Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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.

Luis Salgadoshown at right, is directing the musical Zuccotti Park (named after the New York City park that was the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement). The musical, which was also produced and choreographed by Salgado, had a book and lyrics written by Catherine Hurd and music composed by Vatrena King. It will be presented in August at the Flamboyán Theater in The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) as part of the New York International Fringe Festival (fringeNYC). For more information on the production, click here or here, or read more in a Broadway World article about it by clicking here.

Inma Heredia, shown at left, is co-starring in Election Selection, or You Bet! A musical written by Crystal Field (book and lyrics) and Joseph-Vernon Banks (music) and directed by Field, it is being presented in August and September by the Theater for the New City for its 2016 summer tour, being presented outdoors in all five boroughs of New York. For more information, including a schedule of performances, click here.

Joel Pérez, shown at right, will be playing the roles of Herman, Vittorio and Daddy Brubeck in the Coleman-Fields-Simon musical Sweet Charity. Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, the New Group production stars Tony winners Sutton Foster and Shuler Hensely; Emily Padgett; and Asmeret Ghebremichael, and will take place at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, located on West 42nd Street in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. Performances begin on Wednessday, November 2, 2016, with a scheduled opening on Sunday, November 20, 2016 and a tentative closing date on Sunday, December 11, 2016. For more information, read the Broadway.com writeup on it by clicking here.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja), shown at left, was profiled in the Huffington Post, where her performance of her poem, "Poor To Rico" at the Honoring Latinas reception (which took place in August at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel as part of the joint convention of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in Washington, District of Columbia), was hailed by Carolina Moreno, editor of HuffPo's Latino Voices. To read the blog (and see a video of de la Luz performing "Poor To Rico"), 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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