WELCOME TO THE "OUT AND ABOUT..."
A BI-WEEKLY COLUMN BY BOB BLUME
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As I attend many events while enjoying the nightlife in NYC, LA and elsewhere, and I am always asked to share my stories, I thought it might be fun to share experiences with you!
My Column now appears below along with photos and/or videos of interest ..... Hope you enjoy!
Photo Above: At the Tony's Di Napoli afterparty following BROADWAY BY THE YEAR 1940's at Town Hall produced by Scott Siegel with Broadway talents
(R) With (L to R) Steve Maggi, Roger Maggio and Steve Zuckerman at the Yankees-Cardinals game! I was the only one with no clothing with logo! Good thing they like me...lol.
(L) With Nick Monton on COMPANY 3 rooftop at TRIBECA FILM ESTIVAL party!
(L) With Nick Monton on COMPANY 3 rooftop at TRIBECA FILM ESTIVAL party!
A not so busy week (got to catch up on some TV watching, i.e. THE AMERICANS, SNEAKY PETE, some hockey - GO RANGERS!) ....brought some cool business associates and good friends together to attend a Yankees-Cardinals game on the weekend! Got to munch on crackerjacks, sausage hero sandwichs and beer with noted TV and Theatre Director, Steve Zuckerman; Immigration Attorney, Steve Maggi and businessman, Roger Maggio. Celebrated Yankee win afterwards with a few drinks at the Hard Rock Cafe at the Stadium.
Celebrated Easter Sunday at great party at Roger Maggio's magnificent abode. Scheduled to see 3 Broadway shows, GROUNDHOG DAY, INDECENT and THE LITTLE FOXES; however, only made it to INDECENT with associate Michael Katz. The show was fantastic and touching...great piece of theatre. Saw it last year at the Vineyard Theatre and its move only made it better! GROUNDHOG DAY tickets were postponed due to Andy Karl's injury and I see that this Saturday evening. THE LITTLE FOXES also postponed at last minute due to Laura Linney calling in sick. I will see it in the future. Being a Drama Desk voter is a great privilege but when you are scheduled for a show and the star is out - your tickets are changed to a date where the cast is whole.
Had a quick hang with friend, and Director of Features, Nick Monton at the rooftop of the East Coast offices of COMPANY 3 (a major film tech firm) where they were hosting a party for the producers of Tribeca Film Festival entries. Lots of fun, prosecco and canapés but had to leave early to see INDECENT. Also was treated to a wonderful dinner at the pricey FELIDIA restaurant where the food was disappointing as compared to years ago when I previously went there. Thanks to Marya Coburn for the treat!
Went to a major agency meeting as our Broadway show seeks an "A" list star for its 2018 production. Can't say more on that yet.
Busy, busy week coming up including shows, gala, rehearsals, meetings, Drama Desk Nominations etc. as Awards season kicks into high gear. Read about it next week.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK! Look forward to seeing you "Out and About"!
LOOK FOR 2018 DRAMA DESK AWARDS NOMINATIONS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 27TH @ 10AM FROM 54 BELOW
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CLIENT - KEA CHAN debuts in America at Feinstein's/54 Below in the Siegel Entertainment production of BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS! She performs the hit song from Miss Saigon, "I'd Give My Life For You"
Client Krystin Goodwin appeared in 2 episodes of the new CBS show, BULL. (PICTURED RIGHT)
AND IN FINAL EPISODE OF LAST SEASON'S BLACKLIST
Meet Step Forward Entertainment's London based client, screen/stage/radio actress, DAPHNE ALEXANDER
She was a 3-year regular on the hit BBC TV show, CASUALTY and has played an assistant to Pierce Brosnan and Milla Jovanovic in featured roles in major films and was a featured actress in the HBO mini-series, HOUSE OF SADDAM!.
See below for Daphne in scene with Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Hutton, Kim Cattrall in The Ghost Writer film.
At right, see part of Kingsborough Community College Arts Center promo for their program. On Kentucky Avenue, which played there last season, is featured in promo!
CONGRATULATIONS to client JONATHAN O'REILLY (see video on right) on his acting in the role of Young Tristan in TRISTAN und ISOLDE at THE METROPOLITAN OPERA! This is Jonathan's 2nd acting job in an opera at THE MET and he is only 8 years old!!! See Article about the Opera!
This past season he also had 3 appearances on the Amazon TV show BLINDSPOT as the Boy with Scar!
The Wiz, Roots, Hair, Beauty and the Beast, Car Wash, The Jerk, (many albums, etc) at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood after filming an interview for TNT and TruTV regarding back story of the feature film THE JERK starring Steve Martin where Renn played his daughter. Look for Renn to open in a new musical in NYC this year!
MEET SOME SFE CLIENTS
PAUL SHEEHAN FEATURED IN ZOMBIES MUSIC VIDEO FOR "ANY OTHER WAY"
Enjoy the Singing of Actress/Singer ANGEL ROSE (formerly toured with Bruce Springsteen, Celine Dion and sang with Dizzy Gillespie & Stevie Wonder!
STEP FORWARD ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS - FUTURE AND RECENT
***RETURNS TO THE TRIAD IN JULY, 2017!!***
What the critics and celebs are saying:
Brenda Braxton (Tony Nominated Broadway Star of Smokey Joe's Cafe & Chicago)..... "This Show is Fabulous!"
Maurice Hines (Tony Nominated Broadway, TV, FIlm Star).... "On Kentucky Avenue is a party you don't want to miss!"
“On Kentucky Avenue” – The Hottest Spot in Atlantic City Was not the Beach" "What does make this show spectacular is the many wonderful song and dance numbers, brilliantly executed on a very small stage in an intimate club. In fact On Kentucky Avenue uses all of the Triad Theater (Stage 72) space, with showgirls prancing down the aisle and on occasion interacting with members of the audience.....
Paulanne Simmons, TheaterPizzaz.com
"It is the effervescent, revue-formatted display of talent that makes the production. Ty Stephens made a dynamic MC and singer, with Cheryl Freeman and Andricka Hall tops in the vocal department. Jeree White was also spotlighted as a guest star performing as Damita Jo." "I caught the final show and found that it has the oomph to become successful." .... William Wolf, Wolf Entertainment Guide
Bringing it back to NYC for a limited run soon!
A hit at the
A New Comedy Show
Directed by Charles Messina
A Nobody who dreamt of becoming a Somebody. or three, maybe more. When you’re a bullied, weak and tiny Greek Australian boy, have the physique of a stick insect, resemble a pretty girl, talk to yourself more often than is considered normal, inspired by American icons and want to be Chinese; your choices in life are often limited to becoming a comedian, an actor or comedian.
To escape the constant teasing, beatings and the harshness of his elementary school reality, Jim found solace, peace and comfort watching American TV shows. From his first comedic inspiration, Bugs Bunny, and a desire to be just like his American movie star heroes, he promised himself to be an Academy award-winning A-list actor, the next Bruce Lee and the second fastest martial artist in the world. In SKITSO! these icons all pay him a visit in an effort to help him live out his dreams and to become a stronger, better, faster more motivating force. He plays all of them; over 25 stars and celebrities as well as original characters. Join Jim Dailakis on this entertaining, fast paced, animated hilarious, dramatic, sad, happy, definitely crazy and inspirational journey where he continues failing his way to success.
A D D I T I O N A L R E C E N T E V E N T S
SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM RECENT YEARS
Joseph Barry, Robert R. Blume, Ilona Oltuski
In SOLD OUT Concert
Weill / Carnegie Hall
“Adrienne Haan is an all-round entertainer of the highest calibre" ..The New York Times
Tehorah means pure in Hebrew and was written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations at the United Nations in New York. Featuring music of 1920s Weimar Berlin, Yiddish klezmer music, as well as more contemporary music sung in Hebrew, it is a heart wrenching and promising musical story about war, loss, hope, love and forgiving.
Adrienne Haan is a German singer, known for her historically accurate and deeply emotional Night Club Acts sung in English, German, Yiddish and French.
She has performed throughout Europe earning acclaimed reviews from some of the Continent‘s most esteemed newspapers.
Her passion belongs to the music of the 1920’s and 30’s, inspired by her fascination for the time between the two World Wars, the so-called dance on the volcano; the Weimar Republic. Based on her interest for culture, history, politics, art and poetry, Adrienne is a time traveler who feeds upon the energy of the world surrounding her.
Bob Blume with Tehorah co-producer Ilona Oltuski, German Ambassador to the UN, Harald Braun, Adrienne Haan and Austrian Ambassador to the UN, Martin Sajdik
2016 Drama Desk Awards Media
2015 Drama Desk Awards Media 2014 Drama Desk Awards Media
MORE ABOUT OUR CLIENTS!
Christians featured in this funny Dunkin' Donuts Commercial on Comedy Central that she did while in Los Angeles!
Bi-coastal client HILLARY HICKAM (in partnership with West Coast based manager, Andy Rooney of Midwest Talent Agency) just signed to play the Lead Role in new Indie TIF Written and Directed by Ari Bustin that will shoot in mid August, 2016.
Hillary is also a Beverly Hills Veternarian in addition to her acting chores. Here she is enjoying the company of Elton John at his recent OSCAR party!
Hillary is also represented commercially in LA by HRI Agency.
See photo slideshow to the left!
See updated articles/interviews about Evan by clicking on them...
Evan on His NYC Visit For Film Premiere Red Carpet * After Party * Signage for the Movie * Benjamin's SteakHouse
Client, Jonathan O'Reilly, a 9-year old actor with a lot of experience! His recent TV/Film credits include two TV appearances on BLINDSPOT as a principle; young Peter Madoff in the film MADOFF; young Falcone in GOTHAM; and additional roles in UNFORGETTABLE, ELEMENTARY, LAW AND ORDER SVU, THE GOOD WIFE, THE KNICK, THE LEFTOVERS, ROYAL PAINS, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA among others!
Recently was named Best Narrative Feature at Metropolitan Film Festival and had special screening at Hoboken Film Festival, Middletown, NY / NOW ON AMAZON PRIME!
An awkwardly dark, romantic comedy set in Queens, New York. The film follows two very strange people. Greg, a hopelessly awkward romantic who takes things a bit too far in his mind and in real life, he could be described by some (perhaps all) as a stalker. Gwen, is a young woman trying to survive in New York City as a cleaning woman. Her personality disorder leaves it hard to accomplish most things, or even consider a love life. Greg spots Gwen on the subway and is immediately smitten. Gwen doesn’t realize it yet, but she has a very secret admirer.
Jenny recently completed season as a featured performer in the web series Producing Juliet! with an ISA Nomination as Best Ensemble!
Actor/Model Alex Eckstorm - Modeling Portfolio
Clients in partnership with Richard Francis Management:
Hope Gardner - 18 year old Actress/Model in Kansas City, MO
Brianna Kruis - 17 year old Actress/Model located in San Diego
Jeannette Faye - 24 year old Actress located in New York
Krystin Goodwin - Actress & Video Host located in New York
Bri De Meo - LA based Actress/Model
Raphael Katz - French Child Actor attending Miami University in Florida
*BULLET POINT* ADDITIONAL CLIENT NEWS AND UPDATES!
* Eric Garduno featured in TV show DUELS IN MIAMI to film early summer.
* Rhianna Radick Currently playing Detective Vetter, lead role in a new, TV episode of THE PERFECT MURDER (Season 4) after appearing in a recently aired episode on Season 3 on Investigation ID; she is both a featured actress and singer of her own composition in the new Indie film by Phillyborn Productions to be released shortly; and was featured in both an ACURA and TIMEX commercial. Also recently modeled for UnionBay in NYC;
Stephanie ver Eecke just finished shooting an Investigation Discovery episode titled "A Dirty Little Secret" produced by Red Marble Media; a Hidden Cam promo as a spy on the street and 3 other commercials.