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“Cry Baby” at the PIT – Interview with Writer-Performer Jamie Aderski

Jamie Aderski draws from her own experiences in pregnancy and motherhood with her one-woman show Cry Baby, now playing at the PIT thru November 10. She brings a raw (and hilarious) honesty to the subject of parenthood and shatters myths of childbirth, all while enjoying a bottle of wine on-stage. This week, she sat down with Ludus NYC to talk about her creative routine, the lies hidden in diaper commercials, and why Christopher Guest is her writing inspiration.

“On The Spot-Light”: Thomas Burns Scully

The “On The Spot-Light” series wraps up today with actor/writer/musician extraordinaire (and On the Spot’s production manager) Thomas Burns Scully. Before that, however, I want to thank readers for checking out the series and getting to know the talented folks behind On the Spot. I haven’t seen a show that combines cabaret and improv quite like it, and if you enjoy Broadway standards and comedy in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway, you can still see On the Spot Monday nights at the Broadway Comedy Club. Tickets are available here, and check out the previous spotlights with Meg Reilly, Chris Catalano, Patrick Reidy, and Andrew Del Vecchio.

Thomas Burns Scully is a multi-talented performer, writer, and musician. He starred in the short film The Boy Under The Piano, which was nominated for a BAFTA, and he composed and performed the score for A Girl Without Wings. Scully is also a recipient of the Origin Theatre WB Yeats Emerging Playwright Award. Read on for his decidedly British comic influences and why he is drawn to villains (specifically mad scientists).

“On The Spot-Light”: Andrew Del Vecchio

Welcome back to “On the Spot-Light!” My series, which takes a closer look at the very funny cast of On the Spot, is coming to an end with only two interviews left. If you missed the series so far, On The Spot is a unique cabaret-improv comedy hybrid show, which is currently playing Monday nights at the Broadway Comedy Club. Cast members who were previously in the spotlight are Meg Reilly, Chris Catalano, and Patrick Reidy.

Up next, meet the series’ penultimate funny man. When he’s not appearing in On the Spot, he can be seen in LMAO and Eight Is Never Enough, and he is on Vine @AndrewJDV. It’s Andrew Del Vecchio!

“On The Spot-Light”: Patrick Reidy

Welcome back to “On the Spot-Light,” where I’m taking a closer look at the talented cast of On the Spot. (To learn more about this unique cabaret-improv comedy hybrid show, click here, and check out interviews with cast members Meg Reilly and Chris Catalano.)

Today’s spotlight is taking a closer look at On The Spot’s director. He is a comedian, a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation Program, and the artistic director for not one but two comedy shows, LMAO and Improv 4 Kids. Give it up for Patrick Reidy!

“On The Spot-Light”: Chris Catalano

Welcome back to “On the Spot-Light,” where I’m taking a closer look at the talented cast of On the Spot. (To learn more about this unique cabaret-improv comedy hybrid show, click here, and check out the first interview with cast member Meg Reilly.) Next up in the spotlight, he is a playwright, improv comedian, and…

“On The Spot-Light”: Meg Reilly

It’s Friday night in New York City, and there are a million and one cabaret and improv shows clamoring for your attention. How do you choose between Broadway standards and laugh-out-loud comedy? No, Tony Stark, it’s not! This is America! This is New York City, the greatest city in the world! Why should we have…

The Year In Recap: Broadway’s Lowest Points Of 2015

I’ve been reflecting back on the past year in New York City theatre, compiling my favorite shows, performances, and moments on (and off) Broadway. That recap will be coming soon, but first, there are a few moments that need to called out for the wrong reasons. From bad casting and lazy artistry to undervaluing the…

I’VE BEEN TO SEA BEFORE – The Red Room – Review

I’ve Been to Sea Before, a cabaret-drag show inspired by Joni Mitchell’s Blue, is a show with something for everyone. Joni Mitchell fan or not, it is a wonderful evening with everything expected from a good cabaret-drag show (great music, fabulous costumes, audience participation) and a few unexpected surprises (adopted manatees, obscure Disney movies, Red Lobster…

PHOTOS: “I’ve Been to Sea Before” – The Red Room

I’ve Been to Sea Before, a cabaret inspired by Joni Mitchell’s Blue, opened April 8 at the Red Room, located at 85 East 4th Street. It will run through April 29 as part of Salty Brine’s on-going Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret series. Tickets are $10 with a two-drink minimum and available at the door or online here.