Saturday, February 22, 2014

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to “gossip”. In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

Houses on the Moon Theater Company is presenting its second annual benefit. Noted jazz vocalist Patti Austin will perform and an award will be institued in honor of and the memory of company member, the late Mauricio Leyton, shown at right. The Leyton Award will henceforth be awarded annually. The benefit will take place on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at The Cutting Room, located in midtown Manhattan. For more information, click here.

Daniel Anthony Hidalgo will be acting in Mark Schultz's Deathbed. The play is directed by Brent Buell, it will be presented in April at the Theater Row Studio Theater Row in the theater district of midtown Manhattan.

E3Outlaws Productions will be presenting Reyes y Reyes. Based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, the musical is adapted and directed by Enmanuel García Villavicencio and will run in April at the Red Carpet Theater in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. The production stars Paul Montoya, Claudio Weisz, Zulaika Velázquez, Yanet Betances and Diana Pou.

Kiki Meléndez is returning with another evening of the critically acclaimed comedy show Hot Tamales Live. The show, which she produces and hosts, features an evening of comedians (usually female comedians and one male comedian). The next incarnation will take place on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. For more information, click here or here

Centro Español is presenting Voces de marzo. A celebration of the contribution of Latinas in New York, it will happen on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Centro's eponymous location in Manhattan's West Village and feature the talents of Laura Riveros, Inma Heredia and Elena Mohedano.

Tony Award winner Priscilla López, shown at left, will star in the new play Somewhere. The dance-filled theater piece written by Matthew López (no relation) will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli, feature original music from Tony Award winner Bill Sherman and choreography by Greg Graham and run in April and May at Hartford Stage in Hartford, Connecticut. To read more about the production, check out this blog in Playbill Online by clicking here, or by going to theater's website by clicking here.

Éric-Dominique Pérez can be seen playing British officer Neil Campbell in the Travel Channel series "Castle: Secrets & Legends" in an episode profiling Napoleon Bonaparte's escape from Elba. To see a clip of the episode, click here

If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail. If you live in the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, why not join? If you live outside the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, you can find out more information on how to do so, by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

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