Friday, September 30, 2011

Love Out Loud for Robin Kradles



Robin Kradles has been performing in the New York City region for the past 12 years. She is always ready to perform for a good cause since so rarely has anyone offered to pay her. Robin served as Empress XIX of the Imperial Court of New York and will be appearing as Marlene Dietrich in the movie Tomorrow Comes Today to be released later ths year.

Love Out Loud for Gerald McCullouch


One of Mr. McCullouch’s most recent accomplishments DADDY premiered in New York last February, Show Business Weekly wrote, “DADDY ’s plot is compelling, but it’s the quiet moments of character observation that really lift it to must-see status. There isn’t a false note in the central relationship between Colin and Stew… McCullouch is a revelation!" BroadwayWorld called it “a sensitive and hilarious play about adult gay men…characters live and breathe as real people, rather than the tired stereotypes so often seen in today's plays with homosexual themes… Gerald McCullouch is incredibly moving and hilarious… he's heartbreakingly believable and nuanced.”




Gerald McCullouch has portrayed firearms technician Bobby Dawson on CSI for 10 seasons, and was a recurring guest host of FYE!. He stars in the hit gay film BearCity, and was recently honored by OUT Magazine as one of this year's "OUT 100". Recent NY theater credits include the New York world premiere run of DADDY; the remount of Stephen Belber's McReele; and the Lucille Lortel Theater Award-winner 3 Graces' world premiere A Good Farmer. Gerald played Jesus in the European tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, and is an award-winning filmmaker, whose film The Moment After received screenings and acclaim worldwide. He has worked with notable actors from Jeff Goldblum to Robert Redford, from Natalie Portman to Heather Locklear, from Liev Schreiber to William Shatner and many others in TV/film, Off Broadway, LA and regional theater productions. Gerald [pronounced with a hard G] has just completed work on Bear City 2. He once appeared in two different billboards simultaneously in Times Square and on Sunset Boulevard. He will joining the cast treating us to his marvelous singing.

Love Out Loud for Therese Curatolo


Therese Curatolo, originally from the West coast, attended the University of Nevada, Reno and earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal performance with an emphasis on operatic literature. Her previous roles include Marcy Park in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee , Hope Cladwell in Urinetown , Sandy in Grease, Miss Dorothy Brown in Thoroughly Modern Millie and the infamous Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She has had the privilege of singing with Michael Crawford, Captain & Tennille and the legendary Stevie Wonder. Therese is happy to volunteer her talents for charities and has been featured on the JDRF Hope for the Holidays charity album 2009 and Broadway's Carols for a Cure 2010. See you at the stage door!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

If You're Loving Out Loud, You Must Be Ilene Kristen


Friendship is probably the best human relationship available and when it happens, it is a true blessing. And friendship does that, i.e. it just happens, usually because there are individuals who know how to do it well. Loyalty pays a big part in it. Couple that quality with the heart of a journeyman actor and singer who finds true expression in work and you have Ilene Kristen.

If Ilene is not the first to step up for fundraising events she is pretty darn close. She has been the driving force for so many of POZ's sponsored fundraisers. We all know she's been around the block more than once, but she brings the enthusiasm of a neophyte to her work. It's been said before and it bears repeating: To Know Her is To Love Her. We are once again very proud to announce that this New York angel is on board with Daytime Meets Nighttime and we couldn't be happier that the unique interpreter of One Life to Live's unique Roxy will be meeting and greeting her many fans as well bringing some panache to the proceedings!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lovin' Ted Detwiler Out loud


Anyone who grew up on a surf board and turned professional at the tender age of 16 is worthy of attention. There are more than enough reasons to pay attention to this fine young gentleman who turned to theatre after an ankle injury. It was Ted Detwiler’s and Del Shores’ mutual good fortune that they both were working on the situation comedy Ned & Stacy where they met. Their friendship and collaboration has led to our good fortune in enjoyable art with both Sordid Lives and Southern Baptist Sissies. He has starred in numerous musicals and plays. TV credits include Crossing Jordan, Sliders and Hyperion Bay. His film credits include: Must Love Dogs, The Ring 2, After Sunset, Chasers and Blood Money.



It was fortuitous when Ted joined Bacharach to the Future. He made quite an impression singing "Promise Her Anything." There is much good fortune to go around. He is flying in from the West Coast to join us for Daytime Meets Nightime. It didn't take much to convince him. Most of us can't wait!





Barbara Porteus Loves Out Loud

Barbara Porteus is the quintessential cabaret performer who can give you precisely what you came for from Stephen Sondheim to Johnny Mercer while ading her personal touch providing her listeners with something unique. She has performed in such shows as The Sound of Music with Marie Osmond, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying with Donald O'Connor and Side by Side by Sondheim. She has opened for Sid Caesar, Ben Vereen, Petula Clark and many others. Her extensive and impressive résumé also includes performing and touring with Eddy Arnold and Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings. Barbara has stepped up more than once for a good cause and her musical presence brings to us a performer of the highest calibre. A touch of class for Daytime Meets Nighttime.

Love Out Loud for BethAnn Bonner


BethAnn Bonner if not the de facto winner of Soapnet's I Wanna Be a Soap Star 3, was the true winner. In 2006 she was offered the contract role of police officer Talia Sahid on the ABC Daytime’s One Life to Live, debuting in December of that year and finishing the role in 2009. "She is neither cookie-cutter nor easily forgettable…" [source: Denise on Wikipedia]. BethAnn is in fact a woman for all seasons. She is an extremely talented singer who gave commanding performances at shows to benefit Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS and POZ's Bacharach to the Future. The woman needs a showcase of her own. She can also dance and, of course, it is well known to a myriad of fans that she can act. As a talented woman who actually takes the time to care, we know that all of this is the portent of greater things to come. When BethAnn enters a room she creates an atmosphere. Her energy and vitality take over. BethAnn has now joined the cast of Daytime Meets thhe Nighttime. We are blessed.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Love Out Loud for Marissa Rosen


Marissa Rosen- was just seen starring as Maria Pinnunziato in My Big Gay Italian Wedding. Off Broadway: Tony & Tina's Wedding Regional/International: Footloose, Bare, SHOUT!, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Beware Bernadette, Urinetown, Grease, You Can't Take it With You, Gypsy, & Into the Woods. Marissa originated the role of The Secondary Princess in the premiere of Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom. Marissa holds a BFA in Musical Theater from NSU. Follow her on twitter at www.twitter.com/Risseroni

We can't wait to see what she'll bring to:

DAYTIME MEETS THE NIGHT TIME
A Night of Cabaret
benefiting
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church & LifeBeat


The Jan Hus Theater, 351 E. 74th St.


Showtime is 8pm with doors open at 7pm.



Don't miss what promises to be an exciting evening.


$50 (front seating)
$35 (rear seating)
$25 (standing room only)(limited availability)

$50 includes Meet & Greet with the Stars prior to the show.
An additional $20 at the door for Meet & Greet if $50 ticket is not purchased in advance.

Love Out Loud for Marty Thomas


Marty Thomas is a Grammy nominated recording artist who has appeared on Broadway in The Secret Garden, Wicked and Xanadau. He recently starred off Broadway in My Big Gay Italian Wedding and produces a weekly Manhattan nightclub act called Marty Thomas presents DIVA. He was named Mr. Broadway 2008 and was the 1992 Ed McMahons Junior Vocalist Star Search Champion. He toured Europe as the first caucasian member of the famed gospel group The Harlem Gospel Singers and has worked with such artists as Patti Labelle, Grace Jones, Billy Porter, Debbie Gibson and more. Marty has been seen on MTV, VH1, 2 Broke Girls on ABC, The Today Show, The Early Show, The Tonight Show, The View, The Tony Awards, Oxygen. His album is available on itunes. Follow @martythomasbway. We are happy to announce that Marty will be part of:

DAYTIME MEETS THE NIGHT TIME
A Night of Cabaret
benefiting
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church & LifeBeat


The Jan Hus Theater, 351 E. 74th St.


Showtime is 8pm with doors open at 7pm.



Don't miss what promises to be an exciting evening.


$50 (front seating)
$35 (rear seating)
$25 (standing room only)(limited availability)

$50 includes Meet & Greet with the Stars prior to the show.
An additional $20 at the door for Meet & Greet if $50 ticket is not purchased in advance.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Daytime Meets The Night Time: Robin Strasser



The Imperial Court of New York
presents
DAYTIME MEETS THE NIGHT TIME
A Night of Cabaret
benefiting
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church & LifeBeat


Honorary Chairperson: Robin Strasser – "Dorian" from One Life to Live


New York, NY, September 26, 2011 – The Imperial Court of New York today announced that they will be hosting a night of cabaret honoring One Life to Live and All My Children with performances from some of the daytime stars from those shows as well as performances from Broadway, Primetime & the Imperial Court of New York. The event takes place on Friday, November 4th at 8pm.

Daytime Meets the Nighttime, benefitting the Jan Hus Neighborhood Church and Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV, will be more than just a dazzling display of regal glamour and amazing, show stopping songs, it is an opportunity to celebrate two wonderful organizations who serve their communities with resilience.

Many special guests and performers will make this an evening to remember.
Emperor XX Vanity Society & Empress XXV Pepperica Swirl will kick off the night welcoming all to a magical night of song. The evening will feature live performances from the Imperial Court as well as Broadway star Chad Ryan, Drag superstar Epiphany Get Paid and many more announcements to come.

The fundraiser will take place on the Upper East Side at:

The Jan Hus Theater, 351 E. 74th St.


Showtime is 8pm with doors open at 7pm.


$50 (front seating)
$35 (rear seating)
$25 (standing room only)(limited availability)

$50 includes Meet & Greet with the Stars prior to the show.
An additional $20 at the door for Meet & Greet if $50 ticket is not purchased in advance.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.icny.org Tickets may be purchased at the door upon availability.





This year’s Honorary Chair: Robin Strasser
Contact: Gary Cosgrove
201-486-0626
emperorxny@icny.org


The event is sponsored by: Google, Absolut Vodka, Coca-Cola, Miller/Coors, TD Bank, Bioscrip Pharmacies, Next Magazine, jetBlue Airways

The Imperial Court of New York, a 501(c)3 corporation, is New York's most regal fundraising organization serving the LGBT Community for the past 22 years. Part of a proud tradition, the Court has raised over a million dollars for charitable organizations including: ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) LIFEbeat (Music Fights HIV), Children's Hope Foundation, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Bailey House, amFar's Treatment Register, Body Positive, and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, among many others. www.icny.org

For additional information and photos please contact: Gary Cosgrove: 201-486-0626 or at emperorxny@icny.org


Beneficiaries:

The Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood House is located on the Upper East side of Manhattan and is home to the Jan Hus Playhouse Theater. This church was built in 1877 and gets its name from the great Czech Religious reformer Jan Hus, who was excommunicated from the Catholic Church and was later burned at the stake as a heretic in 1415. His teachings greatly influenced the Protestant Movement for years to come. The church served as a central hub for a large Czech Community, in the neighborhood then known as “Little Bohemia”, that totaled thirty or forty thousand in the late 1900’s.

From 1960 thru 1970, the 150 seat theater served as the home to LOOM (Light Opera of Manhattan), which was an Off-Broadway repertory theater company founded by William Mount-Burke and employed comedian Raymond Allen and choreographer Jerry Gotham. They performed the works of Gilbert & Sullivan and many European & American operettas.

Today, Jan Hus Church practices progressive thinking and is committed to encouraging and welcoming the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in its congregation and within the church’s hierarchy. They are also active in social outreach, serving as a place of spiritual inspiration, worship and a beacon of hope to the community it serves. Rev. Ray Bagnuolo, the current pastor of Jan Hus is very proud of the church’s community programs which include a senior center, preschool, homeless outreach program, public cafeteria, AA meeting hall and theater.

LifeBeat

Lifebeat is a nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention. For more than seventeen years, Lifebeat has helped to mobilize the talents and resources of the music industry to raise awareness and funds, and to provide support to the HIV-positive community.
Lifebeat relies on a small but dedicated staff and an active Board of Directors to carry out our mission, as well as a wonderful group of volunteers and a network of national AIDS service organizations (ASOs) to educate young people through our outreach efforts.