Friday, August 23, 2013

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.

Julián Juaquín, shown at left, was highlighted, along with other cast members of the play Julián and Romero (written and directed by Alex Pérez and being presented in September at Theater for the New City in Manhattan's East Village) in a "Photo Call" photoessay in BroadwayWorld. To see the photoessay and accompanying article, click here.

Joel Luna just wrapped up filming on the short film Brother's Dilemma (written and directed by Christian Noriega).

Modesto Lacén, shown at right, has been nominated for an Audience Choice Award from DC Theatre Scene for Best Actor in a Musical for his work as the titular character in GALA Hispanic Theatre presentation of DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story (which was written by Luis Caballero and in turn is nominated for Best Musical). For more information and to vote, click here. In addition, he was the subject of a profile in MSN Latino Noticias regarding his role as famed Puerto Rican composer Rafael Hernández in the musical Sophy... a Rafael Hernández. Hasta siempre, mi jíbarito (book by Maribel Quiñones, music by Rafael Hernández, direction by Alejandro Primero, choreography by Raúl de la Paz and musical direction by Rubén Amador), which had performances in August at the Sala de Festivales at the Centro de Bellas Artes in Santurce, Puerto Rico. To read the article (which is in Spanish), click here.

Robin De Jesús is succeeding Ben Rimalower in performing the latter's self-penned solo show Patti Issues. Directed by Aaron Mark, the show will be presented in September and October at The Duplex in Manhattan's West Village. For more information, click here.

Tony Chiroldes was interviewed, along with director Justin Fortunato, on KDKA-TV (the CBS local affiliate of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) for his upcoming role in the
Front Porch Theatricals/Carrnivale Theatrics production of In The Heights. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Quiara Alegría Hudes. To see the interview, click on the screen below.

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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