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Brendan Fraser and Christina Applegate Lead Virtual Table Read of “It’s A Wonderful Life” Benefitting The Ed Asner Family Center

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In partnership with Turner Classic Movies and Whatnot, relive the classic holiday tale of “It’s a Wonderful Life” this Sunday December 11, 2022 with a star studded cast including Brendan Fraser, Christina Applegate, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, JK Simmons, Jean Smart, Ken Jeong, Jim Beaver, Brent Spiner, Phil Lamarr, Chelsea Darnell, Ben Mankiewicz, James Cromwell, Sue Ann Pien and host Tom Bergeron alongside the event’s honorees Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann. Additionally, social director of TEAFC, Chelsea Darnell will play a narrator alongside autistic actors Dwayne Cox, Max Gadson, Spencer Harte, Lucas Salusky and Hannah Schindler. Victor Nelli (TV’s “Superstore,” “Brooklyn Nine Nine”) return for a third year as director.The event will also include a musical performance from Jennifer Hudson, a silent auction and live Q&A after the reading. To purchase tickets, visit: http://teafc.org/wonderful.

Tickets are available starting at $29.99.For more information, visit http://teafc.org/wonderful

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents David Zayas Jr.

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We are so pleased to announce our guest this week is David Zayas Jr.

David Zayas Jr. is making his Off-Broadway directorial debut with Simpatico at The Chain Theatre, 312 West 36th Street 3rd Fl. Simpatico plays until June 29th. David most recently directed the Jesus Hopped the A Train staged reading starring Common, John Ortiz, and David Zayas. David also directed LABs 30th Anniversary and the Barn Series, which included three New Works in progress by Stephen Adly Gurgis. A Bronx Native, theater and film Director, Actor, and Photographer, David is a member of The Actors Studio’s Playwright/Directors Unit and LAByrinth Theater Company. He has directed with Planet Connections, Actors Theatre of NY, NY Theater Festival, Samuel French OOB Festival, and Chain Theatre along with award winning films in over 20 festivals.

“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents ”, is a show filmed at the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our past episodes; First episode click here second episode click here,  third episode click here, fourth episode click here, fifth episode click here, sixth episode here, seventh episode here, eighth episode here, ninth episode here, tenth episode here, eleventh episode here, our twelfth episode here, thirteenth episode here, fourteenth here, fifteenth here , 16th here, 17th here and 18th here.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Peter Filichia

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“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents”, is  filmed live every Wednesday from at the Hotel Edison.

In this episode T2C’s publisher and owner Suzanna Bowling talks with Peter Filichia theater journalist/playwright, critic and one of the most knowledgeable people on the planet on musical theatre. This year Mr. Filichia will receive a 2024 Theatre World Special Award for his quarter of a century service to the organization. Filichia annually hosts this event and currently heads the selection committee of the Theatre World Awards. Filichia is also the former New York-based theater critic for The Star-Ledger and New Jersey’s television station News 12, as well as for The Asbury Park Press . He also wrote a regular column, “Peter Filichia’s Diary,” for the website TheaterMania.com from November 2001 until October 2011, and previously for the website BroadwayOnLine.

We are so proud because the show and our guests are now featured on the TV screens in the lobby and the hotel rooms.

Suzanna and Peter Filichia

I am so grateful to my guest Peter Filichia.

Peter Filichia, Suzanna and Rommel Gopez

Thank-you Magda Katz for videoing and creating the content to go live, Rommel Gopez and The Hotel Edison for their kindness and hospitality.

We are so proud and thrilled that Variety Entertainment News just named us one of Summer’s Best Picks in the category of Best Television, Radio, PodcastsThe company we are in, has made us so humbled, grateful and motivated to continue.

You can catch us on the following platforms:

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Peter Filichia

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We are so pleased to announce our guest this week is Peter Filichia theater journalist/playwright, critic and one of the most knowledgeable people on the planet on musical theatre. Join us Wednesday June 5th at 3pm.

This year Mr. Filichia will receive a 2024 Theatre World Special Award for his quarter of a century service to the organization. Filichia annually hosts this event and currently heads the selection committee of the Theatre World Awards. Filichia is also the former New York-based theater critic for The Star-Ledger and New Jersey’s television station News 12, as well as for The Asbury Park Press . He also wrote a regular column, “Peter Filichia’s Diary,” for the website TheaterMania.com from November 2001 until October 2011, and previously for the website BroadwayOnLine.

At the beginning of his career, Filichia was a columnist for Seventeen and wrote books for teenagers. He currently has two weekly columns at Masterworks Broadway and Kritzerland, and also writes regular entries for the Music Theatre International Marquee blog.

He is the author of the books Let’s Put on a Musical!: How to Choose the Right Show for Your School, Community or Professional Theater, Broadway Musicals: the Biggest Hit and the Biggest Flop of the Season, 1959 to 2009, Broadway MVPs 1960-2010: The Most Valuable Players of the Past 50 Seasons, Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks: A Very Opinionated History of the Broadway Musicals that Did Not Win the Tony Award, and The Great Parade: Broadway’s Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season

He served four terms as president and chairman of the nominating committee of the Drama Desk and is on the nominating selection committee. He also is on the nominating committee for the Lucille Lortel Awards. 

Filichia has become a playwright with the work Adam’s Gifts, a loose contemporary adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. His play “God Shows Up”, is a satire of televangelism and his adaptation of Molière’s The Bourgeois Gentleman was presented at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.

He has also written the liner notes for many Broadway cast albums, especially reissues of such recordings as Jesus Christ Superstar, Fade Out – Fade In, Subways are for Sleeping, Ankles Aweigh, Redhead, Parade (Jerry Herman), Sweet Charity (Film Soundtrack), Prettybelle, Wish You Were Here and the Roundabout Theatre revival cast recording of 110 In The Shade. Filichia is also the critic-in-residence for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has served on an assessment panel for the NEA and is the musical theater judge for the ASCAP Awards program. He has appeared on television with Sally Jessy Raphaël, Phil Donahue, and on Saturday Night Live. He hosted with Matthew Murray the live theatre discussion show Bitch or Brag About Broadway at New York’s 45th Street Theatre.

Since March 2009, he has been on the panel of reviewers heard on the podcast “This Week on Broadway” produced and hosted by James Marino from BroadwayRadio.com.

A fan of baseball and baseball statistics, Filichia claims to have seen 11,000 performances in the theater as of October 1, 2017.

“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents ”, is a show filmed at the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our past episodes; First episode click here second episode click here,  third episode click here, fourth episode click here, fifth episode click here, sixth episode here, seventh episode here, eighth episode here, ninth episode here, tenth episode here, eleventh episode here, our twelfth episode here, thirteenth episode here, fourteenth here, fifteenth here and 16th here.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Ashley Griffin and Danny Gardner

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“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents”, is  filmed live every Wednesday from 5 – 6 now in the conference room at the Hotel Edison.

In this episode T2C’s publisher and owner Suzanna Bowling talks with Ashley Griffin and Danny Gardner. These two are staring in a limited three-week engagement of The Opposite of Love presented by NewYorkRep May 28 through June 15 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 W. 46th Street, NYC). Opening night is Thursday May 30 at 7PM. Tickets are now on sale at EventBrite.com.

We are so proud because the show and our guests are now featured on the TV screens in the lobby and the hotel rooms.

I am so grateful to my guests Ashley Griffin and Danny Gardner.

Danny Gardner, Suzanna Bowling, Ashley Griffin and Rommel Gopez

Thank-you Magda Katz for videoing and creating the content to go live, Rommel Gopez and The Hotel Edison for their kindness and hospitality.

We are so proud and thrilled that Variety Entertainment News just named us one of Summer’s Best Picks in the category of Best Television, Radio, PodcastsThe company we are in, has made us so humbled, grateful and motivated to continue.

You can catch us on the following platforms:

Pandora:

https://www.pandora.com/podcast/live-from-the-edison-hotel-times-square-chronicles-presents/PC:1001084740

Stitcher:

https://www.stitcher.com/show/1084740

Spotify:

Amazon:

https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e3ac5922-ada8-4868-b531-12d06e0576d3

Apple Podcasts:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-from-the-edison-hotel-times-square-chronicles-presents/id1731059092

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Ashley Griffin and Danny Gardner

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We are so pleased to announce our guests this week are Director/ performer Ashley Griffin and Broadway’s Danny Gardner Join us Wednesday May 22nd at 5pm.

Ashley Griffin

Ashley Griffin is a Broadway writer/performer most well known as the first person in history to be nominated for a major award (New York Innovative Theater Award) for both playing and directing Hamlet (for a theatrical production.) As a writer Ashley’s work has been produced/developed at New World Stages, Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons and more. Ashley received the WellLife Network Award and a county commendation for her Off-Broadway play Trial (directed by Lori Petty and heralded as “If this show were on Broadway it would win the Pulitzer” – Stagescore) which is currently in talks for a transfer. She has written extensively for film and T.V. and is the author of two bestselling novels, Blank Paige and The Spindle. As a performer, Ashley has appeared extensively on and Off-Broadway as well as in T.V. and film. Highlights include work at The Gershwin Theater, Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, MTC and The Public Theater, as well as on The Greatest Showman and “Homeland.” She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has trained at RADA, the National Theater and the Boston Conservatory. www.ashleygriffinofficial.com

Danny Gardner

Danny Gardner starred io Broadway Flying Over Sunset, A Christmas Carol and Dames At Sea. City Center Encores!: Dick Trevor in Lady, Be Good! (Subsequent Album). Radio City Music Hall: Dad / George M. Cohan in The NY Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes. His national tours include Here to Stay – The Gershwin Experience!, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and 42nd Street. Off-Broadway: Cheek To Cheek (The York Theater), Time Step (New Victory Theater), Room 17B and Everybody Gets Cake(59E59th Street Theaters). His regional theatre experience includes; Dial M For Murder (Geva Theater Center & Dallas Theatre Center), Bach At Leipzig (People’s Light and Theatre Company), Crazy For You (Signature Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain (Chicago’s Marriott Lincolnshire), Mary Poppins (Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (John W. Engeman Theater). @dannyjgnyc, www.danny-gardner.com

These two are staring in a limited three-week engagement of The Opposite of Love presented by NewYorkRep May 28 through June 15 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 W. 46th Street, NYC). The Opposite of Love is an intimate story about a down on his luck hustler and a trust fund baby who form an unlikely bond when she hires him to help overcome her sexual trauma. Can this unexpected connection transcend their darker inclinations in a world where love is a commodity? Directed by Rachel Klein (The Gospel According to Heather). Opening night is Thursday May 30 at 7PM. Tickets are now on sale at EventBrite.com.

“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents ”, is a show filmed at the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our past episodes; First episode click here second episode click here,  third episode click here, fourth episode click here, fifth episode click here, sixth episode here, seventh episode here, eighth episode here, ninth episode here, tenth episode here, eleventh episode here, our twelfth episode here, thirteenth episode here, fourteenth here and fifteenth here.

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