” a play by Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Tracy …

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30thJune

Wade Williams

Carl Amari and I had a live phone interview with Wade Williams, who is best known for his starring role as Brad Bellick, leader of the correctional officers at Fox River State Penitentiary on Fox’s TV series Prison Break. Wade began his acting career in the theatre, and has made his mark in film and television as well. Wade told us why he was so reluctant to play a “bad guy” on Prison Break and revealed his favorite job …

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04thJune

Brian Henson, Patrick Bristow, Peggy Etra, Victor Yerrid (Stuffed and Unstrung)

STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG is created by award-winning director, producer, writer and puppeteer Brian Henson, and co-creator / host Patrick Bristow. Expert puppeteers create unpredictable and outrageous scenes and songs on the fly, as suggestions from the audience prompt the improvised storylines unfolding on stage. This production delivers two shows in one, as the puppet action is live on large screens, while the puppeteers display their skills in full view of the audience. This is produced by Henson Alternative, which …

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21thMay

Nick Cosgrove ( Jersey Boys)

JERSEY BOYS are back in Chicago after a 2 ½ year run at the Bank of America Theatre! Nick Cosgrove plays the role of Frankie Valli, which is a dream come true for him. Nick is a Park Ridge native, and originally saw Jersey Boys in Chicago at age 17. He is honored to be perfoming at the Bank of America Theatre, where he first saw the show only six years ago. According to Nick, Jersey Boys is a …

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