Entries in michael longoria (3)

Tuesday
Mar282017

KPOP!! (And some more TVU 4 U)

The last two weeks I was in a pre-production workshop for KPOP @ Ars Nova. Helen & I ended up writing 8 new fully orchestrated songs with english and korean lyrics in 11 days. #nosleepteam

At the presentation agent Di Glazer captured this legendary moment of resting bitch face.

but in addition to throwing shade and writing kpop bangerz, we also know how to strike a pose, no?

Meanwhile, on the other side of the creative planet, I also did a buncha new press for The View UpStairs. Justin Sayre invited Nathan Lee Graham to join him for his monthly 'Meeting of the International Order of Sodomites." Nathan slayed the ocean of glamorous homoratti with his souldful rendition of "Theme Song" from the View UpStairs.

Next day woke up and did a public radio interview in Brooklyn for WBAI's "Artsy Farty" Which has now been archived here:

http://nuarchive.wbai.org/mp3/wbai_170321_140000artsyfartsy.mp3

Then we ran back to Midtown for the offices of Sirius XM, where we had a live taping with Seth Rudetsky. Seth did an interview with Michael, Jeremy and Taylor, then they sang a snippet of Crazy Notion and we high-tailed it back to the theatre for our 7pm show. On the way out, I had a fun kiki with downtown legend Joey Arias who I ran into in the lobby.

And then cuz I'm here for my community, I had this interview with Corey Dejardins for his Queer AF podcast. Check it out here: https://player.fm/series/queer-af/episode-3-with-the-view-upstairs-creator-max-vernon

But what the hell is that pic above where I look like Stevie Nicks meets a prostitute from the Weimar Republic?? ...It's from my photoshoot with TimeOutNY for the In Character section! Rockin' that Daniel Chimowitz couture (thanks Daniel!) Yes for a brief moment, my mug could be seen all over subway floors in NY, before being discarded like yesterday's trash :P

Some other fun things- This feature story with TDF:

https://www.tdf.org/stages/article/1643/before-their-tragedy-they-were-glorious

And these *fierce* interviews from Frenchie (for Soule) and Nathan (for Show-Score):

https://www.soule.lgbt/frenchie-davis-soars-in-the-view-upstairs/

https://www.show-score.com/blog/zoolanders-nathan-lee-graham-gives-show-score-fans-a-peek-inside-his-life-and-the-view-upstairs

Saturday
Jan072017

The View UpStairs in the News

We're on Playbill! Yesss Nathan you better come thruu with those legendary eyebrows.

http://www.playbill.com/article/new-musical-the-view-upstairs-finds-its-cast

Broadway.com is also buzzing about Frenchie Davis' star turn in The View UpStairs:

"A musical about a ‘70s gay bar in New Orleans starring Frenchie Davis? We’re there!" saying they are "beyond ready" ME TOO

http://www.broadway.com/buzz/187216/odds-ends-new-beauty-and-the-beast-footage-allegiance-returns-to-movie-theaters-more/

and Theatremania! http://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/news/the-view-upstairs-musical-casting-off-broadway_79573.html

Saturday
Jan072017

The View UpStairs @ The Lynn Redgrave Theatre!! 

So excited to announce my first New York production!! TIX ON SALE NOW:

http://www.theviewupstairs.com/

The View UpStairs will open Off-Bway in February at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre with an incredible group of performers (Nathan Lee Graham Frenchie Davis Michael Longoria Jeremy Pope Doreen Montalvo Mann Taylor Frey Randy Redd Richard E. Waits Anthony Alfaro Benjamin Howes) and crew whose Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent blows my mind. I've spent the last 5 years putting everything I have artistically and emotionally into this show and trying to do justice to the story of the UpStairs Lounge- The show explores what has changed over the last 40+ years in the queer community -what we've gained and lost in the fight for equality, and if we're better off. In context of this current moment of cultural backlash and far-right extremism, not to mention the hate crime earlier this year at Pulse, I'm less sure than I've ever been of the answer to that question BUT... getting to create a new musical full of characters who are 3-dimensional, dirty, queer, decadent, fierce, and fucked up- has kept me going. I hope you'll come see the world we've created and join us at the UpStairs Lounge! X