Sunday, April 27, 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.

Héctor Luis Rivera, shown at right with fellow recipient Alma Peralta, received a citation on Friday, April 25, 2014 from Lucio Fernández on behalf of the New Jersey State Senate where he was commended for his work as an actor, director and producer. 

The Linda Nieves-Powell film short Stereotypically Me (starring the all-HOLA member cast of Andrea NavedoLiza Colón-Zayas and Elaine Del Valle) received an Award of Merit in the Latin American/Latino/Hispanic category at the Best Shorts competition in La Jolla, California. For more information, click here or here.

Robin De Jesús, shown at left, will play Doody in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Grease. Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey (with additional songs by John Farrar, Barry Gibb, Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis), the musical will be directed by Daniel Goldstein and conclude the 75th anniversary season of the theater, located in Millburn, New Jersey. Performances begin at the end of May. For more information, click here.

Vanessa Verduga and her webseries "Justice Woman" won two awards at the Rome Web Awards (out of Rome, Italy)– one for Best Original Score (for TJ Kross) and for Verduga herself, for Best Sexy Actress. For more information about the Rome Web Awards, click here. For more information about the award-winning webseries, click here.

J.F. Seary is in the cast of Latin Lives. Written by Robert Louis Maisonett and Lourdes Cuadrado Cabrera, the play is directed by Lourdes Sepúlveda and will be presented in June at the Producers Club Theaters, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan.

Cedric Leiba, Jr. is slated to play José (and two other roles) in 50 Shades of F****d Up, an unauthorized musical parody of E.L. James's 50 Shades of Grey trilogy of novels. Written by Tricia Brouk (libretto) and Andrew David Sotomayor (music and lyrics), the production is directed and choreographed by Brouk and musically directed by Sotomayor. Performances begin in May at Sophie's Broadway in the Broadway theater district of midtown Manhattan. For more information, 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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