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 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 Feature: The BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Continues to Bring Magic to New York and BeyondFeature: The BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Brings Magic to Feinstein's/54 Below
Posted: Jun. 18, 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: The Night and the Music Belong to Clooney, Cook, and Wilson on Night Two of the 29th New York Cabaret ConventionBWW Review: The Night and the Music Belong to Clooney, Cook, and Wilson on Night Two of the 29th New York Cabaret Convention
October 12, 2018

If necessity is the mother of invention, that scrappy lineage certainly continued with Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, and Julie Wilson.

BWW Review: Lady Rizo Embraces the Feminine Divine in LADY, LADY, LADYBWW Review: Lady Rizo Embraces the Feminine Divine in LADY, LADY, LADY
September 24, 2018

While Lady Rizo is bidding New York a (temporary) adieu, her latest show, LADY, LADY, LADY, proved she's determined to make the city miss her every single second she's away.

BWW Interview: Max Vernon Talks EXISTENTIAL Residency, Making 'Art Babies' with Collaborators, and Finding Fashion at the 99-Cent StoreBWW Interview: Max Vernon Talks EXISTENTIAL Residency, Making 'Art Babies' with Collaborators, and Finding Fashion at the 99-Cent Store
September 24, 2018

When it comes to Max Vernon's new three-show residency at Joe's Pub, EXISTENTIAL LIFE CRISIS LULLABY, Vernon says to expect "an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink experience---and possibly even the kitchen sink---but glued and covered in glitter."

BWW Review: TWO LOST SOULS Walk Into a Bar in Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery's Cafe Carlyle DebutBWW Review: TWO LOST SOULS Walk Into a Bar in Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery's Cafe Carlyle Debut
September 20, 2018

Even if you didn't know that Jane Lynch (GLEE) and Kate Flannery (THE OFFICE) are longtime friends, it's easy to imagine.

BWW Review: Kennedy Davenport Puts Emotion on Display in Cathartic THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KENNEDY DAVENPORTBWW Review: Kennedy Davenport Puts Emotion on Display in Cathartic THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KENNEDY DAVENPORT
September 6, 2018

"There's nothing formal about this but this dress." Kennedy Davenport's aside, just several minutes into her August 23 performance of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KENNEDY DAVENPORT at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, couldn't have been truer. And, to put it in RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE speak, that informality represented both the top and the bottom of the performance--- though, rest assured, nobody was in danger of elimination.

BWW Review: Lauren Patten + Company Raise a Glass to P!nk with 54 SINGS TributeBWW Review: Lauren Patten + Company Raise a Glass to P!nk with 54 SINGS Tribute
September 3, 2018

Throughout her career, above all else, P!nk has proven to be something of a power ballad machine. That's why it's no surprise that, with the heightened emotion in the sound and lyrical content of much of her catalog, her music was such a natural fit for the theatrical performances of 54 SINGS P!NK at Feinstein's/54 Below.

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.



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