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Performer Robert Bannon sits down with the best and brightest artists to have in-depth, fun, craft filled chats with stars of Broadway, Stage, Screen, and Social Media. It could be the Tony Winner of the Moment to a Tik Tok Star going viral, literally there is something for everyone! This show is not about gossip, scandal, or gotcha questions. This is a show about the journey, the craft, and a whole lot of fun!
Join us for special Red Carpet Events from Broadway Openings, NY Galas, to The Tribeca Film Festival! We cover everyone and everywhere! We will be uploading new chats weekly, so make sure to subscribe and join us!
Direct from over one million views on YouTube, "The Roundtable" makes its podcast debut with The Broadway Podcast Network! Follow us on on all Social Media- @RobertMBannon

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Performer Robert Bannon sits down with the best and brightest artists to have in-depth, fun, craft filled chats with stars of Broadway, Stage, Screen, and Social Media. It could be the Tony Winner of the Moment to a Tik Tok Star going viral, literally there is something for everyone! This show is not about gossip, scandal, or gotcha questions. This is a show about the journey, the craft, and a whole lot of fun!
Join us for special Red Carpet Events from Broadway Openings, NY Galas, to The Tribeca Film Festival! We cover everyone and everywhere! We will be uploading new chats weekly, so make sure to subscribe and join us!
Direct from over one million views on YouTube, "The Roundtable" makes its podcast debut with The Broadway Podcast Network! Follow us on on all Social Media- @RobertMBannon

    Broadway Star Catherine Walker Remembers Composer Steven Lutvak

    Broadway Star Catherine Walker Remembers Composer Steven Lutvak

    We had a great chat with Broadway Star Catherine Walker about her career from Mary Poppins to Ragtime, but she will always be remembered and associated with the great Steven Lutvak. She is one of the muses that are used for his great work like A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder.
    NYU Skirball Center will honor the late Tony Award-winning composer Steven Lutvak, the musical mind behind the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, with performances and tributes from family and friends in a celebration of his life on Thursday, July 18 – which would have been his 65th birthday – at 3:00 PM. The event will include performances by Broadway Inspirational Voices, Crystal Monee Hall, Bryce Pinkham, Catherine Walker, Scarlett Strallen, Catherine Porter, Lori Wilner, and Jenna Pastuszek, and feature songs from A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony Award for Best Musical, 2014), his albums Ahead of My Heart and The Time It Takes, and several never-before heard works-in-progress. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged. For tickets, please visit tickets.nyu.edu/stevenlutvak
    Born and raised in the Bronx, Mr. Lutvak was a talented multi-hyphenate, working as a cabaret performer, music arranger, director, and as a performance coach in addition to his songwriting and compositional work. As a singer-songwriter, he performed across the country, including successful New York engagements at Carnegie Hall, which led to releasing two albums, The Time It Takes and Ahead of My Heart.
     Mr. Lutvak made his Broadway debut with A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder in 2014, for which he composed the music, and co-wrote the lyrics with Robert L. Freedman. The musical won the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Best Musical. The pair had previously written the musical Campaign of the Century together, which won the California Musical Theater Competition from the Beverly Hills Theater Guild. 
     Other musicals by Mr. Lutvak include Almost September, The Wayside Motor Inn (an adaptation of a play by A. R. Gurney), and Esmeralda. For the screen, Mr. Lutvak composed the title track for the film Mad Hot Ballroom, and the score to Anything But Love, starring Eartha Kitt and Andrew McCarthy. Mr. Lutvak was a highly awarded composer, receiving the Kleban Award for Lyric Writing for the Theater, the Fred Ebb Award for Songwriting for the Theater alongside Freedman, the American Theatre Wing’s Jonathan Larson Grant, the Johnny Mercer Foundation’s Emerging American Songwriter Award, two Bistro Awards, three MAC Awards, and multiple ASCAP Awards.
     In his later years, Mr. Lutvak worked as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the New York University Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program.
     Mr. Lutvak died October 9, 2023 at the age of 64. He is survived by his husband, Artistic Director of Flight Path Dance Project, Michael McGowan, and their daughter, Eliot Rose Lutvak-McGowan.
     The tribute to Steven Lutvak will take place at NYU Skirball Center, located at 566 LaGuardia Place, between West 4th and West 3rd Street, on Thursday, July 18 at 3:00 PM. Running time is 90 minutes with no intermission. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged. For tickets, please visit tickets.nyu.edu/stevenlutvak
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    • 27 min
    Singer/Songwriter Chris Mann Joins Us To Talk His New Single "I DO"

    Singer/Songwriter Chris Mann Joins Us To Talk His New Single "I DO"

    Singer-songwriter Chris Mann is back with his highly anticipated original song 'I Do', marking his first release of new music in almost six years. Co-written by Mann and acclaimed writer/producer Bleu McAuley, 'I Do' is a soulful ballad that showcases Mann's heartfelt lyrics and signature vocals.
    The inspiration behind 'I Do' came from Mann's own wedding vows, which he wrote long before marrying his wife of 11 years. The lyrics express Mann's vision of an ideal marriage, with lines like 'to have and to hold, for better or for worse...I do.' The song features a laid-back, gospel feel accompanied by a soaring chorus of harmonizing background vocals.
    'I Do' has been a fan favorite at Chris Mann's live concerts for years, and now fans can finally enjoy it on all streaming platforms. The song will also make its debut on the hit CW series 'All American' in a critical wedding scene, airing on Monday, June 24, 2024.
    To listen to ‘I Do’ check out the link below:
    https://open.spotify.com/album/2GEsSCcrmT3RcE5CN7nQiw 
    Chris Mann is a critically-acclaimed singer and actor hailed as "the favorite new, male vocalist on the planet" by the Today Show.
    Mann is no stranger to the spotlight–his albums 'Roads' (Republic Records) and ‘Constellation' hit #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart. His much-anticipated fourth studio album, Return of the Gentleman, is underway in Los Angeles with collaborations including Grammy ‘Album of the Year’ producers, Autumn Rowe and Kizzo. The sound, described as “Big Band Soul,” features duets with Grammy-winner India.Arie and iconic saxophonist, Kenny G.
    In 2022, Chris appeared alongside Seth Rogan, Sebastian Stan, and Lily James in Hulu’s Emmy-winning miniseries, “Pam and Tommy,” playing Motley Crüe’s legendary guitarist, Mick Mars. He was most recently seen in S3 of "The Morning Show" on Apple+ opposite Jennifer Aniston.
    Mann has performed for Presidents Barack Obama & Joe Biden and has been featured at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy & Carnegie Hall.
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    • 16 min
    Singing Doo-Wop Sensation Chris Ruggiero Is Here!

    Singing Doo-Wop Sensation Chris Ruggiero Is Here!

    He is ONLY 23! 23!!! Chris Ruggiero is here and he is touring the country singing standard, doo wop, and hits of the 50's, 60's 70's and more. You may have seen him on PBS, you may have listened to his albums, now hear the story of how he came to sing, what inspires him, and who has better singers? Jersey or NY!
    Chris talks all about family, keeping good music alive, and what is next for his booming career!
    For More Info on Chris- www.ChrisRuggieroSings.com
    Follow Chris on IG- @chris_ruggiero_sings
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    • 30 min
    Director, Singer, Actor Robert Schwartzman Talks "The Good Half"

    Director, Singer, Actor Robert Schwartzman Talks "The Good Half"

    We love a pivot! You can be an actor, lead singer in a band, and then direct feature films! We learn how with Robert Schwartzman!
    Robert Schwartzman started his career appearing in The Virgin Suicides, The Princess Diaries, and went on to form the platinum selling rock band Rooney. Robert directed and produced The Unicorn,Dreamland, The Argument, and his latest film is his directorial documentary debut, The Zombies documentary Hung Up on a Dream. The Good Half is Robert's 2nd Tribeca debut.
    About the film:
    After years spent avoiding his problems, Renn Wheeland (Nick Jonas) is forced to face his greatest fear: the recent death of his mother, Lily (Elisabeth Shue). While traveling home to Cleveland for her funeral, he forges a new relationship with fellow passenger, Zoey (Alexandra Shipp),andlater, heals an old one with his overbearing sister, Leigh (Brittany Snow). Together, with the help of his eager-to-connect father, Darren (Matt Walsh), an old high school friend, and a hoarder priest, Renn tries to confront his past, his problems, his step-father (David Arquette), his grief,and his new reality.
    The film, which was a part of Tribeca Film Festival, is being shown for two nights across the US & Canada this July 23rd & 25th! For more info: www.fathomevents.com/events/the-good-half
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    • 25 min
    Playwright/Actor Domenica Feraud Talks Her New Play "someone spectacular" Coming To The Signature!

    Playwright/Actor Domenica Feraud Talks Her New Play "someone spectacular" Coming To The Signature!

    We love an up & coming playwright star here on "The Roundtable!" We have an up & coming star for you!
    A native New Yorker by way of Ecuador, Domenica Feraud has been part of the city’s theatre landscape for over a decade, despite her young age. She wrote and starred in her 2019 breakout play, Rinse, Repeat which the New York Times in its Critic’s Pick review praised as “smart, compassionate, and angry.” 
    Domenica also called public attention to a certain movie star’s inappropriate behavior on the set of a certain Broadway musical revival in her viral essay “The Movie Star and Me.” Whether on stage or online, Domenica’s work is consistently brave and necessary. 
    Her sophomore play, someone spectacular, offers a fly-on-the-wall view of a grief support group. When their leader fails to show up for the weekly meeting, the group devolves into chaos, with each member examining their own haunting. Imbued with subtle suspense and surprising humor, someone spectacular brings a fresh edge to the therapy play while exploring grief with unflinching and authentic honesty.
    Also of note, her director Tatiana Pandiani is Argentinian American, so two Latina creatives will be leading a production that also features a predominately female creative and producing team. 
    For More Information: www.someonespectacularplay.com
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    • 32 min
    Tribeca Film Festival Day 2- The Red Carpet of "Lake George" & "Sabbath Queen!"

    Tribeca Film Festival Day 2- The Red Carpet of "Lake George" & "Sabbath Queen!"

    We love us some Tribeca Film Festival! It is one of the most fun and exciting weeks in NYC! The Roundtable was invited back for the second year and the stars were out! Adrienne Garzillo made her red carpet debut this year! She took to the red carpet and stood in for Robert on the carpet!
    We start off at the red carpet of "Lake George!" We talk to Gilded Age Star Carrie Coon, Actor Shea Whigham, Max Casella, Ashley Fink of "Glee" and many more! Then we had over to the documentary opening of "Sabbath Queen!" What a fascinating project! These are interviews you need to hear!
    We have so many other stars, creative, and producers. If you want to see a birds eye view of the red carpet, this is it!
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    • 30 min

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