Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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.

Mario Golden, shown at right, was featured in American Theatre magazine, as a result of him being selected by The Drama League as one of its 2017 artists-in-residence, where he will develop his solo show Father God Mother Death (to be directed by Andreas Robertz). To read the American Theatre article, click here. In addition, he was featured in Broadway World, where it reported that the same solo show will be directed by Robertz and Nancy Ferragallo and presented in May at The Cherry Lane Theatre (located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village) as part of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF). The schedule and location for each show in the festival will be determined at a later date. To read the Broadway Blog article, click here.

Judy Torres will be one of the headliners of the Freestyle and Old School Extravaganza 2017 concert. Other performers include Lisa Lisa, Stevie B, TKA, The Jungle Brothers, Lisette Meléndez, and others. The concert will take place on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Radio City Music Hall in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. For more information, click here.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja), shown at left, was profiled in the Livin' Americana blog, where she spoke of her life and career as a poet-actress-singer-playwright. Prominently highlighted is her role in the salsa jukebox musical I Like It Like That (book written by Waddys Jáquez and David Maldonado; directed and choreographed by Jáquez), now running through the end of January at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. To read the blog, click here.

Luis Salgado will be moderating a panel titled "Broadway en Español" at the upcoming BroadwayCon 2017 in New York City. The panel will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (located in Manhattan's West Side) and feature panelists Javier E. Gómez; former HOLA honoree (and Academy Award winner) Alexander Dinelaris; Doreen Montalvo; María Santana; and Andy Señor, Jr. For more information, click here or 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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