Wednesday, May 11, 2011

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to "gossip." In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members who are getting acting and performance gigs.

Allison Strong called us to let us know that she has been cast as the understudy to Ali and as a member of the ensemble for the smash hit Broadway musical Mamma Mia! (written by Catherine Johnson, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus and directed by Phyllida Lloyd). It performs eight times a week at the Winter Garden Theater just above Times Square.

Caridad De La Luz will have a book release for her first book of poetry entitled The Poetician (published under her nom de plume La Bruja) on May 27 at the famed Nuyorican Poets' Café, located in the Loísaida neighborhood of Manhattan. In addition to a book signing, DJ G-Bo the Pro will play music and the event will feature performances from Rob (Simply Rob) Vassilarakis and Carina De La Luz-Vázquez.

Tony Chiroldes, along with Danny Bolero and Natalie Toro, will be performing in Broadway on 22nd Street, a monthly series of cabaret performances presented by and at The Metropolitan Room in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. For more info, go here.

The inaugural East Harlem International Film Festival (EHIFF) announced their selections of films. The selections include work by Ana Rokafella García, Margaret Laney (in a film produced by Lorraine Rodríguez), Michael Díaz, Sonia González-Martínez, Víctor Cruz, Adel Morales, Yamin Segal, Tomax Aponte, Julio Antonio Toro, J.W. Cortés, Brian Gutiérrez Aramayo, George Rivera and Iris Morales. The festival will take between June 1-5, 2011 in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood, in such locales as the Poets Den Theater, El Museo Del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, New York Academy of Medicine, White Park and Piatto d'Oro. For more information, click here.

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