Grant Cardone is an international sales expert, sales trainer, motivational speaker and NY Times best-selling author. He is known for customizing sales programs for organizations of all sizes and has positively affected hundreds of thousands of people and organizations worldwide. Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and individuals use his techniques and systems to increase their effectiveness and value in the marketplace. Cardone is the star of the reality TV show TurnAround King and is featured regularly on Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN. He has been speaking to audiences around the world for over twenty-five years on sales, success, finance, real estate, and motivation. His dynamic energy and his humorous and fast-paced delivery keep audiences entertained, intrigued and involved. Cardone has written four books to inspire those who want to achieve success: Sell to Survive, The Closer’s Survival Guide, If You’re Not First You’re Last and The 10X Rule. View Guest page
Jim Caruso made his Broadway debut alongside Liza Minnelli in the smash hit Liza’s At The Palace!, singing, dancing and celebrating the music and arrangements of the late, great Kay Thompson and the Williams Brothers. The show was honored with a 2009 Tony Award for Best Special Event and the recording was nominated for a Grammy. For his nightclub work, Caruso has won six MAC Awards and two BackStage Bistro Awards for sold-out shows at Birdland, Arci’s Place, The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, and The Russian Tea Room. He has also performed at clubs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Palm Beach and London. View Guest page
Robert Cuccioli: is currently performing in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark as Dr. Norman Osborn and The Green Goblin. Robert made his Broadway debut as Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, and, is best known for his critically acclaimed performance as the duel title roles in the Broadway hit Jekyll & Hyde, for which he received a Tony nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award, FANY Award and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award. Off-Broadway credits include Temporary Help, Enter The Guardsman, And The World Goes ‘Round (1991 Outer Critics Circle Award), Gigi, The Rothschilds, Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris and Dietrich & Chevalier. Equally respected for his work in the Classics and Contemporary Plays as well as Musicals, Robert has performed at such notable Regional Theatres as The Guthrie (Antony & Cleopatra), Paper Mill Playhouse (1776, Oklahoma, Lend Me A Tenor, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Sound Of Music), The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ (Amadeus, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Carnival, Othello), The Shakespeare Theatre of DC ( Hamlet, Lorenzzaccio 2006 Helen Hayes Award Nomination), the McCarter Theatre (Fiction, The School for Scandal), George Street Playhouse (The Seafarer, A Moon To Dance By with Jane Alexander) and most recently at the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC (1776). Television: White Collar, Sliders, Baywatch, The Guiding Light. Film: Woody Allen’s Celebrity, and the independent film The Stranger. Robert is featured on the original cast recordings of Jekyll & Hyde (Atlantic), And The World Goes ‘Round (RCA Victor), Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris (Ghostlight), The New Picasso (Black Forest Productions) and released his debut solo album The Look Of Love October 2012. www.robertcuccioli.com. View Guest page
Andromeda Edison has worked in marketing for almost twenty years, almost exclusively in book marketing since 2011. She works with indie authors, providing services from editing to social media marketing and everything in between. Two of her authors books have reached the Amazon best seller list. She has also just published her own book of poetry on Amazon and is currently working on a collection of short stories. Andromeda can be found at the follow places: Website: www.independentwords.com Twitter: twitter.com/romie Facebook:www.facebook.com/independentwords View Guest page
Andy Fickman is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. Daily VARIETY named Fickman one of the “DIRECTORS TO WATCH.” FADE-IN MAGAZINE referred to Fickman as a “Renaissance Man,” and listed him as one of the “100 PEOPLE IN HOLLYWOOD YOU NEED TO KNOW.” Andy’s latest project is the smash hit family comedy Parental Guidancefrom 20th Century Fox/Walden Media. It’s all-star and award-winning cast includes Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Bailee Madison, Tom Everett Scott and Gedde Watanabe. View Guest page
Mr. Kimball received a Tony Nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (MEMPHIS), as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Nominations. Other Broadway: John Lennon in Lennon, Milky-White in Into the Woods, The Civil War, Good Vibrations. Off Broadway: Irish Repertory’s Finian's Rainbow, Playwright’s Horizon’s My Life with Albertine, and the 2000 revival of GODSPELL. Regional: Sweeney Todd, Baby, Little Fish. Chad won the Bistro Award for his cabaret at ARS Nova, reprised later at Joe's Pub. He is a Graduate of The Boston Conservatory. More at Chad Kimball View Guest page
KEVIN MCGUIRE: played Ernest Hemingway in Matthew Barney's epic film RIVER OF FUNDAMENT. He also starred in the Broadway, National and International tours of LES MISERABLES, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE SECRET GARDEN, JANE EYRE. Off Broadway appearances include, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, THE SEAGULL, HAMLET, BIG MAGGIE directed by Donal Donnelly,MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING,A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM,IL CAMPIELLO,THE GREEN COCKATOO,ROMEO and JULIET(New York Public Theater). Kevin was the Artistic Director of The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall for nine years acting in or directing over fifty plays and musicals. Born in Cambridge,New York raised in Hoosick Falls,New York Education:St. Mary's Academy, Hoosac School, Circle In The Square Theater School, The Juilliard School. View Guest page
Composer Michael Mott who burst onto the Broadway scene directly from the world famous BMI composers workshop View Guest page
JENNY POWERS Broadway credits include Rizzo in the most recent revival of Grease and Meg in Little Women. Theatre highlights: Veronica Franco in Dangerous Beauty (Pasadena Playhouse), Gina in Happiness(Lincoln Center); Diana Devereaux in Of Thee I Sing(Encores!); Young Phyllis in Follies(Encores!); Sydney Sharp in It’s a Bird..It’s a Plane..Its Superman(DTC); Alice B. Toklas in Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein (AboutFaceTheate / MCA); Isabella Andreini in The Glorious Ones (Pittsburgh Public); Bounce (Kennedy Center, Goodman)TV/Film: The Good Wife, Mercy, Law & Order: CI, Six Degrees, Nurse Jackie, All My Children, Chris Rock’s I Think I Love My Wife. “Gonna Make You Love Me” is her debut solo/duet album with husband, Matt Cavenaugh. www.Jenny-Powers.com View Guest page
Kevin Shinick is the creator and main voice talent for MAD, the hit Warner Bros. comedy series airing on Cartoon Network. He earned an Emmy Award and three Annie Awards for his work as a writer/producer and voice talent on ROBOT CHICKEN, including a third this month for 2012's ROBOT CHICKEN: DC COMICS SPECIAL. Shinick has written comics for both Marvel and DC, and is also an actor with recent appearances on GRIMM and David E. Kelley's MONDAY MORNINGS. View Guest page
Two-time Emmy Award winning actress, Michelle Stafford, stars in the #1-rated "The Young and The Restless," viewed by over 20 million people every day in some 20 countries worldwide. Michelle joined the cast in 1994 and has since developed "Phyllis" into one of the most popular and vivacious characters to date. View Guest page
Amy is successful in many areas. Her single, “Dance of Life,” was just released and “Let it Rain” came out in 2012. Amy plans to tour in 2013. Her work as an actress led to producing. December brought the premiere of “Crossroad,” an edgy, faith-based feature which Amy produced and co-stars. It won 5 Dove Foundation Awards for its strong, inspiring message of redemption, forgiveness, and faith. She’s Executive Producer, Co-Creator and Host of the new series, “Good Samaritans,” placing ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances to see how far they are willing to go to help their fellow man. Amy Weber Productions has produced “The Strangers,” “Spa Adventures” and “In Da Cutz.” She wrote “An Insider’s Guide to Making it in Show Business” sharing experiences as an actress, model, host and producer, as well as a model/commercial agency owner for 5 years. Amy was a star in the WWE “Smackdown” and is still recognized for her ability to combine beauty, wit and athleticism. View Guest page
Multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn's works span the worlds of popular, theatrical, and classical music. In 1999, he became the first American composer in 22 years to have 3 shows running simultaneously on Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War. Also for Broadway: Dracula, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, and Bonnie & Clyde. Produced Harlem Song at the Apollo Theatre and served as music director for the Goodwill Games in NYC (1998). He wrote the song “Gold” for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Some of the artists who have recorded and performed Frank’s works: Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Sammy Davis, Jr., Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Hootie & the Blowfish, The Moody Blues, Johnny Mathis, Freddie Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Molly Hatchet, Blues Traveler, Trace Adkins, Patti LaBelle, Jeffrey Osborne. The Broadway revival of Jekyll & Hyde is currently on a national tour and will open on Broadway in April 2013. View Guest page
Steve Soderbergh, Korea and what the hell is Art?
May 23, 2013
Hosted by James Barbour
What the hell is Art? James talks Steven Soderbergh, translating Broadway musicals into foreign languages and the effect artists have on the world
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