STATE OF THE ARTS Radio Series With Sterling & Stroili Kicks Off 5/31

Beginning Monday, May 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm (PST), Los Angeles theatre professionals Michael Sterling & Paul Stroili take to the airwaves with STATE OF THE ARTS (SOTA), an all-new, 50 minute, weekly worldwide radio series devoted to coverage of the performing arts in Los Angeles and beyond.

Invited by internet sensation to join their on-air staple of personalities, Sterling & Stroili created STATE OF THE ARTS to fill an ever-growing void in top tier media support for the performing arts. "With emphasis on LA theatre, Broadway theatre, music and dance events, and select stage spectaculars," says Sterling, "we are honored to be a part of by offering astute reviews, insightful discussions, and live interviews with special guests both in-studio and by telephone."

"Given this opportunity," adds Stroili, "it is not only our intention to breathe new life into such media, but to proactively promote its importance and its place in the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and elsewhere."

In the months ahead, STATE OF THE ARTS will increase its coverage of the performing arts in various cities throughout California and North America. Additionally, SOTA will contribute a percentage of all sponsorship revenue to its organizations of choice: LA Stage Alliance, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, and the National Endowment Of The Arts.

Courtesy of today's innovative broadcast technology, arts enthusiasts can "drop in" to listen to their favorite stars and the creative teams behind them ... anywhere, anytime. Whether at work or at home, in the car or on a mobile phone; live or by downloads from the archives of, and (yes) even iTunes... STATE OF THE ARTS is the perfect platform for the performing arts. Simply put, the audience for streaming internet radio is growing daily in record numbers around the globe, while its far-reaching and friendly architecture is quickly becoming the preference of numerous broadcast professionals. The energy and excitement surrounding Sterling & Stroili's STATE OF THE ARTS promises to add to the network's already broad demographics and ever-growing audience, currently registering hundreds of thousands of visitors per month; with nearly 6 million downloads per year.


Michael Sterling of Michael Sterling & Associates is one of the most distinguished, entertainment publicity veterans in Los Angeles. Highlights of his promotional career include Broadway: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Andy Gibb. Off-Broadway: Now Hear This! starring Kathy Buckley. National Tours: The Fantasticks starring Robert Goulet. The Pirates of Penzance starring Andy Gibb and Barry Bostwick. Annual U.S. Theatre Tours: The Magic of David Copperfield, Broadway on Ice starring Scott Hamilton, Concert on Ice starring Dorothy Hamill. Los Angeles: Fractured Broadway 2, Broadway: Unplugged, Like a Dog on Linoleum starring Leslie Jordan, Lemonade starring Maxwell Caulfield and Heather Tom, Renaissance Geek starring Paul Stroili, Life x 3 starring Tony Award nominee Bill Hutton; and Don't Buck with Me! starring Kathy Buckley. Celebrities: ElizaBeth Taylor, Lance Armstrong, Scott Hamilton, Joan Collins, Morgan Freeman, David Hyde Pierce, Alan Thicke, Burt Bacharach and Carol Bayer Sager, Andy Gibb, The Bee Gees, George Harrison, Donny and Marie Osmond, the Osmond Brothers, Carol Lawrence, Robert Goulet, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor and Ann-Margret. Additionally, Mr. Sterling has represented Emmy Award-winning television specials, celebrity books, Grammy award-winning albums and CDs. Joined by Broadway and television star Dean Butler, he is also co-host and co-producer of Los Angeles theatre coverage for TV with Broadway and Television star Dean Butler; a director and producer of musical theatre throughout Southern California and Las Vegas; and, founder of Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA. Heralded as "LA's Cabaret destination..." by the Los Angeles Times, Sterling's Upstairs is the most critically acclaimed, award-winning venue of its kind in greater Los Angeles. Dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway stars and Nightclub artists in a supper club, concert setting, Mr. Sterling has produced over 200 artists since the club's opening on June 9, 2006. and

Paul Stroili is Managing Director of LA's critically acclaimed SeaGlass Theatre. This fall, he will be directing their production of the award-winning Steinbeck parody, Of Grapes and Nuts. Mr. Stroili has appeared in over 50 plays, including Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Under Milkwood, Oedipus; A Requiem, Confessions of a Catholic Child, and most recently, Wonder of the World. Television credits include Malcolm in the Middle, Brother's Keeper, Getting Personal, Newt and Bob: Unplugged, Chance of a Lifetime and The Untouchables, as well as the films Cold Justice and The Real Whatever. As a playwright, he has co-authored Cheese Louise, My Dinner with Arlecchino and The Day the Arts Stood Still. His writing has also appeared in several publications, including; Los Angeles Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. His autobiographical solo show, Paul Stroili's Straight Up with a Twist, was nominated for an LA Ovation Award, two LA Weekly Awards and named one of the Orange County Register Newspaper's Top Ten Theater Events of the Year. Recently, the show completed a twice-extended Off Broadway run. A native of Connecticut, Paul attended the State University of New York at New Paltz, then headed westward; first to Chicago, then onto Los Angeles. A winner of the nationwide stand-up comedy competition Winston's No-Bull Comedy Break, Paul resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Monica Kaiser. and


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