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Original FAME Cast Member Antonia Franceschi Set for final LATE WITH LANCE!

Musical theater fanatic, cruise ship performer and celebrity stalker Lance has invited Cher and Andrew Lloyd Webber to be guests on his international hit show Late with Lance!, but they've yet to confirm. However, original Fame star Antonia Franceshi has, and will be sitting down to chat with Lance about her life after Fame as a celebrated ballet dancer and teacher.

"I've been tweeting Cher and Andrew Lloyd Webber invitations to be on my show," says Lance, just back in NYC after a busy month at the Edinburgh Fringe. "I haven't gotten a single tweet message or even a fave from them! But Antonia got right back to me and is eager to talk about her exciting life and one of my favorite movies, Fame."

The always hopeful Late with Lance! host (played by New York writer-director-actor Peter Michael Marino) knows that Cher is busy with an upcoming tour and Andrew Lloyd Webber is tied up with the upcoming Broadway debut of School of Rock. "I hope to coax a few lines from Fame out of Antonia! Maybe even one of her infamous monologues, like where she told rival dancer Coco Hernandez (Irene Cara), 'The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice'."

Late with Lance! received 5-star reviews at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, followed by a packed performance at London's Arts Theatre West End and capacity crowds in NYC. His final 2015 show is at NYC's Triple Crown Underground at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 1. Pay-what-you-can. No reservations.

WHAT: Late with Lance!
WHEN: 7p.m. Sunday, November 1
WHERE: Triple Crown Underground. 330 7th Ave (near 28th Street) NYC
HOW MUCH: Pay-what-you-can. No reservations.

Meet Peter Michael Marino's beloved alter-ego Lance...celebrity stalker and pathological musical theater fanatic. After a 15-year hiatus from the cabaret world, Lance is back with his own brand of variety talk show. He's invited Cher, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Miami Sound Machine to join him on the show - and that's bound to happen. This solo show/talk show spoof with a musical theater twist features original song parodies, The Sound of Music performed in five minutes, homages to the films Fame and West Side Story, and many more ridiculous surprises. Lance has suffered for his art. Now it's your turn.

Antonia Fanceschi was selected by George Balanchine to join the New York City Ballet, and is a Time Out Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement In Dance. She's had works created for her by Balanchine, Robbins, Martins, Lubovitch, Baldwin, McGregor, Clarke, Armitage, Phillips, and van Laast along with others. As a young dancer, she starred in the film Grease and notably as the troubled ballet student Hilary Van Doren in the original film Fame. She has produced and choreographed for both British and American companies, and has recently formed her own Neo-classical company 'AFD Just Dance' She is one of the judges on BBC's Young Dancer 2015 competition. Recently she was invited by Boris Charmatz to dance in Musee De La Dance at The Tate Modern. She regularly teaches Rambert The Royal Ballet Richard Alston Random DV8 New York Theatre Ballet among others. She is the artistic director of Danceworks new Children's Program DIBA. Antonia firmed has her own group 'Just Dance' following an invitation from The Valetta Opera House in Malta last summer and recently debuted at The Royal Winchester Theatre thus summer to sold out audiences.

Peter Michael Marino is the performer and creator of Lance Jonathan's critically acclaimed cabaret spoofs All About Me! and More About Me! - which rocked the cabaret circuit in the mid-90s and led to a Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Achievement, and a number of MAC Award nominations. He is also the creator of Desperately Seeking the Exit which toured the world for over two years and recounted his tale of writing the flop Blondie musical Desperately Seeking Susan. In addition to directing dozens of solo comedies, Peter is the co-creator/producer of SOLOCOM at The PIT which has debuted over 150 original solo comedies since November 2013 and returns this November with over 120 new solo comedies.

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