Troy Frisby

Troy Frisby Troy Frisby is a writer and producer for Zazoom Media Group, producing entertainment and news video content for clients including AOL and MSN. Previously, he served as a digital content manager for Greater Media, writing pop culture web news and reviews for several East Coast radio stations. Troy graduated from Oakland University in Auburn Hills, MI with bachelor's degrees in journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @troyfrisby.


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BWW Review: Natalie Douglas Shares Her Love for Cher in Her Latest TRIBUTES at BirdlandReview: Natalie Douglas Shares Her Love for Cher at Birdland
Posted: Aug. 13, 2018


BWW Review: Tovah Feldshuh Means Business as LEONA! at Feinstein's/54 BelowReview: Tovah Feldshuh Means Business as LEONA! at Feinstein's/54 Below
Posted: Jul. 27, 2018


BWW Interview: Alaska Talks ON GOLDEN GIRLS, Why RuPaul Is A Total Rose Nylund, And Her New DRAG RACE-Themed PodcastAlaska Talks ON GOLDEN GIRLS & Her New DRAG RACE-Themed Podcast
Posted: Jul. 25, 2018


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BWW Review: Trixie Mattel Balances MOVING PARTS Like a Pro at the Laurie BeechmanTrixie Mattel Balances MOVING PARTS Like a Pro at the Laurie Beechman
Posted: Oct. 12, 2017


BWW Interview: DRAG RACE's BenDeLaCreme Talks INFERNO A GO-GO, Life After ALL STARS 3 and Making Art AccessibleDRAG RACE's BenDeLaCreme Talks Upcoming INFERNO A GO-GO
Posted: May. 23, 2018


BWW Review: Sandra Bernhard Ushers in a New Dawn with SANDEMONIUM at Joe's PubSandra Bernhard Ushers in a New Dawn with SANDEMONIUM at Joe s Pub
Posted: Jan. 16, 2018


BWW Review: Broadway's Resilient Moms Gather At Feinstein's/54 Below To Send Love And Light to Ruthie Ann MilesBroadway's Moms Come Together For Ruthie Ann Miles at Feinstein's/54 Below
Posted: Apr. 2, 2018


BWW Review: Natalie Douglas Shares Her Love for Cher in Her Latest TRIBUTES at BirdlandBWW Review: Natalie Douglas Shares Her Love for Cher in Her Latest TRIBUTES at Birdland
August 13, 2018

It's safe to say that Natalie Douglas is a little obsessed with Cher. Throughout TRIBUTES: CHER, the latest in her award-winning TRIBUTES series, Douglas made her way through the icon's life from her early career up to the present, both in song and in story. But the real focus of the July 16 show at Birdland wasn't necessarily in identifying with the woman, the myth, the legend that is Cher. (After all, how can anyone fully relate to someone for whom a phrase as simple as "Hi again" is a meme-able moment?)

BWW Review: Tovah Feldshuh Means Business as LEONA! at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Tovah Feldshuh Means Business as LEONA! at Feinstein's/54 Below
July 27, 2018

Leona Helmsley shuffled back to this mortal coil for one night only---three, actually---and, as portrayed by Tovah Feldshuh, she's lost none of her bite in those intervening years. From the start, Feldshuh's Leona narrowed her eyes into a hard stare that would put Paddington to shame, never letting up for a moment.

BWW Interview: Alaska Talks ON GOLDEN GIRLS, Why RuPaul Is A Total Rose Nylund, And Her New DRAG RACE-Themed PodcastBWW Interview: Alaska Talks ON GOLDEN GIRLS, Why RuPaul Is A Total Rose Nylund, And Her New DRAG RACE-Themed Podcast
July 25, 2018

If you know one thing about Alaska, it's that she won RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL-STARS 2. If you know a second thing about her, it's probably that she's obsessed with THE GOLDEN GIRLS. So much so, in fact, that the drag queen and her partner-in-crime, Handsome Jeremy, molded that obsession into a live show, which returns to The Laurie Beechman Theatre for an encore run in August. Before Alaska kicks off the latest string of shows, we spoke with her by phone about what fans can expect from the aptly-titled show, ON GOLDEN GIRLS, which pays tribute to the musical stylings featured on the beloved sitcom.

BWW Interview: Becca Blackwell Talks THEY, THEMSELF AND SCHMERM, Mining Humor from Difficult Topics, and the Butterfly Effect of Queer ArtistsBWW Interview: Becca Blackwell Talks THEY, THEMSELF AND SCHMERM, Mining Humor from Difficult Topics, and the Butterfly Effect of Queer Artists
June 20, 2018

'You're never going to see yourself onstage unless you write for yourself.' That's what Becca Blackwell was told by their friend, Michelle Matlock, who had written THE MAMMY PROJECT as a solo show for herself. That idea, coupled with encouragement from Blackwell's partner and 'prolific' fellow artist, Erin Markey, led Blackwell to write THEY, THEMSELF AND SCHMERM.

BWW Feature: The BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Continues to Bring Magic to New York and BeyondBWW Feature: The BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Continues to Bring Magic to New York and Beyond
June 18, 2018

The BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY is having a homecoming of sorts. The brand, led by Benjamin Rauhala and Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA), touched down at Feinstein's/54 Below (then simply 54 Below) back in August 2015, returning for four more engagements over the next three years. When the show returns to the space on June 25, it will look a bit different than what New York audiences may have come to expect.

BWW Review: Gina Gershon Gets Wild in Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
June 14, 2018

'God, you guys are easy,' Gina Gershon joked at Cafe Carlyle, after garnering applause simply for taking off her jacket.

BWW Review: BenDeLaCreme Raises Hell in INFERNO A GO-GO at the Laurie Beechman TheatreBWW Review: BenDeLaCreme Raises Hell in INFERNO A GO-GO at the Laurie Beechman Theatre
June 1, 2018

Welcome to the exciting world of "14th century Italian literature." If that's not exactly a thrilling prospect for you, don't worry: BenDeLaCreme's INFERNO A GO-GO has more than enough sugar the help the medicina go down.

BWW Review: Kathleen Turner Harnesses Her Power in FINDING MY VOICE at Cafe CarlyleBWW Review: Kathleen Turner Harnesses Her Power in FINDING MY VOICE at Cafe Carlyle
May 28, 2018

Kathleen Turner is many things, but bashful isn't one of them.

BWW Interview: DRAG RACE's BenDeLaCreme Talks INFERNO A GO-GO, Life After ALL STARS 3 and Making Art AccessibleBWW Interview: DRAG RACE's BenDeLaCreme Talks INFERNO A GO-GO, Life After ALL STARS 3 and Making Art Accessible
May 23, 2018

BenDeLaCreme may have been dubbed 'BenDeLaChrist' by Aja on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS 3, but for her next act, the queen is headed straight to Hell.

BWW Review: Justin Vivian Bond Colors Outside the Lines with BOYS IN THE TREES at Joe's PubBWW Review: Justin Vivian Bond Colors Outside the Lines with BOYS IN THE TREES at Joe's Pub
May 8, 2018

In Bond's latest show, BOYS IN THE TREES, the performer seems particularly interested in exploring what happens when one colors outside prescribed lines of gender---masculinity, in particular---primarily performing songs by men who did just that.

BWW Interview: Varla Jean Merman Talks Upcoming Show WONDER MERMAN, Inspiring Women, and The Changing Landscape of DragBWW Interview: Varla Jean Merman Talks Upcoming Show WONDER MERMAN, Inspiring Women, and The Changing Landscape of Drag
May 1, 2018

Drag artist Varla Jean Merman's new show, WONDER MERMAN, pays tribute to inspirational women throughout history, both real and fictional. The idea that "behind every great man, there's a great woman" feels tone-deaf, at best. But a more arcane expression that may actually hold true is that behind many a great drag queen, there's a great man.

BWW Review: Broadway's Resilient Moms Gather At Feinstein's/54 Below To Send Love And Light to Ruthie Ann MilesBWW Review: Broadway's Resilient Moms Gather At Feinstein's/54 Below To Send Love And Light to Ruthie Ann Miles
April 2, 2018

Of the many great parts of the Broadway community and the performing arts community at large, perhaps the greatest is its ability to come together and provide support for one another. BROADWAY BABY MAMAS, held at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 15 little more than a week after the unthinkable tragedy involving Ruthie Ann Miles, was an incredible example of just how deep that support runs.

BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Talks The GAY-B-C'S, The Transference Of Queer Culture, And Hope for The FutureBWW Interview: Justin Sayre Talks The GAY-B-C'S, The Transference Of Queer Culture, And Hope for The Future
February 20, 2018

Already this year, Justin Sayre is working on a new book, a musical album produced by Julian Fleisher, and 'an episodic comedy-horror soap opera' called RAVENSWOOD MANOR, set to be performed like 'a live TV show,' among numerous other projects. But first, the ever-busy performer will return to Joe's Pub with a new series called JUSTIN SAYRE'S GAY-B-C'S: A BRIEF HISTORY OF GAY CULTURE IN 5 PARTS.

BWW Review: Isaac Mizrahi Plants His Own Tree in Sophomore Show MODERATE TO SEVERE at Cafe CarlyleBWW Review: Isaac Mizrahi Plants His Own Tree in Sophomore Show MODERATE TO SEVERE at Cafe Carlyle
February 7, 2018

Returning to Cafe Carlyle, fashion designer-plus-TV personality-plus-performer Isaac Mizrahi was far too controlled to fall prey to anything remotely resembling a sophomore slump.

BWW Review: Sandra Bernhard Ushers in a New Dawn with SANDEMONIUM at Joe's PubBWW Review: Sandra Bernhard Ushers in a New Dawn with SANDEMONIUM at Joe's Pub
January 16, 2018

'We're gonna keep it up upbeat. Right, kids?' Finding light in the darkness was a dominant, if not the dominant, theme in 2017, so in closing out the year with SANDEMONIUM, it tracks that Sandra Bernhard would work it into her New Year's show---in her own distinctly Sandyland way, as her patented snark is a feature, not a flaw---and the crowd during her December 29 performance at Joe's Pub seemed just fine with that.

BWW Review: Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch Get Cozy with SNOWFALL at BirdlandBWW Review: Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch Get Cozy with SNOWFALL at Birdland
January 12, 2018

In SNOWFALL at Birdland, Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch offered up a holiday show that was equal parts holly-jolly and melancholy. Through it all, though, there was an undercurrent of warm insularity, each bolstered by the other's presence, even when one would sit a number out and simply watch their friend perform.

BWW Review: Alaska Makes the Holidays Spectacular in FOR HEAVEN'S SNAKES at the Laurie BeechmanBWW Review: Alaska Makes the Holidays Spectacular in FOR HEAVEN'S SNAKES at the Laurie Beechman
January 11, 2018

The holidays are all about excess, and what's more extra than a drag queen named Alaska Thunderfuck 5000?

BWW Review: Sven Ratzke Weaves a Web In The Captivating HOMME FATALE at Joe's PubBWW Review: Sven Ratzke Weaves a Web In The Captivating HOMME FATALE at Joe's Pub
November 10, 2017

Endlessly imaginative and full of bravado, with his new show, HOMME FATALE, Sven Ratzke set out to ensure that femme fatales don't get to have all the fun.

BWW Review: Mandy Gonzalez Is Phenomenal and FEARLESS in Her Cafe Carlyle DebutBWW Review: Mandy Gonzalez Is Phenomenal and FEARLESS in Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
November 6, 2017

Early on in her Cafe Carlyle debut this past month, Mandy Gonzalez remarked on how excited she was to be uptown, though, while the HAMILTON star was at the mic, it was anything but quiet.

BWW Review: Rita Wilson Sings a Song for Everyone In Her Return To Café Carlyle
October 30, 2017

Bubbly and charming as all hell, from the moment Rita Wilson took the stage at Cafe Carlyle, it was as if there was nowhere else she'd rather be.



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