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Kathleen Turner ‘High’

Broadway Theater Review

New York City International

‘High’ on Broadway before 4:20

At the Booth Theater, Manhattan

“HIGH”

Written by:

MATTHEW LOMBARDO

 

New York City International Theater Report

‘High’ premiered Tuesday, April 19 at the intimate Booth Theater.  The off Broadway show was a buzz.  Kathleen Turner creates a rehabilitation center for theater patrons ailing from colorless stage complexity.   All three actors deserved the standing ovation they received for the believable conveyance of realistic characters with non fictional pasts.  ‘High’ written by, Matthew Lombardo, is complex as an open ended straw thatch storyboard woven with stereotypes, truth and real life intricacy.  Overall ‘High’ is a thought provoking trip into ones self where each path laid bare is still a dirty road that brings you up or get you ‘High’.

The intellectual challenge developing each scene as the story unfolds for the audience, was well accomplished by director: Rob Ruggiero.

The World Premiere of High was produced by Theater Works, Steve Campo, Executive Director; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Edward Stern, Producing Artistic Director, Buzz Ward, Executive Director; and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Steven Woolf, Artistic Director, Mark D. Bernstein, Managing Director.

Special Thanks to Theatre Development Fund for their support.

Kathleen Turner ‘High’ Premiere

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HighOnBroadway.com


New York gets “High,” on Broadway

“High,”

Written by Matthew Lombardo and directed by Rob Ruggiero

Starring: Kathleen Turner

By the time New Yorkers get “High,” on Broadway the play will have gone through evolutions pushed by six months of audience reviews and director revisions.  The final product should be a direct hit among smoking critics missing character depth in their theatric consumption.

Kathleen Turner’s Tony nomination for her 2005 Broadway appearance in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” promises “High,” expectations.  In her interview with The New York Times Kathleen Turner was quoted as suggesting Kathleen’s character,

“makes me think of how much we operate every single day on faith and belief,”  even outside of connections to organized religion.

Kathleen has true faith in a clear connection with her character (Sister Jamison Connelly).

Connelly is described by Turner as “a foul-mouthed alcoholic nun.”

Kathleen’s life experience tailoring authentic delivery will make the Manhattan Premiere a must see.  Stephen Kunken and Evan Jonigkeit will also be “High,” acting talents  joining Ms. Turner on stage in early spring.

“High,” previews in Manhattan begin March 25th with an opening scheduled for April 19th at the Booth Theater.

New York City International Performing Arts Reporters will be covering the premiere.

If you would like an interview, are a public figure, government official or VIP and need special seating assistance please contactNewYorkCityInternational.com.

Enjoy the show!

Lie Detectors and Stacey of Millionaire Matchmaker

Stacey Kessler is a very unique girl.  Her first appearance on Millionaire Matchmaker was so eventful that she was brought back for the final episode and even strapped to a lie detector.  Jersey girl meets Jersey girl tonight when Ridgewood’s Stacy Kessler gets some dating assistance from Short Hills native Patti Stanger — also known as Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker.”

Stacey, a 46-year-old divorced mother, model, actress and life coach, says she went on the show because “I don’t really date much, actually”. “I wanted to give it an honest chance, ’cause Patti supposedly is a professional matchmaker. So I gave it an honest chance. You sort of live and you learn.”  Although, Patti has yet to be able to find a match for herself at nearly 50 years old Stacey went for it.

Here is a little exchange between our two friends from Jersey.

STACY KESSLER - Please apologize to me for yelling that one time. 

PATTI STANGER - No.

STACY KESSLER - Do it. 

PATTI STANGER - I said no. I don't feel like it.

STACY KESSLER - Then I will walk out of this office and never accept your free matchmaking services again.

PATTI STANGER - Stop being disruptful! You're so disruptful!

STACY KESSLER - I don't think disruptful is a word.

PATTI STANGER - Who are you, Merriam Webster? This is my business. I decide what words exist.

Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV was actually a date of Stacey’s on one show and knew her prior to the interview.  New York City International lifestyle coach Stacey, who was the “millionairesses” address Patti’s claims that Stanger feels Kessler’s “energy is scattered due to a midlife crisis”.   She also address’s David Yontef, one of the contestants who says he has a little secret about the self-proclaimed millionaires on the show: they’re not as rich as they claim.  Stacey was one of the people he singled out.

Yontef estimated that 50 % of the contests do not actually have $1 million. He named Stacy Kessler, Doug Kepanis and Jason Teich as shams.He claimed Bravo does no validating of a person’s claim to being a millionaire.  Only Stacey knows for sure.

Done with dating shows, Kessler is focused on building a career in entertainment as an actress and TV host. She has also assumed the position of lifestyle coach on her YouTube show “The Lingerie Script,” which is aimed at empowering 40-something women. “It’s something tasteful, classy and unexpected,” she says of the show, which includes expert diet and exercise tips.

Why was important for her to target her own age group? “Successful women with children who, number one, are happy — which is the most important thing in life — and are personally and professionally successful … achieving all that is a tall order,” she says. “A lot of people just can’t do it alone. But if I can do it, anybody can.”

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Hailey Glassman and the “Celebrity Magnet”

For all of the controversy surrounding Hailey it turns out she is liked by everyone.  She is sweet, caring and very honest.  She is definitely  someone you want on your side.  She is a powerhouse in PR and knows everyone.  I enjoyed our interview immensely.

Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV was  at the incredible New Years Eve celebration with Ice T and Coco held at Nuela  Restaurant in NYC.   The place went crazy when Ice got up and rapped for an intimate group of his friends after the clock struck midnight.  Ice T is the most famous and legendary of all the New York City International Rappers.  The interview above is with the infamous heart breaker Hailey Glassman.

While Ice T rapped and wowed the crowed, Coco danced with her lovely friends.  They truely are a perfect couple.  It was also their 9 year anniversary.   Congrats guys.  New York City International promoter Noel Ashman put this whole party together and had the Sachika twins on hand to add the glamor.  They are two of New York City International’s designers to the stars. I had a great interview with Kim G but unfortunately I can’t air it as she has a gag order from Bravo.  Antonella Barba from American Idol was a Guest Host who I did get to interview and she was amazing. Next time Ice T and Coco have a party do whatever it takes to go.

In attendance was Kim G of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey and her stud Thomas Murro, the man behind Celebritymagnet. com  Tom a New Jersey native, husband ,father of two girls, banker, martial artist and celebrity enthusiast. Tom enjoys his time at red carpet events and has photographed and interviewed many A-list celebrities over the past few months. After spending 22 years in the banking business he has recently started an unlikely and successful career in entertainment forming his own website CelebrityMagnet.com, all thanks to one highly publicized meeting he had with President Obama last summer.   Tom jumped into the interview with Hailey halfway and naturally I called him John.

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MTV’s “Bridge and Tunnel”

Chance Spiesssbach of Chance TV sat down with the stars of Bridge and Tunnel, sisters Gabriella and Brianna DeBartoli.  These sexy sisters are represented by Alex Ross Modeling and Richard Alan Management. Similar to The Jersey Shore, Bridge and Tunnel was originally scheduled to premiere back in October on MTV.  This show is like The Jersey Shore on steroids. The trailer was first leaked on  PerezHilton.com.   The show, Perez deems, “the greatest thing to happen to reality television since Teresa Giudice flipped that effing table!”

Bridge & Tunnel is about a group of 20-somethings from Staten Island trying to move to Manhattan. In April, following a screening of Bridge & Tunnel, the LA Times called the series “the greatest show you’ve never seen” and encouraged readers to mount campaigns to MTV to “make sure MTV puts this on the air.”  New York City International Reality Stars Gabriella and Brianna tells us all about filming the show and what Bridge and Tunnel life is really like.  Be sure to check out the Bridge and Tunnel trailer above.

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Gwen Stefani’s LAMB Rocks Fashion Week

Chance TV at the Spring 2010 LAMB Show, Mercedes Benz Fashion week 2010. No Doubt lead singer and music Icon walked the runway at the L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 fashion show – bringing Kingston ( her son ) out for the grand finale. Concluding New York City International Fashion Week in style Gwen Stefani unveiled her designs at The Theater at Lincoln Center.

“I love doing a fashion show. It’s more dramatic, more theatrical. … It’s great.” says Gwen. “With fashion, I’m now asking if I can play in your house, even though I didn’t grow up in your neighborhood.”  Her experience as a musical performer helps her control her nerves according to Miss Stefani.  This New York City International Pop Star had to hold back the tears and not get too sentimental, “I try not to cry. It’s not that I’m so happy or so sad, I think it’s just the natural release.”

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Toys for Dogs Party 2010 -Wendy Diamond & Lucky

Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV caught up with beautiful Wendy Diamond and Lucky at her Toys for Dogs charity event at Greenhouse in NYC. New York City International Charity icon Wendy has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local animal shelters especially the Humane Society of NY. Wendy’s parties are the best.
Wendy Diamond is the leading Pet Lifestyle expert, TV Personality and Animal Rescue Advocate. Wendy was dubbed as “the Martha Stewart of the milk and bone dish” by “The New Yorker”, “Pet Diva” by the “New York Post”, and crowned as the “Canine Queen” by “Forbes Magazine”. Wendy has exclusively interviewed a number celebrities and their pets in a list that includes New York City International celebrities Beyonce, Brad Pitt, Mickey Rourke, Adrian Grenier, Amanda Bynes, Jeremy Pivan, Paris Hilton, Diane Lane, Charlize Theron, Matt Leinart, Shania Twain, Eric McCormack, Renee Zellweger, Kristin Davis, Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore, Halle Berry, Bo Derek, Tom Hanks and many more.

Wendy and Lucky Diamond are broadcasting from all of New York City’s taxi cabs! The beautiful Diamonds are showing up everywhere on Bing Mobile commercial in the backseat of a NYC taxi cabs. Check out Wendy’s favorite pet shopping hotspots during your next cab ride.

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Voted “Earth’s Hottest Radio Host” – Diana Falzone

Number 5 on “Hottest women on maxim.com of all time” !!!

Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV spent some time with Diana Falzone.  New York City International’s TV Host and Radio Host  gorgeous friend.

Diana Falzone was a talk show host on the “Cosmolicious with Diana” show on Cosmo Radio. She has been a guest on several television and radio shows nationwide including The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet on Fox, The Sauce on Fuse TV, The Weekly Riff on Fuse TV, The CW Morning Show, The Carlos Watson Show on the CW, Best Night Ever on VH1, The Candace Bushnell Show, The Wise Guys Show, Breuer Unleashed, The Jay Thomas Show, and the Opie and Anthony Show on Sirius 197/XM 202. Diana is the host of “Date Night with Diana” on Fox News iMag.

Falzone has worked in various venues, including as a local network anchor for CW, a commentator for AMC (TV network), a host and producer for NYC-TV, and a guest host and correspondent for G4‘s Attack of the Show. She is best known for her work hosting the popular talk show that was on the air for two years: the Devore and Diana show. She appears on many Sirius shows and her voice can be heard on numerous channels such as Octane and the new AC/DC channel. She also hosts a weekly internet talk show Paltalk utilizing the internet chat service of the Paltalk. Recently, Falzone starred in a Paltalk presidential viral video.  Falzone is also Paltalk‘s spokesperson. Falzone is exactly what one would dream of as the perfect lingerie or swimwear model. Falzone was also voted number five most popular Maxim.com model in 2007 as well as a Today’s Girl for Maxim. She is a co-creator and writer of a new webcomic called Hot Mess.

Men’s Athletic Quarterly Magazine, Warning Magazine, YM, Seventeen, JcPenny’s and a slew of romance novel covers (weird right?). Falzone hosted MTV red carpet events. She also hosted the Fuse networks “Tip of Your Tounge” and has worked as an entertainment correspondent for the CW network. She can be seen on “The Sauce” on Fuse TV as their relationship expert and “Red Eye” with Greg Gutfeld on Fox News representing Paltalk and Maxim Radio regularly as a panelist. She is all over Sirius. She has been on the “Candace Bushnell Show” on Sirius Stars, “The Jim Breurer Show” on Rawdog, “The Wise Guy Show”, “Octane”, “The Jay Thomas Show”, Shady, etc. Currently, she writes for a new sports magazine, Men’s Athletic Quarterly.

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Today’s Sophia Loren-Yasmine Petty

Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV met up with model Yasmine Petty at Carnival night club at the party Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Amanda LePore.  Yasmine is a fashion icon, exotic model, scene stealing beauty of New York City International nightlife and  incredibly talented photographer. She was recently featured in Hercules Magazine which was shot by Mariano Vivanco, with art direction by Nicola Formichetti.  Yes, everyone there are full body captures of the stunning Ms. Petty.

“Im a female photographer that has various backgrounds in the fashion industry behind and in front of the camera. I feel that gives me the advantage of being able to create beautiful and Iconic Images!” Yasmine.  We agree.  Check her work out at  YasminePettyStudio.com

Click below to see her amazing 13 page shoot in Hercules magazine.

Hercules Magazine Shoot 9, By Mariano Vivanco from Yasmine petty.

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Life and Death with Quincy Jones

Chance TV spent a few moments with “Q” on the red carpet at Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund Gala.  New York City International musician Quincy shared his philosophy on life and death, chemical vs. spiritual. Chance Spiessbach was honored to speak with the legend.

New York City International music producer Quincy Jones Jr.(born March 14, 1933) is an American music conductor, record producer, musical arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter. During five decades in the entertainment industry, Jones has earned a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammies, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is best known as the producer of the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which has sold over 110 million copies worldwide, and as the producer and conductor of the charity song “We Are the World”.

In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. That same year, he became the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of the 1967 film In Cold Blood. In 1971, Jones would receive the honor of becoming the first African American to be named musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. He was the first African American to win the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African American, each of them having seven nominations. At the 2008 BET Awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award. He was played by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biopic about Ray Charles, Ray.

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