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Jack Rico

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2018/05/05 at 11:28am

PODCAST: Ariana DeBose Talks Donna Summer Musical, Zetna Fuentes on Becoming a Latina TV Director

This week we speak with triple threat star and freshly minted Tony nominee Ariana DeBose who is currently one of the three stars of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway. We discuss the intense vocal preparation in becoming The Queen of Disco, why the show cast women in male roles, equal pay, pansexuality and Hispanic identity on Broadway. Then I chat with Zetna Fuentes, a Latina TV director who has directed some of the biggest shows currently on television – Marvel’s “Jessica Jones,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” ABC’s “Scandal” and Amazon’s “BOSCH” to mention just a few. We discuss why there are so few Latina directors in tv and film and what can be done to fix it, plus, how she uses her Hispanic heritage to influence her tv work. Read More

Jack Rico

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2018/05/01 at 10:04am

Latinx’s John Leguizamo, Ariana DeBose, Lindsay Mendez and Chita Rivera Selected For 2018 Tony Awards

The 2018 Tony Awards nominations have been announced and four Latinx’s were nominated – John Leguizamo, Ariana DeBose, Lindsay Mendez and Chita Rivera (Lifetime Achievement).

Leading the list with 12 nominations are the new musicals Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants. The 72nd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will be held at Radio City Music Hall on June 10. The ceremony will be telecast live on CBS. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/10/21 at 4:17pm

PODCAST: Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez Talks ‘Fearless’ Album, Rich Greenfield Discusses Univision/Verizon Debacle


Host Jack Rico is joined by actress/singer Mandy Gonzalez and media/tech analyst Rich Greenfield. Gonzalez (9:35), who is currently playing the role of Angelica Schuyler in the mega-smash Broadway hit Hamilton, talks her debut album Fearless, plus, how she asked Lin-Manuel Miranda to write the title track, her moments of discrimination because of her Latino last name and her upcoming concert appearance at New York’s legendary cabaret Cafe Carlyle. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/09/14 at 9:32am

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Broadway Musical: The First Official Production Photos

*Update: We have new footage of the curtain call Opening Night in Denver. See below.
Here are the first production photos of Disney Theatrical’s new Broadway musical Frozen which you can see above. The pre-Broadway engagement at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts opens tonight and continues through October 1, 2017. This Broadway-bound Frozen, a full-length stage work told in two acts, is the first and only incarnation of the tale that expands upon and deepens its indelible plot and themes through new songs and story material from the film’s creators; in fact, this new stage production features more than twice as much music as the film.  Like the Disney Theatrical Broadway musicals that have come before it, it is a full evening of theatre running over two hours. Read More

Jack Hobbs

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2017/06/09 at 5:35pm

And The Tony Goes To…

With the Tony Awards this Sunday, Broadway is gearing up for its biggest night. The question on
everyone’s mind is: Who will take home a Tony? Whether you’re rooting for Dear Evan Hansen
or Come From Away, this year’s Best Musical isn’t as clear cut as last year, with Hamilton’s
record breaking 16 Tony Nominations. The top five theatre publications weigh in on who should
take home the Tony trophy. And so do I! Read More

Andrea Huswan

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2017/05/01 at 10:31am

OSLO (Broadway Review)

The 1-4-0: If you’re looking for a political thriller, #OSLO will leave you breathless with its intricate drama, performances and dialogue. Don’t miss out! Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/04/29 at 11:30am

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Univision’s ‘El Chapo,’ ViceLand’s Panama ‘Jungletown,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2,’ Broadway’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Thank you for downloading episode 30 of the Highly Relevant podcast! On this week’s episode, we talk with the creator of the most anticipated show in Spanish language TV right now, Univision’s EL CHAPO. We get to the moral and ethical controversies of getting the show done, the fascination of cartel tv shows and if actors Kate del Castillo and Sean Penn will be making cameos. Also urban millennial network VICELAND has a new show called JUNGLETOWN that takes place in Panama. Why are they there and why should we care? I talk to Jimmy Stice, the man behind it all. That, plus highlights of The Premios Billboard, reviews of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/04/03 at 11:22am

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Netflix’s ‘Ingobernable,’ Ben McKenzie on ‘Justice League,’ ‘Miss Saigon’ Review

Thank you for listening to episode 26 of the ‘Highly Relevant Podcast’ which you can now subscribe to on the player above ⬆️  or via the Revolver Podcast network. This week, I have a discussion on why Netflix’s INGOBERNABLE starring Kate Del Castillo began deplorably until I had one conversation with my wife; I also chatted with our new intern who attended the private Gotham cast Q&A in NYC and asked Ben McKenzie his thoughts on the upcoming Justice League; a review of Broadway’s revival of Miss SaigonPlease share, subscribe and leave a review. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/10/31 at 9:52am

Brian Tyree Henry On The ‘N’ Word, Black/Latino Culture And ‘Paper Boi’

On the tenth episode of my Highly Relevant podcast, I had a chance to chat with Brian Tyree Henry, a.k.a. Paper Boi on FX’s Atlanta. We spoke mainly about diversity in the arts, but we did get to the nitty gritty on the prolific usage as of late of the word ‘nigga” in television and film (music has been like that from the beginning). Aren’t we trying to eliminate the word from our vocabulary? We also conversed on his pal Donald Glover’s casting in the new Star Wars movie, his first encounter with him, his character Paper Boi, the show’s appeal, his view on Latino culture, Broadway’s lack of minority storytelling and why Gina Rodriguez is so hot to him. Read on or listen to the interview! Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/10/21 at 12:42pm

‘Highly Relevant Podcast’ Ep. 9 – Should Tom Cruise Still Be Making Action Films?, ‘Queen Sugar,’ Broadway’s ‘Holiday Inn’

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On this ninth episode, I talk about Tom Cruise’s new movie ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ with my good friend Mike Sargeant as we tackle Tom’s career, his longevity and our opinions on why he doesn’t seem to want to collaborate with another A-List actor (3:20). We also review Broadway’s new family feel-good musical Holiday Inn (24:46) as well as take a look at Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar (21:34), and I ask a New Yorker what he’s seeing, listening and downloading (27:43), plus, we recap the most important pop culture news you might have missed this week. Read More

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