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InDepth InterView: Anita Gillette Talks Birdland Solo Show, THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS, Broadway, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 23, 2012
Sometimes once is just not enough, so, today, we have a super-special encore conversation with a recent InDepth InterView participant who shares even more candid tales from her impossibly colorful, genre-spanning career on Broadway and in Hollywood - star of properties as diverse as the Broadway musicals MR. PRESIDENT, KELLY and THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, to movies like MOONSTRUCK and SHALL WE DANCE to her numerous TV appearances on everything from MATCH GAME to QUINCY to 30 ROCK - chameleon-like comedienne and actress Anita Gillette. Discussing some of the more ribald and hilarious stories from her idiosyncratic showbiz career - such as the riotous backstage goings-on out of town at the tryout of one of Broadway biggest bombs, KELLY - as well as spine-tingling "you had to be there"-type memories of the Golden Age - like Irving Berlin stopping by the Winter Garden every Wednesday just to see her Act One showstopper in ALL AMERICAN - Gillette paints a vivid picture of an era gone by, and, also, looks ahead to exciting future endeavors - especially the upcoming Ed Burns-directed feature film, THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS, opening wide later this year. Of course, Gillette returns to the NYC stage the next two Mondays - September 24 and October 1 - with her new Birdland show, AFTER ALL, so in this all-encompassing conversation we also discuss the themes, style, songs and stories we can anticipate from that intimate solo piece, as well, and she generously shares her recollections of working with some of the men who penned many of the sensational songs she will be performing and figure in to some of the tales she will tell - Charles Strouse, Marvin Hamlisch, Jule Styne, Neil Simon, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks and the aforementioned Irving Berlin included. All of that and much, much more! (more...)
New Thriller BLOOD ANGER by Kent Politsch to be Available 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014
The young and unpredictable military leader of North Korea is placed in the crosshairs of an assassin's scope at the Great Wall of China. The killing attempt points to the CIA and President Harris O'Neil. A revenge plot unfolds aimed at Secret Service vulnerabilities. The president's teenage daughter, Bibi, the victim. A brief and flirtatious encounter with 17-year-old Baltimore superstar athlete Dante Brown the night Bibi is abducted offers Homeland Security a surprising clue. But is it enough to unravel the mysterious kidnapping, the identity of the abductors, and the reason behind the revenge? Author novelist Kent Politsch sends his readers on a new adventure with federal bureaucrat Jack Fitzgerald and his team of teenage basketball players. 'Blood Anger' releases Dec. 1, 2014. The eBook will be available through all major Internet retailers for $2.99; a $12 paperback available at http://www.kentpolitsch.com. Jack Fitzgerald, an enigma himself with a history of secret foreign missions, is about to start his second season as volunteer AAU coach of a team from Baltimore. He takes over the team from his long-time friend Rodney Armstrong. Armstrong, a retired Baltimore cop, has undergone a heart transplant. He is unable to continue coaching the PAL All-stars. (PAL, the acronym for Police Athletic League.) Armstrong, the PAL stalwart, is still regarded as a top cop. His young athletes seek his help when they uncover evidence the FBI hasn't found. Armstrong's first call is to Fitzgerald, the agriculture administrator with federal lawmen connections. While the young vigilantes search for The President's Daughter, Politsch takes the reader deep into the Caribbean where the Chinese Navy cross the Panama Canal on a mission that gets the U.S. military's attention. The Chinese stop at Curacao, a Dutch island 50 miles north of Venezuela. They connect with Jack Fitzgerald's familiar foe, Korean billionaire Pak Yong-sung. Suspense escalates when seemingly disparate events complicate President O'Neil's stressful decisions. With the world's leading security force combing Washington, D.C., for his daughter, Fitzgerald, Armstrong and the young basketball team, led by Brown, stay passionately involved in the drama. So do Pak Yong-sung and the Chinese Navy. Blood Anger is the second of Politsch's novels involving Fitzgerald, the eclectic team of teenagers and their distant nemeses, Pak Yong-sung and Global Anchor. The author's first thriller, Global Anger, was released in 2012 to five-star praise. ForeWord Reviews' Jill Allen called Global Anger a compelling thriller. 'The dialogue is powerful and realistic... the variety of players and theaters of action help to ramp up the suspense...' (more...)
STAGE TUBE: First Look - Trailer for Guy Pearce's LOCK-OUT
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2011
A new trailer for Guy Pearce's upcoming film LOCK-OUT has just been released. The trailer is for the French version of the film, and is titled 'MS One: Maximum Security' . The film is a sci-fi thriller starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace and Peter Stormare. (more...)
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